Posts Tagged ‘living abroad’

Midnight In Rome: Book Review and Interview with Michael Gyulai

At 22, Michael Gyulai graduated from college and moved to Rome with a simple goal: "To really live there. To understand the place like a local." Midnight in Rome, a memoir about the time he spent in Rome, is an engaging exploration of just how difficult it can be for travellers to immerse themselves in a foreign culture.

Karie and Scott

In 2007, Karie and Scott sold most of their stuff in the United States and flew to Barcelona without a place to live. Their blog chronicles their adventures living in Barcelona and travelling around Europe. (Interview with Karie and Scott)

The North West Territory

The North West Territory is the blog of Brian Hermon, a 23-year old working for an NGO in Ghana. (Interview with Brian)

Volunteer Work in Ghana: Interview with Brian Hermon

How valuable are volunteer experiences? And who do they benefit the most: the volunteer or the community being served?

Brian Hermon has done his fair share of volunteering, from an early two-week experience in Costa Rica to longer-term projects in Tanzania, Vietnam, and now Ghana.

In this interview with TravelBlogs, Brian talks about the impact volunteering has had on his life, the work he is doing in Ghana, and some of the difficulties of life in Africa.

Adventure in Europe: Interview with Scott and Karie

Scott and Karie first decided that they wanted to live overseas five years ago, shortly after getting engaged. In late 2007, they finally took the plunge, selling almost everything they owned and hopping on a flight to Barcelona. For the next year, Barcelona is their home base as they explore the rest of Europe.

TravelBlogs had the opportunity to catch up with them and learn more about why they decided to do this trip, how they saved money, and their experiences on the road so far.

Randall Wood

Randall co-authored the Moon Handbook to Nicaragua and now lives in Benin. (Interview with Randall Wood)

Guide Books, Nicaragua and Benin: Interview with Randall Wood

If you've spent time travelling around Nicaragua in the past few years, you may already know of Randall Wood.

Randy co-authored the Moon Handbook Nicaragua after living there for several years, part of which was spent working with the Peace Corps. He also wrote a companion guide for expats living in Nicaragua.

TravelBlogs got in touch with him to find out about more about his experiences with the Peace Corps, Nicaragua and his current home, Benin.

Gone East

Huw is a young English guy spending a year in China before returning to the UK in September. (Interview with Huw)

Gap Year in China: Interview with Huw

Taking a year out after high school? Sounds like a smart idea to me.

Huw is one 19-year old with the right idea: rather than launching into tertiary education, he's stepping out into the world on a year-long trip to China and back. From his home in the United Kingdom, he travelled east through Europe on the Trans-Siberian Railway, eventually arriving in Beijing a few weeks ago. To help fund his Gap Year, he's teaching English.

Travis on Tour

The adventures of a young traveller teaching English in South Korea. (Interview with Travis)

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