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Jan 07 2013

Should You Do A TEFL Course?

As I was standing alone at the front of a classroom with about 20 six year old Nepali children staring back at me with quizzical looks on their faces, I wished I had done a TEFL (Teaching English As A Foreign Language) course before I left for my travels.  I had thought about it but …

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Jan 02 2013

An Unexpected Side Effect Of Extended Travel

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A neighbour’s daughter recently returned from 4 months travelling around Asia and she reminded me of something that I found difficult when I returned after a year of travelling around the world: an unexpected side effect. I had heard of reverse culture shock or re-entry shock, whatever you want to call it.  It’s basically when …

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Dec 31 2012

One Piece Of Technology I Wish I Had Taken Travelling

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With the value of hindsight, I wish I had taken one piece of technology with me when I travelled around the world: a netbook or laptop. I did seriously think of taking one with me but decided against it because I thought it would be too much hassle; I was concerned about losing it or …

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Dec 24 2012

My Reasons For Wanting A Travel Blog

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In a previous post, I mentioned some things I would do differently with the value of hindsight and one of these was blogging. I did think about starting a blog before I left for my travels and, knowing what I know now, it would have been really useful for me to do so but I …

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Dec 19 2012

Get Extra Cash By Renting Out A Room But Are You Covered?

The idea of renting out a room to bring in some extra cash for travelling is really appealing and something that I am considering at the moment.  How exactly I do that is up for debate at the moment because there are a few options: rent a room to a language student, get a long-term …

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Dec 03 2012

Product Review: The Mu Plug

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The Mu plug is a nifty little portable plug that is really handy for travelling as it folds up small as well as being compact and light.  Take a look at the video below for the full product review:   If you are interested in purchasing this product, you can click on the image below: …

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