I’m an English teacher from Cambridge, UK who has spent 3.5 years living and working in Bangkok and travelling Asia. In 2018 I left Thailand, spent more time travelling, some months back in England before relocating to the Maldives.
I’m obsessed with travelling, scuba diving and exploring countries. By no means an expert, I am frequently confused, lost and baffled by Thailand but that just makes for some good stories! Among the most random being the time I went bug fighting and gambling (illegally) with some Chiang Mai locals and that time I was forced to sleep in a massage parlour as there was no accommodation left on the entire island!
“Why are you always on holiday, teacher?” is probably the question I get asked the most. I fully believe in making the most of living wherever you are and have learnt from my past mistakes regarding this. Friends, acquaintances and friends of friends often message me asking for advice and practical tips about Thailand from budgeting ideas, which island to visit, elephant sanctuaries that are ethical and I recommend , to diving around Thailand and what backpackers should pack!
I try to travel to as many countries as possible and keep returning to a few in South East Asia (Indonesia!) and South Asia, like Sri Lanka and India. As friends often ask similar questions I thought I would write it all down and set up a blog to help people enjoy Asia whether they are first time backpackers, solo female travellers or just needing some advice before going. I often read travel blogs on destinations I am planning to visit and find bloggers often offer invaluable advice that you can’t find in Lonely Planet. I only write about what I know, all pictures are my own (or long suffering friends/family members) and I always mention if there are affiliate links as last year I finally started to make a tiny profit on my blog!
Most importantly I want to spread the love for Asia! If you have any questions or want more help then please feel free to email me, always happy to encourage people to come and visit.