Honeymoon: What You Want to Know

Hey guys! So, bae and I are still planning for our honeymoon. We haven’t settled on a place yet. Where we go is entirely contingent on how much money we have saved up. We have eyed and weighed places such as Greece, Croatia, Italy, and France. My fiancé does not care where we go so…

Why I won’t hire someone to plan the honeymoon

Okay. Let’s be frank here. The minute you mention the word “wedding” or “honeymoon” prices automatically soar. It just seems that they go up and up and up. I mean, all you literally have to do is type in “honeymoon packages” into Google or Yahoo and an entire list, endless pages of various vacation and…

Wall Décor

Hey there. Welcome to my page and welcome to my blog. If you are new around here, welcome. You can find me on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @thefrugalexpat. I’m even on YouTube. But be sure to stop by those pages, browse around and say hello. Hopefully you see something you like. If you are…

Top Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

  1) Try the Vietnamese coffee. You can’t leave Vietnam without trying one of these. Their are literally streets and streets and streets full of cafes and coffee shops. This will be easy to find. And to sweeten it, welcome condensed milk. 2) Take a tour with Vespa Adventures. Vespa Adventures offers some amazing tours…

Vietnam Cookery Center

  While in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, I also took it upon myself to take a cooking class. It was an incredible time. One of the things that I love about taking cooking classes abroad is being able to meet different people who also share my passion and love of food and cooking….

Saigon Street Eats: The Seafood Trail

  For a foodie like me, what better place to visit than Southeast Asia. That being said, while in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City, I wanted to explore the city through food and through the eyes of a local. That being said, I thought it would be a great idea to do a seafood…

Must Try Foods in Thailand

  Tom Yum Soup No trip to Thailand is complete without trying the Tom Yum Soup. You can get it almost anywhere from street vendors to restaurants, and even learn to cook this dish in cooking classes. It is a Thai hot and sour soup, full of flavor and commonly made with shrimp. It uses…

May Kaidee Cooking School Bangkok

  May Kaidee Cooking School. 5 stars no doubt. A must while in Bangkok is to take a cooking class as I have mentioned in numerous posts. You can learn to cook local dishes and even take the recipes home with you. Some of the dishes pictured above include the classic Papaya Salad. And this…

Best of Bangkok

Hi there! I am going to be honest with you. Bangkok was not my favorite city. Yeah, there was a lot to do there, but it just was not for me. I found that it did not mesh well with my personality. I suffered a lot of culture shock, and had to deal with how…

Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Traveling Sweetheart

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I thought it only fitting to do a post all about what to get for your traveling sweetheart. I mean, forget about the chocolates, all that candy. Too much sugar was never good anyways. Forget about teddy bears and other stuffed animals. You know what! Screw being predictable…