I spend a lot of time thinking about what I love and new experiences I have as an Asia expat. But here are a few things I miss from back in the US. 1. Personal space. For the most part, I have acclimated to the closer personal space standards in Asia. And that’s in addition to the more crowded… everything. In fact, I offered to make the last minute grocery store run on Christmas Eve when back in the States last year. As I suspected, I didn’t even notice the crowds I would have once called “crazy.” Instead, they were normal
The Bajau Laut are a stateless tribe living off the coast of East Malaysia. They have no country citizenship (although Malaysia has a program for them if they are willing to send their children
I could have hit my head or my neck. I could have been kicked by the spooked horse, or stomped on. I’m lucky. I know that. But the pain of bumping along dirt roads and
After a massive adventure and hangover the day before, and feeling just a little antsy for some alone time (since I’d been traveling nearly 24/7 with my guide and driver) I may have felt a
What is this life of travel? The life of an expat? As many highs and incredible experiences as it provides, there are also quite a few lows. I’ve lived in Bangkok for 6 weeks now.