Moving is stressful!
Yet, when everything you own fits into a backpack, that stress significantly decreases.
In truth, my move from Nakon Nayok to Lopburi wasn’t stressful at all.
It was exciting!
Soon enough I’d get a new apartment, meet new people and start a new job.
I was ready.
Lopburi is not an unheard of place to many people that travel around or live in Thailand. It’s on the backpacker’s route and was made famous to many people in the UK by the popular TV show Idiot Abroad.
Basically, it’s a city overrun with monkeys, making it an intriguing place to visit, or if you’re a TEFL teacher, to live in!
At my new school, Anuban Lopburi, I worked with 6 other foreign teachers and taught Math and Computer, as well as English. My experience there included some of the best months of my life. Lopburi has a good expat community and there many things to see and do.
The department of the school we worked in was an MEP (Mini English Program), which meant the students had a decent level of English. Well, better than anything I had experienced before. This made teaching a lot more fun.
Lopburi itself is a cool city. My colleagues and I had mopeds for the duration of our stay, so we had the freedom to explore the surrounding areas and see some of rural Thailand.
To any TEFL teachers looking to work in Thailand, I seriously don’t think you can go wrong with Lopburi. Especially if you are worried about the culture shock, Lopburi has a few western restaurants and bars so you can have a good balance of Asia and home.
So, if you see a job vacancy for this city, GO FOR IT!