Month: June 2016

Soap Kitchen — High-Quality Handmade Soaps in Bangkok, Thailand

While you can find handmade soaps in Bangkok, Thailand at thousands of stores and market stalls all over the city, there is one place that sells some of the best high-quality handmade soaps in Bangkok. Called Soap Kitchen, the independent company sells handmade soaps that are made from all-natural products, and that look more like …

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Short Activities to Assess a Private EFL Student’s English Skills Before Teaching Begins

During my many years teaching English (EFL) in Thailand, I taught many private students. EFL students like having private lessons as, while shy in a big group, many will speak English more if it’s just one-on-one. Some teachers, who want to move into the private student world of EFL though, are not always sure what …

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How to Easily Treat a Mosquito Bite in Thailand Naturally: Stop it Itching and Getting Infected

As a resident of the world’s hottest city, Bangkok,Thailand, I have had more than my fair share of mosquito bites. In fact, mosquitoes seem to love me and will practically eat me alive, while no one else at the table gets a single bite. If you, like me, are beloved by mosquitoes, here are some …

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How to Guarantee Job Security Teaching English in a Thai School

Teaching English in Thailand, even if you’re a great teacher, doesn’t always guarantee job security. Thai schools are notorious for letting farang (western) English teachers go at the drop of a hat. Sometimes you’re told why you’re being let go, most of the time the Thai school won’t give you an honest answer. Take heart …

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Natural Remedies for Diarrhea While Traveling in Thailand: Your Vacation Doesn’t Have to Be Ruined with These Quick Fixes

Diarrhea while traveling in a country like Thailand can go a long way toward ruining your vacation. With foods you’re not used to, stomach upsetting spices, or street stall food that might not be that clean, many tourists get diarrhea and end up desperate for a quick natural remedy to cure it. As a travel …

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