Lidya Belete

Lidya Belete's blog on Ajarn.com


How to survive in Pattaya if you're not a sex tourist (or if you're a woman)

You can escape the unsavoury aspects if you truly want to

I came to Pattaya because of the ocean. I saw pictures of what looked like paradise, and thought I could live a life of quiet contemplation.


So, you want to teach English in Thailand?

First impressions of a novice

A couple of months into teaching at a school in Pattaya, I think I've learned a thing or two about living and teaching in Thailand.


Are you a social butterfly travelling alone?

Embrace the opportunities that solo travel presents

Some people are completely happy with their own company, so doing things alone isn't even a worthy topic of conversation for them. I aspire to be one of those people. But right now, I'm someone who enjoys the company of others - especially while traveling.


Featured Jobs

NES Kindergarten and Primary English Teachers

฿60,000+ / month

Rayong


English, Science and Math Teachers

฿42,300+ / month

Thailand


Pre-school Teacher

฿90,000+ / month

Bangkok


Full-time and Part-time Literacy / EFL Teachers

฿48,000+ / month

Bangkok


English Conversation Teachers

฿35,000+ / month

Thailand


Economics, Business, GP and Maths Specialist

฿65,000+ / month

Myanmar


Featured Teachers

  • Philip


    New Zealander, 53 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Shannel


    Filipino, 28 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Marjorie


    Filipino, 28 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Gaby


    American, 44 years old. Currently living in Thailand

  • Mary


    Filipino, 32 years old. Currently living in Philippines

  • Ann


    Filipino, 26 years old. Currently living in Philippines

The Hot Spot


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?


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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