#Flashback – Feeling keen in Krabi

Thailand is a crazy country. If you’re visiting South East Asia, its definitely worth a visit. I never considered travelling Thailand, I honestly thought it was be too busy and full of rowdy tourists. And yes, some areas are crazy busy and full of tourists, Khao San road in Bangkok and Patong beach in Phuket…

Ofūna-Kannon-ji

This weekend I visited the statue of the “Goddess of mercy of the white robe” at Ofuna-Kannon-ji in the Kamakura District. Ofuna is a great spot, it is super close to Kamakura beach and not too far on the train from Shinjuku in the centre of Tokyo. The town isn’t much of a tourist spot,…

Teaching in Japan

For anyone who is considering quitting their job and moving abroad, here are my observations of working as a  kindergarten teacher in Japan. Someone always cries. Mostly because they miss their mum. Or just another 140850600 other reasons. You will sing and dance to 5 little monkeys EVERY SINGLE DAY. However, it is quite a good…

Bucket list

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver, The Summer Day Travel to all 7 continents Climb the Eiffel Tower √ Write a book Climb Sydney Harbour Bridge Swim in every ocean Study abroad while at University √ See a show on Broadway Snorkel the Great…

#Flashback – Winter in Estonia

While living in Poland, my friends and I travelled Central Eastern Europe. One of my all time favourite cities was Tallinn, Estonia. Things I learnt in Tallinn, Tallinn is teeny tinie. It is the capital and cultural hub of Estonia, but its population is only 407,947. Comparatively, the population of London is 8.5 million. Tallinn has…

Kingly Kyoto

Kyoto – the old capital of Japan. This incredible city contains thousands  of classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. Kyoto feels like a never ending labyrinth of winding streets and staircases, leading to hidden shrines and temples. One of my favourite spots to visit in Kyoto was Kiyomizu-dera,…

Be bold

Go at it boldly, and you’ll find unexpected forces closing round you and coming to your aid – Basil King, 1921 Basil knew what was up. Today I raise a glass of sake to all those who live their lives in fear and trepidation. Go at it boldly. From a forever nervous girl, who now…

First 4 weeks in Japan

The first four weeks of living in Japan are complete! I am officially a Kindergarten teacher, I have a flat, a sofa and gas bills. So I’m pretty much a legitimate adult now. Here are my first observations of this crazy country The myth that all Japanese trains run on time IS A LIE. Or I…