Why Kuwait Part 2

In Why Kuwait Part 1 I wrote about my desire to teach abroad. Part 2 will be about how I ultimately made the decision to choose Kuwait.

When I was searching for overseas teaching jobs on Teach Away, everybody was talking about Dubai. I heard that Dubai was like Disneyland for adults. I mention in my other post how I watched videos about what’s it like to live in Dubai. I put my search to rest to get through my first year of teaching. I finished my first year successfully passing all the necessary test. As soon as I started my second year teaching I started my job search again. This time I was sure I would find something. 

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Why Kuwait Part 1

I get asked why I chose Kuwait as a place to teach and the simple answer is because I wanted to teach abroad. I love being in Kuwait and I love my experience, but Kuwait wasn’t my first choice. Here is the story of how I choose Kuwait. I had a lot to say about this so I broke it up into two parts. This part will be about how and why I decided to teach abroad.

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Things they don’t tell you about being a teacher

This will be my fourth year of teaching and I will not lie and say that the past three years have been easy. People think that it’s easy being a teacher because we have breaks and summers off, but what about the energy we exert the rest of the year? We teachers need those breaks. Think about most jobs, do you take work home and deal with twenty-five different personalities daily? Anyone who thinks teaching is easy should be a teacher for a couple of hours. It will not take long to see that teaching is not an easy job, we just have a nice schedule. While I get summers and holidays off, there are 10 things that some people don’t know about teaching.  Read More

Journey to London

Summer is almost over and I’m back in Kuwait getting ready for the school year. On my way back I had an 8-hour layover in London. I decided to visit the Windsor castle. I arrived at 1:15pm and planned on leaving by 2:15pm.  I was hoping to get to the Castle by 3:30pm making it in just enough time before the last entry time which is 4:00pm. Customs didn’t take long, but by the time I switched to a different terminal and dropped my bags off I was two hours behind schedule.

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5 Tips for Traveling

Tip # 1 – Have some extra money

Egypt was the first trip I took after moving to Kuwait. I went with some colleges and we all agreed to use a travel agent. I had just enough money to for the activities. That was a mistake because there’s shopping and extras (like camel rides in my case). Anyway I learned my lesson after being worried and embarrassed about not having enough money.