Some of the quirkier aspects of Thai culture
I want to be as respectful as possible when I discuss Thailand's quirks. I don't think I could have picked a better country to live in without having ever visited or knowing much about the culture.
It all boils down to how you look at things
As much as I love Thailand, I often find myself complaining about living here. I notice that many of my friends do the same thing. Most of the time it is just harmless chit chat, but sometimes I find myself talking to people who really do not seem to like anything about Thailand.
Avoid falling into any of these teacher traps
Ajarn has put together a list of the most common mistakes that teachers make in Thailand - both new arrivals and those who have been here a while.
Things have definitely changed around here
There's still something missing from Bangkok. The vibrant heartbeat has dulled like an old man with angina. A friend who visits the city once a year said you 'could feel it'
A perfect fit for a teacher who wants to be near Bangkok and beaches.
Chonburi is not a tourist destination for a reason. There just isn't much to do here. However, you can experience a very "real" side of Thailand.
From an education and news point of view
For foreign teachers working in Thailand, the coup had a number of knock-on effects which started with a couple of days off school as educational institutions were temporarily shut down to silence protests from educators and university students.
Property developers are putting their trust in the new regime.
Surely if there was a sense of fear or worry that the current regime may have a negative impact on the Thai economy, then real estate projects would be halted or at least slowed down
I first heard people talking about Thailand when I was teaching English in South Korea. At the time, I had no desire to vacation there. But after living in Thailand, I've realized that it really is a nice place to vacation
How the coup has affected my life in Bangkok
It's nearly two years since we moved to Bangkok. I don't think we would have made the move if the events of the last week or so had happened in the run up to us leaving London.
Another picnic basket of tasty blog links
Hi everyone, it's Peter Clarke again, with a selection of my favourite internet blogs and articles that I hope will appeal to teachers in Thailand. Well, actually you don't need to be a teacher, I think anyone who has an interest in all things Thailand will enjoy them.
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