In this episode we chat with Alexandra Talty, an American who has lived on and offline in Italy, the Dominican Republic and Beirut, Lebanon, where she has been based for 4 years now. Over the years Alexandra has taken full advantage of online opportunities available via blogs/blogging, social media platforms, and YouTube.
She maintains a healthy IRL-VRL (online-offline) balance with regular social media fasts and by participating in and hosting online groups that meet in person. She is very honest and candid about her experiences being a foreign, American, female Journalist and all of the advantages and disadvantages those pieces of her identity invite as she works online while living abroad.
-Instagram #nomadgirls hashtag (Alexandra’s favorite living overseas hashtag)
-Numbeo, Global Cost of Living Website
-Matador Network & Nomatic Matt
-Travel Massive MeetUp Group (Beirut)
-Humans of New York (English), Humans of Amman (Arabic)
-Fly with Haifa
-Oneika the traveler
-Japanese onsen (hot springs) video. It IS as beautiful a place as it seems.
-Radio ambulante: like This American Life, Spanish language
-Beirut electricity phone app
-Careem Scooter rental in Beirut
-Long way round, Long Way Down motorcycle travel documentary with Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman
-Postcards from Beirut series
-Speedtest, global internet speed
-Alexandra’s article on Trump and tourism: U.S. Economy Losing Billions As ‘Trump Slump” Continues in Tourism Sector
-Beirut, Lebanon walking tour article
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