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SF Girl Abroad

California girl wandering the world.

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sfgirlabroad

Hi :) My name is Vanessa. I love to travel, laugh, and learn. I caught a travel bug in 2010 on a trip to Japan and since then I've decided to make travel a core part of my life. Life is too precious to sit around waiting for happiness to find me. I go out and create my own.

19 months in Ho Chi Minh City – Lifestyle and affordability

So a year and a half later, I've decided to post an update on my life here in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. At this point it's the country I've lived in the longest! I am genuinely surprised at this fact, and I'm even more surprised that I've just signed on to complete another year at my job. When I first arrived I did not expect to live here longer than six months, but here I am! I can explain the reasons behind this decision in another post as it’s more personal, but this one will mostly be about my lifestyle and the cost of living.

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4 months in Vietnam! My job, rent, and the life I can afford here.

Greetings from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam! It's hot, it's humid, it's the rainy season, and it's busy! It's been a big change from the lifestyle I had in Sydney, but I've adjusted quickly! My time spent living in Thailand... Continue Reading →

Day trip to the Royal National Park

If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen the latest photos of my trip to the Royal National Park! It was a perfect day trip, so if you find yourself in Sydney yearning for an excursion with stunning coastal views... Continue Reading →

Next move, Vietnam!

I've just entered into my fifth month in Sydney, and though I still have just over half a year left on my Working Holiday Visa, I've decided to end things here and move onto a new chapter. I booked my... Continue Reading →

4 months in Sydney. Life after Seoul.

It's been quite some time since I've updated my blog. I've been reorganizing my life and at the time it didn't feel like anything blog-worthy was going on, but sometimes it's good to just write things out. So here it... Continue Reading →

My budget for living in Seoul, South Korea.

Money is a big draw for ESL teachers to come to Korea. The pay can range from 1.9-2.8 million Won, depending on where you live, what experience you have, certifications, credentials, whether you work at a public school, hagwon, or university,... Continue Reading →

2016 – Life in Seoul

It's March! And I've been living in Seoul for 6 months now! Plenty has happened to keep me occupied, and my outdated laptop was a huge reason for not posting all that has been going on. But I finally gave... Continue Reading →

South Korea: Checking in!

I'm finally here! Seoul, South Korea has been my  home for the past two months, yet it feels like I've been here for half a year! I've already had several "what did I get myself into moments" along with a... Continue Reading →

My rough budget for living in Prague, Czech Republic.

***Very late post, but I like to have these for reference in the future! Before I started traveling, I never knew how much cheaper life abroad could be. I've grown up in the San Francisco/Bay Area, and it's not a... Continue Reading →

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