How to Extend your Visa on Arrival in Lombok, Indonesia

Indonesia

 

When I first traveled to Asia I was a bit discouraged by the visa policies for most Asian countries. For a quick three week holiday you’re mostly good with a free tourist visa on arrival (VOA). For extended travelers like me, arranging a (tourist) visa can be time consuming, costly, and let’s be honest: down right frustrating. In this post I’ll tell you exactly how to turn your visa extension into a rather quick and pain-free, walk in the park experience! Keep reading

Getting Inked the Thai Way: The True Meaning of a Buddhist Sak Yant Tattoo

Inspirational
My daughter Silvana, Ajahn Mee, and me

I love tattoos and the way they decorate the body, male or female. For years, I contemplated on getting inked but never really braved up to the challenge. Add to that my indecisive nature, and at forty-two years old my body was still like a blank page desperately waiting for a story to be told. That is, until Buddhism and the magic of traditional Thai Sak Yant tattoos fluttered my way.  Keep reading

From infamous Visa Run to Family Fun! Crossing the Thai-Malaysian border

Thailand
There’s an adventure in everything

We could have taken the easy route and pay 50 Dollars for a stamp, instead we undertook a ten hour journey to the border, and loved every single minute of it.

Crossing borders have never been, and probably never will be, my favorite pastime. Unfortunately, they are part of the word traveling life-style that is rapidly taking over the globe now.  Keep reading

A Visit to Buddha Island, Rawai Thailand

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Buddha Island is one of those places where you instantly know that you have just set foot on sacred land.

For our family Asia is whole new continent. Over the years, I have always wondered about how residing in an predominantly Buddhist country would impact my state of mind. My sense of being. Buddha Island answered all of those questions in a whim.

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5 Reasons To Choose Playa del Carmen Mexico as your World Schooling Hub

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico is generally not considered a child friendly destination. It’s one of the fastest growing cities in the world, catering to the needs of not only the rich and famous, but also party animals from all over the world. Arriving at Playa del Carmen in the evening, with three kids and all of our luggage, I was literally panic-stricken. We were surrounded by a big soup of people, for as far we could see. Most of them, either happily intoxicated or uneasily sober. As opposed to other parts of Mexico, all was marked in US Dollars. Tears welled up in my eyes, and I wanted to crawl back to the small local Mexican towns, that we had thus far resided in. However, after two months I can see both the beauty and the convenience of Playa del Carmen as a worldschooling hub. Keep reading

Getting Dental Work Done – The Mexican Way

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During our two years of traveling through South and Central America we have had little to no health issues. Which is good, as we currently didn’t have health insurance. However, the times we did have minor problems we always went to local hospitals and clinics. Just like our fellow Ecuadorians, Peruvians, or Mexicans. In most cases there were private clinics available, but we decided to undergo the ultimate cultural experience, going through local healthcare. In this post I will take you by the hand as Sheree undergoes some dental work in Puerto Escondido, Mexico. Keep reading

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Inge, happy and single mom moving away from the system. Traveling the world I un- & road-school my three daughters. Three years and counting! How?