Emily Lees

About me

Occupation English Teacher
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Introduction I've always wanted to travel the world. So, after many years working in British high schools, in 2010 I quit my job, packed a suitcase and set off like Phileas Fog. From travelling around Europe and taking the Trans-Siberian railway through Russia, Mongolia and China, this led to a year of teaching English in a Chinese city and exploring Asia. After starring and writing in a Chinese TV show, my travels took me to USA where I drove from Minneapolis to Seattle witnessing some crazy-ass Americana. After my stint in the US, I lived in Prague for 10 months teaching English and eating dumplings. Three years on and I'm finally back home trying to transition into 'normal' living. Get a job. Start a college course. Endure British weather. All these posts capture the weird, the wonderful and the downright bizarre experiences of living out of a suitcase (and the ups and downs of being a nomad) "Just because you're on the right road, it doesn't mean it won't be rocky"
Interests Travelling, learning new languages, running, meditation, playing guitar and singing.
Favorite Movies Rocky, Léon, Ghost World, The Shining, Amelie, Run Lola Run, Little Miss Sunshine, My Neighbor Totoro, Thirteen, Serenity, Garden State, The Breakfast Club, Big Fish, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Third Man, Pleasantville, Matilda, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ironman, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Watchmen, JCVD, Ratatouille, Wall E Seven, Life of David Gale, Yes Man, Short Circuit, Seth Rogen, Cliffhanger, Demolition Man, Eagle vs Shark, Hot Rod
Favorite Music Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Wombats, 747s, AFI, Ben Folds, Weezer, The Zutons, Velvet Underground, The Futureheads, Travis, Metallica, NOFX, The Mars Volta, John Frusciante
Favorite Books The Bible, Misery, Catcher In The Rye, The Great Gatsby, Picture of Dorian Gray, Lord of the Flies, C. S. Lewis, The Hungry Caterpillar, Conversations With Serial Killers