Settling in as an English teacher - the journey and expenses
In my short time in Thailand I have learned so much already. The journey here has already opened me up to alternative experiences. Meeting individuals from across the globe has taught me that it is alright to be different.
Perhaps Beneat.co could be the answer.
Beneat.co provide some helpful guidelines before you go ahead and book a cleaner online. They recommend you use a cleaner for at least a couple of hours if you're looking to spruce up a small condo, rising to around 4-8 hours for a decent sized, two-storey house, which is what my wife and I have.
Postbox letter from Steve Bangkok
There's a whole new world of opportunity out there for the jaded TEFLer
Postbox letter from Nook
I can send my money back to my parents 5,000 baht every month and save 8,000 baht a month for myself.
Postbox letter from Brian
It's hard to believe how uneducated people are on here about money when they say "You'll make three times what a Thai does," or "You have to live like a Thai!" It's total rubbish
What are the pros and cons?
I'll simply take a look at some pros and cons for both long term and short term teaching stays in Thailand. For the sake of this article, 'short term' is anything less than a school year and for 'long term', any work that keeps you in Thailand for more than a year.
The impact of a weak Thai Baht for foreign teachers in Thailand
Over the past few months the Thai Baht has become weaker against many other currencies. This has had many implications for Thailand as a country and for the people who live and work here. I want to focus on foreign teachers in Thailand and how the exchange rate changes might affect them.
So what's the attraction exactly?
Bangkok might never be the place I truly call home but it's a place I'm happy to be right now.
A selection of blog links that will be of interest to teachers in Thailand
Here's another selection of interesting teacher-related blogs and articles that have popped up on the internet over the last month or so, including an interesting comparison between the costs of living in Chiang Mai and Bangkok.
How does the second year of teaching in Thailand compare to the first?
Having just passed my two-year anniversary in Thailand I thought I would look and see if I suffered from Thai second season syndrome - and how it might affect you if you decide to come to Thailand.