5 Things I Should Have Taken With Me When I Moved Abroad

It will forever amuse me how quickly time goes by and I cannot believe it has been way over a year since I moved to Shanghai for 6 months.  When I think about my time there I always think about the things I wish I had taken with me that would have made my life […]

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Health Benefits of Olive Oil and How I Use It Outside of The Kitchen

There once was a time when oil was just oil to me and all it was used for was making sure the food didn’t stick to the pan.  Whether it be scrambling eggs or shallow frying chicken, I did’t really care as long as there was enough oil in the pan.  I used to use […]

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Things You Should Know Before Travelling to China (Shanghai)

Although China has the second strongest economy on the planet it only opened up  to the world in the late 70s when Deng Xiaoping enforced an economic reform.  Since then, millions of tourists have been able to visit China and indulge in its vast history and culture.  China has many great experiences to offer but […]

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9 Things I loved about Shanghai

It has been almost two weeks since I returned home from Shanghai. As much as I wasn’t enjoying it, there are little things that I do miss about that city and I get this feeling of Nostalgia when I think back sometimes. Here are 9 things I loved about it. Meeting other foreigners. The best […]

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9 Things I Hate About Shanghai (because I can’t think of 10)

Originally I wanted to begin with 10 Things I love about China but my stay here so far has been more negative that positive so this is what’s coming first.  Honestly, it’s a shame because I came here in 2010 (aged 14) and 2012 (aged 16) and it was an amazing and lovely experience.  I went to […]

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The Pie Society: Home Away From Home

I have been living in Shanghai for over 2 months now and I’ve found that it’s a lot easier to go out for food that are of cuisines other than Chinese or cook at home.  It’s not because that I’m not proficient enough in the language to order the food from the menu but it’s […]

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