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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 →

Thailand withdrawals and bitter realizations.

So it's been almost two weeks since I left Thailand. Now that I'm gone, OF COURSE my brain starts racing with thoughts of sadness and loss. (The grass is always greener...) I feel like my time there was too short.... Continue Reading →

Goodbye, Thailand. Time to reflect.

My travels in Thailand have come to an end. As I look back on the photos I took from the 3 months I spent there, I am pleasantly reminded of all the interesting experiences I had. Now it's time for... Continue Reading →

A year in Prague: The good and the bad.

I had the pleasure of living in Prague for one full year from July 2013 to July 2014. Originally I had planned to stay only for one month while earning my TEFL certification, but I quickly fell in love with... Continue Reading →

My final days in Prague

I've been quite the busy bee this month despite losing my job (story to be told on a later post about my visa issues in Prague). It sucks.. but it's been a blessing in disguise since I've had time to... Continue Reading →

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