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Hilary Connon

Q1. Where did you move to and when?

Back to England last April (2007)

Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?

6 years at Chiang Mai University

Q3. What was your main reason for moving?

Family commitments

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

Security of a regular income, healthcare, pension scheme.

Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?

The warm climate; the smiling people; my polite and oh so cute students; my fun friends; my lovely garden; the fabulous food; the respect for one's opinion; the stress-free lifestyle; two hour massages and free exercise classes.

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

Definitely go to Thailand and learn about the culture. Make your own lesson plans and see them work or fail, and learn from the experience. See your own country and culture from a distance and through the eyes of non-natives

Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?

As a tourist yes. To retire in years to come, maybe.

Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?

Went back into HR and sometimes get the oddest jobs to recruit for. If you know of any American ex Engineering/QA students out there looking for a role on their return, I might be able to help him/her with a job in Illinois

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