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Don’t let your posssesions own you

8 November 2013

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I lived overseas for most of my adult life and have moved several times between different countries. I have always been careful not to collect too much “stuff”. It is not easy however, as it is nice to collect small mementos and souvenirs from traveling to different places. It is a good idea not to […]

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Tips for finding cheap flights

27 June 2013

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Flights are usually one of the biggest expenses of a vacation and any money you can save on your flights, you can put to staying in a better hotel or for extra spending money.  Here are some tips which can help you to find a cheap flight. Check out your favorite airlines social media Many […]

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The Cost of Living: Cheap European Countries to Retire to

30 September 2011

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Ensuring a comfortable retirement means more than shoring up as much money to see you by as possible. To truly enjoy the best quality of life available, you need to make sure you’re living in the most appropriate place. By choosing to spend your retirement years in some of Europe’s cheapest and more beautiful countries, […]

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How to Keep Holiday Expenses Down

13 September 2011

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A holiday is something many of us dream of doing and there is no doubt that many of us deserve a break after grueling hours of work. But contrary to what many people think, a vacation may just be within reach and within the budget if you try hard enough to find the best deals. […]

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My new Nokia E63

23 May 2009

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My laptop has been giving me trouble these days and while the hardware is fine, Windows is giving the bluescreen of death every second day. It get’s pretty annoying. I think I will buy a new Netbook soon, so instead of a new laptop I thought I would just get a new phone with Wfi. […]

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Finding a place to settle

12 May 2009

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I started traveling at the start of 2007, partly I just wanted to travel and partly looking for a place to settle down more permanently. I finally decided that I was going to try and settle in Indonesia and have begun learning the language. I spent a couple of months in the Indonesia’s third largest […]

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Renting is cheap in Indonesia

20 February 2009

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I am planning to stop traveling for a little while. I have been going since September this year, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. I am planning to stay in Medan in Sumatra for a while and spend some time working on my sites. There aren’t really any apartments here, so you have the option […]

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My new home, maybe

16 February 2009

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I just came back from spending about a month in the Philippines. I had some good friends from the Philippines while I was living in China last year, until the government kicked most of them out right before the Beijing Olympics. I had a lot of expectations of the country and was even thinking of […]

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So-long Beijing

17 September 2008

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It has been nearly a month since I posted my last entry to this blog, which is probably the longest break I have had from writing here. I suppose I felt like I needed to take a break from blogging after the Olympics. I am actually writing this from Australia, where I arrived back in […]

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Success in small steps

2 July 2008

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I have been battling away now on my Beijing blog for nearly a year now and it is just over a month until the the games start in August. The Wall Street Journal linked to the blog today and Problogger published an article I wrote on Facebook. Traffic from Google still isn’t great, but I […]

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