About Me

UPDATE: This blog is no longer in use, follow me on Twitter and Instagram for news of my latest projects.






I’m meant to be an English teacher, but Vietnam has a habit of throwing new, unexpected opportunities and experiences at you on an almost daily basis so I seem to have unwittingly become a Jack-of-all-trades. In my spare time I’ve recently taken up writing, here are a few pieces I’ve managed to convince people to publish:

For The Guardian:

A story about taking my adventurous, 90 year old grandmother, who suffers from dementia, on a Kenyan adventure


For Cracked:

Legendary Lost Treasures That You Can Still Find


6 Religious Sites That are Way More Creepy Than They Are Holy


For Buzzfeed:

The Mindboggling Motorbikes of Vietnam


For The Culture Trip:

7 Influential New York Philosophers


For Clapway:

Self-Driving Cars to save 300,000 Lives


For Escape Artist:

The 10 Unholy Driving Commandments of Vietnam


I have also set up my business, Teacher’s Friend – Vietnam. Providing all the help anyone would ever need to teach English in Vietnam.

4 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Pingback: About Me | Seen on a bike in Vietnam….

  2. Hi Alex. Great idea for a blog. Been looking through all your posts – so typical of Vietnam! We spent some time in both the north and the south and were endlessly entertained by what they carry on bikes. And we survived crossing the road in both Hanoi and Saigon. Loved the story about your nan.
    Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey. And don’t be a stranger. Feel free to join the conversation.
    Cheers, and happy teaching
    PS I speak igpay atinlay 🙂


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