Second season syndrome

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.


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.


Seeking places to buy teaching materials

Postbox letter from Tom Benjamin

I am looking for places to purchase English teaching materials for all core subjects.


Attractive teacher wanted - must have GSOH

How difficult is the foreign teacher dating game?

In a country brimming with physically attractive people, why shouldn't a foreign teacher seek a loving, happy relationship with one of their own kind?


Teachers' night

Postbox letter from Bangkok Phil

All it takes is a little bit of organisation and you have an event where female teachers can socialize.


How to win friends?

Postbox letter from Renee

I've been here seven years and found itr difficult to meet female friends.


Good women are hard to find

Postbox letter from Lauren

If you are a woman teaching in Thailand, it can be mighty tough to find female friends.


Poverty's paradise

Meeting kindred spirits

All and all, the guys (and gal) at STUC are really great. We share our hopes and dreams, our humiliation and shame, and sometimes tips on schools that will hire even if you can’t afford a necktie for the interview. I don’t think people should make fun or look down on us. I mean, you wouldn’t laugh at someone who had cancer. Being stuck in Thailand is like a disease - nobody chooses it.


Expatriate waves

Socializing with Mr Expatriate

When in a foreign country, expatriates have a way of forming unlikely bonds. Mutual disagreements can melt away when you discover the common denominator of living in a foreign county. People who wouldn’t give you the time of day in your homeland can strike up friendships with you abroad.


Young Americans

Close encounters of the British-American kind

Imagine being trapped in a lift with Freddie Kruger, double your fear and you'll know what it's like to be on the skytrain with a loud yank.


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