How to See Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 Days

How to See Kuala Lumpur in 2.5 Days

I spent the weekend in Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia because I had to make a visa run. A visa run is a trip you take to a neighboring country, so you can come back into the country you want to be in legally. My visa run was sponsored by my job and I was given the [...]

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The Challenges of Moving to Thailand and Finding a Job

The Challenges of Moving to Thailand and Finding a Job

Moving to Thailand and going through a company to find a teaching position sounds like a good idea until you arrive and see what's really about to go down. The program said we wouldn't be placed in major cities, which made sense because the major cities aren't the places where Native English Speakers (NES) are [...]

Using Workaway to Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Using Workaway to Teach English in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

I spent the month of January teaching English in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. The decision to go to Vietnam wasn't a spectacular revelation, nor was it a trip I planned on taking. Thailand's bordering countries are Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. Laos is a bit too untouched for me, Cambodia is a bit too [...]

Now Everything Begins

This is the first time in 17 years that the month of August is not filled with anticipation for a new academic year. It's the first time I am not purchasing new pencils, new folders or new binders. It's the first time I did not anxiously wait to receive my class schedule. It's the first [...]