Oomph: Kaohsiung’s First Cold -Pressed Juicery

When I last lived in Kaohsiung I remember wishing there was a place to buy cold-pressed juice. You can imagine how stoked I was when I discovered there is now a company that delivers cold-pressed juice straight to your door! Kaohsiung has certainly become quite sophisticated in a short period of time! Seriously, how many years […]

An Expat Guide: Voting Abroad

Hey All. Unless you are living in a cave, then you know that the U.S. Presidential election is taking place this November. And it’s an important one. I must admit, I didn’t send off for my absentee ballot in the last election because I’m from Texas, and I knew that the red would win regardless. […]

A Duty Nightmare in Taiwan

Hey all. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve been back in Taiwan, and I’ve been going all online-shopping-happy at iHerb. In Vietnam it was impossible to find health foods and supplements, and when you did find them they were so expensive it just wasn’t worth it. So now that I’m back in Taiwan, I’ve […]

Hanoi,Vietnam: First Impressions

Last month I arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam after spending three months in Mysore, India studying Ashtanga at KPJAYI. During this time my husband, Dominic, got a head start in Vietnam, beginning the foundation for our new lives in Hanoi. It was challenging being apart for three months, but thanks to Skype and a fast wifi […]

How to Transfer Money Overseas

Hey Folks! So if you are an expat you know the dilemma of currency trading and wiring money back home. I cringe to think of all the money I lost due to the extravagant fees to transfer money to my home bank. To shed some light on the issue, guest blogger and currency trading specialist, Alex Johnson, is […]

The Perks of Working Abroad

This article was first published on Expats Blog by Jenna Longoria The unemployment rate is 5.5% in the United States, 5.2% in England, and a whopping 10% in Ireland. In many countries, it’s the same sad tune. But this article is not about the politics of the situation, or who is to blame. This article […]

An Expat (Female) Guide: A Visit to the Gynecologist

Yes, this is a post about going to the gynecologist. Now that we have that out of the way….. I’m not one for going to the western doctor, but every year I do go for my annual visit to the gynecologist. This is extremely important for women, and living in a foreign country is not an […]

Lanyu (Orchid) Island

This is a guest post by blogger Dominic Le Croissette Lanyu Island is an enticingly remote outpost, lying 65km east of the southern tip of mainland Taiwan, and just 110km north of the Batan Islands of the Philippines. For some – me included – the main attraction is the birds. There is one true endemic […]

England and the Return of the Evil Landlords

Dom and I traveled to England last month to attend his sister’s wedding, and the reprieve from Kaohsiung couldn’t have come at a better time, seeing as I had just lost my job, and then a week later (just when we thought we had escaped the evil ex-landlords) the police showed up to my work looking […]

Yilan

Yilan makes for a nice 3-day weekend destination from Kaohsiung, and if you are living in Taipei,  it can easily be visited in a normal weekend or even on a spontaneous day trip. There is something for everyone to do in Yilan: hiking, surfing, paragliding, or simply relaxing on the beach with a good book. It […]