Renting a Car in Chiang Mai

4 Reasons why you should rent a car in Chiang Ma 1. The Freedom to go and see what you want when you want Many guided tours or sights take up a full day. You see this and that and the other thing - oh, and don’t forget a stop at the gift shop! Or [...]

By | 2017-01-10T22:57:37+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Asia, Chiang Mai, Travel|Comments Off on Renting a Car in Chiang Mai

2016: A year in review

oh 2016... Needless to say, 2016 was not the best year for a lot of people and places. A quick flip through the news would show political madness, terrorist attacks, celebrity deaths, and that gorilla everyone was talking about. I'm not one to be a pessimist so I'd like to take this time to [...]

By | 2017-01-05T03:29:13+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Asia, Canada, Korea, North America, Teaching, Travel, Update|Comments Off on 2016: A year in review

5 Must Do’s in Seoul

1. Experience the Old Korea has an amazing and diverse history. Within Seoul, you can visit palaces, temples, and cultural villages. Some are massive and surround the city, others are tiny and tucked away. Want to visit ALL the best palaces in Seoul? Book a Tour! Gyeongbukgung Palace This palace is the largest of the [...]

By | 2017-01-14T00:01:30+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Asia, Korea, Travel|Comments Off on 5 Must Do’s in Seoul

Packing for South Korea: What you need and what you don’t.

Packing to move for a year or more is a daunting task. It is very different than packing for a week or two of vacation, or even a back packing trip. What will you need? What can you get there? Or even more troublesome, what can't you? Here is what you need to know for [...]

By | 2016-12-27T20:09:50+00:00 December 27th, 2016|Asia, Korea, Living Abroad, Teaching, Travel|Comments Off on Packing for South Korea: What you need and what you don’t.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays Everyone! Just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas! I'm spending my Christmas this year in the wonderful country of Ireland - and I've been enjoying all the festivities here. On Christmas eve the pubs were much more packed than expected, and I've heard St. Steven's day (or what I would call [...]

By | 2016-12-25T21:58:48+00:00 December 25th, 2016|Travel|1 Comment

Hong Kong and Macau in 4 Days

Plan on taking a trip to Hong Kong? My first time there was a long weekend during my time while I was teaching in Korea. The flight from Seoul to Hong Kong is very short, only a couple hours, and there are many flight options for preferred time of day. Cable Car to Lantau [...]

By | 2016-12-20T20:26:16+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Asia, Travel|2 Comments

2 Days in Macau

Macau Fast Facts Population: 647,700 Language: Cantonese & Portuguese Currency: Macanese pataca (MOP) - but accepts HKD at a 1:1 rate Tip! Use your MOP while in Macau instead of your HKD - MOP is not accepted in Hong Kong and is difficult to exchange.   Arrival/ 'Day' One Macau is technically a part of China, considered [...]

By | 2016-12-16T20:17:32+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Asia, Travel|Comments Off on 2 Days in Macau

Traveler’s gift guide: What to get for the traveler in your life.

With the holidays fast approaching, I'm often asked from my family what gift I want for Christmas. As I am on the go and have to carry around everything with me, my general response is nothing (or if they want to put a payment toward my student loan, that'd be great). Some people, however, aren't interested [...]

By | 2016-12-12T05:26:44+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Travel, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Traveler’s gift guide: What to get for the traveler in your life.

Korea Part One: How it all began

Hello internet, like mentioned in my first post, 2016 was a whirlwind. I finished my first teaching contract in Korea a little over a year (one year and three months to be more precise). This post is an overview of how it began, some highs, some lows, and some general info on teaching in Korea. [...]

By | 2016-12-08T01:50:32+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Asia, Korea, Living Abroad, Teaching, Travel|Comments Off on Korea Part One: How it all began
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