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Koh Phangan - 7 Things I Learned Living on an Island

Koh Phangan – 7 Things I Learned Living on an Island

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Koh Phangan is the first island in Thailand that I visited. It's an island located south of Thailand, with some of the closest and accessible islands such as Koh Samui, Koh Tao, and Ang Thong. On Koh Phangan - 7 things I learned living on an island. If you haven't figured it out yet, Koh means island in the Thai language. I found out from a friend that the Thai people don't usually use the word, Koh. It's like saying "island island", therefore they just say the name of the island. There are a few ways to travel to Ko[...]
Teaching in Thailand: 5 Reasons I Decided Not to Renew

5 Important Genuine Things To Know Before Teaching Abroad

Posted In: Bang Bo Teaching
What's it like teaching in an another country? There were minimal differences between teaching in America and teaching in Thailand. Below I outline 5 important genuine things to know before teaching abroad. Indeed, some may argue that America has more technological advances than Thailand, however, if you walk into any impoverished neighborhood or underfunded school in America I'm sure it's difficult to tell the difference. Nonetheless, children are children, and adolescents are adolescents. Some love school and some ha[...]
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7 Quality Ways To Improving Your Emotional Health While Abroad

Posted In: Moments
Depression is a silent killer. Often, we don't realize that depression affects high-functioning individuals as well. Depression doesn't discriminate. I discuss the 7 quality ways to improving your emotional health while abroad. 30% of women are depressed in the United States. 54% of people perceive depression as a weakness. 41% of women are too embarrassed to ask for treatment. 80% of individuals are untreated for depression. 92% of African-American males don't seek treatment. 15% of people will commit suicide. 30% of[...]
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10 Things You Should Know About Thailand

Posted In: Bangkok | travel
I have been living in Thailand for the last six months. Thus far, I’ve had an incredible experience. I’ve grown in ways that I never expected to. I’ve learned things that I never thought that I would learn. And of course, I’ve had fantastic food! But there are a lot of stuff that I wish I knew beforehand that could’ve made my experience a little more comfortable.
The Painful Truth of Tourism And The Remarkable People That It Supports

The Painful Truth of Tourism And The Remarkable People That It Supports

Posted In: Pattaya
Pattaya reminded me of Las Vegas without the casinos. It's darker because it's primal. A place rooted in transactions. I imagined people asking, "What can I get? What can I give you?" It's the painful truth of tourism and the remarkable people that it supports. A Thai friend of mine called Pattaya the armpit of Thailand. Although I could easily put two and two together, however, I wanted to see it for myself. This part of Thailand isn't for everyone because it requires a particular palette. As a result, I didn't stay i[...]