Article Published on International TEFL Academy’s Official Blog – “The Start of a New Chapter After Thailand”

Link to this post on ITA's blog: https://www.internationalteflacademy.com/alumni-stories/the-start-of-a-new-chapter   By: Courtney Clark  Hi, I’m Courtney! I took my TEFL certification class in January 2016 and worked part-time for a while to save up money to teach abroad. I finally decided on Thailand as my destination because it was somewhere I always wanted to visit and… Continue reading Article Published on International TEFL Academy’s Official Blog – “The Start of a New Chapter After Thailand”

Chamber of Reflection

It’s nearing the end of my time in Thailand so we are finishing up exams in class and I’m beginning to pack up some of my belongings. I’m also beginning to reflect on the emotional rollercoaster this experience has been. These last 6 months have been some of the most challenging of my entire life.… Continue reading Chamber of Reflection

Local Attractions: Chachoengsao, Thailand

The Pink Elephant: The Pink Elephant is located at the Wat Saman Rattanaram Temple in Chachoengsao, Thailand. It is Thailand’s largest reclining Ganesha.  Here is some info about the interesting legends and history behind it from http://www.thaismile.jp/FotoGallary/ThaiPics/e_ThaiPhoto_Chachoengsao.html “Ganesha: Ganesha is one of the Hindu deities, the eldest son of the destroyer god, Shiva and his… Continue reading Local Attractions: Chachoengsao, Thailand

Last visit to Bangkok

The photos above are from one of my favorite places I've been to in Bangkok. It's called Viva Tapas bar and restaurant. It's located right off the Nana BTS stop. They do so many different styles of cuisine and everything is equally delicious! I also tried my first oysters here and I was surprised at… Continue reading Last visit to Bangkok

Ko Chang

This weekend was a long weekend due to Mother’s Day, which in Thailand is on August 12. On Friday we made Mother’s Day cards at school and then Friday evening I embarked on a trip to Ko Chang. It’s a longer journey than I’ve taken by van previously so I split up the trip by… Continue reading Ko Chang

Ko Samet

I have been very fortunate with the amount of paid holidays this semester since we had another 3 day weekend July 28-30. This time I visited a small island that took about 5 hours to get to by van and ferry. Ko Samet is a very small island that can be either very expensive or… Continue reading Ko Samet

Bangkok Part II & III

Part II: This time around I took the train from Chachoengsao to Bangkok to attempt to bypass the traffic I’d inevitably run into on the highway on a Friday evening. The train was moving very…let’s say…leisurely but it’s very old so it most likely can’t run any faster. All the windows are left open with… Continue reading Bangkok Part II & III

Khao Lak

The flight from Bangkok to Phuket was only about an hour and included a pretty view! Ban Bang Niang Beach was gorgeous and surprisingly not very crowded while we were there. Our hostel was perfect since it was around $7/night and included AC and wifi. There was breakfast every morning for 100 baht which included coffee/tea, fresh… Continue reading Khao Lak