Expat vs Digital Nomad: Which Is a Better Fit For You?

I’ve been a digital nomad for the last two and a half years in Asia. And I often chat with expats in the countries I frequent. I’ve learned a lot from them—but even though we’re both “foreigners,” we really live a very different lifestyle. Today, let’s discuss the differences between digital nomads and expats. We’ll … Read more

What Is Considered Fat in China?

Here’s a question for you: If a woman weighs 50 kg (110 lbs) at 160 cm (5’5″) tall, is she “fat”? In America, the answer would be “No way!” And in fact, the question itself is a bit rude. But in China, some people would say “Yes.” Today, we’re looking at what is considered “fat” … Read more

What Is Considered Fat in South Korea?

Did you know: The average female K-Pop idol is ~165 cm tall (5’5″) and weighs only ~45 kg (99 lbs). Now that’s slim! In a country with strict beauty standards and thin celebrities like this, have you ever wondered what counts as “fat” in South Korea? According to numerous Koreans interviewed, the “ideal weight” for … Read more

What Is Considered Fat in Japan?

Did you know that Japanese women are 22.3 kg (49 pounds) lighter than American women on average? It’s true. Japan has one of the lowest obesity rates in the world, with only about 1 in 23 adults being obese. But today, we’re looking at what is considered “fat” in Japan. Obviously, opinions will vary—but by … Read more

The 7 Most Fluent English Speaking Countries in Asia

Traveling in Asia as someone who only speaks English, you’re bound to face some language barriers. Granted, most tourist areas will have a decent amount of English. But outside of those spots, it depends a lot on the country. Personally, I’ve been living as a digital nomad in Asia for over two years, and I’ve … Read more

What Is the Best Language to Learn for Traveling in Asia?

If you wanted to travel a lot in South America, it would be useful to learn Spanish. It would help you get around most countries—and even Brazil has a similar language, Portuguese. But the situation is not so simple in Asia. There is not one “Asian language.” There are many. So, you might be asking … Read more

Top 7 Safest Cities to Live in Thailand as a Foreigner

Thailand is one of the safest-feeling countries I’ve traveled to in Asia. In fact, the “Safety Index” rating for Thailand is ~61/100. That’s better than many western countries like the U.S., Canada, Australia, the U.K., Ireland, and France. However, Thailand still has some safety issues—including one category in which it ranks as the #1 most … Read more