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

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