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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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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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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Views from an expat: Dating in Malaysia for single guys

Last month, I entered the world of dating as an ex-pat. Even though I’ve had a girlfriend while being abroad before, this was my first time looking at dating abroad with long term considerations. Dating in Malaysia is definitely different compared to Vancouver. I can only comment on dating local …

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The Unsuccessful Student

This is a special interview piece written by my friend Michael Wong. He helped inspire the idea behind this website. Enjoy!   “The Unsuccessful Student” Written by: Michael Wong Fact: everybody wants to travel the world. It’s an escape from the familiar and an opportunity to “soul search”. Does traveling …

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