SEOUL: Treffle u.o Gangnam

I still can’t quite grasp the fact that I’ve been home for almost 6 months. It’s amazing how quickly you settle back into your old life and habits. While I am thoroughly enjoying being back in England, I still massively miss Seoul. It’s particularly difficult when I see photos of the gorgeous Korean spring and …

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Advice Life

How to Become More Eco-Friendly While Traveling

It’s been a long time coming, but the world is finally waking up to the impending global implications of our consumerist societies. Supermarkets are making an effort to reduce plastic, coffee chains are rewarding customers for bringing reusable cups, and people are taking part in beach clean-up events.   It is getting easier and easier …

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Books Reading Challenge 2018

BOOKS: La Belle Sauvage Review

I never really appreciated Northern Lights as a child. It all seemed a bit long and confusing to me, and somebody told me to start with The Amber Spyglass, which made no sense! I finally reread them when I was 18 and absolutely loved them, although there was always a sense of not quite ‘getting …

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Europe Portugal

EUROPE: Why I Love Lisbon

When you think of Portugal, most people think of villa holidays on the Algarve. In the past few years, Lisbon and Porto have finally been recognised for being fantastic holiday spots in their own right. Incredibly affordable compared to their Spanish and Italian counterparts, they offer a great alternative for the thrifty traveler.   I …

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Europe Slovakia

Enjoying Bratislava on a Budget

After leaving Korea, I had a big trip across Southeast Asia planned. As I added up the cost of flights, spending money, and just shipping things home, I came to realise I was going to cost me a sizeable sum. I worked really hard in Korea to pay off debt and finally acquire myself some …

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BOOKS: 6 Novels to Read about The Jazz Age

The Jazz Age has one of the most enduring legacies of any decade in terms of design and culture. Images of flappers drinking gin cocktails, wild parties, and hedonism are what we usually think about. However, as with most eras, we often look back wearing rose-tinted glasses, forgetting the issues and problems that were also …

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Food Korea Seoul

SEOUL: East Dulwich Café, Gangnam

One of the things I miss most about living in Seoul is the plethora of beautifully-styled cafes and coffee shops. Although I made a conscious effort to experience as many as I could, I feel like I haven’t even scratched the surface! Embarrassingly, it took me a ridiculously long time to visit East Dulwich Café, …

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Food Korea Teaching in Korea

KOREAN FOOD: Donkastu 돈가스

As my departure draws ever closer, I have slowly realised how much I will actually miss Korean food. Obviously not ALL of it (anything with kimchi in it for, instance!), but definitely some of it. Among these is donkatsu (돈가스). Not the healthiest food Korea has to offer, but one of the most tasty and guilty! …

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