Making it as a Local in Mexico City (more specifically, Tlalpan, but nobody knows where that is!)

After I found out I had secured my first international teaching post, at La Escuela De Lancaster, in Mexico City; I didn’t think, “what about the cartel?” (unlike every other person I told). The first matter I wanted to tackle was, ‘how am I going to fit in?’. Tlalpan, the borough of D.F. (District Federal) was not going […]

Backpacking Can Be Disheartening (OR: How White Privilege and Entitlement Can Ruin Travelling)

  WARNING: If you voted for Trump you will not appreciate this post, you might as well just leave. Byeeeeee.   2012 was a better year to be British than 2018. I didn’t know that at the time. I was demoralised by a coalition of idiots running the country and frustrated by the audacity to […]

Coatis, Raccoons and an Owl at North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre

Sometimes you just need a Coati to dump himself on your head, grab fistfuls of your hair with invasive, muddy claw paws. For said Coati to be called Diego.  For him to mercilessly start digging away the sleeves of your coat to get to your concealed wrist and the delectable perfume you were foolish enough […]