It’s been a really long time since I’ve actually even thought about writing anything. Christmas, new year, a crazy work schedule and another few scoops of nuttiness have kept me at bay! My bad, guys. However this leads me to more exciting news…
Taking up a lot of my time has been planning my imminent two month trip to Southeast Asia. I’m going to Thailand for a month to do a CELTA course (Cambridge English Language Teaching for Adults) which will qualify me to teach English pretty much anywhere in the world. I’ve never really considered teaching as a possible career – I remember too well how horribly most of the girls in my school treated our high school teachers, why on earth would I want to put myself through that?! But i really really want to live overseas for a while and teaching English is an absolutely brilliant way of opening that door.
Even if it doesn’t, it’s an excellent excuse to love a little while in Chiang Mai, which is undoubtedly one if my favourite places in the world! Why? It’s just awesome, I can’t really describe it better than a place where backpackers plan to spend a couple of days and end up staying six months. It’s cheap, the people are lovely, the food is amazing, the night market is vibrant and the atmosphere totally chilled.
So here I am running around getting visas, booking flights and reading horror stories of Laos and Cambodia’s bus system! I’ve spent whole days researching the best ways to get from Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang without spending three days on a boat ‘observing hill tribes’. Seriously ethically questionable. Anyway, come Monday I’ll have packed my tiny backpack and I’ll be on my way!
I’m going to chronicle my adventures as best as possible. Don’t hesitate to tell me of anything weird and wonderful I should definitely try! 🙂