The trials of repatriation

By Sascha Matuszak     At first glance, repatriation from a foreign placement back to a home country may seem like a return to familiar waters. But more often than not, people returning “home” from abroad find that almost everything has changed, including one’s own outlook on what home truly is.  Culture shock is a two-way … Continued

Discovering innate talents

By Nils, founder of baby international   Sir Ken Robinson, the renowned expert on education, said: “Whether or not you discover your talents and passions is partly a matter of opportunity. If you’ve never been sailing, or picked up an instrument, or tried to teach or to write fiction, how would you know if you … Continued

Shanghai’s Best Xibei Restaurants

by Jamie Barys, Chief Eating Officer of UnTour Food Tours     Looking for Shanghai’ Best Xibei (Northwestern) food? The food from China’s northwestern provinces of Xinjiang, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia and Shaanxi is culturally unique in the country. The dishes focus mostly on the halal flavors of Muslim cuisine from China’s 10 ethnic minorities who … Continued

Shanghai’s Best Sichuan Restaurants

  by Jamie Barys, Chief Eating Officer of UnTour Food Tours         Looking for Shanghai’s Best Sichuan food? Chuan cuisine – as Sichuan cuisine is known throughout China – relies heavily on five-alarm chili peppers (la) and mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorn (ma) to create the mala spicy flavors that have made it world … Continued