A few weeks ago, I came across an article that claimed non-native speakers can’t get a job teaching English in Vietnam. As a Polish national currently teaching in Vietnam for a global language school, I’m a living proof that it’s […]
Let me start by saying that I don’t think it’s strictly necessary to know your students’ first language to be a good ESL teacher. In fact, I know a lot of excellent ESL teachers who don’t speak languages other than […]
It’s been over 6-months since we updated our blog’s homepage with the slogan: ‘We believe in meaningful travel’. Since that point, we’ve been asked numerous times on the road: But what actually is meaningful travel? So, we realised a blog […]
I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to make friends abroad. But if you’re moving or have moved abroad, you probably have a good reason for doing so. Perhaps it’s because of a job, a relationship, or […]
After a first rocky year living in China, it seemed like the next would be much easier. I was happy. I finally had a permanent job, after one whole year of just some odd hours here and there. But my […]
There are a lot of weird Chinese foods. I’ve heard of people eating scorpions, snakes and spiders in China. Truth be told, however, when we lived there for 3 years we didn’t see so much of these stranger foods. Admittedly, […]
Towards the end of our second year living in Poland my husband and I both needed a change. We wanted to travel, to see more, and our working lifestyles made this difficult. Teaching English in Poland, it’s difficult to make […]
I lived with my wife in South East China for three years and through that I experienced a typhoon season three times. Two of these were mild, a lot of rain admittedly, but no worse than the worst of storms […]
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