The adventures of haircuts abroad

One of the interesting things (for me) to do abroad is to get a haircut. I’ve gotten a haircut a few times where they did not speak English (e.g. Cambodia/Vietnam) so I just let them cut away. I never know what to say when they ask anyways. “How do you …

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It’s easier to be the one leaving?

“You’re leaving. I don’t want to go through the feeling where something’s missing.” She said. It’s easier to be the one leaving, someone else said to me. Where did this all sound so familiar? Oh yeah, my travel romance. But I most certainly did not agree that it’s easier to …

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Lunch specials of Malaysia

Ah, lunch specials in Malaysia. I’ve been meaning to write this ever since I landed in Malaysia. During my first week back in October, I got to check out a different side of the Malaysia food scene. While there are plenty of delicious food stalls and little shops to be …

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Why I love grocery shopping abroad

I’m in the crowd of people who love grocery shopping. I love walking through the aisles thinking about what I’m going to eat for the week and what I’m going to cook. When I’m in a foreign country, I love it even more. Why? Since many western expats think in …

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What does 100RM buy you in Malaysia?

For the traveler that wanders into Malaysia, you might be wondering what does 100RM (largest bill in Malaysia) buy you? 100RM is approximately $33 CAD. Here are some things it can buy you. 16 BBTs from ChaTime 100+ pieces of satay 40L of soy milk 25 Magnum Ice cream bars …

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Malaysian money matters for the Canadian traveler and expat

Because money is always a big deal and I’ve had to deal with a lot of money issues here. I thought I would share a practical post about it. Here is some information that you will not likely find in a guidebook. Most of this geared towards Canadians coming here …

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I’m leaving Malaysia

I had an intriguing work collaboration opportunity; there was a girl I wanted to date. But just as Malaysia was getting very interesting, the door has abruptly shut on my time here. As I re-entered Malaysia, the customs officer too one look at my passport and sent me to the …

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