International Relations: North Korea’s Great Wall – China

China – North Korea’s Great Wall Escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula have resulted in significant pressure from US President Donald Trump and other national leaders, for China to help end North Korea’s development of its nuclear weapons and missile programs. Pyongyang’s provocations and continued development of its nuclear weapon and missile capabilities have been... Continue Reading →


International Student Life in London: Food shopping

So today i'll be sharing how i've approached buying food and some hacks i've learned in my time here to make your money go further. So in London, eating out even for things which (probably) should be cheap, like burgers, is expensive. A burger with fries is looking to cost you at least £11 which is ridiculous.... Continue Reading →

Thrifty hacks: The Mindset

From my experience saving money comes from a particular mindset which you need to develop. It's about looking out for opportunities to change behaviours which will help you save and make money and being willing to do what it takes. This over time develops in to habits which allow your savings account balance to increase.... Continue Reading →

Why did you name your blog the ‘The Thrifty Spy’?

You may be wondering why i named my blog 'The Thrifty Spy'. Simple really, my MA course here in London is in intelligence, and the only way i got here was by being thrifty. Obviously, i'm no James Bond and won't be owning an Aston Martin anytime soon but i like to think i'm pretty thrifty (If you don't know, thrifty=careful with money).

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