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Surviving your first Christmas abroad

The run-up to Christmas can be the hardest time to be away from home. The Christmas quiz at your old local, Mum’s turkey feast and repeats of…

Best beaches in Asia for a winter getaway

If you’ve moved to Asia from the UK, Europe or North America, the chances are you didn’t sign up for wet, windy weather and a bout of…

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 – Naomi Hattaway, now living in Nebraska

Naomi Hattaway knows a thing or two about moving home - she's done it 15 times! She's passionate about helping families through the (often painful) relocation process…

Meet the Expat – Ken Shaw living in Gran Canaria, Spain

Ken Shaw is living the expat dream in his tropical home in Gran Canaria, Spain. It is, quite simply, his idea of paradise... which he and his wife…

A 10-point checklist for stress-free festive family travel

The two main keys to low-stress family travel are surely: be prepared and be forewarned. With those two things in mind, here are my 10 tips for…

Let's share our Christmas anti-traditions...come on, we all have them!

Love it or hate it, there’s one thing for sure, it’s hard to avoid Christmas in most countries. But there are some small acts of defiance and…

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