Malaysia is well known as the ‘border hop’ country for people living and working in Thailand but after a few visits to this beautiful country, I’ve put together 5 hot spots in Malaysia that will have you signed up and sold! Georgetown Hostel Recommendations: Reggae Mansion, Tipsy Tiger. ‘Quirky, vibrant and exciting’ – how IContinue Reading 5 Must-Visit Places in Penang, Malaysia
I plead Guilty. I know. I hold my hands and will admit that I have sucked at keeping up with this blog. I have every intentions but life here in Thailand has been more than hectic. However, my situation has now changed and I now have time to give to this little venture of mineContinue Reading Teaching in a Thai Government School
My senses are at an overloaded peak. Excited music consumes my ears. I smell fire, salt and the odd cigarette blown in my face. I touch sand, palm trees and the occasional sweaty body by accident. I taste a good trusty Thailand alcohol bucket full of wonderful shots that I can’t pronounce the name of.Continue Reading New Year on Koh Tao Island, Thailand.
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
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?
TIME?! WHAT’S THAT?! One tiny small detail I forgot about working at a summer camp is how busy you are! The time you have at camp is so little and so precious, hence why I haven’t been able to devote much time to writing. Despite my best efforts, I was only able to ‘pocket write’Continue Reading A Typical Day At A USA Summer Camp
“Oh Sami…” Aah them oh so familiar words that come out of my Camp Director’s mouth when I’ve done something stupid/crazy. But I didn’t expect to hear them in the minivan 5 minutes into my journey from the Lords Valley bus terminal to Lake Greeley Camp… In the bathroom on the bus, I heard theContinue Reading My Second Year At LGC – USA Summer Camp
New York City is somewhat of a novelty to me. It’s the absolute opposite to my hometown in the Welsh Valleys and that’s what makes it all the more amazing for me! This will be my fourth trip to the Big Apple and I never tire of the place! However, anyone who has travelled toContinue Reading Ticking off the New York Bucket List: Broadway, Cheesecake, and Naked Cowboys…
Goodbye. Bon Voyage. See ya. Ta-ra. Laters. So long. Hwyl Fawr. Farewell. Au Revior. Have Fun. BE SAFE… The words ringing in my ears for the past two weeks as I say my goodbyes to my family, friends, gym gang, work colleagues… It’s been emotional to say the least! Overwhelming. It isn’t until you doContinue Reading Goodbye Seems To Be The Hardest Word… The Hardest Part of Travelling.