Maya Dattani

Maya Dattani's blog on Ajarn.com


What to expect when you move to Thailand

Life in the sticks and other oddities

I packed my bags and moved to Thailand to eventually become an English teacher. I was offered jobs in different parts of Thailand, but I quickly decided to move to a village in the North East region of Thailand, as opposed to a city. Moving from a city in Canada to a village in Thailand is a radical change but it's the type of challenge I was looking for.


Work ethic vs life ethic

Is it possible to find the perfect balance?

It's just interesting to note that it is the relaxed attitude that keeps the East "developing" while it's our go-go attitude that makes us "prosperous". The same attitude that hinders them in business allows them to be happily content with life, whereas it's our work ethic that erodes at our physical and emotional well being.


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Thailand


English Conversation Teachers

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    Australian, 55 years old. Currently living in China

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    Bhutanese, 26 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    Brazilian, 34 years old. Currently living in Thailand

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    American, 54 years old. Currently living in China

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