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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 – 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…

Meet the Expat – Rebecca Hilton in Germany

In this week's interview we head over to Germany to talk to Rebecca who moved there from the UK (via Thailand) with her young family. We have been…

7 tips to help you settle into your new home city in Belgium

Now that you’ve moved to Belgium, find out with these 7 tips how to get to know your city so that you can settle in quickly and…

Together for Peace: The difference a day can make around the world

Today, 21 September, 2017, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will mark Peace Day in the Peace Garden at the UN Headquarters, in New York City, by…

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