Letters to the Universe #002: Beijing Shopping Street

Dear Universe,

We get it. You work in mysterious ways.

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The Cutest Café in Dalian You’ve Never Heard Of

You’ve heard of the cat cafés in Japan and may even have a dog café in your neighbourhood, but nothing can compete with Dalian’s Alpaca Treehouse Café (树洞听), offering western food, coffee, cocktails, modern décor, and most importantly… the opportunity to get cozy with two adorable and friendly alpacas.

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How To Make Sure Your Forbidden City Trip Doesn’t Suck

Our favourite thing about travelling is seeing how people live their daily life. We like exploring smaller, less tourist-y neighbourhoods, eating street food like the locals, and sitting in average cafes just to watch the world go by. But there are some tourist attractions that you feel like you can’t miss, like visiting the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona or the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’ An.

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What to Wear to a Chinese Kindergarten Graduation

“Do you have a performance dress?”

I assume this is referring to something to wear for the upcoming kindergarten graduation which is happening two days from now. After being postponed at least two times, it’s finally happening and it’s happening all at once.

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How To Spend 48 Hours in Xi’an

Xi’an wasn’t even on our radar as somewhere to visit until a co-worker suggested that we travel there on an upcoming long weekend. So with only three days at our disposal, we booked flights from Dalian to Xi’an ready to pack in as much sightseeing and exploring as possible. This is what we did, what we wish we hadn’t, and what you should consider before travelling to beautiful Xi’an.

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