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Halong Bay, Miscommunications and Watersports

Halong Bay, Miscommunications and Watersports

Today was my trip to Halong Bay! When I got to Grant’s, I realised he was bringing his eight-month-old son, and that Hien’s friends were bringing their three-year-old kid. Oh dear, I was not aware of this! I slept most of the way to Halong Bay, which is a good thing...

What will I earn in Vietnam?

What will I earn in Vietnam?

Teaching English in Vietnam has a lot of perks, not least of which is the pay.  The salary for teaching English in Vietnam is definitely very persuasive! Team that with low living cost and you can save a very pretty penny or two. But how much you make (and save)...

Top places to see in Central Vietnam!

Top places to see in Central Vietnam!

Hue The ancient capital of Vietnam is a pleasant river city, it has the ruins of a huge walled citadel as its centrepiece. Here at Teacher’s Friend – Vietnam, we consider the monasteries and tombs outside of the city to be the real attraction. These peaceful...

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!!! To celebrate the end of another year, and another year of Teacher's Friend, I am going to look back on one of my my scariest and fondest memories from Hanoi. Have a great 2019 everyone!!! White Knuckles, Classy Entrances and Navigational...

Catch-Ups, Travel Stories and Dubious Nicknames

Catch-Ups, Travel Stories and Dubious Nicknames

Dinner time in Hanoi. I decided to go out with my friends – a really lovely bunch. We chatted for a long time and caught up on all of our recent tales and anecdotes. They particularly enjoyed hearing my crazy stories from Thailand in the middle of the restaurant....

Finding my Class, Teaching Pros, And Harry’s Woes

Finding my Class, Teaching Pros, And Harry’s Woes

I couldn’t get hold of my ‘boss’ for my private classes, so I used Google Maps to guesstimate the location and tried again at ringing her when I was almost there. Luckily, this time she answered. I passed my phone (tentatively) to the ‘xe om’ (motorbike taxi) driver....

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story

Laura’s Story After making contact with TFV, Laura* instead chose to find a job via a Facebook post. It was a decision she lived to regret. Read her story below to ensure you don’t make the same mistake. Laura had made good after good decision: she had decided to...

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Hi, I'm Georgie and welcome to my blog! Here, I will be sharing my experiences as a teacher and an expat living in a foreign country. I will be discussing the challenges of teaching in a new environment, the joys of discovering new cultures, and the struggles of adapting to a different lifestyle. Through this blog, I hope to provide insight into what it's like to live abroad and how to make the most out of it. So join me on this journey as we explore the world together!

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