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On Returning to Thailand

Every time I look at a world map, I get a bit overwhelmed at the number of countries I still have yet to see. I know I’ve been fortunate to […]

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Gay Marriage from America to Thailand

Dom is the gay boy in my Grade 5 class in Thailand. His personality shines as bright as his toothy smile, and he remains at the top of his class […]

English Camp in Thailand

3 Short-term Alternatives to Teaching English Abroad

There are many reasons you may want to teach English abroad. Perhaps you’re on a mission to give back to a community, or you want experience in the teaching field, or maybe […]

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Beached in Trat, Thailand

This was my view for the majority of the afternoon today. To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations for Tan Ku Bay. Since Trat is the hub for reaching […]

Thai New Year in Bangkok

Happy Thai New Year! Today is the first day of Songkran, Thailand’s five-day New Year celebration, and yesterday was my last day of teaching cute unruly, primary school children. Read: […]

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Teaching English (and Gossip!) in Thailand

One thing you learn fairly quickly as a teacher in Thailand is that your local counterparts love a good gossip. They aren’t particularly fussed about who showed up late for […]

Overcoming Homesickness

Homesickness has hit me like a Thai teacher’s hand to the back of a rowdy student’s head – swiftly, consistently, and without reason. Each time my wanderlust wins the battle […]

I Miss My Ex, But Not All of It

After teaching in China, I’ve been forced to admit how much I didn’t enjoy teaching in Thailand. It’s like the opposite of the phrase, “You don’t know what you have […]

Unavoidable Karaoke: A Field Trip With Thai Students

After my first field trip with the school to Palio, I made a mental note to never participate in another one so far away. Then I heard the seniors were […]

Hairy Legs

A friend once posed a question I couldn’t confidently answer until now. Josh, the goofball husband of Newly Domestic blogger, asked this: “If you found yourself in a culture or […]

How to Teach English Abroad: Decisions

Update: For a more concise, complete version of this article (with links to all the important stuff), please click here to view my five simple steps to finding a job in Asia, over […]

Angry Teacher

I’m trying not to lose my patience with high schoolers, but it’s happening. It’s nearing the end of the year, and they’re just as eager to finish school as I […]

A River Between: Chiang Khan

I spent the weekend in Chiang Khan, a lovely little town on the northern border of Isan, where the Mekong River drifts idly by. It’s a traditional Thai village, where […]

A New Year in a Thai School

We tried to squeeze as much as possible into a one-day New Year party. Suwannaphum Wittayalai School was open to students on Friday the 30th for only one reason: to […]

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