When getting out and about in Bangkok just isn't worth it
Many years ago, I was browsing one of those Bangkok ex-pat forums and there was an interesting thread on the topic of ‘the downsides of living in Bangkok'. One of the forum members - a middle-aged wife of a business expat - chipped in with the following contribution (and for some reason I have never forgotten it)
Ajarn World's Tag Cloud
- 27th February 2013: Too much choice no good sir
- 23rd December 2012: What was the top blog?
- 4th November 2012: Neighborhood watch
- 17th May 2012: Fitness first
- 16th March 2012: The city is theirs!
- 27th November 2011: Check in at Terminal 21
- 9th November 2011: Bring it on!
- 6th October 2011: A fishy tale
- 29th August 2011: Oh I do like to be beside the seaside
- 10th June 2011: A room with a view
- 29th April 2011: A cultural curveball
- 28th February 2011: May I see your passport?
- 14th January 2011: It’s a lawless land
- 19th December 2010: Attractive teacher wanted - must have GSOH
- 11th October 2010: A day in Pattaya
- 1st September 2010: A dream lifestyle in Thailand
- 1st June 2010: A chef is born again
- 12th May 2010: World Cup Fever
- 25th March 2010: How expensive has Bangkok got?
- 4th March 2010: How’s the ‘decorate’ and the ‘supervise’?
- 23rd February 2010: A dollar or two on the side
- 4th February 2010: Thailand? yes we went there last weekend
- 30th January 2010: The skytrain to nowhere
- 17th January 2010: Yet another list of Bangkok annoyances
- 8th January 2010: Thank you for calling your ISP hotline
- 14th December 2009: From the planet Xerox
- 12th May 2009: The Joys of Air Travel
- 14th January 2009: Five days in Hong Kong and Macau
- 5th January 2009: The Parrot’s Revenge
- 3rd October 2008: The big black hole
- 25th September 2008: Something’s afoot
- 22nd August 2008: Notes from a small island
- 6th August 2008: Taxi!
- 23rd July 2008: retail wars
- 2nd July 2008: Homesickness of sorts
- 4th June 2008: Things ain’t what they seem
- 22nd May 2008: Life on the ocean wave
- 2nd May 2008: chatting with the natives
- 9th December 2007: Bah humbug
- 2nd December 2007: Apartment-hunting
- 3rd November 2007: Back in civilisation
- 2nd October 2007: A break from Thailand
- 26th September 2007: A load of bankers
- 15th September 2007: In the pink
- 30th August 2007: Seen one you’ve seen them all
- 15th August 2007: Missionary position
- 25th July 2007: The Rose of the North
- 5th July 2007: Planning a trip
- 29th June 2007: VIPs and webcams
- 21st May 2007: Office blocks and Starbuckian
- 6th April 2007: May I look in your bag sir?
- 6th March 2007: A restaurant and an ancient village
Certificate (2), BA (1), MA (1)
French (male, 33 years old, native French speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (5), BA (1), MA (1)
Canadian (male, 46 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Diploma (1), BA (1), Certificate (1)
South African (female, 34 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (2), BA (1)
British (male, 42 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (3), BA (1)
Canadian (male, 62 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
MA (1), BSc (1)
Irish (male, 26 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Australian (male, 28 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), MA (1)
Cameroonian (male, 31 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
BA (1), MA (1)
Filipino (female, 38 years old, native Tagalog speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Certificate (1), BA (1)
American (male, 30 years old, native English speaker). Currently living in Thailand.
Ajarn.com was started as a small hobby website in 1999 by Ian McNamara. It was a simple way for one Bangkok teacher to share his Thailand experiences and pass on advice. The website developed a loyal and enthusiastic following. In 2004, Ian handed over the reins to Phil Williams and 'Bangkok Phil' has run the ajarn website ever since.
Ajarn.com has grown enormously and is now the most popular TEFL site in Thailand - possibly even South East Asia. Although best-known for its vibrant jobs page, Ajarn has a wealth of articles, blogs, features and help and advice. But one principle has always remained at Ajarn's core - to tell things like they are and to do it with a sense of humor. Thailand can be Heaven or Hell for an English teacher. It's always been Ajarn.com's duty to present both sides of the equation. Thanks for stopping by.
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