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We’re Drew and Julie, American expats who have spent the past 3 years living in London. Now, we are setting off on a new expat adventure in Shenzhen, China. Follow along as we adjust to life in Asia and explore the world from our new home base. Join us if you are an avid explorer, armchair traveller or if you need a little inspiration for your next journey. LEARN MORE
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Kyoto: Geishas, Soba & Bamboo

Kyoto and I didn’t get off on the best foot. When we arrived in Kyoto, after an amazing trip down from Tokyo on the high speed train Japan is known for, we expected smooth sailing in this small city. Our AirBnB rental was located blissfully close to the train station, an easy travel day to cap off a fantastic Japan holiday thus far. We were high on a lunch of Kobe beef in Kobe, Japan (a lifetime bucket list item), and honestly, it would take a lot to drag us down. But then we...

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Tsukiji Fish Market Guide

Tsukiji Fish Market Guide: How to Visit a Tokyo Landmark

Tsukiji Market is not your typical run-of-the-mill seafood market. This is simply the best fish market in the world. In addition to being the best, it is also the biggest fish market in the world, with 60,000-65,000...

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Tokyo Is Not For Beginners

In many ways, Tokyo is exactly what I expected. I knew about the neon lights, the varied and unique cuisine, the anime culture. It was overstimulating and energetic and drowning in such good food that we’re...

Tokyo Food Tour

Tempura, Oden, And Yakitori On Our Tokyo Food Tour

Japan, and Tokyo in particular, has been a major hole in my eating resume. I’ve eaten the best French cheeses in Paris, dug into bowls of pasta in Rome, and slurped the best soup dumplings in Shanghai, but never...

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The DOTL September 2017 Month in Review: HK, Shanghai, and Japan

I’m honestly not sure what to say about September except that it flew by. September is usually my favorite month of the year. I love the changing seasons and bringing my sweaters out of storage. In South China, the...