Welcome to Our Life Abroad!

Life gets busy. I think we all get that. I hope to return to posting regularly very soon!

We’re two high school teachers, Jared (left) and Danny (right) from outside Chicago, IL wandering halfway across the world to discover our life abroad. We’ve stumbled upon a love for travel! It freaks you out and makes you uncomfortable; what’s better than discovering who you are and what you’re capable of? As Thoreau said, life is what we make of it. We want to suck the marrow out of its bones!

Take a Look into Our Life Abroad

We love culture. We love people (well, I do; not so sure about him). Simply, we love our life abroad. We want to see how this changes our teaching and ourselves. What better way than to join a culture on the cusp between Eastern and Western ideas! (Heck, why not, I’ve always wanted to learn more about Confucianism!)

We’ve been teaching EFL to teenagers and adults in South Korea since August 2016. This blog will document our experiences, opinions, and travels throughout Asia; to see a more comedic run-by of events, check out Danny’s twitter below.

Where Have We Been So Far?

Okinawa, Japan: October 28-31, 2016
Taipei, Taiwan: December 23-26, 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: December 26-30, 2016
Singapore, Singapore: December 30-January 1 2017
Hanoi, Vietnam: April 27-May 2, 2017
Kyoto, Japan: July 27-31, 2017
Hong Kong: October 3-6, 2017

Where Are We Going?

We have a trip planned for Thailand and Cambodia for December, and we want to travel through Eastern Europe on our way back to the States in March. But who knows, we might throw in a weekend in the Philippines!

What About You?

We’d love to hear your experiences! Are you a fellow teacher or traveler? Or maybe you have a love of world photography or culture? Whatever it is, we’d love to have you join us on our adventure. Please subscribe, readcomment, and share

If you think one of your blogs is the cat’s pajamas, feel free to shoot it my way as well. I’m always looking for inspiration and new friends.

Stay tuned!

 

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Angry Monkeys Attack at Batu Caves (and Historical KL), Part 5

After our first full day in Malaysia, we were loving the food and loving the country. But today we had plans to visit the famous Batu Caves and other cultural attractions around central KL. So after eating breakfast (again, with kaya toast! delicious), we walked along until we got to the Komuter rail. Getting to … Continue reading Angry Monkeys Attack at Batu Caves (and Historical KL), Part 5

Petaling Street Is the Big Time in Kuala Lumpur (Or, Gimme a Whole Lotta’ Roti Prata, Part 4)

I’ll be short: I was so excited for dinner at Petaling Street our first night in Malaysia, but it was totally sidetracked. The time it took getting out of the airport in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was a bit of a bummer. From long lines at immigration, difficulties with an ATM, buying umbrellas and bug repellent, … Continue reading Petaling Street Is the Big Time in Kuala Lumpur (Or, Gimme a Whole Lotta’ Roti Prata, Part 4)

Taipei Christmas (Or, Finding Yongkang Street and the Best View of Taipei, Part 3)

I never expected to be in a city like Taipei on Christmas Day. And perhaps symbolically, this was one of my favorite days of the entire trip. Our walk about brought us to many beautiful and cultural highlights. Traditionally, I’m usually at home with family, a tree lit in the background and rugrats screaming around the … Continue reading Taipei Christmas (Or, Finding Yongkang Street and the Best View of Taipei, Part 3)

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