Teaching English in Thailand, Traveling, Bone-Dry Humor, Other Stuff Too

Krabi and Travels in Southern Thailan...

Railay Beach
After a two days and one night in Bangkok, I decided to get away immediately. The reality that I was abroad and would be for a long time, the dumping rain, the immediate feeling of isolation, and the uncertainty of the conditions I would face at work all made me anxious. I found myself asking, “What am I doing?” in a way I never c [...]

Lopburi

Lopburi
Sakow Circle in Lopburi   How can I best describe the city I live in? It’s like a highway. Lopburi is made up of a “new town” and an “old town,” connected by a major, six-lane highway that runs through the city and is constantly flowing with traffic. I live in new town, where basically everything is built al [...]

Ready, Set, Teach

Ready, Set, Teach
Part of my school from the outside On my first day of teaching, I was taken into a room, along with three other foreign teachers. We sat in a row facing across the table towards a row of school directors who spoke among themselves in Thai for over an hour, occasionally prodding the head of the school’s English department–the only [...]

One Month Gone

One Month Gone
I’ve been in Thailand for a month and one day, and I’ve got to say–where are all the cheeseburgers and lawsuits? One month feels more like two or three. I started out in Bangkok, went way down to Krabi, boated over to Koh Phangan, started my orientation in Lopburi, took a trip to Hua Hin, came back through Bangkok, and fina [...]