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WHERE WOULD YOU TEACH BKK OR PHUKET & WHY?

 
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BKK or Phuket to Teach?
BKK
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PHUKET
75%
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orozcom



Joined: 17 Jan 2011
Posts: 14
Location: Thailand

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:38 pm    Post subject: WHERE WOULD YOU TEACH BKK OR PHUKET & WHY? Reply with quote

So I have two job opportunities with similar pay a little less in Phuket and a little less vacation time in Phuket. Where would you choose to work the beach or the city and why? I'm stuck in my decision Loving the beach and wanting to get a better experience of the city. Any insight you might have would be much appreciated.
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Solar Strength



Joined: 12 Jul 2005
Posts: 560
Location: Bangkok, Thailand

PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Living in Phuket as a TEFL teacher and holidaying in Phuket as a tourist are two different things. I'm wondering you're not of the tourist mind set still yet will only be living on a TEFL salary if you accept the job. You'll be setting yourself up for a shocker, if so.

I wouldn't recommend teaching in Bangkok, either, or anywhere in Thailand for that matter.
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GeminiTiger



Joined: 15 Oct 2004
Posts: 999
Location: China, 2005--Present

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why so many people in Thailand, tell others not to come to Thailand?
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7969



Joined: 26 Mar 2003
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Location: South China, by the sea.

PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent nearly six months in Phuket, not teaching but other non-related employment. I've spent significant stretches in Bangkok as well, again not teaching. But if I had to choose a place to live I'd choose Phuket for one reason - I don't really enjoy living in large cities. I need more open space and fresher air.
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plumpy nut



Joined: 12 Mar 2011
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phucket would be the place to teach. Bangkok is awful, A nasty city.
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Solar Strength



Joined: 12 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

plumpy nut wrote:
Phucket would be the place to teach. Bangkok is awful, A nasty city.


Isn't it nasty, though. You'd have to be out of your mind to go and live and teach in a city like Bangkok, specifically on a TEFL teacher's salary.
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