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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 […]

Salt Flats of Bolivia

Salt Flats of Bolivia

For anyone visiting Bolivia, the Salt Flats, or Salar de Uyuni, is one of the top trips to take. As the world’s largest salt flat, it is a mesmerising sight. The horizon melts into the sky and it can feel distinctly otherworldly. The small layer […]

5 Places to Enjoy Healthy Food in Seoul

5 Places to Enjoy Healthy Food in Seoul

Finding healthy, Western food in Seoul can be a bit difficult. Western food tends to be Mexican or pizza. As a salad fanatic, I am always on the hunt for a good restaurant offering healthy, fresh food. Some have been an absolute disaster, but some […]

To Kill a Mockingbird Review

To Kill a Mockingbird Review

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is on the most celebrated books of the 20th century. Published in 1960, it has an enduring legacy. It often features on lists of books to read before you die. I have read a ridiculous number of American […]

Memories from A North American Road Trip

Memories from A North American Road Trip

                    I thought about writing a post with advice for those considering a driving holiday across America. However, it is so long ago I’m not sure it would be particularly relevant. I was also traveling with […]

A Little Life Review

A Little Life Review

Hanya Yanagihara’s A Little Life was one of the most talked about books of recent years. Published in 2015 it has been both lauded and criticised. Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2015. It is rare that a book sparks such strong opinions, so I […]

Visiting Lake Inle, Myanmar

Visiting Lake Inle, Myanmar

Myanmar is one of the most interesting, beautiful places I have visited. Only really accessible to tourists from 2010, it is still relatively untouched compared to the rest of Southeast Asia. The locals are still excited to see turtle-like tourists scurrying around. As it is […]

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar

Yangon was one of my favourite places in Myanmar. The city is vibrant and bustling, everything you would expect from a Southeast Asian city. Unlike its counterparts in Thailand and Malaysia, it is still undeveloped. This makes it a great place to explore, although I […]