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Magda & Brent Explore Cambodia

Magda & Brent Explore Cambodia – Mondulkiri Elephant Sanctuary

When we arrived in Cambodia, we had three major stops we wanted to make. The first was Mondulkiri Elephant Sanctuary. Mondulkiri is the easternmost province of Cambodia. It's filled with lush jungle and rolling hills, and we were told it was a bit cooler than the rest of the country, but we didn't really notice the drop from a balmy ...

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Traveling in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia

Traveling in Myanmar, Thailand, and Cambodia

After leaving Inle Lake, we prepared for the next major stop on our adventure: Cambodia. Before leaving Myanmar, we headed up to Mandalay for a few days to check out the city. We'd heard two differing reviews from other travelers of Myanmar's major centers: One said, “skip Yangon, it's dirty and there's not much there. Go to Mandalay instead.” ...

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Magda and Brent's Adventure in Myanmar - Inle Lake

Magda and Brent’s Adventure in Myanmar – Inle Lake

When you come to Myanmar, there are three or four places everyone will say you must visit: Bagan, the main cities of Yangon and Mandalay, and Inle Lake. Inle Lake may be the most famous tourist destination among the Burmese people, and its floating villages and markets attract many tourists from within the country as well as travelers from ...

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Bagan Temples must see travel 2017

Bagan Temples – The Must See Travel Destination of 2017

Bagan is unreal. Without question, it is one of the most amazing places we have ever seen. I cannot begin to describe the surreal beauty of thousands upon thousands of temples scattered throughout the mixed jungle/desert landscape. Pictures don't do it justice, despite us taking probably a few thousand photos during our few days here. ...

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Why Should I Teach English Abroad?

Why Should I Teach English Abroad?

So you're thinking about taking the leap and teaching English abroad.  What is the takeaway? The decision to teach English abroad is a big one.  You’ll be off exploring the world.  What can you expect after this experience of teaching abroad?  What will you gain from a year or more living far away from your home? Enhance Your Resume [caption id="attachment_2602" ...

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Why you should visit Myanmar while teaching in Asia

Why You Should Visit Myanmar While Teaching in Asia

Arriving in Yangon, Myanmar Yangon! We finally made it to one of the destinations we were most excited to reach on this trip. When we first started planning our journey, we were looking at Thailand with a few stops in Vietnam and Cambodia. As things evolved, we decided to visit Myanmar and Laos (and the Middle East and Europe eventually) as ...

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Thailand

The Best Things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Thailand! The land of beautiful beaches, gorgeous skies, and clear blue water. A Mecca of the travel world that kicked off the Southeast Asia backpacking blitz decades ago. When we began planning our trip, we plotted a six week adventure up and down Thailand, exploring the coast and islands in great detail. Then this plan slowly shifted toward the rest ...

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Why Teaching ESL is the Perfect Start to a Teaching Career

Why Teaching ESL is the Perfect Start to a Teaching Career

I decided to teach ESL in South Korea, because I wanted to explore my interest in teaching English language learners.  I knew that it would require more schooling for me to teach here in the U.S., so I thought teaching ESL in South Korea would be the perfect way to test the waters before investing my time and money in ...

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Teaching English in Chile

Exploring a New Culture While Teaching English in Chile

Those of you who are interested in teaching English in Chile have probably heard of Santiago, and possibly Valparaíso, but I am sure that you have not heard of Angol, Chile. Neither had I until a few days before I pulled into the bus station. It was just before dawn in the middle of winter, and a grayish sky hung ...

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