Tag: Travel

23 Funniest Expressions in Welsh and how to use them

So anyone who knows me can affirm that I tend to go off on a little excited tangent now an then when it comes to talking about Welsh… Maybe this guide will help you understand why!   https://matadornetwork.com/read/23-funniest-expressions-welsh-use/

Feeling safe in Colombia

I’m still met with shocked faces and concern when I tell some people that I lived in Colombia for almost a year.  They don’t want to know about the lush jungles, the beautiful beaches or the bustling cities, but about the drugs,… Read More

Colombia: so much more than #metoo

This week I had some adorable messages from some of my old students who just discovered my blog. The fact that they were even reading it in the first place would have been heartwarming, but their messages melted and even slightly broke… Read More

Kitesurfing in La Guajira, Colombia

    People often ask me what I miss most living on the coast of Colombia. Drinkable tap water? Reliable wifi? Wearing trackie bottoms and hoodies? For me, my biggest withdrawals came from spending six months without strapping my feet to a… Read More

Here’s why I’m teaching French to my English students in Colombia

  [For those of you who don’t follow my every move: For the last nine months I’ve been teaching English in a state school on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.] When I first suggested starting a French club to my co-teachers I… Read More

Coastal Colombian food

One of the first things someone warned me about when I arrived in Bogota was that ‘people don’t come to Colombia for the food…’ and after a few days of the hotel buffet  (which was provided at training) I was definitely not… Read More

10 things that always make me smile in Colombia

My Colombian listicle got published on Matador Network! Check it out here: https://matadornetwork.com/network/10-things-always-make-smile-colombia/

Chalet fever

  I’m sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Sometimes the best part of traveling is just taking a step back and not doing anything at all. Well, except maybe snowboarding. And the not-so-catchily named  Chalet Pierra Menta 2 in La Plagne… Read More

My A-Z of Azerbaijan

(Get it? A-Zerbaijan? Yeah I thought it was clever and original. Turns out someone else has already done it (http://www.atoz.az/) Anyway, mine is in no way based on this official tourist propaganda site, so read on for an honest breakdown of the… Read More

Discovering Azeri food

  As is often the case in my life,  before coming to Azerbaijan one of the main things I was excited about was the food. While I will always bitch about the Turks for putting mint in my Tzatziki, I can no… Read More