When I’m visiting a new place, in addition to the usual traveller stuff, such as trying the local food, meeting new people, seeing the sites etc. I like to try to attempt two things: 1) Watch a movie at a local cinema. 2) Reach the highest point in that country. Unsurprisingly, I make it to … Continue reading Hiking South Korea’s Highest Mountain
Why Teach English Abroad?
In this post we look at the top 5 benefits to moving overseas and teaching English. Let’s jump straight in! Travel Opportunities TEFL is an excellent way to travel the world and explore different parts of the globe. You’ll get to learn about different cultures, meet new people from all walks of life, and see … Continue reading Why Teach English Abroad?
The City of a Hundred Spires
Prague had been on my radar for years! The Czech capital is a popular destination for groups of Brits on stag-does, hen-does, and those celebrating milestone birthdays. My close friends and I would often daydream and drunkenly plan trips of beer and strippers for our future selves. Little did I know then that my first … Continue reading The City of a Hundred Spires
TEFL Certificates: Where to Begin?
Although not always required, obtaining some type of teaching English as a foreign language certificate, be it through an online course or attending a series of in-person classes is the first step you can take to kickstart your career teaching English overseas. In addition to increasing your chances of securing a job, completing a TEFL … Continue reading TEFL Certificates: Where to Begin?
Bangkok Through the 5 Senses
Bangkok is not your average city. Boasting the longest name of any other capital in the world, holding the record for one of the world’s hottest capital cities (on average), and the birthplace of Red Bull, Bangkok is one of the most vibrant, colorful, larger than life metropolitan cities in the world. Known internationally as … Continue reading Bangkok Through the 5 Senses
5 Online Teaching Companies that are Hiring in March 2023
The world of teaching English online seems to be changing month by month at the moment. Recruitment freezes, unstable bookings, an oversaturated market… the list goes on! However, there are still companies actively looking for teachers right now, and the online teaching lifestyle can still be as rewarding as ever! Here are 5 companies that … Continue reading 5 Online Teaching Companies that are Hiring in March 2023
Meeting Dolly the Sheep in Edinburgh
Dolly the sheep, the world’s first ever cloned mammal, passed away in 2003 after 7 eventful (by your average sheep’s standard) years of life. Today, her body can be seen for free at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. The Dolly exhibition is on display in the Science and Technology galleries, easily noticeable in … Continue reading Meeting Dolly the Sheep in Edinburgh
Luang Prabang: Hundreds of Monks Line the Streets Every Morning
The rickety van shuddered into the streets of our final destination: Luang Prabang. The air was noticeably cooler than when we had boarded the van several hours earlier in Viang Vieng. Perhaps because we were higher up? Maybe it was simply because it was later in the day? I wasn’t sure. Home to over 30 … Continue reading Luang Prabang: Hundreds of Monks Line the Streets Every Morning
What is TEFL?
TEFL or Teaching English as a Foreign Language is one of the fastest growing education sectors in the world. TEFL, also known as TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), ESL (English as a Second Language) and ELT (English Language Teaching) began in the latter half of the 19th century by the Qing … Continue reading What is TEFL?
100 Things I Did in New York Last Week
The Big Apple, NYC, the city that never sleeps.. visiting New York city has been on my bucket list for decades, and last week I finally got the chance to visit! I tried to make the most of my time in the world-famous city and experience as much as I could in just a couple … Continue reading 100 Things I Did in New York Last Week