Archives for Chiang Mai

New Location for SEE TEFL

We are excited to announce that in May, 2016 — after 12 years at our old location — we have moved into our new school. We are now located 1km east on Kaewnawarat Road, just before Tunghotel Road.   Print our 1-page PDF map Contact us directly if you have any questions about our courses or locations Map to SEE TEFL Note that Google Streetview currently has an image from early-stage construction of the site in April 2015. Here are before and after (May 2016) photos. Look for the long driveway on the south side of Kaewnawarat, two buildings west
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Loy Krathong – Yee Peng – Chiang Mai

Due to the mourning period following the death of the King of Thailand, government-sponsored 2016 Loy Krathong/Yee Peng events in Chiang Mai have scaled back. See below for the schedule of events. Loy Krathong (ลอยกระทง), sometimes spelled Loy Kratong or Loi Kratong, is a festival held every year on the full moon of the twelfth month in the Thai Lunar Calendar. This means the dates move around from year to year, but it is generally in October or early November. This Thai Festival is actually a merger of two traditional festivals: the Northern Thailand and Northern Myanmar Yee Peng /
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Chiang Mai Wat Ket Neighborhood

I was sitting in a small garden coffee shop just behind my school sipping a cooling iced-coffee yesterday afternoon, when I started to think about the area surrounding me. Its history is the history of foreigners in Chiang Mai, as this area is where the first foreigners settled, lived and worked in the late nineteenth century.
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Teaching Jobs in Chiang Mai

Over the last 12 years Chiang Mai has become one of the most popular expat cities in Thailand and Southeast Asia. It blends tradition with history, culture, delicious food, friendly locals and spectacular scenery. Compared to most Western cities, the cost of living is amazingly low. Therefore, it’s hardly surprising that this city has also become a popular destination for foreign TEFL teachers.
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Royal Flora Ratchaphreuk, Chiang Mai

I spent a beautiful and enjoyable day recently at the Royal Flora Ratchaphreuk horticultural exposition in Chiang Mai. It’s a mix of pavilions, gardens, events and activities all nestled into a small valley off the irrigation road around 15km south of the city.
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Chiang Mai Hot Season Good-Bad-Ugly

I’m sitting writing this blog to the sound of cicadas producing their screeching song outside my window, and the feeling of sweat running down my chest and back, which means to most Chiang Mai people it’s the hot season.
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Theatre in Chiang Mai

It’s been an interesting few weeks since my last blog: floods, a knee operation and the start of the Premier League season. I am going to focus on performing arts in Chiang Mai for this blog post, but before I do that, I will update on what’s been happening here. I also need to move my 2 year-old daughter to another room as she keeps sticking a yellow plastic duck in my mouth, sunglasses on my nose and talcum powder over my face and laptop.
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