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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 →

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 →

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 Plenty has happened to keep me occupied, and my outdated laptop was a huge reason for not posting all that has been going on.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 →

7 Things I loved about my life in Thailand.

There was so much to love about Thailand despite my awkward adjustment phase, as mentioned in my previous post, Adjusting to a new life in Thailand. It's easier to reflect on the positives now that I've moved out of the country. A solid three... Continue Reading →

Exploring California.

I want to share some of my favorite photos from the past three weekends. I've made it a goal to see something new every weekend to keep my travel spirits high and healthy. After spending some time abroad I realized... Continue Reading →

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