Category: Experiences

Why I Left Hong Kong for Canada

I spent the last four years in Hong Kong. For those who have been to Hong Kong, you know that it is a city of spectacle – a city that never sleeps. In the evenings, the neon street signs are even brighter than the day. There is non-stop entertainment....

Four Challenges When You Fall In Love Abroad

Moving abroad is an exciting time. It is an opportunity for one to grow while discovering a new culture, learning a language and meeting new friends. For most people, these three factors are already exciting enough to not even think of the possibility of falling in love with someone...

How to Travel Cheaply Across Canada and USA

The truth about North America is that it is large and even a bit secluded from the rest of the world. Besides our American and Mexican neighbors, we are pretty much a far reach for the rest of the world. With such a large landmass and expensive airfares to...

How to Find a Job Teaching English in Hong Kong

Teaching English in Hong Kong can very rewarding. Hong Kong is a bustling city that many expats from all over the world choose to be their home. With a bustling nightlife and an incredible skyline, it is no wonder so many people fall in love with Hong Kong and...

Amazing Jobs to Travel and Work in Canada

If you are want an opportunity to work and travel within Canada, these programs will find you a job that will move you across the nation! Canada is the second largest country in the world and every province has a different flavor and taste! You don’t always have to search far...

Experience of a Third-Culture Kid: Alaine Handa

Today, I am so excited to have Alaine Handa to share her story as a third-culture kid! Not only is she an avid traveler, her whole life revolves around adapting in new cities and surviving in them. So without further due, let’s get started!  What is your name and...

Three Mistakes I Made Living Abroad

Once upon a time, I was naïve. I believed in the myth: “If you lived in a city, you would become fluent in that language.” I never experienced language barrier or cultural shock before and people always talk about how ‘immersion’ is so easy. You always hear how people...

Three Months in Gabon, Africa

My friend, Melissa, recently visited Gabon in Central Africa for three months. She had a really positive experience and wanted to share it on my blog. I need to also mention she’s a Canadian-born Chinese so imagine what it is like to stick out like a sore thumb! (I...

How to Move to Hong Kong on a Budget

Hong Kong has so much to offer – food diversity, night life, mountains and hundreds of hiking paths and amazing transportation. What is there not to love? However, if you ever considered living here, you will know it does cost a fortune! Like many other big cities that are...