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Brief Thoughts on (Eastern) European Train Travel

Yesterday I got stuck, with my poor parents and grandma, on a train that lost AC and with only two windows that would open. Average temp inside was 90+. I’ll never complain about air travel again… Supposed to be 5.5 hours ended up being nearly 7. The train driver stopped for a beer. Wish I […]

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The Dropped Wallet Scam In Europe

Just a reminder that once in a while…there’s some bad people in the world. I was walking home on my street last night. A man in front of me dropped a wad of US dollars. I stupidly picked it up and handed it back. The oldest scam in the book. A “cop” showed up a […]

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Time Is Money Abroad (Guest Post at Nomad Capitalist)

I’ve recently been featured over at Nomad Capitalist in an article titled “Time Is Money Abroad“.  Here’s a little sneak peek… “Many people move to a foreign country to leverage a strong U.S. dollar, to lower their tax bills, or for a variety of both personal and financial reasons. Naturally, moving to a foreign country, especially on […]

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3 Brief Thoughts on HBO’s Chernobyl Miniseries

If you’ve been living under a rock, there’s this new HBO miniseries called “Chernobyl” which has been sweeping across the globe in the last five weeks. Well, I finally got around to watching the first couple of episodes last night, and… It’s pretty good. I’d also prefer that it was in Russian instead of English. At […]

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How Quickly Money Disappears In A Foreign Country

Pictured above: Krakow, Poland – my first stop when I moved abroad. Reader Kev weighs in with reply to my recent email about attempting to save ~$20,000 before making the leap to a foreign country: “I think the six months living expenses rule is a solid target, so $20k depending where you are. Some guys […]

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