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5 Tech Tips for the Traveler and the Expat

5 Tech Tips for the Traveler and the Expat

The reality of a life in movement, a life on the road, in the air, or on a different continent, is that you have to rely on new ways to function. You may have to learn to drive on the other side of the road, navigate public transport in a metropolis or quickly adjust to […]

7 Ways to Keep Busy on a Flight

7 Ways to Keep Busy on a Flight

Have you ever looked at the description of a flight you were about to book, and felt a little overwhelmed by the length of time you were going to spend on a seat, in a small confined environment? Did you start to wonder what you were going to do to keep busy? I flew on my first […]

5 Steps to a New Life

5 Steps to a New Life

Starting an expat assignment doesn’t just imply a new job and/or a new home. For sure those two seem to be the real deal, a new work environment with new rules and new colleagues; a relocation that can be very difficult as many expats get to chose their home through the internet, and the assessment […]

Expat Life: What’s changed?

Expat Life: What’s changed?

There is at least one general truth that applies to all new expatriates: you never quite know what you have until it is gone. Whatever perception you had of your own home country, and of the new country you are/have been moving to, the good and bad are not quite what you had anticipated on. Do you remember those things you […]

City lights in China

City lights in China

With so many gigantic cities, most of them looking and feeling like permanent construction sites, China may leave your photographic eye a little frustrated. You do have to go a long way to find those amazing and picturesque landscapes the brochure guides made you dream about. But China has a lot to offer on the street […]

Way of Tea

Way of Tea

Wether you are visiting China for a holiday or on a business trip, and while planning your free time to visit temples or ancient palaces, you may want to reserve a couple hours for a “way of tea” or tea ceremony. If each continent has a cultural image, tea is undoubtedly one that belongs to […]

Why expats need more wallets

Why expats need more wallets

When we packed to move to China, like most women I had several handbags, but I had only one wallet. It contained everything, from my bank card to shop cards, money, and all those small little things you carry randomly, a lost button you need to put back on a cardigan but never seem to […]

Are you a couchsurfer yet?

Are you a couchsurfer yet?

I joined couchsurfing.org a few years ago after watching a TV magazine that followed the trails of 3 groups of friends traveling around the world via their contacts on the website. I have now been a member for 4 years, and have had active and inactive times, as all members are free to accept or […]

3:30 am, I hate jet lag

3:30 am, I hate jet lag

This is precisely what I thought a few hours ago. And the night before at 4:43… Every seasoned traveller, every travelling and health website will agree with this short statement: traveling east is the worst when it comes to jet lag. Last week end my husband and I flew for the 6th time from Germany […]

Get ready for China

Get ready for China

If you have been to France, you will know the difference between Paris and “la province”. This is how the Parisians call the “rest” of France, the deeper France of medium to small size towns, the rural France. La province is almost a derogatory term. Unlike in the capital city, restaurants stop taking orders after 9pm. […]