The mythical fish of a cosmic ocean

Living just a 15 minute drive from central Bangkok means it can become very easy to spend all of your free time in the incredibly exciting, brilliantly tacky, sensory overloading, deeply cultural metropolis. I feel as if I’m jumping on a sky train every chance I get; but as much as I still have to…

Teaching in Bangkok-Alleh wah?!

Before I became a teacher I read so many articles and blogs discussing how respectful Thai kids are, how well behaved they are and how much they respect western teachers…can I move to their school please? As much as I have already fallen in love with a lot of my kids, a lot of them,…

Goodbye TEFL Heaven

I never realised just how difficult it would be to; take part in a full time teaching course, make new friends and socialise, spend time with Joe, keep in touch with family, move into a new apartment, prepare for a new career AND maintain my blog. Hence my blog has been suffering a little lately….

How to Budget like a boss

Sometimes it can be really difficult to stick to the budget you’ve set for yourself whilst backpacking. There are always temptations; new clothes, partying, sightseeing tours and these temptations always seem to set you back a fortune. Pretty soon you’ll be on the phone to the Bank of Mum and Dad begging for money as you…

Ode to a Dorm Room

I’ve stayed in many, many hostels in my time travelling 2 different continents. It doesn’t matter what country you’re in or how much you’ve spent on a dorm bed-hostels always attract a specific kind of person. The names may change, as may the faces but you tend to meet the exact same kind of people…

Unexpected Vegan destinations

South East Asia is absolutely fantastic for vegan food and most major towns and cities will be bursting with delicious delights. Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Singapore were brilliant, they had so many restaurants I simply couldn’t try them all in my stay (I was in Chiang Mai for 2 weeks and still didn’t have the…