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Sean Earl

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?

5 years

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?

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