Weekend Getaway to Chicago

Weekend Getaway to Chicago Guide

Fun Packed Guide For the Windy City Olivia is here to guide us through a fun weekend in Chicago:Enjoy this guest post by Olivia  Everyone deserves a little getaway once and a while. I mean who doesn’t love a quick weekend getaway to a whole new city?! Chicago is the perfect city to spend a weekend … Read more

How To Deal With Pushy Street Vendors Without Being A Jerk

How to deal with Pushy Street Vendors in Vietnam

 

Daniela also know as Mrs. Fancy Pants is here to tell us how she dealt with street vendors in Vietnam:

One of the biggest culture shocks a traveler from the first world can experience when visiting a developing nation is the shopping experience – not the products on offer, but how they are sold. We’re used to going to nice, orderly buildings, with stock reasonably easy to find, usually being pretty much left alone by the store staff apart from the odd “can I help you?”, and not receiving a hard sell. We pay the price on the label unless we live in a country where sales tax isn’t obvious until we reach the checkout. Maybe there will be some effort to upsell at that point depending on the goods being purchased, but it is usually pretty tame. Even street vendors in the more touristy areas of the US usually accept a polite “no thank you”. Our shopping experience, though, is in sharp contrast to the that of many other countries.

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The Expat Life: From Canada to England

Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a country other than your own? Here is a guest post from Adventures and Naps telling us how she settled into a new country:

Hi everyone! I’m Alanna over at Adventures and Naps, a 23-year-old Canadian trying out life in England. I hope you enjoy my piece below!

“What is it like to be an expat?”

Where do I even begin?

Being an expat, an immigrant living in a foreign country, is basically an emotional rollercoaster. Some days are incredible, filled with experiences I could have never had living back in Canada. Things like exploring historic English villages, climbing nearby mountains in Wales or seeing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in London. I am truly lucky!adventures-and-naps

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