“Make it stop” – Cinema going, Indonesia

Have you ever been to the cinema whilst travelling? Here’s my story of watching ‘Woman in Black’ in Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia, and why I’d encourage ocassionally doing something familiar on the road. … More “Make it stop” – Cinema going, Indonesia

Ever fancied a holiday in a crater? – Tales from Indonesia circa 2012

My memory is a tad-rusty, writing this almost three years, (three years?!) on but I’ll give it a whirl… During my six month South East Asian backpacking trip I stumbled across many eye-opening and mind-freeing sights. The family holidaying in a crater was no different. We were visiting the Javanese town of Bandung. We comprised … More Ever fancied a holiday in a crater? – Tales from Indonesia circa 2012

Happy feet

Give me a K. Give me an O. Give me an R. Give me an E. Give me an A. Put it together and what do you get?! The world’s capital of socks! Sock-selling market stalls litter the Korean streets like, well, litter, back in the UK. They are EVERYWHERE. The socks are so cute … More Happy feet

A jimjilbang initiation

Korea offers many experiences alien to the Western world. The 찜질방 (jimjilbang) is no exception. ‘Bang’ holding a meaning far from its western counterpart, denotes room, ‘jimjil,’ denotes hot bath. Put plainly, a jimjilbang is a gender-segregated area for naked cleansing. A place for Koreans, old and young, tall and small, hairy and not so hairy; … More A jimjilbang initiation

‘I want to talk to Obama:’ The hopes and dreams of Korean middle school students

After a few months of lesson planning I came to notice something. It wasn’t obvious to me at first, then suddenly it hit me. I used my lesson plans as a way for me to feed my insatiable desire to be curious (or nosy, prying, intrusive…). I often choose lesson topics based around what I want … More ‘I want to talk to Obama:’ The hopes and dreams of Korean middle school students