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Teaching in Thailand vs. Teaching in Japan

Teaching in Thailand vs. Japan by Rachael Hornsby Having started my TEFL adventures in Thailand, I have now spent a year teaching there, and another 6 months teaching in Japan (with a year back in the UK in between). If you might be considering either of these countries to teach English in, or are deciding

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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

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Troubles Abroad: Life Without Peanut Butter

Ants on a Log. Fluffernutters. Classic PB&J. And who didn’t make a pinecone-peanut butter bird feeder as a kid? We put it on bananas, slather it on french toast and of course eat it straight off the spoon. No matter what country I’m headed to, you can be certain I’m tossing a couple jars of

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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

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7 Must-Have Apps for Travelers

Yeah, traveling often means surviving without a phone or computer from time to time, but on those occasions you find yourself in a cafe with a decent wifi signal or are spending enough time in a country to warrant splurging on a local simcard, you’ll be grateful to have the following essential traveler apps! Android:

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Getting the MOST out of Angkor

I’ve seen a lot of Angkor Guides out there that insist on providing you with an in-depth history of each temple. The thing is, you’ll see and learn as you go so there’s no need to have encyclopedic knowledge of the whole park before you get there. It can be a pain sifting through the

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TEFL TIPS #10 – THE ALMIGHTY FLASHCARD (2)

For this TEFL Tip, I’m going to write another post on flashcard activities. You can find my first post here Activity – Run to the ______ (Listening) Age – Pre-K, K, Primary Level – Beginner This activity mainly focuses on listening and is one of the most simple but effective listening games you can play. You

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3 Myths About Niagara Falls

So I recently took a trip out to Niagara Falls, something I’ve been wanting to see for years. When I mentioned my plan to friends, the general reaction was always, “Why?”. Their opinions ranged from indifferent to overly negative whether they’d been there before or not. Undeterred, I hopped a 7-hour bus from Chinatown up

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#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 as fascinated by it. North Korea is located north of South Korea (SHOCK); the two countries being separated since the 1950’s and now a 150 mile long and 2 1/2 mile wide barrier runs

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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. So, here is a list of my TOP 5 Things to

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