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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]