Vietnamese 101

When David and I explored opportunities abroad, learning a new language was an important requirement for him. I was nervous about this. Sure, when I lived in South Africa and Ghana I gained some skills in a local language to aid in communication, but English fluency levels were very high. In high school and college, […]

Malaysia Really is Truly Asia

CNN International is flooded with tourism ads encouraging expats to travel here or there and experience beautiful beaches, marvelous food, and friendly people. Malaysia’s ads have a infuriatingly addictive jingle that always ends with, “Malaysia, Truly Asia.” Despite the irritatingly-catchy song, we decided to spend 6 days over New Years exploring a few of Malaysia’s most famous cities. […]