Nomad Notions

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Nomad Notions
Tales of expat living, teaching and tramping via native Texan Jenna Longoria, who has been teaching abroad for the past 4 years. Follow her on her latest adventures living and teaching in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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  • Incredible India: Trip Ideas for the Intrepid Traveler 2 months ago India holds a special place in my heart. For the past 3 years, I’ve journeyed there to study Ashtanga yoga with my guru, Sharath Jois. The yoga shala (sanskrit for home), is located in the city of Mysore, India. This last year, I was lucky enough to receive Sharathji’s blessing to share the...
  • An Expat Returns: Life in the U.S. 3 months ago After 8 years of living abroad, I’ve finally made the move home. For Dom, he is still technically an expat, as he’s English. But, for the both of us, moving back to the U.S. means going back to a fast-paced lifestyle. Because as an expat, you are exempt from certain responsibilities. At home,...
  • 5 Things You Should Know When Hiring a Car Abroad 3 months ago Hey all! There are many places to travel in the world that don’t require you to rent a car. Take for example Tokyo or Taipei, where you can rely on public transportation, as it is very efficient and cost effective. But in other places it can be more convenient (and sometimes necessary) to rent...
  • Oomph: Kaohsiung's First Cold -Pressed Juicery 13 months ago When I last lived in Kaohsiung I remember wishing there was a place to buy cold-pressed juice. You can imagine how stoked I was when I discovered there is now a company that delivers cold-pressed juice straight to your door! Kaohsiung has certainly become quite sophisticated in a short period of...
  • An Expat Guide: Voting Abroad 1 year ago Hey All. Unless you are living in a cave, then you know that the U.S. Presidential election is taking place this November. And it’s an important one. I must admit, I didn’t send off for my absentee ballot in the last election because I’m from Texas, and I knew that the red would win...

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  • The Perks of Working Abroad Working Abroad Streets of TaipeiThe unemployment rate is 7.5% in the United States, 7.8% in England, and a whopping 14% in Ireland. In many countries, it’s the same sad tune. But this article is not about the politics of the situation, or who is to blame. This...
  • Top 20 Reasons I Prefer Teaching in Taiwan Over Honduras Expat Blog Awards 2013 This past year I have been living and teaching in Taiwan, which has proven to be a refreshing change of pace from the small village I lived in previously in Honduras.  And although comparing the two countries is like comparing a cactus to a camel,...

ExpatsBlog.com Expat Blog Awards 2013: Taiwan Silver Award!

This blog won the Silver Award for best expat blog in Taiwan!

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Website Reviews » There are 6 reviews on Nomad Notions

Camille
06:10 AM April 29, 2013

Engaging, colorful, real, and unrestrained, the scenes and seasons of Taiwan and the globe are brought to life in these concise, insightful entries. I always enjoy following this journey through the lively settings and secrets of a life lived abroad. Bravo. ;)

Teale Ridley-Art
14:46 PM April 29, 2013

love this blog.

Ken Mccormack
15:29 PM April 29, 2013

A wonderful read. You feel like you have been transported to the place Jenna describes with her descriptive style.

Sylvia Longoria
15:40 PM April 29, 2013

Always looking forward to reading a new entry on Jenna's blog - it is informative, entertaining and gives excellent insight into Taiwan's culture.

Gabby
16:24 PM May 01, 2013

Always a great read. I never miss a post!

Brenda
03:22 AM May 02, 2013

I enjoy following Jenna's adventures.

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