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 goes.

I packed up my belongings and said goodbye to my students, my friends, and my cozy life in Korea. I spent a long time debating the idea since I enjoyed the security of my life there. I was financially stable. I had a solid income with a low cost of living. I had insurance. Continue reading “4 months in Sydney. Life after Seoul.”

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, and (in some cases) how stingy your job is. Before coming to Korea, I’d seen a blog post about someone who saved $17,000 USD in one year and I was highly intrigued. Continue reading “My budget for living in Seoul, South Korea.”

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 few emotional breakdowns, but overall I’ve been enjoying the ride. I have brief moments of productivity during my short amounts of free time, so I figured I should update my neglected blog. I’m keeping this post pretty simple, so let me break it down. Continue reading “South Korea: Checking in!”

My rough budget for living in Prague, Czech Republic.

***Very late post, but I like to have these for reference in the future! Continue reading “My rough budget for living in Prague, Czech Republic.”

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 “Thailand withdrawals and bitter realizations.”

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 reflection. So how has the trip changed me? Continue reading “Goodbye, Thailand. Time to reflect.”

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 a way that allowed me to be where I am today. Let me explain. Continue reading “How I was able to start my traveling journey.”

Adjusting to a new life in Thailand.

So, I’ve been traveling and living in Thailand now for about 2 months. In a short time I was able to accomplish visiting many places so I’m pretty pumped about that! Continue reading “Adjusting to a new life in Thailand.”

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 this historic city and decided to stay longer. My only regret was not properly handling my visa/work permit situation, which eventually forced me to leave my job and Europe. Despite the unwanted ending, I loved my time in Prague and so I’ve created this list to share the things I enjoyed and disliked about living in Prague. Continue reading “A year in Prague: The good and the bad.”

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 organize my trip to S.E. Asia, sell things that will only add bulk to my travels, and it’s also given me time to enjoy my last days in Prague in a calm manner. Continue reading “My final days in Prague”