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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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tips for new expats

The Top 5 Tips for New Expats

You’ve signed the contract, sold most of your furniture and cancelled your utilities. With a signature and a handshake, you’ve agreed to take a leap into the unknown. You’re moving abroad. Uprooting your life to relocate to a new country with a different language and culture can be jarring. But for many people, like us, the adventure of the unknown is exactly what makes a life abroad so appealing. For five years now, in the UK and China, we have chosen the...

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Ireland road trip

Our Very Own Ireland Road Trip!

Our problem is this: we have friends in Ireland, people who we can go to when we need an injection of the charm and coziness that I swear Ireland has in spades. But this convenience of friends situated conveniently in...

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Shenzhen’s Wacky Luohu Commercial City Mall

Shenzhen does not have a shortage of malls. There are dozens dotted around the city, with more under construction. They are modern and flashy, filled with name brands and Western luxury goods. Nike, H&M, Apple,...

Sea World Shenzhen

Our Guide to Sea World, Shenzhen (and no, not THAT Sea World)

I might as well get this out of the way early – Sea World Shenzhen has nothing to do with Shamu or the SeaWorld Parks. Rather than an aquatic wonder world, this Sea World is a buzzy, energetic section of the...

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August 2018 Month in Review

Where We’ve Been USA: Indiana (3 days) Thailand: Phuket (5 days) Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur (4 days) China: Shenzhen (Drew: 19 days, Julie: 17 days), Shanghai (Julie: 2 days) Highlights Bespoke: Did you hear that Drew...