Should I teach English in Korea?

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So you want to teach English in Korea! Fantastic! You really should! First of all, please check my overall guide to teaching English abroad to fund your travels! There are lots of tips and advice in there which will really help you. When you’re in the know with that, read on to find out the specifics of how to teach English in Korea!

That Time I Tried A Burlesque Lesson In Shanghai


Burlesque! Say it and what comes to mind? Sexy seductress? Sweltering misty underground clubs? A beautiful, powerful woman? A dirty stripper? Teacake decided to brave it, order some sexy lingerie online and head to her first ever Burlesque lesson in Shanghai to undress the mystique of this historical, magical phenomenon.

Racism in Asia: White skin and the Suntan

Racism in Asia

Coming back from the Philippines to Shanghai, I felt refreshed, renewed, reanimated and ready to take on the world. I’m eternally grateful to the Palawan island for that! I was also sunkissed, bronzed and had a bit of colour on those pale white bird legs of mine. Sure, I went diving and island hopping, so I used sunscreen a lot. But naturally, I eventually got a suntan. Little did I know upon my return to China, that this would open a whole can of worms with racism in Asia.

True Love and Travel

Should I give money to beggars?

‘Teacake…You’re 30, childless, your boyfriend is nowhere to be seen. Don’t you want to get married? Aren’t you worried about not being able to have mini Teacakes? What the hell are you doing travelling by yourself? That’s dangerous right? Aren’t you going to die lonely?’ Oh please! Keep your hair on!

Don’t tell anyone about El Nido: Philippines


I have just returned to Puerto Princesa from El Nido in the Philippines. My friends visited El Nido three years ago and couldn’t contain their excitement about knowing somewhere that was a little secretive, special and out of the hands of the likes of Lonely Planet. ‘Nothing’s there!’ they said. ‘It’s paradise! It’s a hidden secret! You have to go’. So I did go…and I arrived three years too late. What happens when a destination isn’t a secret anymore?

The Best Day Honda Bay Island Hopping

Honda Bay Island Hopping

If you’re in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, then I recommended adding Honda Bay Island Hopping to your bucket list. I had an amazing time whilst I was on Palawan island in the Philippines. El Nido and Coron are everyone’s immediate favourites, and I loved being there, but many people arrive and leave Palawan via Puerto Princesa. Why not enjoy what there is to offer here too? It is worth it and with island hopping being so crowded up in El Nido, it’s nice to have a quieter experience down here.

Puerto Princesa Sabang X Zipline Adventure

Sabang X Zipline Line

At 800 metres long and 150 feet above sea level, the Puerto Princesa Sabang X Zipline will whizz you through the air along Sabang Beach, right next to Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park! It involves taking a 10-15 minute hike from the Sabang Mangrove forest, up the tiny mountain and then, well, you just throw yourself off!