Archive for the 'How to live overseas' Category

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 »

Shoe removal in Malaysia and Asia: my pet hate

Monday, December 5th, 2011
Stack of shoes and boots by a door in Asia

How important is taking your shoes off in Asia? Removing footwear is a cultural custom in Asia. At least indoors. In people’s homes and houses I understand this perfectly. But, in hotels and guest houses? It’s one of the most irritating things I’ve come across … My non-foot fetish Anyone who’s been reading my journals from around about the Turkey travel… Continue reading more »

What happens when a friend dies and you are long-term traveling?

Friday, November 25th, 2011
Proboscis Monkeys in a Group

When you never knew that someone died A friend of mine for many years has died. Aside from the loss, what really impacted me is that it took a long time for me to find out about it. Long-term travelers, people living overseas or those on a year round the world journey might benefit from this short… 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 »

Death & Travel: Preparing for the ultimate journey … just in case

Monday, September 12th, 2011
Monks skull from the chapel of bones in Portugal

What happens if you die when traveling overseas? Death. A rather morbid subject, but one that’s been following us everywhere since the day we were born. In the “West” people prepare for it, fret about, think about it, and try to avoid it as best they can. In the “East” people accept it but don’t… Continue reading more »

Climb Mount Kota Kinabalu! Sorry, not today I’m having pizza & a blue pill

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
Mount Kinabalu surrounded by clouds in Sabah Malaysia

“My kind of traveling” is very different to … I don’t quite know how else to sum it up really. I often say to people who want to meet me: “Are you sure, I’m kinda boring really”. It’s like going on an archaeological dig, sounds cool to see all those old bones and maybe even a whole dinosaur! But, the… Continue reading more »