An Expat Guide: Finding FREE Legal Advice in Taiwan

Hopefully this post is not relevant to your life, but if for some unfortunate reason you have been taken advantage of in a business deal by your landlords, employer, etc, then you might need to find legal representation. Recently, I wrote about Taiwan’s Foreign Police, and how the very threat of calling them won me an instant […]

Bilbao, Spain

Crossing into the Casco Viejo of Bilbao on a stormy day. Basque Country, Spain. About the Photographer Courtney is a recent graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana, and is currently working as an English language assistant in Logroño, Spain. You can find more travel photos on her blog Cartas de Courtney. Do you have a […]

Dragon Whiskers 龍鬚菜

When I first moved to Taiwan, I had major withdrawals from kale and brussel sprouts as they are not grown on the island. Yes, I could probably find them in an expensive international grocery store, but seeing as this is not sustainable, I choose not to purchase them. The good news is, the withdrawals resided quickly after […]

TEXAS: Photos from the Hill Country

I used to get annoyed when people asked me if I rode horses, shot guns or went to the rodeo when they found out I am from Texas. But being away from Texas for so long has made me increasingly aware of  just how true many of these stereotypes are. Yes, I am from Texas. […]

An Expat Guide: On Death in Taiwan

Dominic and I returned home safe and sound from the U.S. a couple of days ago. Tired, yet wired from all the caffeine and excitement of being back, we stepped out of the taxi, unloaded our luggage, and walked into our apartment building. Upon arrival, we sadly found out that one of our security men, […]

20 Reasons I Prefer Teaching in Taiwan Over Honduras

This past year I have been living and teaching in Taiwan, which has proven to be a refreshing change of pace from the small village I lived in previously in Honduras.  And although comparing the two countries is like comparing a cactus to a camel, it doesn’t take a genius to realize that Taiwan is […]

Malaysia

A sunrise glance over Sabah Malaysia from Low’s Peak, Mount Kinabalu. About the Photographer Jonathan Eck is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, and is currently teaching English in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Do you have a guest post you’d like to submit for a Photo Essay or Photo of the Week?  Please send it […]

Texas Bound Y’all!

It’s been one year, and 29 days since I’ve been home, and I don’t know which one I miss more-Tex Mex, or my family. This trip will be especially interesting, as Dom and I will be going home as a newly engaged couple! Plus, his parents will be meeting us from England on their FIRST […]

An Expat Guide: Visiting the Dentist in Taiwan

When living in Honduras and Indonesia, I understandably saved a visit to the dentist for my occasional trips home. But with Taiwan recently being voted as having the world’s best health care system, there is no need for me to postpone. My last visit to the dentist was exactly two weeks before moving to Taiwan, […]

The Day the Pollution Mysteriously Disappeared

Yesterday in Kaohsiung, an odd thing happened. Every Kaohsiungian awakened to clear blue skies, and fresh, crisp air. I don’t know where all of the pollution went, but I’m grateful either way. In light of the clear day, Dom and I went to the top of Monkey Mountain to watch the sunset. I’m glad we […]