I’m originally from the U.S, but I’ve lived and travelled in Asia for the past few years; I’ve been writing here and there on various topics, but for a more travel-oriented story and advice blog, this is going to be my main retrospective/current outlet.
Living in South Korea
Most of my time has been living and teaching in South Korea, so that will be one of my main topics. It can be a tough country to get around for first-timers, but it really has great infrastructure and is probably the most convenient country I’ve been in. Given that the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics are coming up (as of this writing the Olympic torch is getting ready to make its journey), I imagine people will be needing some tips on navigating Korea, and I’m here to help you do it like a local!
Backpacking Southeast Asia
The rest of Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Singapore, etc) I’ve experienced mostly on a backpacking basis, so my expertise there is mostly on solving backpacker problems (mostly transportation, accommodation, money, language, food, and all that good stuff you care ab out when you’re on the road). As someone who researches everything to death, I think I’ve identified some of the best (and worst) ways to get around in the region.
With any luck, I’ll be adding a few more continents to my area of travel expertise as I continue my journeys!
I also write at…
You can find my other main blog, mostly focused on economics and data as they relate to the places I’ve been to, as well as simply the stuff I’m interested in, here, at emergentdisorder.com.
Just note the slight difference in website titles–whereas emergent refers to “emergent order,” or an economic theory that describes the penchant of systems to spontaneously evolve, emerging refers more to my active, travelling self. Note also that both titles include the word “disorder” to convey our ultimate inability to comprehend the details of the systems we exist in and use, as well as a nod to entropy.