So you’ve purchased your 1 month visa, followed a bunch of Instagram accounts broadcasting the awesome places you’ve bookmarked into seeing in Vietnam, and now you have to make the ultimate decision: North to South? South to North? I personally chose North to South (no particular reasoning behind it, just made sense in my head!)Continue Reading A Backpacker’s Guide to Squeezing Vietnam into a 1 Month Itinerary
My first misfortune in Bali happened as soon as I stepped out of the airport. I foolishly rode on the back of my friend’s motorbike without wearing a helmet. In Thailand, it’s quite common (and stupid) to ride a motorbike without a helmet and before I give my mother a heart attack – this isContinue Reading Bali: Volcanoes, Beaches & Titanic Experiences
Whovillan: A person who LOVES Christmas and prepares for it months before it arrives. Someone who counts down to Christmas from the day after it ends. <opposite of: GRINCH> My hands are up. My guard is down. I confess. I am a ‘whovillan’. It doesn’t sound very Christmas-y but apparently that’s my label for lovingContinue Reading Spending Christmas in Thailand
A Submersion into Thai Culture in Bangkok: The King’s Ceremony at The Grand Palace The love the Thai’s have for their King is immense. As you probably know by now, King Bhumibol passed away in October 2016. Since then, mourning has been in session for Thailand. I was instructed only to wear black and/or neutralContinue Reading A Submersion into Thai Culture in Bangkok: The King’s Ceremony at The Grand Palace
My First Week of ESL Teaching in Thailand: A Test of Emotion, Patience & Resilience “You’re off to teach in Krabi!” – I’m sorry, WHAT?! Can you repeat that? I couldn’t hear you over the noise my ass made as it hit the floor! I was completely bowled over. Could this get any better?!? IContinue Reading My First Week of ESL Teaching in Thailand: A Test of Emotion, Patience & Resilience
THE TRAVEL DILEMMA: ALONE OR AGENCY? To be a teacher in Thailand, you have two choices. To do it alone, or do it through an agency. I was very close to going it alone as I had heard bad reviews about some agencies taking your money, being unsupportive and not preparing you for the changesContinue Reading The Work/Travel Dilemma: Alone or Agency?