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ESL, Featured, Volunteering

Teaching in the Past, Present, and Future Tense

13 Comments 25 June 2013

My computer blurts out a tone that tells me I have a Facebook chat message, “Shit!” I mumble – I get mad at myself as I realize that somehow my chat got turned on again unknowingly (damn technology) and now I was going to get sidetracked from writing. When I clicked over prepared to ignore [...]

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ESL, Q&A, Travel Advice, Trip Prep and Planning

Q&A – Cell Phones and ESL

11 Comments 25 February 2010

I get many emails from travelers all over the world asking me questions about my travels.  Here are some of the recent ones that are great to share with everyone!  If you have a question, don’t hesitate to ask! Q:  from Dave – Brooklyn I came across your blog and was very impressed by your [...]

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ESL, Interviews

Am I a Wandering Educator?

1 Comment 07 March 2009

I was recently contacted by a website to do an interview.  To my surprise, the website was www.wanderingeducators.com .  Am I really an educator…am I wandering…hmmm – I never really thought about it like that.  I just thought I was running away from ‘real life’ and trying to make enough money to live! As you all know [...]

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ESL, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Teacher – Teacher!

19 Comments 07 February 2009

I’ve been teaching ESL now for 5 months and it’s had it’s up and downs. It’s honestly a lot of work, but it does get a bit easier once you’ve been there for a while. The prep time is reduced, and you learn that you simply need to stay a step ahead of the students. [...]

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ESL, India, Inside My Head

A Little Shout Out

1 Comment 29 January 2009

I recently recieved a little recognition from one of the volunteer companies I worked with in 2007.  Cross Cultural Solutions chose me as their ‘Alumni In Focus’ for their newsletter.  I was rather stunned, but I think they wrote a very nice article that highlights some of the high points of my volunteering with them.  [...]

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ESL, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Yesterday…In my Normal Life

5 Comments 19 December 2008

I had a funny little day yesterday. The scary part is that I’m starting to believe this is normal for my life in Vietnam. My definition of normal has slowly changed over the last three months. I often wonder what my friends in the US would think…is this normal? I will let you be the [...]

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ESL, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

A Holiday for ME!

No Comments 23 November 2008

It’s nice to know that other places around the world invent holidays for the flower industry. I have just experienced my first Teacher’s Day in Vietnam! November 20th is a major holiday here in Vietnam; Teacher’s Day. Granted – you don’t get the day off of work, but it is well celebrated. In fact, it’s [...]

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ESL, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Bringing Home the Bacon

4 Comments 25 October 2008

  There’s a reason it’s called Work. Work is still work. After two years of being out of work, my mini retirement has ended for a while. There’s a part of me that is happy that I have a place to settle for a bit, however there’s a larger part of me that would rather [...]

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Sherry traveling the world

I'm Sherry, a corporate cube dweller turned nomadic traveler. I travel to off-the-beaten-path destinations to bring you unique travel experiences and photography. But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer.
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