Is Thailand dangerous?

I bet that's a common Google search term

If you gave me the choice of walking back home in the early hours of the morning in either Bangkok or a major UK city such as Birmingham or Manchester, I would choose Bangkok every time.


Decisions, decisions

Is it time to stick or twist? To leave Thailand or stay?

I came to Thailand for an adventure but I fear the adventure is nearing its end. There is a new journey to start and I'm hopeful its one that can begin - but for now I'm feeling a bit stuck.


More adventures in rural Thailand

My first semester at a Thai government school

I've now worked at a rural government school for a whole semester. I thought I might share with you my account so far, with some practical advice that may help ease your transition to teaching in Thailand.


Adventures in rural Thailand

My first six months at a Thai government school

Over a typical week I see four hundred or more students, across Mathayom levels one to six, aged twelve to eighteen. Class sizes range from twenty to thirty students.


The trip home diary

Time for the annual family visit

I'll be flying to England on September 22nd, spending five days in Birmingham before traveling to Spain to spend a week at my parent's home in rural Spain. Then it's back to England for another four days. So let's see what England and Spain have to offer - and we'll make the best of it.


A farang mute!

Why I have no intention of studying Thai

We all have our different reasons for being here in Thailand. Yours may be to experience adventure and to embrace different cultures. Mine's just the opposite. I came to be left in peace.


Has my son turned into a scaredy cat?

Differences between raising a child in Thailand compared to England.

I am not the comparing type of mum and neither are my friends. We all find parents whose kids are better at this and that slightly sad. I also know my little one is unique so totally incomparable. However....


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Will I find work in Thailand?

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Teacher mistakes

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Can you hear me OK?

Can you hear me OK?

In today's modern world, the on-line interview is becoming more and more popular. How do you prepare for it?