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”
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”
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”
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 “
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”
Living with any kind of roommate is hard enough. You have to deal with their personality, their little quirks, not having your own space, and the bickering…… Read more “Things to Know Before Living with a Texan Woman”
You don’t realize how much you miss something or how much it was a part of you until you taste it once again after several months. Okay,…… Read more “Cure-All Answer: Tea”
Last week, I had to think of a quick activity to do with my kids for 21st Century class. We’ve played hangman, red light / green light,…… Read more “21st Century Learning”
Teaching… it’s a love / hate relationship. Some days you’re amazed you’re kids are understanding so much material. Then the next day, it all comes crashing down…… Read more “Teaching Abroad… Love / Hate Relationship”
Here’s the new 2018 Thailand calendar to start your year off right! I know… sounds like every other person selling a calendar doesn’t it? Well, all proceeds…… Read more “New 2018 Thailand Calendar!”