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Life in Amsterdam for Alison

I am constantly inspired by those who lead a life less commonly walked – whether it’s a change in career, starting a new random hobby or choosing to live in a weird and wonderfully different country! I recently visited my good friend Alison McGarry, who has spent the last two and a half years working and living in Amsterdam. I

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Now I aint sayin she a gold digger

Ladies, what’s your dream guy? Tall dark and handsome, intelligent, funny, romantic, understanding, a great dress sense, sensitive, creative, loving, thoughtful, athletic, kind, ambitious, a good listener, quirky, charming, honest, attentive, adventurous, a fireman, a pilot? Now i’m sure you picked out at least a few from that list, but I left out one crucial point…… RICH.

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Konnichiwa! Behind classroom doors in Japan

Continuing on from my ‘Behind classroom doors’ series… Lets knock on Narayan’s door in Japan! Narayan hails from windy Wellington in New Zealand, but is now living it up in Saitama, Japan teaching the young folk English.   What were you doing before you came to Japan to teach English? Studying commerce at Victoria University in Wellington, NZ!   How

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China Chuckles

China is full of surprises. Frequently I encounter moments here that are amusing, bizarre or so ridiculous that all you can do is laugh. But actually, I’m the one who is weird. I’ve decided to create a new section ‘China Chuckles’ and blog these wonderfully unique experiences. Here is just a few moments I’ve managed to capture so far.  

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Anqing, China

It has been two months since arriving to Anqing in China – our new home for 10 months. Where do I begin? Anqing is a different world.. It’s definitely what you call ‘real China’ with little Western influence.. There are old men and women doing tai chi in the parks, playing Chinese checkers or cards outside shops with a cigarette

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Beautiful Ancient Hoi An

Hoi An was definitely top of the list for visits in Vietnam.  Hoi An is atmospheric, graceful, historic and just a delight! There are endless narrow streets and alleyways to explore.  Purple flowering trees hang over the road on every street corner, and lanterns line every building. The main town bridge which goes over the beguiling river brightens up the city

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Mekong Delta

One of our favourite spots so far!  Boats, homes, restaurants and the renowned floating markets bob on the rivers, canals and streams throughout the region.  The area is rural, yet it is one of the most populated areas in Vietnam! We paddled through natural waterways, dined delicious local foods at a home stay, hung with the local families, rode through rice paddies and fields

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