A few weeks ago, I came across an article that claimed non-native speakers can’t get a job teaching English in Vietnam. As a Polish national currently teaching in Vietnam for a global language school, I’m a living proof that it’s […]
Let me start by saying that I don’t think it’s strictly necessary to know your students’ first language to be a good ESL teacher. In fact, I know a lot of excellent ESL teachers who don’t speak languages other than […]
It’s been over 6-months since we updated our blog’s homepage with the slogan: ‘We believe in meaningful travel’. Since that point, we’ve been asked numerous times on the road: But what actually is meaningful travel? So, we realised a blog […]
I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to make friends abroad. But if you’re moving or have moved abroad, you probably have a good reason for doing so. Perhaps it’s because of a job, a relationship, or […]
After a first rocky year living in China, it seemed like the next would be much easier. I was happy. I finally had a permanent job, after one whole year of just some odd hours here and there. But my […]
There are a lot of weird Chinese foods. I’ve heard of people eating scorpions, snakes and spiders in China. Truth be told, however, when we lived there for 3 years we didn’t see so much of these stranger foods. Admittedly, […]
Towards the end of our second year living in Poland my husband and I both needed a change. We wanted to travel, to see more, and our working lifestyles made this difficult. Teaching English in Poland, it’s difficult to make […]
I lived with my wife in South East China for three years and through that I experienced a typhoon season three times. Two of these were mild, a lot of rain admittedly, but no worse than the worst of storms […]
Chris Behrsin is an author, copywriter, and co-author of this blog. He's travelled to over 30 countries and he enjoys playing the piano (when he has access to one), reading, writing, and of course travelling. Oh, and by the way, if you also like reading Fantasy or Steampunk novels, you can download his book Dragonseer for around a dollar from Amazon.
Ola Jagielska is an ESL teacher, language enthusiast and co-author of this blog. She speaks seven languages and is striving for more. She loves travelling, reading and drinking good coffee.