After a stint living and working in Korea, Nebraska native Bart Schaneman sets out on a quest to live deliberately and with strength and purpose before returning to the States and figuring out what to do with his life and his writing. The only constant, his copy of The Idiot, Bart meets many eclectic characters along the way, themselves young travelers like him, and together they share adventures and experiences against the breathtaking backdrops of China, Mongolia and Russia.
Bart Schaneman spent five years living and working in South Korea, mostly as an editor for English newspapers. He also taught English for a spell. This Expat Life is a collection of essays on uprooting your life to travel the world, what it means to be ambitious, and finally discovering the right place to settle down. Peppered throughout are Bart's personal reflections on teaching and living as a foreigner in a foreign land.