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3 Key Attributes for Living and Teaching English Abroad

3 Key Attributes For Living & Teaching English Abroad

There are many articles out there about what it takes to be an ESL teacher, how to prepare for your journey overseas, and other aspects. These are important things to research to help you navigate the often complex pathways to your final destination. You may have also read about teachers dealing with culture shock abroad. Culture shock is completely normal and not ...

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Living in Luxury in Dubai

Living in Luxury as we Travel in Dubai

Now that we have completed our journey through South East Asia, we've arrived in our next travel destination: Dubai! Dubai is amazing. The enormous buildings, the desert sand, and the beautiful coastline... actually, amazing is an understatement. As we travel in Dubai, we quickly see that the city is magical, like some sort of fantasy land, a surreal playground for ...

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Mostly Smooth Sailing in Cambodia

Mostly Smooth Sailing in Cambodia

Our adventures traveling, relaxing, and sailing in Cambodia have been fantastic, just like the rest of our trip throughout South East Asia. But, every once in a while travel plans can hit a snag, just as they did when we were getting ready to leave the island of Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia. We had our tickets in hand as we approached the ...

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Visiting Angkor Wat as we travel and teach ESL

Visiting Angkor Wat As We Travel and Teach ESL

When people think of Cambodia, their minds usually gravitate to one of two things: the hellacious history of the Killing Fields or the spiritual splendor of Angkor Wat. After experiencing the gut wrenching stories of Cambodia's dark time during Pol Pot's reign, we continued our adventure teaching English and traveling abroad and ventured into Siem Reap, Cambodia's most heavily ...

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Magda & Brent Explore Cambodia

Magda & Brent Explore Cambodia – Mondulkiri Elephant Sanctuary

When we arrived in Cambodia, we had three major stops we wanted to make. The first was Mondulkiri Elephant Sanctuary. Mondulkiri is the easternmost province of Cambodia. It's filled with lush jungle and rolling hills, and we were told it was a bit cooler than the rest of the country, but we didn't really notice the drop from a balmy ...

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Traveling in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia

Traveling in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia

After leaving Inle Lake, we prepared for the next major stop on our adventure: Cambodia. Before leaving Myanmar, we headed up to Mandalay for a few days to check out the city. We'd heard two differing reviews from other travelers of Myanmar's major centers: One said, “skip Yangon, it's dirty and there's not much there. Go to Mandalay instead.” ...

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Magda and Brent's Adventure in Myanmar - Inle Lake

Magda and Brent’s Adventure in Myanmar – Inle Lake

When you come to Myanmar, there are three or four places everyone will say you must visit: Bagan, the main cities of Yangon and Mandalay, and Inle Lake. Inle Lake may be the most famous tourist destination among the Burmese people, and its floating villages and markets attract many tourists from within the country as well as travelers from ...

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Bagan Temples must see travel 2017

Bagan Temples – The Must See Travel Destination of 2017

Bagan is unreal. Without question, it is one of the most amazing places we have ever seen. I cannot begin to describe the surreal beauty of thousands upon thousands of temples scattered throughout the mixed jungle/desert landscape. Pictures don't do it justice, despite us taking probably a few thousand photos during our few days here. ...

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Why Should I Teach English Abroad?

Why Should I Teach English Abroad?

So you're thinking about taking the leap and teaching English abroad.  What is the takeaway? The decision to teach English abroad is a big one.  You’ll be off exploring the world.  What can you expect after this experience of teaching abroad?  What will you gain from a year or more living far away from your home? Enhance Your Resume [caption id="attachment_2602" ...

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