Sure, we didn't stay in truck stops or flea pits for basic safety, but we were the ones laughing ourselves red over pooping in a ditch only to realize that a dog was trying to lick your butt (true story), or making up insane recipes for some of the more horrific smells we encountered (two parts deceased, fetid cow, three parts urine, six parts moldy food, four parts dog droppings, one part vomit), puking at inopportune times, or trading stories about the largest cockroaches and worst bathrooms.Adding to this is the fact that plenty of holiday destinations attract more women than men - you're more likely to meet groups of women vacationing in Bali or a mixed group in Goa, and just as likely to find women as men traveling across Vietnam, the beaches of Thailand or rural China - there are entire volumes of stories and compiled articles from women writing about their travels abroad.If anything, the reaction I've heard to most female expats who do stick it out to Lindsey's article is along the lines of "wow...she's not very tough, is she" and my own "well, she's going to need an all-inclusive bracelet if she ever decides to travel outside of Europe - most of the world is worse than her complaints about Taiwan."For those who say it's that we "miss our families", "don't want adventure" or "prefer to stay home", well, that's not entirely true either (sorry, Roy).
If you're a single woman in your late 20's or older and want to date, then you may be disappointed while in Taipei.It's also true that if there is a romantic prospect back home, a woman is fairly likely to decide to see where it's going rather than picking up and moving abroad - although this is not always true.I have two firsthand accounts to draw from on this: my expat friend who lives in Japan (and is getting married in ten days, yay! She moved just because she wanted to and had been planning to, and trusted life to work things out on the "I want to be with this guy" and "I want to live abroad" fronts. SINGAPORE: SAF Joins Forces to Create ‘Cyber Army’. Free Online Library: One of the largest online libraries in the world -- Millions of news, trade publications, newspapers, magazine, journal and reference documents on business, communications, entertainment, health, law, government, politics, science ... The Malaysian Insider It has come to our notice that a webpage (URL has emerged announcing what is purportedly a re-launch of The Malaysian Insider by midnight of 17 August 2016. Bonjour Planet Earth Bonjour Planet Earth Looking at the world through the eyes of the Web Sunday, July 30, 2017 Brazilian pianist, Eliane Rodrigues, LITERALLY taking the performance below the stage! Built in 3807 or 3806 BC along an earlier structure, the Post Track , it was the oldest unearthed timber trackway in Northern Europe unt... THAILAND: Flood Prevention Contract Wiped Out of ‘Hardcore News’ Time. The Sweet Track is an ancient causeway in the Somerset Levels , England.I'm coming at this from years of firsthand experience living in Asia - in India, China and now Taiwan.I can confirm that the general perception that fewer Western women come to Asia than men is entirely true.I did become friends with an Aussie named Kate, but we lived far apart and didn’t see each other that often. Insects and chaotic streets didn’t seem to bother them as much, and Taiwanese women treated Caucasian men like Hollywood stars.The bigger the nose, the more handsome the man, they said.Although I was there with my boyfriend, I longed for female friendship.I’d met a handful of foreign women, but we didn’t have much in common.