Working in hostels in Krabi has blessed me with a constant stream of backpackers to meet, get to know and make friendships. I have met hundreds of backpackers from around the world. Some of become really good friends of mine and others i'm glad to see the back of! Even though everyone is unique in… Continue reading The 15 Different Types of Backpackers you will meet in Hostels
Since I started working at Pak Up Hostel in Krabi town, I meet so many backpackers and travelers that just pass through this province and Krabi is just a stop-over for their next destination. When I ask them if they plan on staying in Krabi to explore, the common answer is no. I’ve been living… Continue reading My Top 10 Must-See’s in Krabi, Thailand
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 mine… Continue reading An Update on Life in Thailand: The End of Teaching, New Opportunities & An Apology for Blog Neglect.
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 loving… Continue reading Spending Christmas in Thailand
A Peculiar 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… Continue reading A Peculiar 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?!? I… Continue 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 changes… Continue reading The Work/Travel Dilemma: Alone or Agency?
I’ve been in Thailand for nearly four weeks now and I already feel so comfortable here and embracing the new cultural differences and lifestyle with a wide smile and open arms! Before I came out here, I was preparing myself for the worst. I watched back to back episodes of Thai Embassy and reading blogs… Continue reading My First Impressions of Thailand…
“No extras! No extras!” – That’s what I was shouting as I was led into a massage parlour by my good friend Ashley in Pattaya... I made the decision to spend my first couple of days in the beach resort Pattaya to avoid the overwhelming chaos of Bangkok. I thought Pattaya would ease… Continue reading Waking up the Sleeping Feminist in me: Pattaya, Thailand.