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Fernweh

Fernweh, a word that perfectly encompasses everything I feel at this very moment. Fernweh is German for the intense and absolute desire to wander and travel.  In life, the general consensus is, that home is where the heart is. But what if you lost and left your heart all over the world? Sometimes you can feel so lost when travelling; …

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Vorukh, Tajik autonomous region in Kyrgyzstan

“Hi, guys!” I turned around to see two men pulling up to the curb in Vorukh in their motorbike with sidecar, one of whom spoke some basic English. “Where you from? Where you going? You need taxi? Russki?” I was quite surprised to hear English in such a small village as Vorukh, a Tajik autonomous region in Kyrgyzstan. I couldn’t resist …

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Holy cow, I've quit my job and left Dubai!

I’ve done it. I quit my job as a stewardess to go and travel the world. Sounds a bit strange? Yeah, I am aware of that. People think so incredibly glamorous off stewardesses and they think it is the easiest job in the world. “You live in sunny Dubai, you travel all the time for work and you can use …

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A year of travel, the final summary

It has been exactly one year today since I left to travel. One year in which I have lived the world, learned more about other people and their cultures and was confronted with myself, and my partner, on a daily basis. One year in which I lived, loved, laughed, cried, felt lost, was found and went through what can only …

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Peking Opera – A colourful performance

Peking opera or Beijing opera (simplified Chinese;京剧 traditional Chinese: 京劇 and Pinyin: Jīngjù) originated in the late 18th century in, you guessed it, China. The performance is made up of music, speech, song, dance, combat, mime, acrobatics and the movements are symbolic and suggestive, rather than realistic. There are colourful costumes, beautifully painted faces and a storyline which one can’t even …

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Wangfujing- Creepy crawlies galore!

When ordering Chinese from your local take out, you won’t think to ask about any of the unappetizing Chinese delicacies being sold at the famous Wangfujing night market. However, this place does offer a look into the Chinese food culture of days gone past and even though these days its main audience is tourists, this market really cements the saying …

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Studying in China – The Hutong School Beijing

After studying Mandarin at SOAS University in London Rhea decided to further develop her language skills in Beijing on the Hutong School. If this is something you would like to do (or something similar) check out this post and learn about the stuff you need to when you want to study in China..

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Lama temple, Beijng – A sanctuary in the city

In the midst of all the chaos lies this colourful temple, also known as Yonghegong, “Yonghe Temple” or “Palace of Peace and Harmony”. It was built in the 16th century and is the largest of its kind in Beijing. The Lama Temple originally served as the residence for court eunuchs after which it was then converted into the court of …

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