Toilet Tales: Restroom Culture in Four Countries

I’ve officially lived in four countries now. Yes, I’m counting Taiwan, even though I’ve just arrived. I’m going to have two years here, people! Anyway, I couldn’t help but notice that different countries have different rules, regulations, and expectations involving restroom usage, so I thought I’d compare and contrast the toilet culture of all four … More Toilet Tales: Restroom Culture in Four Countries

House Hunting in a Small Taiwanese Town – Step by Step Guide

Here is an exact step-by-step guide of how I found an apartment in a small Taiwanese town. You can use this guide to take the exact same steps and missteps I did in your house hunting adventure. I’m pretty sure that these characters mean “for rent.” Arrive in Taiwan with no job lined up, but … More House Hunting in a Small Taiwanese Town – Step by Step Guide

The 10 Most Hoosier Things To Do with an Indiana Visitor

Last summer my Portuguese boyfriend came to visit me in Indiana. My friends and I had a blast coming up with the most embarrassingly Hoosier things we could think of to do with him. Here’s the Ultimate Indiana Itinerary we came up with. #1 Drink root beer at a drive-thru. After living abroad, I’ve come … More The 10 Most Hoosier Things To Do with an Indiana Visitor

Clothing Do’s and Don’ts for Asia (Thrift Haul for Taiwan)

When I moved to Hanoi, Vietnam last year I was woefully unprepared for the weather. I’d packed tank tops, short-shorts, maxi skirts, and my nicest shirts, but somehow I spent the entire year complaining that I had nothing to wear. I learned a lot from the experience, so this year I hit some thrift stores … More Clothing Do’s and Don’ts for Asia (Thrift Haul for Taiwan)