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The best boutique brands around Asia

Whether you’re looking for a gift with a twist or to splash out on yourself away from the high-street monopoly, Asia plays host to some amazing boutique…

Mark your calendars - music festivals around the region

Though not quite Glastonbury in scope or scale, there are a wealth of music festivals around the region that are more than worth a visit. From field…

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 – Mariam Ottimofiore living in Dubai

Our guest this week describes herself as an "eternal expat". She has lived in 7 countries and 3 continents and is now raising 2 multicultural and multilingual kids in…

Meet the Expat – Amy Grace in Algarve, Portugal

This week we head over to the sunny Algarve region of Portugal to catch up with newby expat family Amy, Richard and James Grace from the UK. We've…

Sight and sound treats for expats in Luxembourg

If you enjoy non-mainstream movies, Luxembourg is the place to be this month with the CinEast film festival. Read on to find out more and how to…

The best place to live for your children's health and wellbeing

If your children's overall health and wellbeing is paramount to having a happy expat experience, look no further than northern Europe, according to the results of a…

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