The return to paradise

Sand Dust: Part Two

I am happy to announce that I am back living in Thailand. I arrived here in mid-June after completing my last work contract renewal in Saudi Arabia.


Sand dust

An American teacher takes up a position in Saudi Arabia

It is because of our children that six months ago I started to look for new employment, as Thailand is still a country of poor people and wages are not very high. A single individual earning my salary would have been relatively well off, but now I support my wife and kids and bills would pile up and we would be living from paycheck to paycheck.


From the Middle Way to the Middle East

Life as a teacher in the dunes

When you’ve been teaching in Thailand for many years, there will eventually come a time when you want to venture out and try something different. This is especially true if you are getting “long in the tooth” and want some retirement money. Over the next few blogs, I’m going to focus on what it’s like to live and work as a teacher in Saudi Arabia.


Happy in the UAE

Postbox letter from Jeff Warden

If a person has any education at all the UAE has excellent opportunities if one wants to teach


Barbarians in the building

Teaching English to savages and the great recession

This past July I accepted a job teaching English at a university in Saudi Arabia. I was to teach Saudi males in their 20's and was excited about that opportunity. The tax-free salary of around $3,500 U.S. a month along with a rent-free apartment, return airfare, and long paid holidays didn't hurt either.


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