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Travel Advice

IMG_2544Whether you’re currently teaching abroad or about to begin your journey, there is always good advice out there to help enrich your experience. Here then, are my tips for helping you thrive as an English teacher abroad:

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IMG_4357You’ve made the checklist. Everything’s laid out. All the necessities are covered and you’ve even thrown in a few “just in case”s. But how about stuff to deal with those problems you’re not anticipating but happen on almost every trip anyway? I’m not talking about preparing for being stranded or shipwrecked… just a few key items to deal with annoyances that come with the territory of being a traveler.

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My personal, live-in, yoga instructorTraveling can be tiring business. Despite the allure of adventure, excitement, and spiritual clairvoyance, your body still has to get there, walk around, and carry all your shit with you. After a while aches build up and fatigue sets in. You’re thinking of your bed and that massage parlor you passed earlier…

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That's actually me ridingIs traveling something we can get better at? I sure hope so. After poring through all those maps, eating questionable meals, meeting people from all walks of life, and spending hours in transit… you’d think we’d learn a thing or two.

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