If you’re looking for an adventurous destination full of hiking, history, wildlife, incredible food, and beautiful scenery, look no further than Sri Lanka! Spot leopards and elephants on safari, try surfing and diving, hike mountains and waterfalls for incredible views, and explore historic Buddhist relics.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. While teaching English is a great way to become an expat in Asia, what if you don’t like teaching? What if you want to move around? What if you want to work from the couch in your underwear?? Well, I have a ton of […]
Is it just me, or does the quality of Asian coffee differ wildly from country to country? Some places like Vietnam and Cambodia are known for incredible brews, but others like China… not so much. I’m always excited to try new delicacies from each place I visit, and as a coffee-addict, local coffee is no […]
As this year comes to a close I can’t help but think back on all of the crazy adventures I’ve had. This time last year I was struggling with my teaching placement in the Chinese countryside, wondering if I would abandon my contract half-way through and go back to America. I was lonely, a little […]
Cultural appropriation is a big word that’s been getting thrown around a lot lately, especially in regards to popular culture referencing Asia. Cultural appropriation: the adoption of some specific elements of one culture by a different cultural group. It describes acculturation or assimilation, but can imply a negative view towards acculturation from a minority culture by a dominant culture. […]
A while back I posted my academic research Capstone Project called Bai Fu Mei: An In Depth Look at the Chinese Quest for Lighter, Brighter and Whiter Skin. In my paper I discussed the difference between skin whitening and skin bleaching creams, how they actually whiten skin, why many Chinese women feel the need to […]