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Hi we're Cara and Justin, expats in China on a mission to travel the world on a budget, find off-the-beaten path destinations, and immerse ourselves in the local culture. We share stories, travel guides, tips and photographs from around the world to inspire and help you to create your own adventure, wherever in the world you may be.

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Once the capital city of Cambodia, the temples of Angkor Wat are what remains of the powerful Khmer Empire. Surviving weather, war, and the ever encroaching jungle, this Temple City, as the name translates is nothing short of marvelous.

The city of Angkor thrived from the 9th to the 15th century and was then a megacity housing 0.1% of the world’s population. Angkor fell from power in 1431 when ...

This post has been updated 3 years after it was written at the start of my Chinese studies. I stopped studying after reaching intermediate level language proficiency and passing the HSK Level 4 language test (level 6 being the most advanced) 1.5 years after the start of my studies.

About a month and a half ago, I started on what I plan on being a year-long journey in intensive Chinese st...

China’s Lantern Festival is one of the world’s great mysteries to us. The name implies lots of bright, colorful lanterns strung up through the streets, winding down rivers, and floating up into the air. In reality, such lanterns don’t actually exist here in China. Not that we’ve seen anyway.

Although apparently in some spots the tradition is as the name implies, a festival of lanterns. Such mag...

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