Cost: £££££ Weather: 🌞 + 🌩️ Novelty factor: 🏖️ + 🍜🍜🍜 Having found my previous five-month stint in Asia (#namedrop) to be more than a little challenging, I never could have predicted flying back exactly one year later. But sure enough, I was to return in January 2017, exactly twelve months after my trip to Vietnam,… Continue reading More of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Langkawi
Cost: £££££ Weather: 🌞 🌞 🌞 Novelty factor: 🍜 + ⛱ Street food has become a way of life for me over the last four months. At home al fresco dining is a novelty, be it from a hipster food truck or a market stall. In Asia it is the norm. If you're hungry and on a backpacker budget the… Continue reading A Guide to Penang Street Food
Warning: in keeping with my usual story telling tendencies, this post is both sarcastic and melodramtic throughout At the risk of sounding like a corny, walking cliché... whenever I'm away from home for a long time, I notice my senses become heightened. In unfamiliar places I immediately begin to notice my senses playing a much bigger part… Continue reading Hanoi: An Attack on the Senses
After teaching the equivalent of a small Asian army over the last few months and then discussing the little rascals over hard earned after-school bia hois with other TEFL-ers, I've come to realise the kids here in Hanoi have a few things in common when it comes to classroom behaviour... 17 Things All Vietnamese Children Do… Continue reading 17 Things All Vietnamese Kids Do…
Cost: £££££ Weather: ⛅ ⛅ Novelty factor: 🍳 + 🎆 When we realised we would get an entire week off work after just three weeks of teaching (one of which was basically cancelled on account of "winter weather conditions") I was overjoyed and immediately started brainstorming potential trips. December 31st may be New Year's Eve for a large chunk of the… Continue reading Teachers on Tour: A week in Hội An
I've been living in Hanoi for a month now, manically snapping away like every other eager tourist (no shame) - trying my best to capture the colour, the culture and the craziness of the city. Thought I'd share some of my favourites...
I'm still finding my feet with the food here in Hanoi, particularly the street food. What I mean by that is, I am still getting used to the assortment of animal carcasses and unfamiliar smells emerging from the various street markets, including the one located right on our doorstep. I consumed my fair share of mystery… Continue reading Taste of Vietnam: Favourites So Far