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Japanese desserts in London

If you have read our previous post about London you would know that we were in Chinatown in Soho. We have tried out quite some Chinese restaurants in the area since travelling with Chinese parents means that at least one meal a day had to be Asian food (only rice can make the stomach happy haha).  The funny story is how we came across this Japanese café. To reach Chinatown, we have to cross this wide street with no pedestrian crossing nearby, which was in our opinion one of the scariest things we did in London (no kidding, our heartbeats would fasten every time we cross over). To recover from the shock, we would take a little break from walking to...

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London, a dream city

Since young, I have always had London stowed in a special place in my heart because it was my dream city. To me, it has always been a place that looks effortlessly magical and filled with stories that are waiting to be told. Each time I stumbled across a literature or fictional book with the setting in England, I immediately dived into the storyline while noticing the lines that describe every single detail of the surrounding, picturing in my mind how it would actually look back in history. That was how strong my enthusiasm for England was in general, I was looking forward to the day when I will set my foot onto this land filled with magic and youthful...

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Insanitea, anyone?

The sun is shining brighter than ever and the temperature is slowly increasing, thus we can finally say summer is here! We thought we will share with you a location in Rotterdam where we hang out very often, that is YoYo! Fresh Tea Bar. YoYo has three locations in Rotterdam, one nearby the Central Station, one at Rodezand (close to where V&D used to be), and one in the Markthal. Besides Rotterdam, they also have locations in Amsterdam, The Hague and even South-Korea! What is so special about YoYo? BUBBLE TEA. Do I need to say more? Besides that they sell my favourite drink, their stores always have a nice atmosphere. Their cute interior makes it the perfect place to sit down...

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Peking University the Harvard of China

Peking University is considered by the Chinese as the Harvard of China, and together with Tsinghua University the two form the most influential academic institutions in China. On the campus one will witness numerous children as young as 6 years and as old as teenages of 16, who are accompanied by elementary teachers, parents or even grandparents. This phenomenon would be mind-boggling in the Netherlands, as I have never experienced or seen an elementary school-trip to Dutch universities. In contrast to my Western perspective, this practice is actually amazing as the Chinese wish to instil the aspiration of aiming for the top as early as possibly in their children. They believe that education is the key to a prosperous future,...

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Is it the beginning or is it the ending?

On the day of departure to Beijing, I struggled out of my bed to the university to do my last exam early in the morning. Can you believe it? It is not even July yet and I am about to board the plane that would take me from the West to the East. As time continued to tick, I was reminiscing of all the good as well as the bad things in the past two years. Before my friends and I knew it, we were already entering the last stage of our bachelor, as well as our last year of being together in the same class. It struck me more and more that I am leaving the past behind, and starting...

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First time Caribbean food in Rotterdam

You know what amazed us a lot? When we coincidentally stumbled across a Caribbean restaurant one night while we were on our way home. We literally stopped and stared at the name board that has an Aruban flag painted along the “Taberna Dushi”. Without hesitation, we told each other that we should definitely visit this place one day and taste the nostalgic Caribbean food, which we haven’t had for a long time! We wanted to lunch there but found out they were only open from 17:00 till 22:00 when we arrived at the place. It was such a failure because we were longing for some Caribbean food, but we returned for dinner when it was exactly 5 o’clock to satisfy our...

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What about good things?

Hallo | 你好| Hola | 여보세요 | Hello friends! We are three International Business Administration students from the Netherlands, ready to fill in a new chapter in our book. Exchanging to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, will help us to meet our desire of discovering the world; the good things that it has to offer. Our eagerness to explore the world and to taste different kinds of foods have brought us together to this platform, which we will use to share our stories with you! Asian background entwined with large Western influence, we perceive the exchange as a bridge from the West to the East, as well as the gates to our roots and potential future in Asia. The first chapters will...

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