Having Surgery in Asia: my experience

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 …

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What would it be like to live in Nepal?

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, …

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Jobs & working in Kathmandu Nepal

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 …

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

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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Curious, and not knowing myself, …

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The first steps on doing business in Nepal

wooden Buddha statues in Nepal

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 …

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Long-term travel monotony & how to avoid it

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 …

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What is the definition of home? (2017 edition)

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 …

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