Anxious – yes!

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I am fast discovering that travelling alone is a pretty nerve racking experience … and I’m in one of the safest countries on earth and a place I used to live. I don’t know why but anxiety has tried (but failed) to get the better of me on a few … Read More


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Well I’ve arrived and my orientation this time was somewhat less traumatic than on my last visit to this fair land (I will report some of the old blog to give a flavour of my previous Korean experiences). Although the extreme tiredness is making me feel very emotional! The journey … Read More

The first post

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I’ve been wondering what the first words on a new blog should be and failed dismally in my search for wisdom. But a book I’ve been reading on overcoming procrastination says just start – so here it is started! Its weird to think this blog The Journey resumes where it … Read More

One Sunday in Kumdan

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Last Sunday Kat and I decided to go for a stroll around Kumdan to take some pictures before I left. Little did we know what the day had in store. After walking around we went for a beer before I headed to the PC room and Kat went home. Shortly … Read More

The BBC uncover i-to-i

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A few weeks ago I had an email from a producer from BBC Five Live. She was interested in my experiences with i-to-i because they were making a programme about profit making volunteering companies. It seems that it’s not only i-to-i’s paid work placements programme that is dodgy. Their volunteering … Read More

Officially a journo

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I’ve been wanting to write this post since February when I scored my first job freelancing for a national newspaper – The Korea Times. But I decided I couldn’t be officially claim to be a freelance journo until I was paid, cause without money its just work experience. I submitted … Read More

The first last

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One thing I’ve learnt in my ten months as an English teacher is that, despite my misgivings before I came away, I actually like kids – well some of them! Last Friday was my last kindy trip and was a day of both joy and sorrow. I’m excited about leaving … Read More

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