TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring

So you’ve taken the leap and decided to teach abroad: you found a great job, set up your apartment, and found the means to keep yourself fed, washed, and comfortable. Like many TEFL teachers you’ll discover rent, food, and utilities always run a bit higher than you expected and you’re itching for some spending cash. … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring

5 Weirdest Superstitions Encountered Abroad

So you’re bumming around Cambodia and happen to piss off the wrong person—word gets around that a hail of bullets may be in your future. Do you: Call the cops? Nope. Invest in a Kevlar wardrobe? Nah. Make a beeline for the nearest tattoo parlor? Bingo! Traditional tattooing in Cambodia is commonly believed to hold … Continue reading 5 Weirdest Superstitions Encountered Abroad

#TRAVEL: Thailand – The Charm of Chiang Mai!

Chiang Mai is a city brimming with adventure. On the outskirts of town you can ride elephants, pet tigers, or go zip lining, while in the city you can take in historical landmarks deeply sewn with Buddhist culture, sample the cuisine, or even get a Thai massage from a prison inmate (how many of your … Continue reading #TRAVEL: Thailand – The Charm of Chiang Mai!

Teaching in Thailand: Part 5 – All Good Things Come to an End

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

Teaching in Thailand: Part 4 – Six Months in Monkey City

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

Teaching In Thailand: Part 2 – Teacher Liam

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

Teaching In Thailand: Part 1 – The Arrival

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