Teaching in London 101

Before I begin, this is completely based on my experiences, and that of my friends. I can only tell you what we experienced, and not what anyone else has. I am a high school teacher, so my experiences will also vary from primary teachers. Take from it what you will, but don’t use this as…

A love letter to London

London, I love the way you bring people from all walks of life together in their everyday life regardless of ethnicity, social class, language, sexuality, gender identity or income. I love how easy it is to travel to so many parts of the world like Europe, Africa and North America. But I also love flying…

Five tips for moving to somewhere new

If you have followed my Instagram from its early days as ‘Diaryofanewbieteacher’, you would have seen me move from coastal Newcastle to rural Griffith to the big smoke in London and recently interstate to Melbourne. Not surprisingly, those aren’t the only big moves I’ve done before to new areas. So, it’s safe to say, I…

Budget Valentines Day in Paris

When you think couples city break on a tight budget, Paris doesn’t immediately come to mind, particularly around Valentine’s Day in the city of love. However my Valentine’s Day 2018 was spent doing exactly that! Here’s what we did: Cheap Eurostar fares I’m always on the lookout for cheap fares and a month before had…

My Favourite Budget Destinations

While I’ve travelled my fair share, I haven’t made it to the whole world (yet), so this is based on my own experiences. Southern Spain During peak summer, on little savings & no income, I survived 2.5 weeks in Southern Spain. Luckily accomodation was still very cheap as was most food and attractions. If you’re…

Dating in London

Whilst I generally tend to keep my love life off the public internet, one of the (many) reasons I moved to London was to move on from my first big heartbreak. What better way to do so than by travelling and being surrounded by hot British, and other, accents! For any single man or woman…

Turkey on a Budget

Last summer, after some spontaneous trip bookings, I found myself looking at spending two weeks as a solo backpacker in Turkey on a limited budget. I was nervous, due to knowing little about the country, and finding little credible websites to help me on my research. However, i can not rate this beautiful country highly…

500 Days Abroad. Was it worth it?

Another milestone down, 500 days abroad where I’ve travelled to 22 countries and 52 cities. What I have I gained? Whilst this is not the first time I’ve left Australia, it has been the first for many other things: flying/ travelling solo, Contiki tours, living abroad, language barriers with locals, teaching abroad, being single and…

9 Ways to Live the London Life on a Budget

Firstly I must clarify that I’m a huge believer in treating oneself. It’s because of this firm belief I’ve had to find some ways to save the extra coin whilst maintaining some sort of social life. Local libraries for all my literary needs I love the occasional book on my way to work but not…