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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  • 5 Things You Should Know When Hiring a Car Abroad 1 week 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 11 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 11 months 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...
  • A Duty Nightmare in Taiwan 11 months ago Hey all. It’s been a few weeks since we’ve been back in Taiwan, and I’ve been going all online-shopping-happy at iHerb. In Vietnam it was impossible to find health foods and supplements, and when you did find them they were so expensive it just wasn’t worth it. So now that I’m back in...
  • Hello Taiwan, We're Back! 1 year ago Hallelujah we are back in Taiwan! It’s been a year and a half since we left our lives in Taiwan, and since then we have been to 12 different countries, and our last three months were spent in Hanoi, Vietnam. We arrived to Taiwan last week, and we already have our apartment, scooter (thanks to...

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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,... 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

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.

16:24 PM May 01, 2013

Always a great read. I never miss a post!

03:22 AM May 02, 2013

I enjoy following Jenna's adventures.

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