Archive for the 'How to live overseas' Category

Having Surgery in Asia: my experience

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Chiang Mai Ram hospital in Thailand

The longest way to surgery in Asia Long term readers who subscribe to my newsletter might remember a few years back I wrote a very personal newsletter about experiencing colon pain and having a colonoscopy in South East Asia. It was a smorgasbord of misdiagnoses, the unknown, impending death and getting the all clear. For… Continue reading more »

What would it be like to live in Nepal?

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
Crowds and rooftops of Patan, Nepal

Living in Nepal as a foreigner I usually end out a longer term stay in a country by writing about what it’s like to live there. These are my experiences and opinions. It’s a diverse world we live in. While some people “live in Nepal” as diplomats or Aid workers others work in regular jobs,… Continue reading more »

Jobs & working in Kathmandu Nepal

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
UN workers car Kathmandu

How to get a job in Kathmandu Nepal? Before going any further I should point out that this article is mainly in relation to a “foreigner” seeking employment in Nepal. Though given the mass of Nepalese also seeking employment anywhere in Nepal there are some equally pivotal points of note here too. To the non-Nepalese I urge you to… Continue reading more »

How much money does a person from Nepal earn or make a day?

Monday, November 12th, 2012
Holding Nepalese Rupees

How much money does a person from Nepal earn or make a day? It’s a question many Nepali don’t know themselves. The Nepalese caste system makes it often times inappropriate for a lower caste to ask or even question a higher caste about money matters. Curious, and not knowing myself, I set about to piece… Continue reading more »

The first steps on doing business in Nepal

Monday, June 4th, 2012
Close up of wooden Buddha statue

Doing business in Nepal is easier said than done Nepal is a fantastic country. It’s also mind-crushingly frustrating in many ways. Doing business in Nepal probably tops the list in both senses.   One might think doing business in Nepal would be relatively easy. English is the language of choice for business. It has a multicultural society that’s open… Continue reading more »

Long-term travel monotony & how to avoid it

Monday, April 30th, 2012
Tourists at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Monotony and travel should not go hand in hand It’s something few people get to experience. Both long-term travel and travel monotony. The latter has rarely been written about and is perhaps experienced even less frequently. But it’s there, and it’s better to know about it than be caught off guard. I’ve dealt with both and can tell… Continue reading more »

What is the definition of home? (2016 edition)

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
house in romania

Defining “home” This is not an easy thing to write. By its very subjective and relative nature such a definition cannot be captured in one short article. A book might do it. But I would imagine it would equally be condemned by the majority of its readership for being one-sided or at the very least for unbalanced impartial… Continue reading more »