Global Citizens 9 - Alice Teacake

A huge warm welcome to our ninth Global Citizen, Alice from Teacake Travels.

Alice is 31 from Dartford, Kent and 1 year ago made her part time job her full time job and is now a travel blogger. She is currently based in Asia and will be spending the next month in Malaysia before heading off to China for 3 months of Jiu Jitsu training.

Thank you Alice for taking the time to share your thoughts with Global Citizens.


What makes you happy?

People, food and randomness.

I feel the only way you can learn about life is through other people. By learning what they love, hate, do and hope for, you can put yourself in their shoes and then think to yourself, ‘Right. Does this relate to me? Is this what I want for myself?’ and then you take all of their experiences together and pave the path that you need in you life.



What makes you sad?


It can be the simple things from someone pushing in front of me in a queue to someone saying something mean to someone else to someone just being a goddam p***k and blowing stuff up in the world.

This makes me sad.

Why do people put so much money into nuclear weapons and war? I know I’m sounding like a hippy but seriously…money could be spent so much more wisely.



What makes you proud?

Me and my travels. Yes, I am gonna toot my own horn!

I feel you need to learn how to do things for yourself and face your own fears. Ever since I’ve been travelling I’ve constantly been trying to push my boundaries and I’m really happy with what I’ve achieved.



What makes you wonder?

Different cultures from my own.

What do they value?

What do they focus their time and energy on and why? To what end?



What does it mean to be human?

To love and feel pain so that you can learn what is good and bad in this world.

You can take that, learn from it and become a better person.


Who was the last person to teach you something?

When was the last time you faced your fears?

How would you answer if you were asked?

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read Global Citizens.

Have a great day.

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