Visiting Xi’an and Pingyao, a journey into China’s history

Here we are, rushing through the door of our dormitory to catch a cab in the early morning. As soon as we arrive at the train station, we catch the ultra-modern high-speed train direction Xi’an, the first capital of the Middle Kingdom.

Xi’an, since the economic renewal of China, is a dynamic city. With more than 8 million inhabitants, the capital of the Shaanxi province is returning to its former glory. Indeed, during the middle-ages, Xi’an or Chang’an, the so-called “million’s people city”, was one of the most populous city in China and in the world, at that time.

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A historical visit to Cambridge’s exhibition on Colonial India:

We went to the exhibition called “Freedom and Fragmentation”. Upon entering, it was far from the warm atmosphere we had come to expect from Cambridge. Even more surprisingly for an exhibition on old photographs, we arrived in a beautiful modern building of brick and glass. The exhibition was taking place in the hall of the Centre of South Asian Studies. It was divided into three parts.

India before The Parition

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Top tips on negotiating in China!

In China, negotiation is a way of life so, in this article, we are going to give you some tips that we have learned while in Beijing. After all, if you want to shop, you will have to negotiate! Continue reading

An ordinary day at Simon Fraser University

It has been two months since we landed in Vancouver. We are closer to the end of the adventure than to its beginning, and our experience so far allows us to describe what a casual day at SFU looks like.

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Vancouver, Greenest City by 2020

January, 2nd 2017

We took the bus #145, from SFU to the skytrain station and one stop later, we arrived at Lougheed Mall Centre. With empty bags and a list of items, we walked towards our main destination: Walmart. Continue reading