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— "The expat lives in Thailand without being judged or interfered with"

"The expat lives in Thailand without being judged or interfered with"

What a country! - "Many things work differently in Thailand; it does not mean they are wrong, they are just different", says Stephen Saad. "Those who accept this will truly appreciate the fantastic country Thailand is"


— "I couldn't live better anywhere in the world"

"I couldn't live better anywhere in the world"

Cost of living - Harry earns 150,000 baht a month teaching at an international school in Bangkok. He's also 28 and single. Those who get jealous of teachers sipping cocktails in swanky rooftop bars should look away now. 


Other recent cost of living surveys

Nikole - 55,000 in Bangkok

Julie - 80,000 in Udon Thani

Henning - 35,000 in Chaiyaphum


— Non-native English teachers deserve better!

Non-native English teachers deserve better!

Teacher salaries - a teacher's pay shouldn't be determined by their nationality says Richard McCully. If non-native English teachers has the qualifications and their level of spoken English is good enough, why shouldn't they earn the same as a native English speaker? 


More TEFL blogs from Richard McCully

Time to shape up - do TEFL teachers lack ambition?

Ultimate gap year - Thailand would make a fantastic choice!

Where to teach? - how about outside Bangkok? 


— What you need to know about pre-existing conditions.

What you need to know about pre-existing conditions.

Thai insurance - "health insurance jargon can often seem like a foreign language; hence why many people are put off by the prospect of reading their policy details properly. To help, I've uncovered the most common health exclusions to look out for"



— Get students reading with a reading maze

Get students reading with a reading maze

Encouraging students to read - in his latest Ajarn blog, teacher trainer Stephen Louw, discusses the topic of reading mazes and how much students enjoy them. He's also designed a maze especially for you to try out if you are not familiar with them.


TEFL course news - In our October TEFL course news blog, we've got all the latest special deals and promotions from Thailand's major TEFl course providers (some offers exclusive to Ajarn readers) 


— Phil Hall is a teacher at the end of his tether!

Phil Hall is a teacher at the end of his tether!

Family Thais - Phil and his family settle into life in Isaan and it's a peaceful life out in the countryside - well it is if you don't count the violent family members, land disputes, machete attacks, drug dealing and unpaid loans.  Don't miss this story!


— Thailand road trip - The Mae Hong Son Loop

Thailand road trip - The Mae Hong Son Loop

Thai travel - I recently did the Mae Hong Son Loop and the infamous road of almost 2,000 curves from Chiang Mai up to Mae Hong Son, then on to Pai and back down to Chiang Mai. Enjoy the ride!


Some of my other travel stuff.

Neighborhood tourism - a week in Bangkok's Chinatown.

Petit Paris - a few days in Dalat, Vietnam.

Erasing bad memories - a long weekend in Penang, Malaysia


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Latest Blogs

The best things about living in Thailand?

Stephen Saad

The expat lives without being judged or interfered with.

It’s time to start paying non-native teachers fairly

Richard McCully

Nationality shouldn't determine pay rates!

Health insurance exclusions

Walter van der Wal

Addressing the elephant in the room

Reading mazes

Stephen Louw

Get your students reading with an activity they will really enjoy!

Family Thais

Phil Hall

A tale of the simple life in Issan with a bit of financial debt, drug dealing and machete-swinging thrown in.

Doing the northern loop

Bangkok Phil

The infamous road of 1,864 curves

October 2018

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A diverse day in paradise

Richard Constable

Beggars, food courts, communication problems, cancelled classes and disagreeable customer service