Interests

Mate Among Mates

Ever seen a group of Brazilians pass around a funny-looking drink with a metal straw? Well, that’s mate. And it’s a traditional activity that builds bonds and completes social gatherings.

A New Spin on Things in DG

Ultimate Frisbee has been quietly capturing the hearts and minds of athletes in China over the last 15 years. Delivering thrills and top sportsmanship, Ultimate Frisbee has now arrived in

The Quiz Itch: Drink and Think

The pub quiz culture may be familiar for some, but in China it is relatively still in its infancy. Nevertheless, expat generations alike seemingly cannot resist pitting their wits against

Taipei 101

From north to south, Taiwan is overflowing with culture, history & beauty. From the food, to the museums, to the famous Taipei 101, this place knows how to tantalize your

Snuggle up to These Winter Reads

The weather outside may not be particularly frightful, but it’s still cold enough to put on an uncomfortable chill. Avoiding leaving the toasty room and warm bed is probably best

What Chinese Women Want

To date or not to date in China, that is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous, er… parents, or to

A Primer for Mid-Autumn Festival

As China’s priceless ancient traditions slowly dry up in the internet age, take a moment to learn about some historic culture and appreciate its tales and wisdom. Back 500 years

48 hours in shanghai

China’s mighty financial center of the north is great for business, but how is it for lazy weekends, casual dinners out and raucous parties? Perhaps better than you’d think. At

Let’s Talk About Home…

“Where thou art, that is home.” -Emily Dickinson We now are just wrapping up the season of the great annual Dongguan exodus. Come July, and expats start to flee the

Give the Dog a Vacation He Deserves

Dog owners rejoice! There’s finally a perfect spot to spend a lazy afternoon with man’s best friend. Will you swim or play games? Does your pet need a little schooling?