Hiya, you found me! I’m Nicole, a Scottish girl who has been living the gypsy lifestyle for the past 2 and a half years. I live in South Korea where I’m an English teacher by day, travel blogger by night and explorer on the weekend. Let me tell you a bit more about how I got where I am today.
In March 2014 I left my comfortable “big girl’s job” in Edinburgh for a year of teaching phonics, eating kimchi and topping up my piggy bank in South Korea. 2 and a half years later, and I’m still here!
In that time I’ve learned that travel isn’t restricted to the high rollers or gap year kids with unlimited trust funds. Trust me, I’m neither of them. I’m a huge advocate of budget travel and you can find loads of advice on my blog about how you can stretch your money and make travel a lifestyle rather than just a holiday.
Since arriving in South Korea, I’ve filled my passport with a lot more stamps than I could ever have imagined! I’ve ate sushi in Tokyo, snorkelled in crystal clear seas in The Philippines and rode a camel through the Rajasthan Desert. This has all been through smart budgeting and using the money that I’ve made Teaching English abroad.
My journey in Korea is almost over but the adventure definitely is not! What started as a one year cultural experience has sparked a whole new life of travel. This Wee Gypsy is going global!
My plan for the foreseeable future is to see as much of the world as I can. However, rather than staying in 5 star hotels and taking first class flights, I’ll be doing it on as little money as I can, picking up jobs along the way. I would love to have you along for the journey too, and I love to show you that this lifestyle is not just for the elite. It can be your life too. If you want it to be.
I hope you’ll join me on this gypsy journey around the world. I want to make this friendship official so let’s be pals on Facebook so that we can keep each other updated on our latest adventures.
Peace, love and happy travels.