Teaching in Thailand

I would like to dedicate this post to teaching abroad. So far, I have done a lot of writing about my travels in Thailand, but I have yet to touch on my experience teaching. In my first blog post, I explain the reasons behind why I wanted to teach abroad. Now, I would like to explain my job and daily life as an English Teacher. Since I have spent the majority of my life as a student, it has been especially interesting being on the “other side” of the classroom. Read more…

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Christmas in Thailand

I have been learning lately— home is a feeling, not a place. Although I was away from my family and in a foreign country this holiday season, this Christmas will always be special to me. Since Thailand is a primarily Buddhist country, Christmas is celebrated, but not considered a national holiday. Therefore, Phil and I had work on Christmas Day (Friday). Read more…

Phuket

One of the many benefits of teaching abroad is the ability to travel during free time. December 5th is the King of Thailand’s birthday (also known as Dad’s Day). The following week, the students at our school had mandatory testing and a camping trip. Read more…

Caturday Cat Cafe

After our wild monkey encounter in Lopburi the previous weekend, Phil and I wanted a new destination for a weekend adventure. Phil happened to have some friends in Bangkok visiting from Sri Lanka (where he spent most of his adolescent years since his father worked for the United Nations). Read more…

Lopburi

One Friday evening, while flipping through my Lonely Planet guidebook in search of a weekend getaway, I stumbled across “Lopburi,” a town about two hours northeast of Suphan Buri. Lopburi is a city that is literally crawling with wild monkeys. Read more…