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A Life-changing Experience: A trip to the Tibetan Plateau

It all begins when I spot a photo in another teacher’s classroom.  It shows his wife and two children in what I assume are Mongolian or Tibetan robes, smiling in front of…


The Best Place to Stay in Tokyo – Book and Bed

Why stay at Book and Bed Hostel? Claiming this is the best place to stay in Tokyo is a bold one. yes, this is a city brimming with world-class accommodation but Book…

Top Tips for Visiting the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics

What to Expect When You Get to the Pyeongchang Olympics I was lucky enough to spend the day at the Winter Olympics today and, since I couldn’t find much useful information on…

Home Comforts in Shanghai – A China Expat Guide

We move away from home for any number of reasons. Some of us want to learn about a different culture or try a new cuisine or language. Many of us have to…

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