Self Realizations From Living Abroad: I’m A Tourist

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, click here. Winter was an exciting time in Taipei for a few reasons; it was nearly time for lunar new year, it was too cold for mosquitoes to keep tormenting […]

Self Realizations from Living Abroad: Taipei is Beautiful

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, click here. Opening tangent: I realize I’ve lagged tremendously on posting this installment.  I know it sounds odd, but every time I sit down to write, all kinds of emotions […]

Self Realizations from Living Abroad: Chance Encounters

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, please click here. Via a few texts back and forth (nobody in Asia actually talks on the phone, we just text, it’s just what we do over there. God forbid […]

Self Realizations from Living Abroad: Meeting Fellow Expats

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  Click here for the previous post in this series. After the typhoon blew through Taipei, life returned to normal. Classes resumed, and I had spent a considerable amount of time working on my assignment: giving my classmates […]

Self-Realizations from Living Abroad: I Can Eat Anything

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, please click here. The fall had fallen on Taipei.  This made me particularly happy because now, I could wear pants and limit the area available to mosquitoes to just my […]

Self-Realizations from Living Abroad: I’m A Giant

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, please click here. The next few weeks were a blur of new and exciting things.  I had a room in an apartment, and a well-connected roommate who served as the link […]

Self-Realizations From Living Abroad: I’m A Foreigner

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. She blogs about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  For the previous post in this series, please click here. As the sun rose on day two, I had already been up for hours plotting my next move – the one thing jet-lag is useful for. I had one day left […]

Self-Realizations From Living Abroad: I Can Do It

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  Anyone who has lived abroad has gone through a series of self-realizations and glorious light bulb moments of “I can do it!”.  As most people will say of their time abroad, with a sigh and a look […]

MSW Interviews – Project Taiwan Dog Rescue

This guest blog is by Ava Apollo. When she’s not writing for MSW, she’s blogging about adventure travel at bemytravelmuse.com.  While studying abroad in Taiwan, I couldn’t help but notice how much the Taiwanese love their dogs.  On any given day, I could see a happy, well-taken-care-of dog walking around Taipei city with his owner, taking in the sights […]