Teaching in Japan: Part 1

My first week in Japan by Rachael Hornsby After months of saving for flights, researching jobs, and attempting pretty unsuccessfully to learn some basic greetings in Japanese, I was eager to get over to Japan and find out for myself what it was like. I packed up all 25kg of my life in my snazzy … Continue reading Teaching in Japan: Part 1

The Korean Hogwan

Before embarking on a career as an ESL teacher in South Korea, you will have to make one decision: EPIK or Hogwan? A Hogwan is the name of a private academy in South Korea. Thousands of Hogwans are located throughout the country and offer all types of learning! From piano lessons to English conversation classes, … Continue reading The Korean Hogwan

#TRAVEL – SOUTH KOREA: THE DMZ

The North Korean way of life is perceived negatively throughout most of the western world, but many of us are equally fascinated by it. North Korea is located north of South Korea (SHOCK); the two countries have been separated since the 1950's, and now a 150 mile long & 2 1/2 mile wide barrier runs … Continue reading #TRAVEL – SOUTH KOREA: THE DMZ

#TRAVEL – Indonesia: Peace in Ubud

I've never read the book Eat, Pray, Love, nor have I watched the movie. But, nonetheless, I heard Ubud, Bali was an interesting place to visit for reasons other than "It's where that really good book/ film is set".

TEFL TIPS #4 – Verb of the Day

Verbs are the skeleton of any language. Most ESL learners know the basics:. 'eat,' 'go', 'play' etc., but expanding this list is vital to those working towards achieving a higher level of both spoken and written English. In my classroom, I introduced a method I call 'verb of the day'. It's pretty simple but effective. … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #4 – Verb of the Day

Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong

Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong Hong Kong is one of the most famous places in the world. In February 2016, I was lucky enough to visit for a few days, and experience some of what 'Asia's World City' had to offer. Here is a list of my TOP 5 Things to do … Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong

Village Life in China – Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils

Traveling Tales: Village Life in China—Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils I first met Ting selling fruit along a busy highway in Leshan. Streetwise with a slight build and dark eyes, she's a jack-of-all trades: a receptionist by day, fruit stall worker by night who also sells plants online, educates on winemaking and collects lamps from … Continue reading Village Life in China – Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils

#TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields

Disclaimer: In case the title didn't tip you off, this article is going to be a real bummer. One of the most amazing things about traveling is how much you learn along the way—about people, about culture, and about the world itself. Reading about something in a book is a far cry from seeing the … Continue reading #TRAVEL Cambodia: The Killing Fields

Top Ten Films to Inspire your Inner Traveler

Top Ten Films to Inspire your Inner Traveler Sometimes inspiration can come from unexpected places. So don't expect to see The Beach or Into the Wild on this list—great movies for sure, but I want to share the ones that really keep me going. “There's this theory: Given an infinite universe and infinite time, all … Continue reading Top Ten Films to Inspire your Inner Traveler