Cities on Sunday – Shanghai

Happy Sunday to you all. Is that a thing? ‘Happy Sunday’? Well, it can be now! Shanghai… staying in North Asia for this week’s city of choice, is a mega-tropolis of which you can find quite of a few of these days in China. However, you may not find one quite as ‘modern’ and shiny …

Continue reading Cities on Sunday – Shanghai

City Rumble – Dubai versus Astana

Boom! The City Rumble is on again and today the contestants are two cities with an eye to the future and some of the world’s most ambitious architecture. In the red corner, from the UAE in the Middle East, weighing in at a population of 2.1 million is the glitzy Dubai reaching high for the …

Continue reading City Rumble – Dubai versus Astana

Sunday Spotlight: Shanghai

If there was one city in China I was keen to visit before I went there, it was Shanghai. Why? Perhaps it seemed the most romantic of China’s cities? The most forward-thinking even back before China opened itself up to tourism, full of shiny skyscrapers and technology. Ripped off technology, sure, but technology none-the-less. I …

Continue reading Sunday Spotlight: Shanghai

Japan Survival Guide Point 4 – Food and grocery shopping.

So, you’re coming to live in Japan. You’re going to teach English probably, and you’ll have your own apartment and quite often you’ll be cooking for yourself. What’s that like? What is Japanese food like and what are my choices when I eat out? These are all important questions. Let’s start with self-catering and seamlessly …

Continue reading Japan Survival Guide Point 4 – Food and grocery shopping.