Book Review: Everything, Everything

There’s something about these slice of life books that engulf me from start to finish. It happened with Me Before You and now, Everything, Everything proved to be another novel that saw me read it from cover to cover in less than a week. After a long conversation with a friend, he sent me a link to […]

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The Great Chinese Firewall

Oh yes. You read right. There really is such a thing as the Great Chinese Firewall and while you may not be able to see it, or even climb to the tenth tower to prove your manhood (or womanhood, for that matter), it certainly is bigger than anything you’ve ever seen (or not seen, for […]

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Tasting Bullfrog in China

One of the things I love about China is the endless opportunities to try new and exotic foods. The Chinese love their food and eating a meal is a tradition that should be done both on time and with large numbers of people. Chinese dining etiquette is very different to western eating habits. It is […]

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Simple packing mistakes you’re probably making

It’s pretty hard to pack for a trip abroad. You start out with a medium sized suitcase and tell yourself that you’re going to pack light. You want to leave room for your shopping trips, souvenirs and gifts… but before you know it you’re sitting with a pile of t-shirts, three evening dresses and endless […]

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Adventures at the Chinese Grocery Store: Exploring New Chinese Foods

Whilst I’m always up for a good adventure, wandering different countries and exploring new cities, walking down the aisles of a Chinese grocery store often proves to be a whole new adventure in itself. I often smell things long before I see them and hear the frantic splashing of the live seafood section in the […]

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How to Survive Getting Sick in China

Whilst venturing out into the unknown can be a life-changing experience, at some point, you might get sick. Amidst reading up on local food and culture sometimes we forget about the important stuff, like how to handle a medical emergency in a new city. Perhaps one of the scariest things for a young female traveler is becoming […]

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Burgerman Hong Kong

If you’re ever in Hong Kong and looking for a good burger, then head over to the Burgerman joint in Tai Kok Tsui, Mongkok. Claiming to serve Hong Kong’s top 10 burgers, it’s easy to see (and smell) why.   While it originated in the United States as one of the signature food trucks, it’s on […]

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5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD MEET LOCALS WHEN TRAVELING TO NEW PLACES

So you’ve finally packed your bags and planned that much awaited solo adventure. Being new in a foreign land with so many strange people that you don’t know and can’t understand can make socializing a difficult experience. If you’re looking for a few tips on how to get acquainted with locals in a foreign land and […]

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DUTCH POFFERTJES

On my six month journey through the Netherlands, I fell in love with Dutch culture and more so with one of their best kept secrets – food. The Dutch are well known for many things and doing my research before arriving, it never really occurred to me that there would be so many new dishes […]

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Secrets of The Terracotta Army

Every year, over a million people flock to China to see the famous Terracotta Army. Uncovered in 1974 and now referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World, this UNESCO World Heritage Site displays an extraordinary level of craftsmanship and Chinese artistry. With more than 8 000 terracotta warriors, horses, and weapons having been discovered; […]

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