Wanderlust Wendy

living abroad

Saigon Chronicle – Week 4: Living Abroad in 2019

Living Abroad in Saigon

The first time I moved abroad was in 1998, from Taiwan to the United States. The Internet was slowly becoming mainstream, but the way to keep in touch with my family was still through faxes and occasional expensive international calls. In suburbia Saint Louis, my only source of Chinese entertainment was the books I had brought, a subscription to World Journal newspaper, and Sina.com, the only site back in the … Read more

Inhale. Exhale. It’s Not Like I’m Moving to Africa Again…

Remember all that zen I had a few days ago? Well, they completely dissipated this morning when I opened my eyes. A stream of thoughts crossed my mind as I gained consciousness, “o.m.g. this is my last day at home.” “o.m.g. I have so much to do still.” “O.M.G. WHY DID I EVER THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA?!?” Yes, I’ve done this before – the whole moving to a … Read more