TRAVEL, Travel Inspiration

4 Female Movie Characters Who Will Make You Want To Travel

As someone who lived most of her teenage years in nowheresville, I admit that the majority of my time was spent escaping into books and movies and living vicariously through the adventures of the female characters within them. I attribute my travel-oriented life to the wanderlust these smart, brave, travel-hungry characters instilled in me. I… Continue reading 4 Female Movie Characters Who Will Make You Want To Travel

South Korea, TRAVEL

10 Things You Will Love About Living In South Korea

I lived in South Korea for over 3 years and during that time I was able to peel back the layers of this beautiful, quirky onion of a country. What originally began as a '5 things' post quickly morphed into '10 things' as more and more charming tidbits of Korean life popped into my head.… Continue reading 10 Things You Will Love About Living In South Korea

TRAVEL, Vietnam

My Experience Living And Teaching In Vietnam

I would like to preface this post by recommending Ho Chi Minh City to anyone who is thinking about teaching here. It is a vibrant city with so much opportunity. As with anywhere in the world, a series of unfortunate events can taint your experience of a place but I do not see it as… Continue reading My Experience Living And Teaching In Vietnam

Indonesia, TRAVEL

Canang Sari – The Beautiful God Offerings Of Bali

When I travel to a new place there will inevitably be one aspect of the culture/architecture/environment etc. that I become fixated on and must photograph at every opportunity (usually to the annoyance of those traveling with me!). In Bali I became obsessed with god offerings (Canang Sari) which the Hindu population would leave in temples… Continue reading Canang Sari – The Beautiful God Offerings Of Bali

TRAVEL, Vietnam

Tips For Riding A Motorbike On The Crazy Streets Of Vietnam

At long last, H e l l o  Internet! It has been six months since I made the move to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam from Seoul, South Korea and what a crazy six months of ups and downs it has been! I will write a blog post on those ups and downs at some point but… Continue reading Tips For Riding A Motorbike On The Crazy Streets Of Vietnam

South Korea, TRAVEL

Seoul Weekly Wanderings #2

Autumn has arrived in Seoul (thank god), bringing with it a fresh breeze and beautiful contrasts of fiery leaves against the grey concrete! Now that I'm trying to be more aware of my surroundings I am noticing just how much street art is hidden around this city. Commissioned murals are out in the open but… Continue reading Seoul Weekly Wanderings #2

South Korea, TRAVEL

Seoul Weekly Wanderings #1

Seoul is a great city to live in - or if I may be more free and loose with the adjectives - it's a gorgeous, gritty, dreamy, dirty, classy, quirky city to live in! Sadly though, my time left living here is melting away in a blur of classrooms and subway commutes while I get myself mentally prepared for the next… Continue reading Seoul Weekly Wanderings #1

Fitness, HEALTH, South Korea, TRAVEL

My MERS-Induced Office Life

I have been silent and stationary at a desk, 9 hours a day, for the past 5 days. This is unusual for me as a teacher who is accustomed to spending her working hours using emphatic body gestures to explain vocabulary while projecting my voice to the back of the classroom like a thespian at… Continue reading My MERS-Induced Office Life

Japan, TRAVEL

Advice From My First Solo Trip

My first solo trip to Tokyo was definitely a learning experience full of uplifting, crazy, glorious moments as well as some not so great, highly frustrating moments! While sitting in a cafe on the last day of my trip I started to scrawl down what I felt I had learnt; the good and the bad. I thought I'd share… Continue reading Advice From My First Solo Trip