Debt-Free Darlin’s Great Big Overseas Announcement

Debt-Free Overseas

Hello friends, family, and strangers on the internet (the 3 groups closest to any girl’s heart in this, the age of information). Today I’ve decided to make my…

Great Big Overseas Announcement!

As you may have noticed, I’ve been the worst kind of blogger over the past few months: the kind who doesn’t blog… ever. If it means anything to you, I’ve felt pretty darn bad about not giving you the constantly updating scoop on a budget friendly lifestyle. But I’ve been busy….

Moving to and living in Japan.

As you’ve probably guessed by now my great big overseas announcement is as follows:


I’ve moved to and now live in Japan.

I arrived here a couple of months ago and spent the first month in Nagoya city training for a position as an English teacher, before relocating to Himeji city in the Hyogo prefecture to carry out said position.


If my current hometown sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard of this castle….


The aptly named Himeji Castle.

Or of Tom Cruise…


And the movie The Last Samurai…


The nearby Mount Shosha was one of the locations used in filming, but I bet I had you ¬†wondering if I’d joined some kind of Scientology related cult for a second there.

Anyway, now that we’re all on the same page about how I’m still alive and well, though further from home than ever before, I’m sure you’re all wondering…


What does this mean for Debt-Free Darlin’?


As you may have gathered from this post, it means that I will continue to post here on Debt-Free Darlin’, although perhaps not as frequently as before (cut me some slack, guys).

My plan is to continue to give you advice on how to live and budget as a Canadian student/ citizen using my time as a Canadian student/ citizen for a point of reference.

However, as a naturally frugal person, I’m still being as cheap as ever here. In light of Japan’s reputation as an ‘expensive country’ to reside in and to visit, I plan to keep you in the loop and let you know more about living, traveling, and budgeting in Japan (and anywhere else I may end up).



That’s all for now!¬†