Ben Finklestein

Ben Finklestein's blog on Ajarn.com


Sukhumwit nights

Where to find the best Bangkok streetfood

Sukhumvit Soi 38 is easily accessible via Thong Lor BTS. Most stalls are open Tuesday-Sunday 6PM-2AM.


Red ant egg omelet

Trust me - you'll love it.

The dish is 60 % egg and 30% ‘sweet vegetable.’ If you shovel food into you mouth and forget to chew, a la Homer Simpson, the 10% for ant eggs could almost go unnoticed.


A famous Thai dish

The best fried pork with holy basil

The question is: what makes ‘the best pad gra pow moo?’ It turns out that the answer, especially in Thailand, it is totally subjective.


Epicurean guide to Thailand

Here are 3 reasons for lovers of Asian cuisine to take a culinary tour

Without a doubt, Bangkok is the epicenter of Thai cuisine. Dishes from all over Thailand find their way to Bangkok. Intense competition leads to incredibly high standards. Inventive chefs specializing in Euro/Asian fusion find ready audiences. Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, Malaysian, and Indian foods are all readily available; occasionally they’re fused with Thai ingredients to create some of the most interesting gastronomic mixes of in the world.


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The cost of living

The cost of living

How much money does a teacher need to earn in order to survive in Thailand? We analyze the facts.


The dreaded demo

The dreaded demo

Many schools ask for demo lessons before they hire. What should you the teacher be aware of?


Will I find work in Thailand?

Will I find work in Thailand?

It's one of the most common questions we get e-mailed to us. So find out exactly where you stand.


The Region Guides

The Region Guides

Fancy working in Thailand but not in Bangkok? Our region guides are written by teachers who actually live and work in the provinces.


Need Thailand insurance?

Need Thailand insurance?

Have a question about health or travel insurance in Thailand? Ricky Batten from Pacific Prime is Ajarn's resident expert.


Air your views

Air your views

Got something to say on the topic of teaching, working or living in Thailand? The Ajarn Postbox is the place. Send us your letters!


Teacher mistakes

Teacher mistakes

What are the most common mistakes that teachers make when they are about to embark on a teaching career in Thailand? We've got them all covered.