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 my family...
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    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...
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    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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    Cost of Living in Cambodia: The Good Life

    Whenever I am back in the states visiting family, people often ask where I am living. Then when I tell them Cambodia, I am usually met with stares of amazement or wonder, inevitably followed by the question “What the hell are you doing there?” Enjoying my life is my...
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    Driving in Cambodia: What Kind of License do I Need?

    There aren’t enough words in the English language to describe what driving in Cambodia is like. Imagine a huge rally race of motorcycles with swirls of dust clouding your vision. You are surrounded on all sides by hundreds of motorbikes with numerous cars thrown in for good measure. Blaring...
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    Avoid Quarantine When Moving to Japan with Your Dog

    In an effort to contain the spread of rabies, Japan has a six month quarantine period for dogs brought into the country. Just the mere thought of our poor little doggy in some government quarantine facility for six months is enough to make most would be expats change their...
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    Hanoi Markets: A Shopping Adventure

    Feeling the need to get lost in a maze of fabric? Dive into oceans of fresh flowers? Or navigate towers of candy-coloured luggage? Hanoi’s markets will make any shopaholic’s heart beat faster. Following is a brief guide to where you’ll find what.   Dong Xuan Market Located at the...
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    Mussing of an American Expat in a Third World Country

    As I sit here sipping at a cappuccino at a local cafe in my little town of Sihanoukville, my mind wanders to the strange and unusual things that surround me on a daily basis. Life as an expat here in Cambodia is full of juxtapositions. I am reminded of...

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