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Loads To Do In Your Spare Time In Thailand

In Culture | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Pubs and Clubs, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

Thailand is a holiday destination par excellence and there is no shortage of things to fill up your spare time, while teaching English in the busy centres or the quieter backwoods. A number of these are unique to Thailand such as Muai Thai, an ancient fighting art that will improve your mental and physical strength. Take some classes and burn off all calories from the delicious meals you will be indulging in during your time in Thailand. Talking of food, a Thai cookery class is considered one of the best souvenirs you can take home from Thailand.  A variety of different classes are offered in numerous different venues and by …

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What to do in Chiang Mai – Day or Night

In Chiang Mai, City Life | Chiang Mai, Culture | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Pubs and Clubs, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

With its gorgeous natural attractions, laid-back atmosphere, and inexpensive prices, Chiang Mai is fast becoming one of the most popular tourist spots worldwide.  There are so many things to do at any time of the day in this little city, that by the time we have exhausted the list, I am quite sure that something new would have sprung up somewhere. While it may not feature the bright lights or big city brand of entertainment, Chiang Mai has a bustling nightlife with loads of live music venues featuring jazz, rock and classic blues tunes. For those who prefer good music to thumping beats, settling in with a few cool drinks …

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Getting Around Thailand on a Beer Budget

In Pubs and Clubs, Teach to Travel, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

Thailand is well-known as one of the best budget destinations on earth, particularly the smaller cities such as Chiang Mai. This city is filled with expats and creative types who have learned the knack of life and leisure on a shoestring budget, although it remains much less crowded than bustling Bangkok, which incidentally is also a lot more expensive. Getting around may not be as much fun when you are travelling while keeping a beady eye on your bahts. However, you can still get great satisfaction out of knowing that a baht saved on transport is an extra baht for sightseeing, sampling the tasty Thai cuisine and sleeping in greater …

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The Night Bazaar

In Chiang Mai, Pubs and Clubs by Rees Chamberlain

The Night Bazaar is not like anywhere in a 1st world country, but it is like every tourist market in any 3rd world tourist profiting country. It is hot, loud and packed, but really a good time. You are almost guaranteed to find something that you need whether or not you realize it. When people say you can buy anything at the night bazaar, they mean anything. Do you want a boomerang with knife edges shaped like the batman logo? Go to the Night Bazaar. Do you want handpicked saffron for fancy cooking? Night Bazaar. Do you want to watch a bunch of ladyboys do a cabaret show? Night Bazaar. …

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Zoe In Yellow

In Chiang Mai, Pubs and Clubs by Rees Chamberlain

This is it. Zoe In Yellow. The end all, be all of Chiang Mai’s loud techno, sweaty dance pits and regret. It has everything you need to have a crazy raging night. While there are a few other clubs in Chiang Mai, none of them have worked their image as well as Zoe in Yellow, especially for tourists or our TEFL Students. In Chiang Mai you will find tons of people who swear by Zoe’s (this is what the infamous bar will be referred to from here on out).

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You’re Never Alone while Teaching in Thailand

In City Life | Chiang Mai, City Life | Krabi, Inspiration, Pubs and Clubs, Teacher Lifestyle by pat mcnaughton

There are a large number of foreigners teaching English in Thailand at any time, and these form a vital network of support.  That is, in addition to the assistance provided by your tutors, for those of you on your first foray into this worthwhile occupation. Available on the various media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, Meetup and so forth, there are a number of worthwhile groups such as: Foreign Teachers in Thailand Teachers in Thailand Chiang Mai English Teachers Bangkok Expat Teachers Among many others, these groups are on hand to offer guidance and advice, and experienced English teachers will no doubt take you under their wing when you arrive at your …

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Bangkok is a Backpacker’s Delight

In Culture | Chiang Mai, Culture | Krabi, Nightlife | Chiang Mai, Nightlife | Krabi, Pubs and Clubs, Teach to Travel by pat mcnaughton

There are many reasons for any tourist to visit Bangkok, but it is the ultimate destination for the shoestring-budget traveller.  Not only is the city a cheap destination to visit, but it is also a handy gateway for those wanting to explore the rest of South East Asia conveniently and cost effectively. Following in the footsteps of thousands that have gone before, backpackers can blaze a trail through all the most popular spots on the continent. Many paths lead from Bangkok, to Laos, via Vietnam to ancient Angkor Wat, and back to Thailand again, to join up with fellow travellers in a celebration of their journey. Many backpackers pause in …