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 […]

Hello Taiwan, We’re Back!

Hallelujah we are back in Taiwan! It’s been a year and a half since we left our lives in Taiwan, and since then we have been to 12 different countries, and our last three months were spent in Hanoi, Vietnam. We arrived to Taiwan last week, and we already have our apartment, scooter (thanks to our […]

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 […]

We Got Hitched!

Hey guys! So we got hitched! We had a fairytale wedding in Plan de la Tour, France and it was oh so dreamy…. So where to now? Well, first off I really can’t believe it’s been almost a year since leaving Taiwan. We find ourselves talking about it all the time. It’s funny how after […]

Goodbye Taiwan. It’s Been Real.

It seems like only yesterday that Dom and I first arrived to Taiwan, walking around like lost puppies with six pieces of luggage and trying to find our hostel. The past few years have had their ups and downs and they certainly have not been dull. I’ve learned many things about the country, have met […]

The Life of a Taiwanese Student

These precious kiddos aren’t just adorable, but they are also the reason why thousands of westerners have jobs in Taiwan. Buxibans (cram schools) are located on every corner in Taiwan, and I would safely bet there are as many buxibans as 7-11s. A common day for a Taiwanese student consists of 6 hours in a […]