About

Who is Teacake Travels?

Teacake is Alice Nettleingham. A 31 year old British chick travelling around the world for as long as she can get away with it. Willingly throwing herself into anything outside of her comfort zone, she’s rocking girl solo travel one stride at a time!

How did Teacake Travels come to be?

Travelling takes you crazy places

Travelling takes you crazy places

Travel.  I bloody love it.  Travel is what completely changed my life around and made me the kick ass woman I am today. Without travel, I’d still be sitting in my clothes in the bathtub trying to avoid my boyfriend in the one bedroom flat we lived in. The bathtub wasn’t particularly fabulous or anything but it was the only place in the flat which had a lock on the door and I’m grateful for that.

When I actually left England in September 2012, with the clear intention of travelling, I was actually really happy.  I was living in Brighton, had great housemates, a really cool green bike, endless Sunday roasts on tap and wore really cool clothes that my grandma would dig. Something within me wasn’t quite shaking its tail feather though…

Then this happened

I was on a stupidly crowded train travelling from Nottingham. The seat next to me became available, this girl snagged it and then she whipped out a research paper on something or other. I was working in Psychology at the time, mental health particularly, so was all over that stuff. We got talking and it turns out she had just got back from teaching English in India. We spoke for aaaaaaaaaaaages about this and by the time I had gotten off the train, I was home online, booking myself onto a TEFL course.

I did the course that weekend and met a guy there who told me he was off to Korea to teach and I should promptly follow. So I did. Before you could say, ‘She’s goddamn crazy’ I was in Korea, teaching elementary school and having the best time of my life.

Nearly five years later and I’m still teaching and rocking solo travel. Apart from some swift mini romances I had with Russia, Spain and the Czech Republic before really choosing to be a traveller, I’ve been to Korea / Japan / Thailand / Cambodia / Vietnam / Austria / Poland / Hungary/ the Philippines / China and I’m now in Taiwan.  Cool huh?

Why you should read Teacake Travels

I get it.  There are a gazillion travel blogs out there today BUT read mine because:

I do a lot of solo travel. I’m a lovely English girl. Solo travel and being a lovely English girl = guts and rock and roll. You’ll learn something new or see something really cool. I’m clear, concise and to the point.  You and I both know that you have other stuff to do today apart from read teacaketravels.  Awesome people still have to do the washing up.  Boo.

21 thoughts on “About

  1. Arzu says:

    Hi, I follow you on snapchat and then I said to myself ı have to get more information about you bc you are really cool and funny. English is a problem for me bc I’m not good at learning another language but your writings helps me 🙂 keep travel and write too:)

  2. Soulmuser says:

    Haha, I absolutely loved your introduction! Yes, there are many travel blogs out there, but yours seems more humorous – and inspirational at the same time. I will check in here quite often!

    • Alice teacake says:

      Thank you so much! Welcome to Teacake Travels Soulmuser 🙂 If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up to the newsletter to keep in the loop. Happy to have you here <3

  3. Dan Vineberg says:

    Teacake, I think your idea to explain why we should read your site is great. I have my own travel blog and it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that that’s a needless question (Why wouldn’t anyone want to read it? It’s awesome!) Now I’m inspired to ask myself that very same question… cheers

  4. kaylie says:

    this is probably the best travelling blog I’ve come across, I love how straight to the point about everything you are. About to start my own ‘screw this-I’m off already’ adventure in Asia in August, after dragging myself through a BA with very itchy feet!! can’t wait to read more about your travels and will definitely take advice from your own experiences teaching english in asia for my own journey 🙂

    • aliceteacake says:

      Thank you so much! I love your writing style: short, sweet and to the point just like my blog 😀 I love your travel apps article and your bucket list too 🙂 Have an awesome week and happy travelling! <3

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