Top 5 Things That Surprised Me About Living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

By Kate John

There’s no way to know what something will be like until you try it. I am a firm believer in the power of travel, and exploration. So when I moved to Phnom Penh I knew there would be new things that surprised and amazed me. I was not disappointed. Here are some of the things that struck me upon arrival.

4 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Cambodia to Teach English

By Kate John

Before moving to Cambodia I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I scoured blogs and websites, looking for any information I could find about life in the Kingdom of Wonder. I still felt like I came up empty, so when the day came I knew I was in for a big change. After a year of living here, I feel like I know a lot more than I did then. I started writing blogs to help inform people like me, looking for more than just the backpacking tips available on travel blogs. Here are some things I learned that I wish I had known then.

Love & Dating While Teaching English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

By Kate John

I moved to Cambodia with my significant other. We both wanted a grand new adventure, and we got it. But with all the adventure, we try to make sure we are keeping our relationship in mind all the time. One of the simple and easy ways to do that is to go on dates. Dating is difficult in unfamiliar territory though, so this is a guide to the city. These are a few of our favorite date spots in Phnom Penh. So if you’ve just landed a hot Tinder date, or you’ve been together a while but don’t know where to go, here are our recommendations:

Tips on How to Find an Expat Community While Teaching English in the U.A.E.

By Katie Ayers

When you accept a position in the United Arab Emirates, you’ll automatically have an expat community to support you. You’ll be working in a school that will have tons of English speaking expats from the US, Ireland, England, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand (I’d say the top countries). You’ll similarly have tons of Arabic expats at your school from Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and so on.

Appreciating Arabic Hospitality While Teaching English in the U.A.E.

By Katie Ayers

In 2016 I hopped onto a plane to the Middle East. I was so eager to embrace this adventure, this part of the world, Islam and in the meantime prove to everyone who doubted my safety, opportunities or sanity, wrong.

What to Eat While Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand

By Nicola Rae 

Bangkok has some pretty incredible things going on when it comes to food. Foodies everywhere, you might want to consider passing through Bangkok, Thailand on your next travel adventure. Your taste buds will thank you.

After a little over a month in Thailand’s capital, I’ve found a few food spots that are consistently amazing and affordable. Street food is the least expensive and most widely available food option, followed by mall food courts and then sit down restaurants.

8 Fun Things To Do While Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand - Part II

By Nicola Rae 

You’ve just spent a fun-filled day in Bangkok, but now it’s night time. You want more fun. But where to start?

From board game cafes to night markets to dance clubs, there is no shortage of fun things to do after dark in Bangkok. If you are going to a club, make sure to look nice because the dress code is enforced. Guys need to have on pants and a shirt with sleeves (no tanks, sorry!). Girls can get away with a dressy tank top and shorts but it has to be put together, no beachy casual in BKK.