Teaching in Thailand: Part 3 – Reflection, one year on.

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

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#TRAVEL – Cambodia: Angkor What?

The majority of people who travel to Cambodia take the time to visit the worlds largest religious monument: Angkor Wat. Nursing a colossal hangover, I did just that. Angkor Wat is located close to the town of Siem Reap (the infamous ‘Pub Street’ is also situated there, hence the hangover) and can be entered for

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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

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#TRAVEL – Malaysia: Beaches, Skyscrapers and High Taxed Alcohol!

In March 2014, I travelled around some of the South East Asian hotspot, Malaysia, just days after Malaysian Airways flight MH370 went missing. Malaysia has a worthy blend of city, jungle and beach paradise.  During the trip, I spent most of my time in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur, and the underdeveloped Prehentian Islands.  The concrete

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Learning Korean (Hangul)

Being born and raised in Wales, different languages have always been present in my day to day life. That sounds a lot more exotic than it actually is; everyone in Wales is required to study Welsh until he/she finishes school, so basically, I always had that in addition to the standard French and German lessons

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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

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