Q1. Where did you move to and when?
I moved back to the UK in 2019.
Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?
I worked on and off in Bangkok a total of 10 years. Most of this time was spent in a language school.
Q3. What was your main reason for moving?
The money mainly, and the increasing regulations when renewing my work permit. Also, the prices for many things increased and I felt Thailand wasn't good value for money anymore.
Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?
I actually moved again. I'm in another country and the advantage is a higher salary and free accommodation and utilities.
Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?
The fun nights out, the cheap cost of food, and the ability to easily travel both within Thailand and in the region.
Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?
Go to Thailand. Stay a few years, get the experience, and the qualifications and then move. Thailand is great; however, it is going to be harder to live there when you are older and have no savings.
Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?
I would like to go back to visit friends, and also travel to the regions I haven't explored yet. However, I don't think I'd like to work there again.
Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?
If you've just graduated or you're only going for the 'gap-year' experience,
don't go there without a plan, and some money to set you up for the first few months.