Ian’s Travel Favourites: The Listicle Nobody Asked For (January 2019)

I hate listicles, but there reaches a point where you haven’t written anything for yourself (at least not online) for a while and you just want to put something out there. I don’t get asked enough about my travel favourites, so I’m just going to thrust them out into a world that doesn’t care. Be the … Continue reading Ian’s Travel Favourites: The Listicle Nobody Asked For (January 2019)

Falando Português: Does Moving Abroad Make Language Acquisition Easier?

“Tô tão sozinho, Sozinho mesmo, Meu único amigo, É um cachorro de pelucia Moro em Lisboa, Mas não gosto de Lisboa, Quero uma nova vida No Peru, na Indonésia ou na Grécia – ‘Um Fado’ de Ian R Close Above is a fado I created to describe loneliness and dreams of where I would like … Continue reading Falando Português: Does Moving Abroad Make Language Acquisition Easier?

Gentrification and you: how to be a great addition to your new community

Oh hey! So you’re moving to a new city because it’s cheap and you want some money that isn’t going to a landlord or cereal café? Nice. You are one of thousands of young people making the, admittedly sensible, decision to abandon overpriced cities for life as the Monarch of Ubud. Sadly, I have some … Continue reading Gentrification and you: how to be a great addition to your new community