Teaching English as a foreign language in Asia
Between 2016 and 2017 I spent a year teaching English in South Korea. I had considered teaching ESL for years. Despite a clear lack of training and experience, as is probably shared by 90% of all ESL teachers. After South Korea I was almost positive I would never teach again.
As amazing and truly life changing of an experience as it was, I had pretty much concluded teaching wasn’t for me. Ironically as I write this I’m standing on a metro train in Shenzhen, China.
And yes, I’m here teaching English.. Again.
Visiting Siem Reap, Cambodia
After saying goodbye to Koh Tao, I jumped on a mix of buses and ferries to get back up to Bangkok so I could cross the border into Cambodia. Before coming out this way I figured – ignorantly – that all the countries would be fairly similar and there was just different things to do in each. How wrong I would be.
Finances and mental health
If you’ve ever experienced money trouble, you know how heavy it can hang on your mental health. I’ve been so broke I was only able to put $2 in my beater of a car. I’ve had to turn eat shitty, limited choices of food because I couldn’t afford anything else. It sucks, and I’ve vowed never to return to that spot.
Bus from Thailand to Cambodia
After about 3 weeks around Thailand it’s time to keep moving and move on to the next country of interest; Cambodia.
Considerably cheaper to live, much more poverty, but a country rich with beautiful temples and also a horrendous past.
The Best Islands in Thailand
It’s been a wild ride these past few weeks visiting some islands in Thailand exploring a few of the more known islands. There’s so many islands down here that one would need a helluva lot more time and money than I have at my disposal to experience them all. Here’s a little review of the main ones that I visited and some stuff you can get up to yourself as well while exploring islands in Thailand.