Thailand teaching stuff - July 2014

A selection of interesting Thailand-related articles and blogs

Hello all, Peter Clarke here, and I'm back again with a selection of links to interesting Thailand-related blogs and articles that I've found on the internet over the last couple of months.


Beyond Hua Hin

A trip to Khao Takiap

I'm not going to lie and say it's the most awesome place you can go, but as a relatively no-hassle trip to and from Bangkok over a weekend (I usually try to stay two nights to make the trip worth it), it's hard to beat.


Why had no one told me about Chantaburi?

It's clean and it's green. Please don't miss it.

The only time I'd ever been to Chantaburi Province was over twenty years ago, when an Indian friend (a gemstone dealer by profession) took me down there to see one of the famous open-air gemstone markets. And although it was an interesting experience at the time, walking around on a muddy scrap of land, gawping at gemstone stalls, was still the only image that came to mind whenever Chantaburi was mentioned to me - until last weekend of course, when I came away with a completely different point of view.


Living the high life

A mini-break in Khao Yai with money no object. Yeah, right.

I promised myself a no-expense-spared holiday in Khao Yai National Park. Money was to be no object. But then you remember your working class roots.


A brief adventure in Kanchanburi

A welcome break from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok

Getting out of the major cities and certain tourist areas (Samui, Pattaya, etc.) allows you to rediscover the Thai capacity for extraordinary kindness and generosity


In love with Li Pe

It's difficult to avoid the cliches when describing such a gorgeous island

In terms of beauty, Koh Li Pe outstrips the other islands we have visited. The turquoise seas are breathtaking and sublime for swimming and snorkelling. My standout memory will be the purple-magenta skies as Li Pe descended into darkness


On Bangkok

Falling in love again with this unique city

Bangkok is left to its own devices. The planning is horrible so the city is left to grow naturally. It is ugly, sprawled, and terrifying to drive in, but it is also so human.


An overview of teaching in Thailand

I thought this might be of benefit to new ajarn readers in particular

I was asked to fill in a questionnaire by my old university on the topic of teaching English in Thailand. Although it was intended to encourage applicants to take a Thai study program in Germany, the information might be useful for those teachers thinking of coming to work here in Thailand.


It's been a great adventure

William Putnam

It’s been a fantastic year. I have lived in Southeast Asia since September 10th, 2012. I was not sure I was going to work as a teacher when I arrived. I viewed my travels here as a long vacation. However, once I realized I liked it here, I began to look for jobs so that I could stay longer.


Grayscale

Potentially contentious issues in the LOS

"All in the game" is a great statement for Thailand. Omar, Avon, Stringer and the rest of the gang nailed it. Thailand is controlled by a few at the expense of the majority. The majority respond by doing what they can. It applies to all facets of daily life. For foreigners living in Thailand we're somewhere on the border of it all.

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