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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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Osaka Itinerary

What’s the Perfect Number of Days for an Osaka Itinerary?

The last stop on our voyage around Japan was to the country’s second-biggest city, Osaka. And we only had two full days. In the weeks leading up to the trip, various colleagues and acquaintances mentioned how much they love Osaka as a destination. But maybe because I grew up in the US, a much less convenient jumping-off point, I’ll admit my lifetime knowledge of the ‘best places to visit in Japan’ was limited to Tokyo, and maybe Mt. Fuji. A book or two from my elementary...

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How to Have a Safe Road Trip Around Australia

We are suckers for a good road trip. Road trips are one of the best ways to really experience a country. Sure, flights or train journeys allow you to cover a lot of ground in a minimal amount of time. But by speeding...

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Drive on the Left Gets a Makeover

We have been in China for almost 6 months! Our expat journey in Shenzhen has gone well so far and we are beginning to feel comfortable in our new surroundings, meeting new people and learning more about our new home...

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How to Keep Your Old Mobile Number with Tossable Digits

One of the most frustrating things about being an expat, and moving country to country, is constantly changing your phone number. It may seem like a minor inconvenience, but staying connected to friends and family...

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Fairytale Destinations: Europe’s Best Christmas Markets

As we move closer to December, I can feel my Christmas spirit beginning to grow. It is that time of year when I begin to really think about gifts for the family – and perhaps what I want in return – and get...