Christmas is a time to spend with family and friends. Back home, lights adorn the streets and shops. Houses are nestled amidst the faze of cold winter…… Read more “Christmas Abroad”
One of Xuzhou’s main attractions is Yunlong Mountain. For westerners, the mountain is more of a scenic hill. It overlooks the lake and maintains a quaint charm.…… Read more “Yunlong Mountain”
The Zoo Coffee is popular among the Chinese, and I can see why. It’s a relaxing place for adults and children. Inside, there’s a modern take on…… Read more “Zoo Coffee”
If you read my last post on Historical Loves, you’ll see that it was about Marie Antoinette and her husband, King Louis XVI. While their love was…… Read more “Historical Loves: Marie Antoinette and Count Fersen”
One of the well known kirkyard’s in Edinburgh, Greyfriars Kirkyard is known for Bobby, the dog, inspiring J.K. Rowling, and having its own set of haunting tales.…… Read more “Ghostly Side of Greyfriars Kirkyard”
As a young girl, Marie Antoinette loved riding horses, being outside, and laughing. She tended to put her studies off, hardly practicing her writing or her other…… Read more “Historical Loves: King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette”
Edinburgh had very harsh rules for anyone who was pregnant. Should you try to conceal your pregnancy you would be tried, found guilty, and hanged. Unfortunately, for…… Read more “Half Hangit Maggie”
As a young girl, Victoria spent most of her life living secluded from the others and under the thumb of her mother’s husband. She wanted a life…… Read more “Historical Loves: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert”
Chaing Mai was a whirl wind adventure. The trip was spur of the moment and only for a short weekend. I had only been back maybe a…… Read more “Things To Do In Chiang Mai”
How many of you admit you’re chunky? Maybe have a few extra pounds? How many of you call yourself fat? How many of you don’t like talking…… Read more “My Fat Ass In Thailand”
Before visiting Thailand, you need to update a lot of your vaccinations. You can do it when you arrive or before you leave. Doing it in Thailand…… Read more “Vaccinations for Thailand”
Dear Edinburgh, When I first arrived, I was yearning for a new experience. For years I read of your hauntings, history, and entangling stories. There was Mary…… Read more “Dear Edinburgh…”
Documents are the most important aspect when it comes to legally teaching abroad. These ensure that you have the credentials to teach English as a second language,…… Read more “Documents and Course Work Needed to Teach in Thailand”
Sometimes when you’re a teacher, everything seems to go wrong. The kids are rowdy, they randomly cry, they’re dancing everywhere, or they’re not listening. It was like…… Read more “Take The Break! Fun 21st Century Videos!”
Situated atop the Doi Suthep Mountain in Northern Thailand, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is one of the most cherished temples in Northern Thailand. Built in 1386,…… Read more “Wat Phra That Doi Suthep “
Your first year of teaching, whether it be at home or in a foreign country, will be challenging. One good way to get kids up, moving, and…… Read more “Educational Videos for Primary 1 Students”
Teaching abroad isn’t going to be like what you expected. There will be ups and downs. You’ll feel as if you’re failing all the time. What you think is best for your kids is sometimes impossible to carry out due to the culture.
The one way I’ve been able to release some of the built up stress is writing to my grandparents. They don’t always have access to their emails or Facebook, so the old fashioned letter writing works best. It’s something which needs to come back. There’s more personality to it, and a greater sense of connection.
Here is one of the many letters I have sent back home about how it it’s actually like teaching in Thailand.
People say how lucky I am that I’m living my dream. Teaching abroad is what I’ve always wanted to do, right? When I was little, I admit…… Read more “It Isn’t My Dream Job…”
Everyone who visits Texas wants to see the “cowboy life” and the famous longhorn cattle. All of these are great things, and you can see them in…… Read more “Fort Worth Stockyards”
As a kid, I contemplated becoming a teacher. I played with toy animals teaching them and my little brother. It’s what thought I wanted to do, but…… Read more “It Takes One Semester”