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Teaching Timetable Terrors!

In the midst of all the experiences I’ve been having, I’d almost forgotten I am here to do a job. Today though, reality check.  I went in for my meeting at 8.00 a.m. 851 more words


Metamorphosis - from tourist to teacher? Arriving at Vung Tau University

Well, I’m here now, committed and no going back.  I think I’ve experienced the whole spectrum of human emotions today: fear; joy; curiosity; apprehension; enthusiasm; exhaustion blah de blah.   2,237 more words


Need a Change? Take a Career Break

I’m sure we can all relate to the feeling of being mentally and physically exhausted with the job we have and the life we live.   I’ve often sat at my desk fantasizing about what I would do with my life if money was no object. 2,034 more words

Extreme mountain highs and sad lows of Bolivia

I was told that if I was going to get sick anywhere it would be Bolivia. And I was. So much so, that I missed one of the sights I was looking forward to the most on my trip to South America – Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat. 551 more words


Benvenuta in Italia, A Short Story

Jolting awake with the thunderous sound of a loaded 747 kissing the runway, Caroline begrudgingly opened her eyes and silently cursed airplanes for inhibiting sleep. As she slowly collected her thoughts, the captain’s voice boomed through the speakers with a resounding “ 1,254 more words


Views from Sierra Contreras

The weather has been ridiculously amazing recently – very little wind and lots of sunshine. Add in the long summer days and I would say that this place is pretty idyllic at the moment. 149 more words

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Jineteadas - a taste of gaucho culture

With the arrival of the Patagonian summer comes the start of the jineteada season, which are horse riding competitions that take place in the south of Chile and Argentina at this time of year. 942 more words

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