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Andy Mackay

Q1. Where did you move to and when?

Saudi Arabia in August 2005.

Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?

Nearly three years. I worked at a Catholic school, a Rajabhat and a mini English programme.

Q3. What was your main reason for moving?

Crap money, lousy conditions and generally hacked off with Thailand and Thais – and I’m married to one. I reckon when the mere sound of the language begins to wind you up then it’s time to move on.

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

Money, free accommodation, long holidays, better students and not being a performing monkey.

Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?


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

A new teacher wouldn’t get where I am.

Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?

I’d rather stick pins in my eyes.

Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?

Not a lot to say really. I loved Thailand when I arrived, grew to despise it and got out.

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