May2015

  • Bagels in Cambodia

    The Story of One Jew’s Hunt for Bagels in Cambodia

    When I moved to Cambodia I knew there were things that I would miss about living in my home country of America. I assumed I would miss some of the modern conveniences like grocery stores and ­­­­­­­limitless channels on cable TV. I knew I would miss my friends and...
  • Welcome to Cambodia, moving to cambodia

    Cambodia is an Expat’s Paradise

    There are few places around the world where it is so easy to assimilate as Cambodia. A number of things make it an expat paradise from the low cost of living and easy visa regulations to the relaxed attitude of the locals and widespread use of the English language,...
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    How to Buy Crab in Sihanoukville

    Buying crab in Sihanoukville can be a nightmare for the novice, but as long as you go in with a game plan and keep your guards up, you can still come out unscathed. Now, you’ll need to be prepared and bring along either a 500ml or 1L bottle of...
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    10 Reasons Mother Nature is Telling You to Get a Passport

    Finally the number of Americans getting passports has started to rise. More and more Americans have begun traveling overseas whether for better work opportunities or leisure travel. But still, out of 315 million Americans only 110 million have passports. Are you one of the them? If not, let me...
  • sick in thailand: travel insurance

    Travel Insurance Saved my Life in Thailand

    If you’re like most travelers or expats, you probably politely click the “decline travel insurance” button when you purchase online flight tickets. I know I do. And why not? I’ll save a few bucks and let’s be honest; we’re all expecting not to need it anyway. In the last...
  • travel insurance: sick in Thailand

    How to Stay Fit When Traveling

    Traveling can play havoc on our personal fitness routines. After all, it’s kind of hard to keep up with that weekly gym schedule if you’re traveling somewhere they don’t have gyms. Adding to that the fact that you’ll often be quite busy site seeing, adventuring, or sampling a variety...
  • moving to the netherlands

    Moving to the Netherlands: How to Set Up Your New Life

    If there is one thing I learned in my short time as an expat, you have to be flexible. Nothing ever goes according to plan. When my boyfriend and I moved to the Netherlands, we experienced several bumps and learned valuable lessons along the way. There is an English...
  • Crossing the street in Hanoi

    Safely Crossing the Streets of Hanoi: Overcoming My Hanoi Horrors

    I’ve lived many places, including New York City, Addis Ababa, Manzini (Swaziland) and Toronto. So I’m no chump when it comes to handling the changes an aggressive urban environment can toss my way. But Hanoi, my home for the past two months, really threw me for a loop. It...
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    8 Things Being an Expat has Taught Me

    The life of an expat is a strange thing. You’re surrounded by people you don’t understand and who don’t understand you. It can easily become exasperating when trying to accomplish simple day-to-day activities. The problem is, getting angry or frustrated during just about any situation in a foreign land...