Being away from home during this time of year, with friends and family posting updates of all kinds of holiday fun, that you'd usually be included in, can be a recipe for homesickness.
Why Tet is the best time to visit Hoi An.
Vietnam observes Lunar New Year; this nation-wide holiday, called Tet, sees the whole country all but shut down for ten days during the festivities! I found myself in Hoi An for the holiday and fell in love!
TEFL Tip Tuesday: My Five School Bag Essentials
The list of things that would make your life easier in the classroom is endless, but these are the five I never leave the house without!
A Tea Drinker’s Guide to Coffee Shops in Hanoi
Hanoi's famous egg coffee might be what draws most people into one of its many coffee shops but not me! This tea drinker was in search of cute and quirky and I can confidently say that's what I found!
5 Reasons to Travel Solo
Travelling Solo sounds scary but it can be the best way to travel for so many reasons. Don't believe me? Here are 5 reasons to travel solo!
TEFL Tip Tuesday – Top Five Resources For Any ESL Teacher
I’ve been teaching English for about a year and a half now and in that time I have discovered a few resources that I find myself returning to again and again. Whether it be for lesson inspiration, warmer and cooler ideas or worksheet creation, these are the books and websites that supply me with engaging …
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TEFL Tip Tuesday: In-class vs Online TEFL courses, which is better?
I have completed two courses since I began my TEFL journey way back in October 2017. The first was an online 120 hour TEFL course which I completed in my own time back in Scotland and the second was an in-class 120 hour TESOL course which I completed in Thailand with 14 other participants and …
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TEFL Tip Tuesday: A Year of Teaching English, What Has it Taught Me?
A year ago today I landed in China, I had no idea what to expect. My original plan was to spend six months teaching in China and then move onto Vietnam. There I would spend another six months teaching and move onto Australia for a year before finally heading home to the U.K. It’s safe …
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Harbin Ice Festival: The Three Main Parks and What They Have to Offer.
We arrived in Harbin on new Year’s Eve after a long and interesting journey by sleeper train. Once we had checked into our hotel and freshened up a bit, we decided to go for a walk down the main street to see if we could find a bar or a restaurant to spend the evening …
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China by Sleeper Train: If Sleep is for the Weak then call me a Body-Builder…
December 29th, the day after my 25th birthday, I boarded my first ever sleeper train. It is a backpacker rite of passage when travelling through Asia to take at least one journey on a sleeper train and, having been in China for a whole year, I figured it was about time I gave it a …
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