An ode to The Killers

I can’t remember the first time I heard The Killers. It was either at a friend’s house when we were watching Somebody Told Me on MTV or when I was at my aunt’s house helping decorate and Hot Fuss was on in the background. But…

Things I did during my trip to Brussels

I’ve had Brussels on my list of places to go for a really long time. I’ve been to Belgium but Brussels was always the place we drove around on the ring road and then went elsewhere. I’ve always felt a bit bad about that. Sorry…

Analysing my travel habits – the good and the bad

Sometimes I feel a bit confused when it comes to talking about my travel habits. I’m the type of person that likes a range of different holidays from budget hostel breaks to spa hotels. When I lived in China I solely travelled in hostels –…

Seeing the world: Why you should take free walking tours

Sometimes landing in a new place can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you don’t speak the local language. As much fun as it is to wander around in circles for hours with a map in hand, sometimes its a good idea to get a…

Things that happened: August

August was a busy month when it came to both work and doing stuff but I feel like this year is going so quickly. Can we make it stop please? Before we know it, it will be Christmas and then….New Year!! So before I forget…

Working abroad: Finding a TEFL job

A few years back I decided to go on a six month stint to China, learn some Mandarin and make some money. And how does one get a work permit and find flexible hours work? By teaching of course! In the end I actually spent…

Visiting Mayfield Lavender Farm

If you haven’t guessed yet, it’s lavender season here in the UK. Actually it’s nearing lavender season, but there’s still plenty of chances to get into a field of the smelly stuff here in the UK. A couple of weeks ago, me and Emily from…

What I loved about Beijing

I returned from living in Beijing for a year last November and while it wasn’t my favourite place to live, it certainly had a lot of charm to it. From the food, people, sights and smells, I can definitely say that Beijing had a lot…

What happened: July

I made a deal this month that I would get out more in between my busy schedule and do nice summery things in London. And when you say British summer what springs to mind? Wimbledon of course! Being a bit of a tennis nerd, it…

Five reasons to go to Xi’an, China

I’ll admit it. I’ll always be fairly biased when it comes to Xi’an. It was my former home and also my first home in China and it’s still by far my favourite city in the country. I hate it when people say that they’ve been…

Inside Beijing’s North Korean restaurant

When I lived in Beijing, there was one place that I knew I wanted to go but I wasn’t too sure if I had the guts. The North Korean restaurant. The first time, we got to the door and then decided maybe it wasn’t such…