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Brett

Q1. Where did you move to and when?

I moved to China in October of 2020.

Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?

I worked in Thailand for nine years. I taught high school and kindergarten.

Q3. What was your main reason for moving?

Thailand was a fun place to live but hard to save money. I would work in language centers, teach privates both face-to-face and online. You can certainly make extra money but you have to double your workload. In China I make over 165K baht per month.

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

The city is very high-tech with less noise pollution. It's right near a bay so it's a great place to go for walks.

Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?

I miss my friends. I miss Thai food. I also miss the mai bpen rai attitude.

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

I would say yes, give Thailand a try but really do your research before going.

Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?

Yes, I would love to come back to visit old friends.

Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?

No.

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