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Two Places Retro Gamers MUST See in Japan!

There are many paths to developing a lifelong interest in Japanese culture. When I moved to Japan in 2014 to teach English, I got to know how many of my fellow ESL teachers came to be there. Some practiced Japanese martial arts like judo or karate, while others were there for the food, the trains, or anime. For me, ...

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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 ...

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Czech This Out! Teaching English abroad in the Czech Republic

Teaching English as a Second Language offers you some amazing opportunities, sometimes in the most unexpected ways. This past spring, I received a Facebook message from a friend who knew I had taught ESL for a while in South Korea and a few other places. She had a friend who was looking for someone to teach for a few ...

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How to Celebrate New Year’s Brazil Style

With the largest landmass of South America and nearly half of the population of all of South America, Brazil is a colorful mix of history, race and traditions. Being one of the largest countries in the world, Brazil has big cities and big destinations whose names are legendary. The Amazon dominates the northern part of the country, which contains ...

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Cambodian Christmas: Teaching in Asia over the Holidays

Working abroad has its many perks, one being that traveling is a little more accessible and affordable due to proximity to many other countries in comparison to back home in the Western part of the world. While away in Korea, my goal was to take full advantage of the time I’d be away from home for travel and new ...

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Taiwan

22 Breathtaking Views of Taiwan

Are you thinking about teaching English abroad in Taiwan? There is, of course, plenty of people hungry to learn the English language and culture. On the flip side, Taiwan offers a lot for potential teachers.  With five mountain ranges, four islands, and plenty of beaches, Taiwan has an abundance of natural beauty for you to explore. Here are a ...

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If you like History

If You Like History, You’re Going to Love France

  France has an incredibly rich history that starts with cave drawings in Lascaux to the southwest, goes through cathedrals and the Louvre in Paris, continues on with famous World War battlefields and leads beyond to today, all helping to shape this country into the rooted and culturally deep landscape it is today. If you like ancient Roman structures, ...

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