Teaching English In India

Teaching English in India is a lot different from teaching in the US. Although English is a part of the curriculum in most schools, almost 70% of the students still struggle to speak and write in English fluently. In most…

Tell Us Your Story

If you have traveled to or are currently traveling in Asia then we want to hear your story. We are looking to interview several Asian traveler/teachers for the next few weeks. Please fill out this form if you are interested:…

Tips for Student Travelers in Southeast Asia

The popular tourist routes are laid in the Southeast Asia: people like to travel here in winter, as most of this region is in the tropics, where there is always good weather. There are exotic, ancient cultures, reasonable prices for…

Daycare in Korea – Some Interesting Facts

Daycare in Korea is cheaper than the US.  I know that you are likely a single teacher and don’t care much about daycare but listen up because this may be a game changer for you in the future when you…
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12 Must-Know Tips for Teaching in Asia

Let’s face it. Teaching a foreign language can be quite challenging, especially if your class has had little to no experience with learning a different language. Don’t let the current challenge discourage your efforts!!! In the last eleven months of…

Are online TEFLs recognized by recruiters?

The rise of the online TEFL has provided a cost-effective winner to the many gap-year students wanting to teach as a means to travel, without a costly investment in training. But just how legitimate are these cheap TEFLs? The traditional…

Chuseok

Chuseok: A Korean Holiday of Thanks. Chuseok is a major Korean holiday that is celebrated as a feast of thanksgiving. Much like the U.S. holiday of Thanksgiving, Chuseok is celebrated with family and friends, and is a time to celebrate…
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10 Weird Foods I Ate in Taiwan

Here is some weird food I ate in Taiwan. Chicken Feet This is a chicken foot that I ate. I couldn’t figure out how to eat it at first, but later someone showed me how to eat them. You start…

10 Great Places to Party in Asia

If you want to travel and party, look no further than Asia. From South Korea to Thailand, Asia is THE party destination. Here are 10 of the best places to party in Asia. 1. Koh Phangan, Thailand Photo of Partiers…

20 Amazing Islands to Live on in Asia

1. Palawan Island, Philippines Photo of Beautiful Beach Palawan Island, Philippines © Maks Karochkin Palawan Island was rated by National Geographic Traveler as the Best Island Destination in East and Southeast Asia in 2007 and Island Magazine lists it as…

5 Ways to Make the Most of Teaching Abroad

It occurred to me that some people may go to teach abroad and assume that just because they are in another country that amazing things are going to happen to them. In some cases this may be true, if you…

10 Japanese Castles

There were once about 5000 castles in Japan, but today there are only about 50 left. Here are 10 favorite Japanese castles. Himeji Castle You may have seen this castle as a ninja training school in James Bond’s You Only…

Water Lilies

Here are some Valentines Day flower pictures – Asian style. I think most are water lilies but some might be lotus flowers. Let us know what is what in the comments if you know the difference. Here is a beautiful…

Non Alcoholic Drinks in Japan

Non-alcoholic drinks in Japan are classified as organic since most are concoctions of various edible shrubs, herbs, vegetables, root crops, grains and fruit juices. They are marketed in bottles, aluminum cans and plastic containers. Some drinks are for winter while…
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20 Things you Must Know about Korean Culture

A foreign country means foreign customs and cultures – exactly what most of us are looking for. While Korea is quite modernized in many ways, there are some eccentricities to expect while in Korea. 1. Take off your shoes when…