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Getting Lost in Scenic Lisbon

As a city that’s brimming with history, fresh ideas, and delicious food, Lisbon has always been somewhere I’ve wanted to visit – so with visions of Portuguese expresso and pastel de natas dancing in my head, I chose to kick off my most recent trip to Europe by spending a few days in the city. And I’ve got to say, I …

I’m Headed to East Timor!

In my quest to explore as many corners of the world as possible, I’ve found that some of my favorite destinations have been those that, for one reason or another, aren’t really on the tourism map yet. A couple of years ago, for example, I visited Brunei: a tiny, oil-rich sultanate that has hardly any tourism. The untouched rainforest, gleaming …

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Working in the Margins of Life

Since the age of 16, I’ve essentially been working a full-time job. During high school and on into university, I worked late nights and weekends nearly every day, with just a short break on the weekends and during holidays. I had to, or I wouldn’t have been able to afford a high-quality education – and to me, it was worth …

Singapore Marina Bay

How to Move Anywhere (New Book!)

I’ve just released a new book! But before getting to that, here’s the backstory… When I first wanted to move abroad back in 2014, I was working in operations at Bazaarvoice, an amazing tech company based in Austin. At the time, we had several overseas offices, but our operations function was centralized and no openings were available outside of the …

Bangkok Startups

Launching a Startup in 2018? Do It Here.

Last week, I read a recent report from the IMF that underscored the rapid economic growth taking place across Asia right now. According to the report, Asia has the most countries of any region in the “Top 10” for GDP growth this year (including Cambodia, Laos, India, and Vietnam). Some of this growth is no doubt due to China’s Belt and …

Mena House Egypt

Hotel Review: Mena House Cairo

This is Part 5 in my series on Cairo. Continue reading via the links below! I: Introduction: Cairo for Chinese New Year II: Exploring the Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids III: Unearthing the History of Old Cairo IV: A Guide to Egyptian Cuisine V: Hotel Review: Mena House, Cairo After sitting in Cairo’s maddening traffic for a couple of hours on my …

Cairo Egypt Food

A Guide to Egyptian Cuisine

This is Part 4 in my series on Cairo. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Introduction: Cairo for Chinese New Year II: Exploring the Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids III: Unearthing the History of Old Cairo IV: A Guide to Egyptian Cuisine V: Hotel Review: Mena House, Cairo Let’s be honest – when one thinks of the great …

Nile River Cruise

Unearthing the History of Old Cairo

This is Part 3 in my series on Cairo. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Introduction: Cairo for Chinese New Year II: Exploring the Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids III: Unearthing the History of Old Cairo IV: A Guide to Egyptian Cuisine V: Hotel Review: Mena House, Cairo After a fascinating day exploring the Great Pyramids, it was …

The Pyramids in Cairo

Exploring Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids

This is Part 2 in my series on Cairo. For the rest, continue reading via the links below! I: Introduction: Cairo for Chinese New Year II: Exploring the Egypt’s Ancient Pyramids III: Unearthing the History of Old Cairo IV: A Guide to Egyptian Cuisine V: Hotel Review: Mena House, Cairo The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the 7 …