So here I am – a bunch of mistakes later, mixed with lazy choices and lots of eye-opening suggestions from fellow expats, I am sharing with you my very own list of hacks, in this Expat Survival Guide. From all basic adjustments to some really big ones, most of what you will need to do and know about expat living and expat travel is all listed here.
Bali being a popular tourist destination across the globe – as a couple who didn’t have a plan in place and no one to take suggestions from, there is a lot about this island that we learnt on our own – some bits with good experinces, and some with bad ones. And because we don’t want you to fall in all the touristy traps as we did – we charted out an essential Bali guide for you from our very own do’s and don’t diary…
No matter what, you are a foreigner; you are a tourist; so embrace it. You’ll feel freer, and less pressure means that you won’t be overwhelmed by all the things you think you’re saying wrong. No matter how you sound, everybody is impressed with the tourist who at least attempts to speak the language. Plus, if people know you’re a tourist, they’ll want to know where you’re from – a great conversation starter.
As bloggers we all not just document our passions, but also look at monetizing our blogs in the long run. Expanding your services beyond the usual sponsored blog posts, online advertisements and sponsored backlinks, helps engage more readers and earn higher profits as well. A wise way to bank upon monetizing opportunities is to offer innovative products and expert services. Below are 10 ways you can monetize your blog using platforms like these without losing any transaction fees.
But just in case you are anxious whether Israel is a dangerous place for traveling – NO, it is not dangerous. It is safe to travel around this Middle Eastern country. And although it is helpful to read about your destination before reaching, and there is nothing wrong in being aware of the typical Guided Tours Israel travel tips to keep you safe during your stay in the foreign land.
As much as I loved to travel, I needed a good career, a good salary and a good stable lifestyle equally. I like the idea of being a good professional, with a kickass package, but that means it also requires a fair amount of billable work hours and uncompromised commitment. I cant be on the road anymore and live like a nomad, because no matter who tells you what, its not feasible in the long run. Travel cannot provide you a living. And lets accept it, I can not always be frugal about my travel choices. I need to earn to support the life of my dreams. And this is when the confusion started and the irritation seeped in. I didn’t know if I was failing at my passion, or was I just doing it wrong? Or was everyone around me overdoing it. And overrating it.
#Christmas2015 is just around the corner, and its time for christmas trees, wreaths and beautiful Christmas bouquets. The shops are full of such pretty vase arrangements, but nothing can make you feel more festive, than making your own Christmas DIY!
Last year I was at home, working solely on my blog. This year, I am back to grad school, attending classes, submitting weekly assignments, and working two jobs on campus. Soon enough, I realized the difficulty in creating a balance between work, study and blogging all at the same time, and I am trying my best to find ways to keep the blog running.
The fast pace of business trips with airports, lounges, flights, taxis, hotels and meetings can sometimes get overwhelming and everyone could appreciate some help with many things in a new environment. Fortunately, with modern problems, modern solutions spring up, and you can keep them in your pocket. So here comes a list of 7 must-have phone apps that will certainly make your life easier…
Every word has a story. For some its a short one, for some a transcending one, and for some its the story of their life. Compiling a brand new list of Travel Words that you ought to know in 2015, StreetTrotter also brings along ten Travel Bloggers with their ten soulful personal stories – each inspired from a word that changed their life.
“Loved the city. Hated the people. OR. Loved the people. Hated the city.” – Let’s accept it, travel is not always fun, and we cannot sugarcoat all our trips into great experiences. In the hope of publishing the most honest travel stories, StreetTrotter has rolled out its very new #LoveHateTravel initiative, asking fellow bloggers about their journey of a Love-Hate city they traveled to in recent past. Bringing the first of the series is Travel Blogger Claudia Tavani, confessing her reality of Cuba vs. Cubans…
Travelling the Hitch-hiking way can be an intimidating experience. You don’t know who will hitch you, and what experiences will the road lead you to. But the very uncertainty of this style of travel, makes it all count in the end. For all of you who are looking for an unplanned, unknown and in the moment journey for your next adventure – Try hitchhiking Amruta’s way!
Be it the Everest, the K2, the Alps, the Nanga Parbat or the Eiger – there is no single mountain that has not been conquered by some daring few – who keep making history from time to time! Indulge yourself in these intimidating conquests, before you go out there to write your own climbing story…
Someone once told me, “The day you venture into the Himalayas, you are doomed for life and addicted till eternity.” If you are too a part of this tribe and you crave for the Himalayas every now and then, this list is custom made for you – 9 must-watch movies that every Himalayan lover will relate to, and every mountain climber will sit-back to watch.
They say, “You have to taste a culture to truly understand it”. On our platter today is ‘LUNCHEX, a social meal sharing website that connects incoming travelers to locals over a Meal-Date.