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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 – 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.…

Meet the Expat – Kristin Duncombe, living in Geneva

Kristin Duncombe is a “chronic expat” who has lived on four continents, in nine countries, and in fifteen different cities.  She is a therapist, life coach, and…

6 Fantastic Festivals to visit in Europe this March

If you live in, work in or will be visiting Brussels, Amsterdam, Munich, Valencia, Berlin or Glasgow this March look out for these 6 slightly alternative music…

Why student expats have the employment edge

Are you an expat student? If you are, have you ever wondered if the experience of living abroad is really worth all the expense, homesickness and upheaval?…

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