Mandatory pregnancy testing in high school!?.. and more interesting Tanzania facts

Posted on February 16th, 2014 by BreAnn

Our journey through Tanzania was wonderful… we spent the majority of our time in and around the Serengeti National Park and on Zanzibar Island. But there are MANY other fascinating places around the country to visit, and interesting facts and information to learn about it as well… I will cover them here! Tanzania is a […]

Penguins, HIV, biltong, and Nelson Mandela: Stats about South Africa

Posted on November 15th, 2013 by BreAnn

South Africa is such a diverse and unique country, full of amazing culture, brilliant coastlines and landscapes, and home to some of the most amazing wild animals in the world! When James took a job in South Africa back in September, we were thrilled and intrigued to spend a few months in such a different […]

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) […]

Gaining an interesting perspective on the Vietnam War

Posted on July 17th, 2013 by BreAnn

I’ll admit it: I hated history class as a student from elementary school right through grade twelve. I didn’t absorb much of what I studied because I learned just enough to make the grade and move on. So, as we traveled through Vietnam, it was very eye-opening to see actual war sites and learn about […]

Families in China are limited to having one child!— And other interesting China facts

Posted on June 6th, 2013 by BreAnn

I’m always fascinated and intrigued when I research facts and statistics about all these countries we are visiting, and China has been one of the most interesting and different so far. Between their one-child policy, socialist/communist government, and even silly things like, “Why do many of the children wear open crotch pants in public?,” there […]

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 […]

Japanese children get HALF the summer vacation Americans do . . . and other interesting facts about Japan!

Posted on April 2nd, 2013 by BreAnn

Whenever I travel to a new country, I always like learning about the culture, the people, the country. And one of the reasons I love to write this blog is to educate people about the culture and differences in other countries, and perhaps motivate and inspire you all to travel to foreign destinations to explore […]

Statistics and Info about Finland that you probably don’t know!

Posted on August 21st, 2008 by BreAnn

Since I’ve been dating a Finnish guy pretty seriously for over three months now, I thought I would take a moment to educate you guys on some facts/statistics about the country of Finland. The reason why I’m posting this is because it didn’t occur to me just how LITTLE that I knew myself about the country,,,, […]

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