Q1. Where did you move to and when?
I first moved back to the UK and then to Saudi Arabia in 2013.
Q2. How long did you work in Thailand?
For three years.
Q3. What was your main reason for moving?
To do a master's and then to try to earn proper money in order to save for the future.
Q4. What are the advantages of working where you are now compared to Thailand?
The salary is NINE times what I made in Thailand. Also there are opportunities to move out of the classroom in the Middle East, which I have done for over two years now.
Q5. What do you miss about life in Thailand?
I still regularly visit as I am married to a Thai. Many things I miss about Thailand such as food and bargains. There is also so much to do and see.
Q6. Would you advise a new teacher to seek work in Thailand or where you are now?
Work in Thailand first for 2-3 years, then try to upgrade to another country in terms of salary.
Q7. Any plans to return to Thailand one day?
Yes, I visit often but will do another 2-3 years in The Middle East, then go back home to do a PGCE, and hopefully then move back to Thailand permanently.
Q8. Anything else you'd like to add?
Moving away from Thailand eventually helps to get the love and appreciation back for the place.