23/11/2014- I left South East Asia after almost 18 months of teaching in Thailand, and travelling around its neighboring countries. I did a lot; I saw a lot. If you get the chance, just do it! My main tip to people who are thinking about moving to Thailand and teaching is not to believe a … Continue reading Teaching in Thailand: Part 5 – All Good Things Come to an End
Moving is stressful. However, 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 … Continue reading Teaching in Thailand: Part 4 – Six Months in Monkey City
April 2014. "I've been in Thailand a year. WOW, that went quick." An overwhelming sense of accomplishment is gladly welcomed after you finish something after a long period of time. If you enjoyed that something, it's combined with a great sense of sadness too. I'm not going to continue this with the monsoon of clichés … Continue reading Teaching in Thailand: Part 3 – Reflection, one year on.
Teaching a bunch of kids English, how hard can it be? That was the dominant thought in my mind, every time I discussed the idea of a TEFL career when I was back in Wales. However, that pre-imagined vision soon vanished when I was stood in front of a class of 30 children, all staring at … Continue reading Teaching In Thailand: Part 2 – Teacher Liam
In May 2013, I left my cold and monotonous lifestyle in the Welsh valleys and embarked on a career as an ESL teacher. Here is how it all began.... 26/05/2013 Uncomfortably positioned between an attractive young Indian woman, and a very fidgety old one, on a flight from Heathrow, it hit me like a ton … Continue reading Teaching In Thailand: Part 1 – The Arrival