Jobs on the Road: Digital Marketer

Bryan Shelmon is a digital marketer who travels to different locations to serve clients all over the world. He spends time at the location researching the target market and works on specific campaigns this way while exploring the region. What is your name and where are you originally from?...

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...

Jobs on the Road Series: Introduction

The ‘Jobs on the Road’ is a series of interviews to encourage and inspire the next generation to live a life of freedom! Building a career does not mean you have to put your life on hold or to be tied down to a 9-to-5 cubicle job. It can...

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...

How to Find Free Accommodation

Traveling can be expensive but it can also be cheap. After purchasing the air ticket to your destination, the next biggest expense would be accommodation. Depending on your style of living, your cost may be higher or lower. But what if I told you that you don’t have to...

My Love-Hate Relationship with Hong Kong

Without realizing it, I’ve lived in Hong Kong for more than two years. I’ve had a constant love-hate relationship with Hong Kong even before I arrived from Toronto in 2014. As a young child, I visited the city where my parents once lived and another time as an adult,...

Struggles of Ethnic Chinese Expats in Hong Kong

With the mass migration of Hong Kong families to Western countries amid fears over the Communist takeover of the territory in 1997, it is no wonder there are a number of second-generation returnees in the city today. The trend has picked up momentum since 2015 after the government rolled...

How to Make Friends Abroad

There are many challenges living abroad but the one common thing that most people are scared about is being by themselves. To leave your hometown, your comfort zone and your already established network of friends and family is not an easy thing to do. It can be frightening, and nerve-wrecking...