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A Balinese Walks Into a Bar

I was immediately drawn to Bali not only because of its physical beauty (see below) but the loveliness of its people.  For me, I find a sense of humor to be one of… Continue reading

The Art of Bargaining in Southeast Asia

I have been in Asia for almost a year now and I’ve had my fair share of markets. From bargaining for weasel poop coffee in the Ben Thanh of Ho Chi Minh City… Continue reading

Unassociated Freedom

Well it looks like it is that time again; Onwards and Forwards Part Deux. I have to say this year continues to develop in a way I could have never imagined nor planned,… Continue reading

The Final Countdown

My time in China has been a revolving door of visa issues. Like clockwork every 30 days, another renewal came about. After maxing out my possible tourist extensions, I thought of two options.… Continue reading

Visas: A Neccessary Evil

The V word; how it makes me shudder. They aren’t fun. Sure, they decorate your passport quite nicely but in terms of the attention and funds they require (especially in China for Americans)… Continue reading

The Marriage Market

In life, I think it is safe to say that everyone wants to be loved in some way or another. In Shanghai, I know it is safe to say that every parent wants… Continue reading

No Expectations

Everyday, this trip continues to be a learning experience as I’ve discovered a lot of things about life and about myself. And while I’ll keep many of these lessons for my journal…. “Dear… Continue reading

Onwards and Forwards

In a few days, April 2nd will bring the six-month mark in my journey and move abroad to Asia. It is crazy to think it has been half a year already and it… Continue reading

The Pain of Child Labor

In my recent trip to Cambodia, I witnessed a heavy amount of child labor from children in the street to children at the temples. You see it here in Vietnam and Siem Reap… Continue reading

Districts aren’t only for the Hunger Games

Moving or traveling to Ho Chi Minh City? Interested in which district may suit you best? Check out my post on ExpatArrivals here about the all the different areas and suburbs Vietnam’s largest… Continue reading