About Me

 About me

I’m Elen. I’m an editor, writer, blogger, reader, traveller…

  • I was born in the UK (English mum, Welsh dad)…
  • Lived in Sierra Leone with my family when I was small…
  • Moved to New Zealand when I was 13…
  • Did a semester abroad in Prague, Czech Republic as an undergrad…
  • Taught English in Japan for a year and a half, in Saitama City, just outside Tokyo…
  • Did a PhD in Canberra, Australia
  • Have made numerous research, business and pleasure trips to India
  • Lived in Nepal for a year working as an editor with a local magazine…
  • Buffalo, USA for a year and a half…
  • And then back to Nepal!

(Plus I’ve travelled to Austria, Belarus, Cambodia, Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia,  Panama, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, and Vietnam.)

I am at home everywhere and nowhere, constantly restless to see new places. So where am I from, people always ask me. What do I feel, nationality-wise? Well, nothing really. Or perhaps lots of things. An antipodean with British roots.

I am repeatedly drawn back to South Asia, a complicated, colourful and captivating part of the world that is even more rewarding than it is challenging—and that’s saying something!

About this blog:

To find out more about working with me, see my ‘Work with me‘ page.

All photos were taken by me unless otherwise stated. Copyright of my photos remains with me. If you want to use any photos for any reason, please contact me first.

All reasonable comments will be published–ie, non-threatening and non-abusive. Final say as to what is considered threatening or abusive lies with me.

I will entertain requests for product/service reviews, but all opinions will be my own. Contact me for requests or suggestions. Unless stated otherwise, I have self-funded all trips and activities.

Links are for informational purposes only, unless otherwise stated.

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