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 […]

If the world population was 100 people: Interesting statistics

Posted on November 3rd, 2013 by BreAnn

According to the latest statistics, the world population has now reached 7 BILLION PEOPLE! There are SO many people living in the world today, it’s pretty hard to comprehend what that number even means. So… what if we took the world population and reduced that number down to only 100 people? Do you realize only […]

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.  […]

Phnom Penh: A beautiful city with a horrific past

Posted on August 15th, 2013 by BreAnn

Cambodia is a unique developing country, full of amazing temples and architecture, but it is also a country that is emerging from decades of civil conflict including a massive genocide in the 1970s. Either way, it is definitely an interesting place to visit. Crossing the border from Vietnam into Cambodia (on June 23rd), we visibly […]

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 […]

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 […]

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