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Living in Barcelona, Spain

February 9, 2014

I knew a few months ahead of time that I’ll be ending my round-the-world trip in Barcelona, Spain. The main reasons being that airfare from Barcelona to New York is fairly low compared to other cities and I was told that weather here is still great through late October. Barcelona is also known to be a very lively city with lots of things going on every day and a good place to meet people from …

3 Weeks in Serbia

September 3, 2013

Just before my trip to Serbia, every time another traveler asks me where I was going next, they’d get a puzzled look and ask “Serbia? Why are you going there?”.

Serbia doesn’t seem to be really known as a tourist destination. The main reason I was coming here was to actually just visit a Serbian friend I met in Seattle over 3 years ago when I was there for a 1-week IT training. It was …

Cost of Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand (Month 1)

April 4, 2013

I’ve been living in Chiang Mai for just over a month now. Below are my living expenses from March 4, 2013 – April 3, 2013 (31 days). I’m using an exchange rate of 1 USD = 29.50 THB, which I estimated to be the average exchange rate as the rate during this time fluctuated around 29.20 to 29.90.

My total expense for this period was around $887. I budgeted $1,000/month here in …

Living in Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 28, 2013

I spent 5 weeks in Buenos Aires, the longest I’ve ever spent in one place while traveling in Latin America. It’s a big, lively city with plenty of things to see and do. You can tell the strong European influence in the city as soon as you arrive with its European style architecture. The people also look more European, there seems to be a lot of Italian-Spanish mix. It’s been sometimes referred to as the …