living in korea

Can You Really Make Money Teaching in Korea?

So you can’t really have a website about working overseas without addressing that big beautiful elephant in the room of making money teaching English overseas. Can’t do it. But since I have not undertaken noble task of spreading Western imperialism through language myself, I thought it might be interesting for those of you out there who would like to get …

Bangkok river

Job, Apartment, and Soul Searching in Bangkok

So I have been in Bangkok about a week so far, and the going has been a bit slower than I originally anticipated. Not slow in terms of the amount of taxis or tuktuks trying to run me over, or the amount of the sexual offers I have received from Thailand’s finest lady boys, but slower in terms of finding …

drinking wine while trying to find work in Rome

Guy Drinks Wine, Lands Job, Karma Served

Like the story of so many magical romances, it happens when you least expect it. Determined at finding work in Rome, my next adventure job abroad has arrived while socializing during a meal (red wine, white wine, aperitifs, digestifs) at a restaurant in Rome. I may just find a job in Rome after all. I am on a roll and …

On the Job Hunt in Rome

Restless and unwavering, my pursuit of my dream travel job overseas has landed me in Rome of all places, home of the richest history – and the fattest tourists – in the whole of Europe.  I have been in Rome for a few days now and much to my surprise, this place is expat central.   Apparently I am not the …

Why You Shouldn’t Be Hungover When Job Hunting

Well surprise surprise…being apathetic and looking hungover is not in fact a winning combination when travel job hunting. I am beginning to suspect that my employers do not in fact appreciate my disheveled, honest look.

Sayulita Fisherman Job?

It didn’t even occur to me to try to get onto one of the fishing boats in Sayulita for my next travel job. It wasn’t so much apathy as it was an overwhelming sense of laziness as I stretched on the white, long sandy beach – Pacifico in hand admiring the slightly overweight Canadian girl with a magnificent rack sunbathing …