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The Secret Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh

The Secret Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh

There once was a Canadian Embassy in Phnom Penh, but it closed in 2009. In 2015, a new Embassy was built inside the Phnom Penh British Embassy. It has security gates, 12-inch-thick bulletproof glass between you the dignitaries, and big purple ‘bomb’ buttons in plain sight. What is doesn’t have is any information for Canadians, needing consular assistance in Cambodia. Keep reading for the details you need. (more…)

Mystical Places to Power Up in Asia

Mystical Places to Power Up in Asia

Ancient Hindu texts written 5,000 years ago put forward the idea that there are many paths to salvation, and each person is responsible for finding the one that suits them best. The idea spread across Asia via Buddhism. Here are three key areas Planet Asia suggests to those wanting to tap into ancient mysticism for personal betterment. (more…)

Dangerous Realities  in Southeast Asia for Expats

Dangerous Realities in Southeast Asia for Expats

Expatriating to Asia is a dream for many, but the gritty realities of life (and death) here can be a bit of an eye opener. For expats, living and working in Southeast Asia can be a fascinating experience one, however, that comes with a few pitfalls which can affect foreigners and locals alike. Michael Batson pulls back the veil to look at fatal outcomes and death by misadventures along the Southeast Asia expat trail. (more…)

Make money and survive as a broke expat

Make money and survive as a broke expat

Edward Snowdon is a man of risk, teaching his way around Asia for a decade. In between gigs, he spent his savings on backpacking journeys in SE Asia and India. As his funds dwindled he would apply online for teaching jobs. Twice, he ran out of money before finding a job. He learned to survive. In this article, Edward offers a failsafe to help other expats who might run out of money while abroad.  (more…)

Apocalypse Now: Predictions from the Kali Yuga

Apocalypse Now: Predictions from the Kali Yuga

Written in the Bhagavata Purana is a list of predictions that signal the end of times – the Apocalypse, or age of Kali Yuga. The predictions focus on the collapse of abundance, morality and society. During implosion, some remain blissfully unaware. Others watch the carnage from a safe distance.

Read about modern “consumer society” collapse via an ancient text. Learn how expats can leave sick societies behind, and benefit by doing so. (more…)

Phnom Penh City Guide 2016

Phnom Penh City Guide 2016

2016 Phnom Penh city guide for newbie expats: travel essentials; expenses; sightseeing; bars and restaurants; accommodation and rentals; Phnom Penh gyms. Learn everything you need in a single read. (more…)

Nanjing City Guide 2017

Nanjing City Guide 2017

This academic hub’s international feel and brilliant cultural heritage makes it one of China’s top cities for long-term expats.

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Introduction to China

Introduction to China

Prepare for your China adventure with this comprehensive guide that provides a great head-start on navigating the Middle Kingdom. (more…)

How to Make Money as a Nomadic Expat

How to Make Money as a Nomadic Expat

Living as an expat in Asia removes you from your comfort zone and exposes your true self through an endless string of transient relationships. You start to see patterns. You discover that wherever you go, there you are. For some, within that realization exist opportunities.

Historically, cash-strapped expats have been finding and funding themselves in Asia for hundreds of years, In 2016, conditions are grim: too little gold and too many miners. Still, opportunities exist for the brave, willing and talented. Planet Asia summarizes potential job leads for economic western refugees headed to Asia. (more…)

Life-altering benefits enjoyed by expats in Asia

Life-altering benefits enjoyed by expats in Asia

There are still gaps through which aspiring expats can access a wider range of life options than their cubicle life may provide. If you are thinking about expatriating to Asia, this article will provide a sweeping view of realistic options to earn money as an expat in Asia. If you don’t have marketable skills to offer, English teaching jobs (ESL) are always within grasp – although salaries are stagnant and working conditions getting grimmer. On the other hand, with savvy business, technical or creative skills, a whole lot more is possible.
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