There is usually a moment when living in a new country that you stop feeling like a visitor and realize I LIVE HERE! This was a lighting strike moment for me. It could be because I live somewhere as well-known as London, and after years of seeing flashes of the city on TV, in the news, [...]
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Despite the mercury plummeting below freezing, you can still throw your swim gear into a beach bag and head toward Haeundae. Instead of going directly to the beach to feel the sand between your toes, go only as far as Busan Aquarium for an experience you won’t soon forget—a refreshing dip in shark-infested waters. On [...]
Happy New Year, Jetsettlers! We’re coming back from a wonderful holiday break and can’t wait to share more of your expat stories in 2012. We’d love to hear your feedback on the type of content you’d like to see covered in the upcoming year. We want to solicit stories that you want to read and [...]
I’m thrilled to be joining all you ‘jet settlers’ today as part of my virtual book tour celebrating the launch of @Home in Dubai… Getting Connected Online and on the ground, but, today’s post is about more than just Dubai. I must say, when I found Bethany and Adam’s site, I felt like there was [...]
I remember reaching an early milestone a few months after arriving in China. At a business dinner, I was offered, accepted, and ate fish brains. I ate them with my chop sticks, and although it was slippery, I didn’t even drop them. It wasn’t particularly tasty, but I cannot say that it was bad. Much [...]
Koreans use this time of year to enjoy a favorite national pastime, hiking. Many make pilgrimages to any number of national parks throughout the country, but perhaps the most famous is Jirisan. Located in Korea’s southern region and spanning three provinces, Jirisan National Park is the largest in the country. The mountain itself is rooted [...]
I had seen enough films. You would look terrified when the bad guys pointed a gun at you, and then you would plead with them not to shoot you. Ignoring you totally, they would smile with an evil grin and shoot. You would fly backwards, clutching the place where you had been shot, and lie [...]