Why will there be Asia?

I’m Linus and I am the author of There Will Be Asia. Currently I live and work in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

This website is an ongoing story of my years living in Asia, and how my perceptions of the world changes when I move between countries and across cultures. My stories are not only intended to help me to reflect about my experiences, but to target anyone who is fascinated about how it is to work, study, or travel in Asia.

If you are as lucky as me, then take any opportunity you get and start a new life in a place completely different from the one you know, a place where you don’t know how to communicate, where you don’t know the rules, where you have no friends, where you are a weird stranger, where you feel lost and want to give up, but where you are forced to open up and challenge your own thoughts to succeed.

About me

I have my career ambitions to thank for being able to live in five (six) different countries in Asia so far in recent years. I hold a master’s degree in Management and a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources. Based on my educational background it is no surprise that I chose to work in Asia. Working in home country, Sweden, would not stimulate me to the same degree, as I am already a familiar with how things get done there. From my belief that everyone has the potential to succeed as soon as they are feeling included, I finally managed to get a job in Diversity Management. Later, in various HR roles I have successfully managed cross-functional projects and led multi-cultural teams for MNC’s in the Asian region. My long-term career ambition is to work with cross-cultural leadership development, as part of my niche skills. I also hope I can continue to add interesting stories to my blog by visiting countries I have never been to before.

Enjoy,
Linus Källman

16 comments

  1. Hej Linus!

    Jag gör ett program på UR som heter En bok, en författare och nu letar jag efter bilder på Tokyo och hittade din blogg med fantastiskt fina bilder.

    Kort så intervjuar vi författare om deras böcker och denna gång är det en bok om Fukushima och de pratar om att efter olyckan så var Tokyo väldigt öde – människor höll sig inne/borta.

    detta skulle jag vilja bildsätta med bilder över staden – du hade en bild där man ser staden uppifrån – en maffig stad – och om du har bilder på tomma gator dvs. med nästan inga människor alls så är vi intresserade av dem.

    jag behöver i så fall bilderna innan tisdag. Jag kan tyvärr inte betala ersättning för bilderna men jag lägger givetvis på ditt namn som fotograf så att du får credits.

    Hör av dig om du kan tänka dig att låta oss använda någon av dina bilder.

    Vänligen,

    Anette Gunnarsson.
    anette.gunnarsson@ur.se

  2. Hey Linus!

    First of all, I really like your blog and the photographs you’ve taken!
    I am from AIESEC Darmstadt and we are currently looking for an awesome photo for a poster which we are desiging for an Internship offer in Taiwan. when I was googling Taiwan pictures I saw your beautiful photo of the lotus pond and I was wondering if you allow me to use it for our poster? This would be amazing!

  3. Hi Linus,

    Hope you are doing well.

    I work with an environmental NGO, I was looking for an image that could be used on our social media page, came across your page, and found one image in the Hampi folder. Would it be ok if I use it on our social media website?

  4. Hello Linus,

    I happen to come across your blog and must conclude there are some really good reads! Enjoyed your pieces on India. Fantastic description of the country and great clicks. But the best part is the excellent blog title.

    Regards,

    Kiki

  5. I found this blog while I tried to search some pictures
    I was so tired but I had to write my thesis for graduation
    So I wanted to see some pictures to refresh my mind
    As a Korean I’m very glad to visit your blog even if it was accident 🙂

  6. Hello Linus
    I working on educate unit that is non profit organization. Now we making books for seminar use. I found that your Thailand’s pictures is consist with the content within the book that should help the reader to academic content of different numbers and statistics can relax and have some imaginary . This scholarly books’s condition are limited publishing for the state and related agencies only.

    May we use some of your pictures ?

    Regards
    Kitik

  7. Dear Linus,

    My name is Joyce and I work for ExpatFinder.com.
    ExpatFinder.com is a free one stop website for people preparing to move or working and living overseas. We provide a myriad of services for expatriates and we have over 2,000 articles to help and support the people moving around the world and we are now creating an interview section to help the expats with real life experiences!
    We quite enjoy your blog about living in India, it is very interesting and informative. Would it be possible to interview you to further share some of your tips and feature some of your first hand experience as an Expat and your interview will be published on our Expat Interview section as a guide for our expat readers. The questions are mainly about the day to day lifestyle of an expat. If it would be possible, could you also send some photographs that we can use?
    Of course, if you accept, we can add a link to your blog or some of your website.
    The questions are enclosed, feel free to respond freely. You can return the doc with your answers if you accept this invitation.
    Thanks in advance and do let me know if you prefer other means to conduct this interview and we would be happy to accommodate your terms.

    Best regards,
    Joyce

  8. Just sent you two emails one about using one of your shots in a heavy edit and as always you will get fll credit. Also the second email contains the image that I want to use since I forgot to include it in email number 1.

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