This month was a big one! Firstly, Chris and I filmed a reality tv show about our expat lives in Hoi An. It was super fun but also very intense! This month I also moved from Vietnam back to Australia, where I’ll be getting the last minute details ready for my wedding in Australia!
So what exactly is the Teach Abroad Squad, and why did I create this course and community for people who want to rock their first year teaching in China? Whether you’re looking for some teach abroad guidance, or you’re just really curious to learn more about this online course I’ve created, you’ve come to the […]
That’s right, yours truly did a full-on Hoi An photoshoot with a professional photographer. Thankfully despite my initial fear of being super awkward, it was actually amazing! I think we all know that I’m not an Instagram model that sets up elaborate photoshoots wherever I go. While I like to get a few photos here […]
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I get it, the concept of working with a recruiter to find a job in China is a strange one. You’ve got all these weird middlemen coming out nowhere offering to help you find a job in China because…. why? Well, today I’m going to cover anything and everything you could ever want to know about using recruiters to find a job teaching abroad in China: Who they are, why they’re helping you, and if you can actually trust them!
This month I took a visa trip to Thailand and had a Bridesmaids dress tailoring catastrophe in Vietnam!
Deciding on the perfect section of the Great Wall to hike can be hard. How do you avoid the crowds? What’s the best way to get there? Which area should I hike to get the perfect photo?
From settling down in Hoi An, to fostering kittens, to friends visiting and getting involved in a coworking space, there were definitely some high highs. However, the death of a friend and getting my birth control implant cut out in Vietnam were definitely some major downsides to the month.
China, probably more than any other country in the world, has embraced mobile technology and the digital age. It’s ironic, if you think about it, considering China’s heavy-handed censorship. Yet there’s no doubt that if you as an expat want to integrate into China’s modern society, you need to get on board China’s ever-evolving technology.
I just want to reiterate that not everyone in Vietnam eats cats or dogs, and I’d probably venture to say that most people (especially in developed cities) do not torture or eat cats. However, this animosity towards cats is pretty prevalent here in Hoi An, which is why places like Vietnam Cat Welfare (also known as Jack’s Cat Cafe) have so much work to do.