Category Archives: Getting Settled

Getting lost

Sell or Donate Used Clothing

So you’ve been backpacking awhile and accumulated too many fisherman pants? Or you’re an expat and doing some Spring Cleaning? Unfortunately, there’s not a huge garage sale or Buffalo exchange culture here (for the Americans), so what do you do

Sell or Donate Used Clothing

So you’ve been backpacking awhile and accumulated too many fisherman pants? Or you’re an expat and doing some Spring Cleaning? Unfortunately, there’s not a huge garage sale or Buffalo exchange culture here (for the Americans), so what do you do

Video Contest (Volunteering Abroad)

Just this past January, Learning Service ran a cool little video contest focusing on responsible volunteerism abroad. I took the challenge, so every week for six weeks, I watched an entertaining short clip. After the well-put-together clip, you’re given a simple question

Video Contest (Volunteering Abroad)

Just this past January, Learning Service ran a cool little video contest focusing on responsible volunteerism abroad. I took the challenge, so every week for six weeks, I watched an entertaining short clip. After the well-put-together clip, you’re given a simple question

Low-Cost Airlines in Asia

First off, check out the fare comparison site, Skyscanner.com. I use it religiously to search for international flights because they have a wonderful low-fare calendar and does a great job aggregating the hundreds of airlines. Plus, you can search from

Low-Cost Airlines in Asia

First off, check out the fare comparison site, Skyscanner.com. I use it religiously to search for international flights because they have a wonderful low-fare calendar and does a great job aggregating the hundreds of airlines. Plus, you can search from

Budgeting for Chiang Mai

For basic cost of living, here are my monthly numbers living 10min. outside of Old City in a local neighborhood. The highest concentration of young expats is in the Nimmanhaemin area, but once you’ve lived here for a year, you

Budgeting for Chiang Mai

For basic cost of living, here are my monthly numbers living 10min. outside of Old City in a local neighborhood. The highest concentration of young expats is in the Nimmanhaemin area, but once you’ve lived here for a year, you

Free Chiang Mai

This month, electricity and traveling ate up more of my money than expected. Then, I lost a wad of cash somewhere on the streets of Nimman (If you find 1300THB, it’s mine, please return) and I also had to take

Free Chiang Mai

This month, electricity and traveling ate up more of my money than expected. Then, I lost a wad of cash somewhere on the streets of Nimman (If you find 1300THB, it’s mine, please return) and I also had to take

Visa Process is Death

Maybe it’s because I don’t speak Thai very well or maybe it’s because the Ministry of Immigration likes to put foreigners through grueling unofficial “hazing” routines, but whichever it is, the visa/work permit process makes me want to run up

Visa Process is Death

Maybe it’s because I don’t speak Thai very well or maybe it’s because the Ministry of Immigration likes to put foreigners through grueling unofficial “hazing” routines, but whichever it is, the visa/work permit process makes me want to run up

Interview on ExpatsBlog.com!

Check out my interview on Expats Blog and join the community! Hope I didn’t say anything too embarrassing hah ;D Click on the preview:  

Interview on ExpatsBlog.com!

Check out my interview on Expats Blog and join the community! Hope I didn’t say anything too embarrassing hah ;D Click on the preview:  

So much to do, so little time!

I love adventure and I’ve been able to hit up so many jaw-dropping places in Thailand, but I haven’t had time to review them!!  Well, here’s a preview of what’s to come: My Freakin Awesome Job Tham Lod Spirit Cave,

So much to do, so little time!

I love adventure and I’ve been able to hit up so many jaw-dropping places in Thailand, but I haven’t had time to review them!!  Well, here’s a preview of what’s to come: My Freakin Awesome Job Tham Lod Spirit Cave,

Finding A Place to Live

Unfortunately, there are no great Craigslist-level sites for Chiang Mai’ers to search for apartments or houses to rent. Fortunately, with the current huge influx of expats to CM, there are budding resources to aid you in the process. Here is

Finding A Place to Live

Unfortunately, there are no great Craigslist-level sites for Chiang Mai’ers to search for apartments or houses to rent. Fortunately, with the current huge influx of expats to CM, there are budding resources to aid you in the process. Here is

More than a Mae Sai Visa Run

As a friend puts it, I am akin to an “Ambassador of Asian Americans in Thailand.”   What started off as a trip with a singular aim (get a teeny, yet imperative visa stamp in my passbook), turned into a

More than a Mae Sai Visa Run

As a friend puts it, I am akin to an “Ambassador of Asian Americans in Thailand.”   What started off as a trip with a singular aim (get a teeny, yet imperative visa stamp in my passbook), turned into a