Koh Chang, Thailand – A Great Place To Decompress And Eat Amazing Thai Food

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Koh Chang, Thailand has been my favorite Thai Island since visiting it last in 2012. I was excited to get back and show Shelly the island and experience it’s laid back vibe. ¬†We decided to hit the road again and after working a wonderful 13 week nursing contract at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, California. […]

The Reunification Express Train From Hanoi to Saigon & Going Home

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Our trip from Hanoi was a good one albeit long and arduous. We decided to take the train called the Reunification Express, which cost nearly the same as flights, yet more costly after you factor in hotels and food. The train was a 4 berth sleeper train with sleeping pads reminiscent of my days in jail […]

New Year In Lonely Beach, Koh Chang, Thailand – Learning The Thai Perspective On Life

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Happy New Year from Lonely Beach, Koh Chang, Thailand! The New Year is upon us and here in Thailand!  Really glad the world didn’t end on the 21st as the Mayan Priest we met in Guatemala predicted.  I’ve had the ability to be alone and think a lot over the past two weeks. It’s really nice […]

Teaching In Hanoi, Vietnam – Growing City, Talent Shows and Christmas Break

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We passed our one year on-the-road mark in November.  A lot has happened while teaching in Hanoi, and we are plugging along, meeting our goals, and generally enjoying life. School is a stressful atmosphere. Some days we love teaching. Some days we do not. It’s a roller-coaster career with ups and downs just like any job I suppose. […]

Teaching English In Hanoi – The Average Day In An International School In Vietnam

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I remember the 4th grade Vietnam is a strange place sometimes, however Shelly and I were determined to make teaching English in Hanoi, Vietnam work.  My most memorable year in early childhood schooling, was the 4th grade.  My teacher was Mrs. VanTine. She was a hottie from what I can remember. Although I really wasn’t “into […]

TEFL Program In Chiang Mai, Thailand- Week 3 of 4 – Teaching English As A Foreign Language

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This week of teaching English as a foreign language was interesting and challenging to say the least! We taught at two schools that we have already visited in the past. The MettaSuksa School and the Bua Krok Noi School as well. It is amazing how from one week to the next how things change with […]