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 gullible truth about solar power in Nepal

Monday, July 23rd, 2012
Solar panels in Nepal reflecting sunlight

Solar power in Nepal is everywhere I noticed it the first time I came to Nepal. Sitting in a winters lounge my first morning I grumbled about there being no hot water for a shower. “Hot water in the afternoon sir,” said an apologetic hotel manager. “We have solar power here. It heats up during… 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 »

My 7 favorite snack foods, treats and addictions when traveling

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011
Red dragon fruit

Snacks, treats and all those little things we miss when traveling I’ll be the first one to admit that I get cravings. I think we all do? But when traveling, especially long-term, or when living abroad, I think these little addictions become far more evident! Yes, I’ve eaten some great food from around the world.… Continue reading more »

What would it be like to live in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo?

Monday, December 19th, 2011
Sunset in Kpta Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Move to or live in Sabah, Malaysia? I previously wrote about what would it be like to live in Malaysia? A controversial post in many people’s eyes if you read the comments. And to others, it simply offers up some home truths. I won’t repeat a lot of what I wrote there, my views nor opinions… Continue reading more »

A beautiful immigrant girl, me, and some answers to why …

Monday, November 21st, 2011
Boats in dock at Sandakan Market in Sabah, Malaysia

An incredible few hours with some illegal immigrants at Sandakan Market In my last few days in Sandakan I planned a short trip back to the modern market building to see the fishing port outside. It’s a small area, and the three-story beige buildings third floor gives a great view of both the Mosque in… Continue reading more »

What happens to your online digital assets if you die?

Monday, September 19th, 2011
Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin island, The Philippines

What happens to your email, website and social networking accounts when you die? I’ve asked quite a few people about this. As you know from my previous article about what happens if you die when traveling overseas? It’s been something I’ve had to come to terms with lately. One of the big questions I was… Continue reading more »