Whilst teaching in Thailand I met many new people and made many new friends, one of which was Kevin. Kevin taught in Thailand for a year, a term in a rural area in central Thailand and a term in Phuket. Here’s what Kevin had to say about his experiences… 1) What drew you to […]
Top 5 Gap Year Destinations as recommended by Twin Work and Volunteer– One of the most important decisions that needs to made when planning a gap year – is where you plan to go. Some backpackers opt to travel the world, while others prefer to stay in one country and take up rewarding activities such […]
Sitting at my desk, overlooking the beautiful Thai coastal landscape and enjoying the warm sun shining through the window, I wondered why it had taken me so long to become an ESL Teacher in Thailand. I was in the land of smiles, and I certainly had a big smile on my face. I was excited […]
GUEST ENTRY- ALICE JACKMAN A year ago Cambodia was a just a country on a map that was somewhere near to Vietnam and Thailand; a place in South East Asia that held no interest or importance to me. I couldn’t have told you the name of its capital city or identified a picture of Angkor […]
Teaching in Thailand was a fantastic experience, and this video shows a few of my favorite moments whilst doing my TEFL training with TEFL Heaven on Koh Chang island and settling into my new school in Chonburi, Thailand. For anybody considering becoming a TEFL Teacher-do it!!
Sat on the bus from the hostel in the city, to the impoverished outer city areas of Buenos Aires I felt both excited and anxious. I had never done anything like this before and I really didn’t know what to expect. All of the other volunteers chatted happily on the bus ride there and this […]
The David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Nairobi, is a wonderfully insightful place. Whilst visiting I had lots of fun, however I also experienced great sadness. I will explain. Fun When entering the orphanage you are greeted by the many warm, welcoming faces of the staff, they are happy to help and are clearly very enthusiastic about […]
As part of my MSc I studied this type of thing a lot, and two years on it is still something that both interests, and annoys me. Two summers ago I decided to undertake some volunteer work and began to research it. There are hundreds of organisations offering this type of thing, but most of […]