Australia facts: Are Australians the happiest people on earth?

Posted on September 24th, 2013 by BreAnn

You might think Australia is much like the US, and in some ways it IS. However, the more research I did about the country (and finding out about their minimum FOUR weeks of vacation per year!), and the more time I spent in everyday life with friends in Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne, the more I […]

Rice, Tsunamis, and Ladyboys: Interesting Facts About Thailand

Posted on August 27th, 2013 by BreAnn

James and I were SO excited for Thailand! After hopping around Asia, city to city for months on end, we were pleased to rest for awhile in one country: Thailand!  We set up a two-week volunteer opportunity in a city called Trat, and then planned to spend one month on an Island in the Gulf.  […]

Shocking Cambodia statistics: Average salaries $1/day, one-fifth of the population killed in the 70s, and more

Posted on August 4th, 2013 by BreAnn

When I was researching these statistics for Cambodia, I WAS ABSOLUTELY BLOWN AWAY! Most people in Cambodia only earn $1 per day salary, only 45% of Cambodian kids actually finish elementary school, men’s life expectancy is only 60 years old, and over one-fifth of Cambodia’s population was killed in a matter of three years (1975-78) […]

Forty percent of all Vietnamese share the same family name… and other interesting Vietnam facts.

Posted on June 26th, 2013 by BreAnn

When we landed in Hanoi, Vietnam, we stepped into the 90-degree humid weather, and the city was bustling with HUNDREDS of motorbikes all around us… our senses were definitely peaked!  Vietnam is a colorful country with a lot of history and a lot of character. It’s important to look into the country’s statistics and information […]

Hong Kong: Where 16,576 people per square mile live! . . . and more interesting facts

Posted on May 6th, 2013 by BreAnn

Hong Kong . . . is it part of China, or a country of its own? Well, the answer is both. Kind of. When we arrived in Hong Kong on April 5, we had this same question, plus MANY more curiosities about this new, exciting city. And when we stepped off the bus from the […]

Driving on the “wrong” side of the road!

Posted on September 7th, 2010 by BreAnn

A week before the beginning of our Australian trip, I was really surprised to find out that people drive on the LEFT side of the road in Australia!  How did I miss this fact??  Julie and I were both a bit nervous about this new finding and considered taking trains, buses, and planes for the […]

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