Q1. Where did you move to and when?
Hong Kong after a post-Thailand, very-regrettable two-year stint in Canada
Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?
Q3. What was your main reason for moving?
Money, starting a family
Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?
All public (and for that matter private) services available in English, world-class infrastructure, excellent pay, western food reasonably priced, a wide variety of interesting expats and worldly locals.
Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?
Definitely the food- Chinese can never compare with it! As well, the warmth of Thai people.
Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?
Having taught in an even dozen countries spanning North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, I think it is important to try at least a few countries before settling down- if anything else, this is a career choice that allows for a lot of travel and adventure, so take advantage of that.
Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?
I'd like to spend part of the year there once semi-retired.
Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?
Yes- I find people who've not got a lot of good to say about Thailand to be generally unhappy people no matter where they are. Sure it has its problems, but what country doesn't?