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A Taste of the Expat Life in Penang, Malaysia

A Taste of the Expat Life in Penang, Malaysia

The housekeeper walks in, takes one quick glance at the living room, declares the whole apartment ‘sparkly clean’ and proceeds to unpack two bags full of groceries. Apparently, we’re cooking curry today…and who’d dare argue with that? Sanra is not the kind of...
Travel: it’s evolutionary, Watson!

Travel: it’s evolutionary, Watson!

I really didn’t need a Harvard psychologist to convince me of the fact that the only predictable thing, in life, is its unpredictability. However, as I watched Dan Gilbert’s Ted Talk, The Psychology of your Future Self the other night, I got to thinking of just how...
Stories from Phnom Penh

Stories from Phnom Penh

There’s a dead man lying in the gutter. A red cloth napkin covers his face. He’s wearing a colourful floral shirt, the kind which seem to be a big hit here with foreigners. I can tell he’s a Westerner because his shirt is short sleeved and I can see his wrinkly white...
Travel Independently through China…Take 2!

Travel Independently through China…Take 2!

Hi everybody! I’d say it’s time again to post some “practical info” for all the overlanders amongst us And I have a bit of good news to share with you! Hendrik, a friend from Dali in China, has just written us a letter. His motorcycle / 4×4 tour-company...