Top Travel Circuits: South East Asia

I would gladly live out of a backpack if it meant I could see the world.Backpacking abroad has become something of a right of passage. Backpacking isn't something new, but it is becoming more and more popular, and even easier thanks to all the information we now have and the lowering costs of travel. But where [...]

By | 2017-05-12T16:18:34+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Asia, budget, Cambodia, Chiang Mai, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Travel, Vietnam|Comments Off on Top Travel Circuits: South East Asia

Korean Oddities – In Photos

I've previously made about post about some of my culture shock experiences when I was living in Seoul, South Korea. Something that, if you choose to do, and are from the west, you will certainly experience. The follow photos have next to nothing to do with culture shock, just some things I found strange, [...]

By | 2017-02-11T18:10:24+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on Korean Oddities – In Photos

The Thai-Cambodian Border – Why your word choice matters.

One week into my backpacking trip in Thailand I had already fallen into a common scam. My tuk-tuk driver stopped on my temple tour at a tourist agency. They told me there was a promotion going on and would receive a discount. I planned my next two weeks accommodation and transportation. This included a four-day [...]

By | 2017-01-20T20:50:17+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Asia, Cambodia, Thailand, Travel|Comments Off on The Thai-Cambodian Border – Why your word choice matters.

Apparently I work in China! Funny, I’ve never been there…

It was a regular day, there I was, minding my own business, looking at other people's lives on Facebook; when I get a message from someone I've never met asking how I liked teaching at the “China New International Culture Exchange Center.” An International School in Beijing, China. Now, having never been to Beijing myself, [...]

By | 2017-01-19T16:50:02+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Asia, Teaching, Update|Comments Off on Apparently I work in China! Funny, I’ve never been there…

Culture Shock: 5 Things in Korea that make you go whaaat?

Culture Shock in Korea 1. So much touching! When you first visit South Korea you may be surprised at how often you see those of the same gender touching one another. This isn’t particularly common in North America, particularly among men. In Korea however, it’s not uncommon to see older men with their arms around [...]

By | 2017-01-20T20:26:45+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on Culture Shock: 5 Things in Korea that make you go whaaat?

6 Places to visit outside of Seoul & the best ways to visit them

When you're living in Seoul, it's very easy to get stuck in that bubble. There really is everything you need - want water activities? Han River. Want an amusement park? Lotte World or Seoul Land. Want shopping? Oh where do I even start?! You get the idea. But there is so much more to Korea [...]

By | 2017-01-18T02:41:27+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on 6 Places to visit outside of Seoul & the best ways to visit them

3 Day Itinerary in Siem Reap: Visiting Angkor Wat

My visit to Siem Reap started off a little rocky. I planned my trip to Cambodia while I was in Bangkok. I had booked my transportation there and back as well as 3 nights accommodation. Booking this far in advance was a mistake as it didn't allow for any flexibility. My bus picking me [...]

By | 2017-01-16T21:35:05+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Asia, Cambodia, Travel, Update|Comments Off on 3 Day Itinerary in Siem Reap: Visiting Angkor Wat
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