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More of Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang & Langkawi

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

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A Guide to Penang Street Food

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

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Hanoi: An Attack on the Senses

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

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17 Things All Vietnamese Kids Do…

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…

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Teachers on Tour: A week in Hội An

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

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Taste of Vietnam: Favourites So Far

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