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Barkut

Q1. Where did you move to and when?

I moved to Kampot in Cambodia in May 2017 so about 4 months ago.

Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?

I worked in four different cities over a 13-year period.

Q3. What was your main reason for moving?

Just too hard. 13 years experience in schools and still expected to spend money to prove my abilities. Sick and tired of seeing newbies come in and constantly get ripped off. Those wanting to stay long term are seen as the problem for the directors. Also sick of seeing the waste of all those special days that even the locals pretend to respect.

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

I am online now so although it is taking a long time to get the salary up to a reasonable level, the cost of living in Cambodia is really low. I never got married so life is fairly cushy. No kids to worry about either. Th only concern is the dog.

Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?

Not much actually. I should have moved years ago.

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

Do not work in Cambodian schools. They are worse than Thailand. For online teaching it is great place to start you business. Internet speed of 25mbs and I live on about 25 USD a day. Food in Kampot is much better than Thailand as well. Thai food is like eating plastic food now with all of the chemical based farming practices. The food here seems much more like real food. Also the Western foods are prepared by Westerners and not a Thai who thinks pretty is more important than healthy.

Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?

At the moment nope

Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?

No.

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