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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

An Expat Guide: 5 Tips to Finding an Apartment in Taiwan

Seeing as we are moving next week to a new apartment (hello ginormous kitchen, yoga room, and modern bathroom! Yay!), and due to the fact that our previous landlords are mean, mean, no good, people, I was inspired to write this post to help any newbies to Taiwan in need of an apartment. We’ve all […]

An Expat Guide: Filing Taxes in Taiwan

Yay taxes!!! But no, really. Yay taxes!! In Taiwan, taxes are a good thing for expats, as we always (well, almost always) get a nice chunk of change. And unlike the tedious and lengthy process in the U.S., filing taxes in Taiwan is simple and quick. How to file your taxes in Taiwan: 1. Get your […]