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Teaching in Thailand: Touching down in Bangkok

 "Ladies and gentlemen, we are about to begin our descent into Bangkok." The announcement sent a flurry of activity through the plane.  Like bears coming out of hibernation, the passengers came to life.  E...

Teaching in Thailand: Getting our bearings (or not).

As we made our way through the network of sprawling freeways, we began to take in our first views of Bangkok.  It was late in the afternoon and yet the time of day seemed irrelevant as the sun lay shrouded bene...

Teaching in Thailand: Arriving in Wiset Chai Chan

Picture the scene.  It's hot.  You're crammed into the back of a stuffy people carrier.  The space where your legs should be is occupied by several oversized backpacks. You've been sitting far too close to your...

Teaching in Thailand: The School

It was two days before my friend Ciara and I visited the school we were to teach at for the next few weeks. Those two days had been set aside, supposedly, for the purpose of acclimatizing and getting our bearin...

Without a Paddle: Rafting in Chiang Mai

I cleared my throat and repeated the question: “Where are we?” The silence which followed sent a chill across my skin, despite the sun’s heat. I searched the faces of my companions, each lost in their own puz...

The time that shit got weird in Amsterdam

“I don’t think it’s working.  I don’t feel any different.”, came the famous last words, as I leaned back into the depths of the arm chair and took in my surroundings. The coffee shop - which wasn’t really a ...
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