Long weekends are something Cambodian’s get to celebrate quite often. There are days off for any number of religious, political or social reasons, and as an expat here it can be a great opportunity to go visit neighbouring countries like Vietnam or Thailand without using your annual leave. For one particular long weekend here, Pchum […]
Mick and I had the fortune of heading to Siem Reap recently for a training session and we were lucky enough to get to visit a couple of temples at Angkor Wat. Last time we came here, our friend Thea (from the awesome Why Because Science blog) distracted us with red wine and cheese just […]
Two weeks down and a whole lot of house-hunting, negotiating, learning and training has seen us all exhausted but it has been exciting and very rewarding. One thing that was touched on in training was managing expectations, which has become all too true recently for a fellow volunteer. A misunderstanding, break-down of communication and differing […]
Asia isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but it sure is mine. The heat, the people, the unique chaos of the place that seems to make no sense at all, the food, the lifestyle, the general vibe of the region. Of course there are aspects to it that are hard – the language barrier, the poverty […]
There are loads of blog posts, tips, hints etc online dedicated to the art of packing for a trip, but from what I have noticed, not many for those who are going to relocate to one place for some time or for those who aren’t hardcore backpackers going to stay in a dingy hostel for $2 per […]
With the packing-up-life situation at home, I thought I would prepare a list of helpful tips for those who are in a similar situation. With all the excitement of leaving and adventures on the horizon, it can be so very easy to forget to do things until it’s too late.
Guess who is finally going to Japan?! WOO! We booked tickets on a whim yesterday when we saw a super crazy cheap special with AirAsia from Kuala Lumpur. For the two of us return including all taxes its costing <$400! OMG!!