• Ho Chi Minh City Cost of Living

    1 Month in Ho Chi Minh City Cost of Living

    I’m back with another cost of living breakdown! Are you tired of these yet? I feel like I get a little better at explaining my expenses each time I write one of these. So, today I’m going to be sharing my Ho Chi Minh City cost of living for 1 month. I actually spent the last two months in Vietnam, but I figured it would be easier to share my monthly average of how much it cost to live in Ho Chi Minh City. If you want to know how much I spent overall, you can watch my YouTube video below. Oh yeah… I forgot to mention, I created a…

  • How to Get a Visa for Vietnam

    How to Get a Visa for Vietnam and What to Expect When You Arrive

    One of the countries in southeast Asia that I wasn’t planning to travel to was Vietnam. Why? Because U.S. citizens need a visa to enter. Whereas, many other countries are granted 15 days entry with their passports. I wasn’t sure how to get a visa for Vietnam and frankly, I don’t like applications. Well, with a quick change of plans, I ended up looking into how I can enter Vietnam. I have a flight booked to Europe in October. So, I’ve been strategically planning out which countries I want to visit until then. I figured why not check out Ho Chi Minh City as the last new place on my…

  • 2 Weeks in the Philippines

    2 Weeks in the Philippines

    Mabuhay! That means ‘welcome’ in Tagalog, the language used in the Philippines. My following on Twitter has grown quite a bit over the past month. So, I want to take a minute to reintroduce myself for all those new here and explain where I’ve been for those who have been patiently waiting for a new post. For starters, my name is Dianna! Last year, around this time, I decided to change my life for the better. I wanted to experience all that life had to offer. So, I booked a one-way ticket to Sweden because YOLO. Do people still use that term? I hope not. Anyways, I started traveling country…

  • Penang Cost of Living

    Penang Cost of Living for 6 Weeks

    Can you believe I stayed in Penang for nearly 45 days? When I was taking care of my accommodation and travel plans before arriving, I actually thought it would be nice to settle for a little bit more than a month for once. I was wrong. 6 weeks felt way too long! I think my ‘travel bug’ sickness isn’t ready to go away yet. I spent my days fairly similar to each other, not much was out of the usual this time around. I’m sharing my Penang cost of living below, but I also previously wrote about a few other places I’ve lived if you’re interested in reading those! As…

  • Being Back In Thailand Chiang Mai

    Being Back in Thailand

    It’s a weird feeling. A good feeling. Thailand was the first country I went to when I started traveling around southeast Asia. At the time, it was exciting to be in a warm country during what was supposed to be winter. I actually landed in Bangkok a couple days before Thanksgiving and being from the midwest of the U.S., I’m only used to being in temperatures below 8 celsius during November. Now that I’m visiting Chiang Mai, I have much more to be excited for. This weather, you either hate it or love it. I honestly love it. When I first visited Thailand, I thought the weather in Bangkok was…