Category: Asia

Life in China: Cost of Living

Life in China: Cost of Living

Hi everyone! Welcome back to “Life in China.” This is the second post in our series, and it is all about cost of living here in Shenzhen, China. We are frequently asked what the cost of living in China is like and whether we can […]

Life in China: A Series

Life in China: A Series

Hi Everyone! Welcome to the first in a series of posts about life in China. Living in China is something friends and family ask us about regularly, and learning more about daily life in this humungous nation was a topic of sincere interest for us […]

How to Get to Hong Kong Airport from Shenzhen

How to Get to Hong Kong Airport from Shenzhen

So you need to get from Shenzhen to Hong Kong Airport (HKG) and the options aren’t clear. We compiled a list of options with approximate costs/travel time/level of convenience. Ferry This is a preferred method of many because of its speed (about 30 minutes from […]

Vietnam E-Visa and Train Travel

Vietnam E-Visa and Train Travel

E-Visa to Vietnam There has been a lot of talk about Vietnam’s new e-visa recently. Since February 2017, nationals of 46 different countries are able to apply for a single-entry 30-day visa online, print out a visa, and enter Vietnam. Provided that the government website […]

Getting a Chinese Work Visa: Authentication, Invitation, and Visa

Getting a Chinese Work Visa: Authentication, Invitation, and Visa

Background Last year (2016-2017), we spent a year in the USA. After four years living and working abroad, we found life in Utah amazingly convenient. After all, everyone spoke English. We were within driving distance of anything we could want, including IKEA. And Utah is […]

Breakfast with Orangutans at Singapore Zoo

Breakfast with Orangutans at Singapore Zoo

Breakfast with Orangutans Breakfast with orangutans? You’ve got to be kidding, right? Nope. Singapore Zoo offers this rather amazing opportunity most mornings. The breakfast is also awesome. What am I going on about? When Our Traveling Zoo went to Singapore a few days ago we […]

Budget Hong Kong with Kids

Budget Hong Kong with Kids

“Budget” is not a word one associates with Hong Kong. This city is anything but! Still, we were lucky enough to spend a week there over fall break. It was largely made possible thanks to a friend who kindly allowed us to stay at her […]