TESOL Qualification

  Living in Thailand was something I, like many others, had dreamed about. So three months after landing in Bangkok, settled and ready to live my new expat life, I was curious as to why it did not feel like all my dreams had come true.   It took a while before I realised it was because I wasn’t […]

The Golden Mount

The Golden Mount, otherwise known as Wat Saket, is a Buddhist temple that dates back to the Ayutthaya era. Up until Bangkok became the capital it was known as Wat Srakae, however when King Rama I renovated the temple its new name was born.     As you walk into the grounds you are greeted with an […]

Tapas Cafe

Thailand is great for food. It’s delicious, spicy, cheap and often.. surprising Not only that, but it is also highly accessible, with restaurants, stalls and pop up stands everywhere you look, filling the streets with aromas that excite your senses.   But after months of stir fry, curry and noodles, there comes a time when you want […]

House Hunting

  Moving to a new country can be difficult. Choosing where to live in that country, is even harder. Especially when you’ve never spent more than a few days there.     When S and I first moved to Thailand, S was the only one with a job. We had heard about Bangkok’s infamous traffic jams, so […]

Bangkok Birthday

Last week was my birthday. My first birthday spent away from family, friends and familiarity…             … And Bangkok, and all the amazing people I have met have done me proud.

Teaching Tales: Shoeses

Have you ever had a conversation with a child that makes you question their mental age? Last week I wrote about a conversation between myself and one of my six year old students, and today? Today I taught that student again, and once more she shocked me with words. Although this time it was for […]

Flowhouse

Blessed with yet another beautiful day in Bangkok, S and I wanted to get out and enjoy the sun. Unfortunately I’m not one of these people that can sit still for long periods of time, so sunbathing was out of the question. Determined not to let a good day go to waste S turned to the […]

Khao San Road

Visiting Khao San Road during the daytime was something I had never done. Until today. But before we get to that part, let me rewind…   This morning I woke with a start, due to some stupidly excited creep looking at me very closely. That creep was S and he was excited because his friend, Tom, […]

Teaching Tales: Miss Vs Mrs

  This is a conversation that happened today, between me and my new 6 year old student.   6: Hey. You’re not Mr Richard.   Me: No, I’m Miss Amy.   6: Miss! Not Mrs?   Me: Miss is for girls, Mrs is for married women. I’m Miss because I’m not married.   6: Ohhh, but whyyyy aren’t […]

Cabbage and Condoms

Cabbage and Condoms is a restaurant in Thailand that many have heard about. Set up by Mechai Viravaidya, he created a programme called the PDA which has spent many years dedicated to promoting family planning in urban and rural areas of Thailand. The proceeds from both here, and the Birds and The Bee’s resort in Pattaya, […]

Balcony Makeover

When we moved to Bangkok, we took our time picking our apartment. Three months in and we’re still happy with our decision, there’s just one problem. It’s not ours. We’re renting this apartment fully furnished and whilst it’s beautiful, it’s always felt like something was missing. We couldn’t put our finger on what it was […]

Freshy Freeze

Located on the top floor of Central World in Bangkok is an exciting little surprise just waiting for the chance to tantalise your taste buds. Freshy Freeze.     Freshy Freeze is an ice-cream parlour with a slight twist… There are many flavours to choose from, ranging from decadent options such as strawberry cheesecake, banana and fudge […]

Culture Shock

No matter how much research you do, there is nothing that can prepare you for life until you get out there and live it. When I went to bed last night, I had no prior warning of the emotions that would be waiting for me when I awoke. I woke up feeling anxious, depressed, irritated, […]

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