And then I quit my job to travel

After being abroad for the past seven years, I have some surprisingly big news. Really … [Continue Reading]

And then I quit my job to travel

Five years on: How I moved abroad after college and built a career through travel

This week marks the five-year anniversary of my college graduation. FIVE years! Well I. feel. … [Continue Reading]

5 years on by Expat Edna

The things I won’t blog about

If you haven't noticed, I've been picking up my blogging game lately. I've missed writing as often … [Continue Reading]

The Things I Won't Blog About by Expat Edna

Floating over Melbourne by hot air balloon

Is there any better way to see a city than from above? I love sunrises and I love heights. So … [Continue Reading]

Melbourne at sunrise by hot air balloon by Expat Edna

Two Days in LA

How much can you really see with only two days in Los Angeles, a sprawling city the same size as … [Continue Reading]

Two Days in LA by Expat Edna

The art of doing nothing in London

There's not much to say about the art of doing nothing. It's pretty much one step, self-explanatory: … [Continue Reading]

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One day in Segovia

If you like aqueducts and suckling pigs, boy do I have the day trip for you. Segovia is a small … [Continue Reading]

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Everything I loved about Madrid

Spain was never on my radar. Never. Something about it didn't inspire me; no amount of writing or … [Continue Reading]

Everything I loved about Madrid by Expat Edna

And then I quit my job to travel

And then I quit my job to travel

After being abroad for the past seven years, I have some surprisingly big news. Really big. You may have figured it out from the title of this post already, BUT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT IT, OKAY? It's so big, I actually emailed my parents about it a few weeks ago. I love my family but we're … [Continue reading...]

Five years on: How I moved abroad after college and built a career through travel

5 years on by Expat Edna

This week marks the five-year anniversary of my college graduation. FIVE years! Well I. feel. old. When I graduated from the Class of 2010, I was 20 years old, had $700 to my name -- and zero clue what to do next. This is the story of how in the five years since, I've lived in four … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Xi’an

Rou jia mo, Xi'an by Expat Edna

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Click here to read previous 5BTIAs from Paris, Australia, and more. I've come up with a new slogan for Xi'an after my recent trip out west: Xi'an: Come for the Warriors, Stay for the Pork Buns. … [Continue reading...]

Travel in Europe: Have you considered Azerbaijan?

Old City, Baku by Expat Edna

If you're not like me and chasing every event on the international sports circuit from here till 2020, you might not be aware that today marks 30 days … [Continue reading...]

Instagrammed: Hello, Philippines!

Sharon's travel themed wedding, Tagaytay, Philippines by Expat Edna

Somewhere in the past few years, the Philippines ended up on my EVENTUALLY list. You know the one: the list of places you know you'll eventually … [Continue reading...]

The things I won’t blog about

The Things I Won't Blog About by Expat Edna

If you haven't noticed, I've been picking up my blogging game lately. I've missed writing as often as I used to, about travel and food and sports … [Continue reading...]

Life in Shanghai: April 2015

Spring in Shanghai Anfu Lu by Expat Edna

April was yet another solid month in Shanghai: the arrival of spring, coupled with two trips, one concert, and having the coolest honor bestowed upon … [Continue reading...]

When a city changes your life — and you never want to go back

Binhai Lu, Dalian - Expat Edna

I first moved abroad in early 2008. I was 18 years old, a sophomore in college. The plan was only to stay for four months and study Chinese, then … [Continue reading...]

The 5 best things I ate in Paris: Spring 2015

Oysters and Pol Roger Champagne, Paris by Expat Edna

In this biweekly series, I round up the five best things I ate in a particular city or country. Read more food posts here. These days, trips to … [Continue reading...]