After two months, Kach came to visit me in Hanoi for two weeks, where I had set myself up as an English teacher.
Well, two weeks has since turned into almost two years, 7 countries, many random jobs and countless stories to tell!
For Kach, everything is a potential discount, matter how small.
She will quite happily spend half an hour trying to negotiate 5 cents off the price of an apple and then perform a victory dance on upon completion of the deal! The mysterious truth It’s a well-trodden stereotype in the West that Asian women are exceptionally loving, loyal and generous to their men and this is certainly true of Filipino women (though I’ve only known one! However, let it be crystal clear that this is not the same as subservient; personally I want a relationship, an equal partner.
Kach often tells me that although many Filipinos are very patient, if you push them too far, they could really hurt you.
Of course, I think she’s probably just trying to scare me, but would you take that risk with the woman who watches you sleep?!
– , working his way around the world finding new and interesting ways to support a life of long-term travel.