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The TEFL Life in Shanghai – My Year in a Most Amazing City (Part 2: Day to Day Life)

So, if you’re new to this segment you can catch up with the first part here and you can check out this post with some general pointers on what it’s like to jump ship and fly half way around the world to live and work.  In part 1 I talked about the initial shock period, what it’s like… Continue reading The TEFL Life in Shanghai – My Year in a Most Amazing City (Part 2: Day to Day Life)

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The TEFL Life in Shanghai – My Year in a Most Amazing City (Part 1: Off the Boat and Getting a Feel for Things)

If you’ve followed me for a while you may have seen this post here focussed on what it’s like to travel abroad in the hopes of teaching English.  For this post I am mainly going to focus on what Shanghai is like as a base.  Back in 2013 I decided to throw caution into the wind,… Continue reading The TEFL Life in Shanghai – My Year in a Most Amazing City (Part 1: Off the Boat and Getting a Feel for Things)

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Life is Like a One-Way Train Ticket, Don’t Sleep Away the Journey Just to Wake up as You’re Pulling Into the Terminal

Let’s face it, travel doesn’t seem to be in everyones blood, and it took a while for me to realise just how important it was to me.  Getting up in the morning to go to work only to come home 10 hours later exhausted and wishing my time away, living for two out of seven… Continue reading Life is Like a One-Way Train Ticket, Don’t Sleep Away the Journey Just to Wake up as You’re Pulling Into the Terminal

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Thinking of Moving Abroad to Teach English?

  Back in 2013 I left my job in the Pharmaceutical industry, waking up one day and saying to myself ‘fuck this boring ass routine, I’m going catapult myself half way around the globe and see how it turns out’, and so I did.  I committed myself to hammering all of the qualifications I needed,… Continue reading Thinking of Moving Abroad to Teach English?