Month: October 2017

5 Travel Beauty Essentials 

5 Travel Beauty Essentials 

Micellar Water  I generally have pretty clear skin, but whenever I go travelling it immediately gets a bit clogged up. I think it’s the combination of daily sunscreen and sweat (beautiful, I know!). Anyway, keeping my face clean and pores unclogged becoming critically important when I’m away! While […]

Korean Food: Korean BBQ

Korean Food: Korean BBQ

Ok, this is post is a bit of a cheat. Korean BBQ was one of the first things I tried when I came to Korea and I’ve had it frequently since. Before I arrived, I was mostly eating vegan and vegetarian food so this was […]

An Afternoon in Sinsa

An Afternoon in Sinsa

When I’m bored, I usually end up Sinsa. It would take a lifetime to truly explore all of Seoul. It is an enormous, sprawling city with about a hundred different neighbourhoods, each different and unique. As it is such a big city, it can take […]

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

‘And America, too, is a delusion, the grandest one of all. The white race believes- believes with all its heart- that it is their right to take the land. To kill Indians. Make war. Enslave their brothers. This nation shouldn’t exist, if there is any […]

My 5 Favourite Places to Visit in Europe

My 5 Favourite Places to Visit in Europe

The longer I am away, the more I realise how amazing Europe is. The history and food are the main culprits obviously. But for me, it is also the reverence of history. One thing that has struck me about living in Seoul is how quick […]

Visiting Marrakech, Morocco

Visiting Marrakech, Morocco

I have been captivated by Morocco since I was a child. Wander the souks, dining on tagine, and relaxing by a pool with a mint tea coloured my imagination. As a teenager, the idea of Morocco was daunting. It just seemed so loud, brash and […]

Making Perfume in Seoul

Making Perfume in Seoul

Perfume and scents are one of my favourite things. I have worn perfume since I was 12 and can spend hours in the duty-free section of airports smelling everything on offer. I am slightly obsessed with scented candles and always make sure my home is […]

A Postcard from Beijing

A Postcard from Beijing

I have often found myself in Asia, yet China has never pulled me. The rigmarole of getting a visa (and the extra cost of this) always deterred me. I am basically a lazy traveller! Living in Seoul for the past year, I am always keen […]

6 Ways to Save Teaching in South Korea

6 Ways to Save Teaching in South Korea

Teaching in South Korea is a fantastic way to save some money. Perhaps for a housing deposit, for a trip, or to pay off debt? I came to Korea motivated by a mixture of all three. I had a large amount of debt I had […]