Archive for the 'How to live overseas' Category

What would it be like to live in Malaysia?

Monday, June 20th, 2011
Quite street in Penang with old car

Move to or live in Malaysia? Malaysia was always on my list of “possible” places to live in Asia. The primary reasons, for me, was that Malaysia seemed to be calling out for people to relocate there. It seemed living in Malaysia was quite viable, on paper. Options were open, I took notes, filed them… Continue reading more »

How to deal with PayPal when you travel

Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Indian Guard at the Red Fort

What is PayPal, and why it’s good for travel? PayPal is basically a financial middleman for online transactions. You can make online payments safely due to their strict security processes, and international border-less transactions. It enables you to make payments without having to enter your credit card details on many sites. Moreover, it’s a great way to receive payments… Continue reading more »

Is Singapore the Utopian solution?

Monday, March 28th, 2011
Marina Boulevard in Singapore

First impressions count in Singapore “Looking for Singapore? It could easily be found sitting on any city planners desk” There are very few people who would not agree that Singapore, as a city, works. In fact, it works incredibly well. Bar public WiFi that I’m sure someone from Singapore’s tourism ministry is going to look into right now… Continue reading more »

Nepal in 2011: abused, raped, plundered & forgotten

Monday, February 7th, 2011
Old monk leaning out a window in Kathmandu, Nepal

Nepal is one of the few countries I have hope for It’s a country like no other I’ve visited. A cross between old and new. Centuries old cities mixed with new society and a blend of otherworldly qualities. On the outside it’s a great place to travel, hike, find solace, enjoy, experience. Stay a little longer, see beyond… Continue reading more »

Interview with Francis Tapon – world traveler & travel writer

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Interview with Francis Tapon

Who is Francis Tapon? It’s very rare I get to come across travelers and writers that make me go  “wow, he’s on a mission to succeed”. Francis Tapon is one of them. Not only has Francis traveled extensively, and is now making a living from it. But he’s also a genuinely nice guy willing to help and… Continue reading more »

Delusional happy smiles don’t work with travel

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011
Models smiling with a The Longest Way Home Shirt

How hospitality in tourism can be delusional to a traveler As I upload photos from my new destination, and write-up the first post for next week I just realized something. I’m coming face to face with a lot of new faces with old problems solved. One of them is about who can you trust when you travel? Not trust… Continue reading more »

When locals get tired of you: social integration gone wrong

Monday, November 29th, 2010
Two men talking in the Philippines

Can you ever really fit in socially when living overseas? As my great quest at social integration when living overseas draws to a close here; I find myself looking for answers to prove me wrong. Call them my last desperate attempts at understanding the psyche of trying to fit into a new country, society and culture in… Continue reading more »