Archive for Category: "working abroad"
We are everywhere. From Bangkok and surrounding industrial cities to remote villages near the Laos and Myanmar borders, our teaching assignments span Thailand. My home here is a tiny town called Wang Chan. When I arrived nearly three months ago and realized just how small it really was, I was surprised the town even figured on maps published by National Geographic and Lonely Planet.
Recently, I walked to the beach in Chicago with a friend. The weather was perfect for a day at the beach, just hot enough to goad you into freezing Lake Michigan but not so hot that you felt dizzy. As we walked, we noticed a large crowd of people awkwardly milling around on the corner. “What happened?” we asked a man who looked particularly upset
I like to tell friends and family that I am ‘the interesting Genter.’ As a negative side effect of travel, I have an inflated ego and I always tell people I would be an amazing dinner guest because of my wit and colorful travel stories.
Cinque Terre. It was one of the places I’d wanted to visit most since arriving in Italy seven months ago, but something always seemed to stop me. Last-minute lessons, cancelled trains, the weather. But now, miraculously, I was here