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Major festivals around the region

With January ushering in a new calendar year, those new to living in Asia will soon discover that the festivals and holidays celebrated here can differ from…

New Hotels around Asia

Whether you’re planning a staycation or a trip around the region, there are lots of new options in Asia for your weekend break, Chinese New Year or…

Subway (metro) system in Shanghai

  In my first post, I gave you an overview of the subway system and all kinds of transportations in Shanghai. This time, I give you all…

Housing in Shanghai – general guideline

Shanghai is one of China's biggest city and most prosperous city, almost in the world. It has a long history, back to the 11th century of the…

Welcome the God of Wealth: Huan Ying Cai Shen 欢迎财神

"Huan ying cai shen" means Welcome the God of Wealth (Zhou Gong Ming). It’s a part of the Spring Festival holiday. The God of Wealth is welcomed by fireworks…

Photowalk with another laowai: An Indonesian tourist's wish to shoot with the locals in Shanghai

新年快乐! 马年好! Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Hope everything went well during the the kick-off the Spring Festival (春节). It's gonna be a week-long holiday! The start…

Meet the Expat – Lena Strang, living in the Algarve

Lena Strang is a Scandinavian now living in Portugal after over 30 years spent living and working in the UK. And she's also won the Judo World Masters title…

Meet the Expat – Keith Van Sickle, living in Provence

Keith Van Sickle is a "part-time expat" who divides his time between the highly charged lifestyle of California's Silicon Valley and Provence, with it's more relaxed and leisurely pace.…

Here’s a chance to join Emma flying high above Lake Annecy

Emma Casanova works in the Lake Annecy area of southern France as a Leggett estate agent. But as well as being a property agent, Emma is a…

10 Workshops to Attend in Singapore

Singapore is known for shopping and eating, but locals will tell you that there is a lot more to do than just that... The city’s mishmash of…

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