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We’re Drew and Julie, American expats living in Shenzhen, China. After 3 years of living the expat life in London, we decided to continue our adventures on the other side of the world. 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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Bali, Indonesia Holiday: Canggu

The Chinese New Year is upon us. Let’s go on vacation! Never ones to say no to an extra week of holiday, we’re fully embracing the Chinese tradition of a long vacation to start the lunar year right. We booked tickets for this incredibly busy travel week well in advance, settling on Bali as the most awesome place we could think of that we haven’t been to before and is unlikely to be overrun with other tourists . Bali is also a (relatively) good value and is...

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Staying Healthy in China as an Expat – All the Questions, All the Answers

When I mention to someone that we live in Shenzhen, China now, it is only a matter of time before the topic of the Chinese medical system comes up. “Are you forced to drink tea made from (insert weird animal part...

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January 2018 Month in Review

I have mixed feelings about January. It is so long. Why does it always feel so long? After the whirlwind of the holiday season, it can be nice to have a nice long month to recuperate or to firm up many newly formed...

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Living in Strange Lands: What It’s Like Being an Expat

This week, we have a fantastic guest post from Agness and Cez of eTramping. They love to travel the world and seek out unique adventures. And much like us, they have been living as expats around the globe. Here are...

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Windows of the World

Eight months after moving to Shenzhen and we finally visited the number one tourist attraction in town! For a city of 13 million, Shenzhen doesn’t have a wealth of, ahem, cultural highlights, but this bonkers...