Travel blog by a global nomad

31 Mar

Transiting through the US – still a nightmare

Well folks, the Amuricans still aren’t making it pleasant for anyone to enter their country! After all the hullabaloo last year that we now have to register online – and the great thing about it was if you have a passport in the visa waiver program, you wouldn’t have to fill our any additional forms […]

24 Mar

If you absolutely have to move… don’t rely on U-haul

I freely admit, this blog entry will make the most sense to North Americans and hopefully other places in the world don’t have the same kind of service. But I learnt how fantabulously unreliable and messed up U-haul, a self-moving truck service is this last weekend! I always knew my Easter dash to the west […]

13 Feb

Preparing the anchor (or thinking about buying a car)

I finally had to do it. After 12 years of being blissfully car free (offsetting my flight carbon emissions by using foot and public transport at my end destinations…), I have ended up in an area where I needed to have a car. Public transportation was dubious at best, and cycling possibly never an option […]

23 Jan

So you want to move overseas – Part 6: Car insurance

Women say trying on bathing suits is the most soul destroying thing one can do when buying an item. By the time you find a bathing suit which flatters your figure, the joy of the upcoming trip to the beach or pool has been destroyed by hours of gazing at unwanted bits of flesh poking […]

22 Jan

So. You want to move overseas – Part 5: Driving

In some places, it is quite important to be able to drive if you want to be able to get around where you live. I have driven in many places around the world, but only needed to obtain a drivers license (due to long stay as opposed to visitor renting a car) a handful of […]

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