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Top Ten FAQs

People are always (never) asking me what it’s like to quit adulting and become a funemployed traveler, so I’ve put together this top ten FAQs for your convenience. How many shirts do you have in your bag? If you, like the “kids” in my post about KL, need to know how many shirts are in […]

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Phuket: Bullhorns Sold Separately

With Christmas approaching, it was time for Nate and I to move from Malaysia on up to Thailand. In order to get back on the rails again, we only needed to hop on the ferry, take a bus to the train station, get on a commuter train to the border, get on a shuttle train […]

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Ipoh: It’s IHOP spelled differently

To round out Malaysia, Nate and I visited two more cities on our way to Thailand: Ipoh (pronounced E-poh like Eeyore, both a helpful mnemonic and a beautiful metaphor for the city) and Penang. I’ve added a map below for your reference. We chose these cities purely because they were stops along the railway and […]

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Kuala Lumpur: Pants Optional

Nate and I alighted from our train into the main station in Kuala Lumpur (KL), the capital city of Malaysia. Our Airbnb host instructed us to hail a cab, but we noticed an MRT station and thought it would be a cheaper, faster option in rush hour traffic. Aaaaannnd it might have been had we […]

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Singapore Slinging: Budget Edition

11:21 AM, Friday, Dec 8: Nate and I are on a 6-hour train ride from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia. We’re feeling pretty good having navigated a bus ride to the border, customs, and the train station to get to this point. Admittedly, it was a lot of herd following, but […]

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All Aboard!

In our original plan, Nate and I would stay in Germany for a year or so, learn the language, learn about our roots, and do whatever else we wanted in our spare time. However, within a week of my arrival and after realizing just how tricky it might be to get permanent residency, we decided […]

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What’s in a Name?

The Gishbaughers are a dying breed; at least that’s the story my brothers and I have been told countless times with the same earnestness reserved for camp-fire ghost stories. My brothers got the worst of it; tales of caution that if they didn’t have boys to carry on the family name, we’d all but cease […]

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How to be (F)UN-employed

Nate sent me an article touting that the most popular blogs are How to blogs. Always wanting to please my audience, I thought I’d give it a shot and talk about how to be (f)unemployed. To clarify, if you want to know the nitty gritty of getting oneself to a place with enough savings to […]

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You are here

Home is going to be a fluid concept for the next year or so. Nate and I have a pretty solid list of countries we want to see while we have the time, but Augsburg will, for all intents and purposes, be the place we hang our hat and unpack our suitcases. Since I’ve been […]

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…Continued

Fisch auf dem Trockenen…I came across this German idiom on the first day that I cracked open my German for Dummies book (Thanks, Sierra!). It’s the German equivalent to our American Fish out of water, and as the near-title to my old blog, I chalked it up as one of the many, many signs affirming […]

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