• Thailand

    HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR SHORT SAY IN BANGKOK

    Bangkok is a breath of fresh air…well metaphorically. Literally, it is a breath of spicy, salty, stinky, sweet, gingery, sweaty, cilantro-y air. (And a bunch of other smells that I don’t have the culinary vocabulary to describe.) View from sky train platform at the Silom stop Most people I meet tend to treat Bangkok as a layover city. People often spend just one day, or even half a day, on their way from Chang Mai to the islands of the South…but Bangkok is so much more than that! There are so many places to explore and after three days, I had not seen everything I’d wanted to see. I will…

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    TWO WEEKS IN THAILAND: FROM BANGKOK TO KOH TAO

    I recently returned from my first ever solo travel trip and I will share with you here, the logistics and prices, as well as my personal reviews of tourism and reactions to Thailand. PLANE: $350.00 USD round trip Air Asia XJ -Booked through Skyscanner. -Carry-on limit: 15 kg/ 30 lb, plus your personal item. -Liquid limits 100ml bottles…I got away with 120ml. BANGKOK ACCOMMODATION: $7 USD / 250 THB per night Feel At Home Backpackers, Hostel -Located in Banglampoo. Short walking distance to Khao San Road, Lomprayah bus station and Chao Phraya River. -Female dorms offer huge lockers under beds for your entire luggage, mixed dorms only offer small lockers…

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    FIRST WEEK IN KOREA & EPIK ORIENTATION

    If you are reading this because you are preparing to come to South Korea to teach English through EPIK…Congratulations! You are making an awesome life decision!!! It’s normal to be a little nervous prior-to coming here, I know I was. I remember sitting in my kitchen on my last night in the U.S. thinking, “What am I getting myself into? What if I realize that I can’t handle living in a country so different? What if I end up hating the one experience I’ve been dreaming about for so long?!!” Well, I will tell you right now that out of the hundreds of English teachers I have met here so…