Tag Archives: Thailand

5 Myths About Teaching English in Asia, Busted

Thinking about leaving your comfort zone for a crack at teaching English in Asia? Not so fast. Before you even think about purchasing an airfare, for heaven’s sake, do your homework. Here are five of the more predominant myths about teaching English in Asia, busted: 1. Anybody can do it Residency requirements vary from country(…)


Your Guide to Samed Island, Thailand

Thailand is home to many a tropical island just waiting for you to explore and get lost on. The enchanting island of Samed situated a short journey to the southeast of Bangkok is no exception. It’s famous for its beautiful sandy beaches and clear waters. This is a good place to retreat from the hustle(…)


The “Hotel California” Phenomenon in Thailand

Hi, my name is John McMahon. I am an American who has lived in Thailand for over a decade and I need some help. Ten years ago I lived in a big house on a small side street with a little bar at the end. The owner of this bar also fancied himself a singer.(…)


Essential Thai For Your Perfect Holiday

Thailand welcomes millions of visitors each year looking for that picture perfect holiday. Featured in films and magazines for years for the white sand beaches of its islands and thick jungled mountains of the north, the country seems to offer something for everyone. That being said, Thailand also has a very low rate of foreign(…)


“Check-bin” Please and Other English Words in Thai

Language doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We take it with us when we travel whether it be the slow migration of cultures moving from region to region or a backpacker hopping on a jet to explore the world for a year before settling down to life, language is our most essential baggage. English has become(…)


Thailand Tourists: 5 Things Not to Leave Home Without!

Whether it’s Bangkok for action packed, traffic-filled adventures or Koh Tao for a more serene, meditative holiday, Thailand has what you need. The fresh fruit, lovely people, and beautiful beaches make it easy to understand why Thailand is nicknamed ‘the land of smiles’. Backpackers and 4 star hotel enthusiasts will both find exactly what they(…)


Thailand’s Top 10 Hot Activities

Millions of people visit Thailand every year for numerous reasons (some of them illegal but that’s another story) so we thought we’d check out ten of the top activities in this Indochinese kingdom. Thailand is home to 65 million of some of the loveliest people in the world, has a remarkable culture of history, religion,(…)


9 Tasty Thai Treats For Kids

If you’re a foodie like me, Thailand is the most wondrous experience on earth for its fresh ingredients, pungent flavors, and fine balance of herbs and spices – but you don’t have to be a grown-up to enjoy it, because their food is for everyone. Although chillies feature predominantly in a lot of their meals,(…)


Top 10 Towns for Tourists in Thailand

Thailand is crammed with stunning landscapes, gorgeous nature, ancient temples, and interesting attractions, and it also has a long and varied history and a rich and vibrant culture.  From the spectacular beaches and islands of the South, to the soaring mountains of the North, Thailand really does offer something for all. It pays to learn(…)


How to be a Tourist in Thailand: 5 Top Tips

Visiting another country can be a wonderful journey leading to an enlightened outlook on life. It can also be a nightmare that causes you to turn xenophobic and never stray far from your doorstep. The experience is what you make it. You can choose to blend in and enjoy something different (and maybe even strange),(…)