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Mark

Q1. Where did you move to and when?

Australia (return date not stated)

Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?

About 11 and a half years.

Q3. What was your main reason for moving?

I wanted to live and work overseas.

Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?

Other than super (retirement payments) not much.

Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?

The food, which is delicious and available everywhere, an interesting culture with mostly friendly people, the low cost of living and meeting people from every part of the globe.

Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?

Thailand. Working in Australia is complicated and as a teacher not very satisfying.

Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?

Yes, as soon as the pandemic abates sufficiently to allow unrestricted travel.

Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?

Many people have got jobs as ESL teachers in Thailand and made interesting lives for themselves that would not have been possible if they had stayed at home and did what everyone else was doing.

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