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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 itโ€™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 →

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 fromย 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 →

South Korea: Checking in!

I'm finally here! Seoul, South Korea has been myย  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 →

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 →

How I was able to start my traveling journey.

I'm not particularly special. I'm not wealthy. I don't have a bunch of awesome connections or hook ups (aside from ones I've made along the way). And nothing has really been handed to me. Things have just happened in such... Continue Reading →

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