South East Asia

Teaching English is a popular method of earning money abroad in order to help fund your travels, as well as opening exciting opportunities to live and work abroad for extended periods of time and start a new unexpected career (trust me, lots do!).

I’ve fallen into teaching English a few times, mostly to help fund my travels, and although it’s not made me rich (I don’t think many people have got rich from teaching English come to think of it), it certainly did its job of extending my travels and keeping my abroad and fed.

Sneaky picture of one of my classes

** Note: I used to recommend Nomadic Matt’s book in this post but he has since removed it from sale and no longer supports it, so you will have to find an alternative now. I have removed links from this page to it for that reason too so if something doesn’t make sense that is why.****

To really get full details of how to do this, I recommend Nomadic Matt‘s book ‘How to Teach English Overseas’, not only does this cover the basics, but it has extensive details on some of the more popular destinations including insights from different and excellent people who’ve taught in each part of the world, including me, I helped contribute towards the teaching in Japan section, some more of my experiences can be found in this post. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


This is a guest post from Jasper Johannes.

Singapore, being centrally located in South East Asia is the ideal mecca to begin your Asian journey from, or even end it in style with amazing memories. Being second only to Monaco with it’s intensely crowded population, it is indeed a vibrant hub of cultures, religions, nationalities and personalities and with the amazing cuisine on offer there really is something here for everyone.

The main types of cuisine that you will find on offer here are Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian and Thai meaning that there is a very broad spectrum of delicious foods available to try here, all influenced by some of the worlds most culturally rich countries. There are some really Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


This is a guest post from Hannah Copues. Hannah is a travel writer and student from the UK. She has a passion for all things travel and loves nothing better than sharing her experiences with others.

Who says you have to scrimp and save for that magical holiday you’ve long been pining for? Further, does splashing out on extortionately priced accommodation (as luxurious and attractive it may be) really serve as the most important element to transform your holiday experience? They’re really quite simple questions! Take it from the expert. Broke and budgeting, but bewildered by the prospect of holidaying in Phuket, I still managed to have the experience of a lifetime…..and it lasted a total of THREE WEEKS!

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If you are planning on visiting Bangkok and haven’t been before then it is very easy to pigeon hole yourself into visiting the cities tourist clichés that are obvious and visible (I did it and I am sure virtually every tourist does too). There is nothing wrong with visiting the Grand Palace – Chatuchak market etc, but the best advice that I can give you is slip away from the tourist trail and you will get a much better idea about how this sprawling metropolis ticks. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →


Ann The Mental: Part 3

October 1, 2010 · 8 comments

The girl looked sideways and shiftily moved away, she spotted Ann returning, and after witnessing the events in the last club I’m not surprised wanted to stand back. Considering I had a 15 second conversation with this girl after Ann went to the toilet, Ann must have had some sort of super piss to get back so quickly, think fire hydrant style considering how much she had drunk by this point. Read the rest! \(^u^)/ →