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About Ryan Horsnail
Ryan has been working in TESOL for over 15 years. He’s taught English (Hong Kong, Cambodia, Spain & Scotland) and worked in teacher training (Qatar, Spain, Sudan and the US). He travels extensively in his role as a Senior Assessor of Cambridge University Teaching Awards and for his responsibilities as Co-Founder and CEO of Teaching House.
May 13, 2014 | Ryan Horsnail 2
As Japan’s capital and home to almost 13 million people, Tokyo is the world’s largest metropolis. While this sometimes makes crossing the street feel like standing in line to meet Beyoncé, the stifling crowds won’t deter you from enjoying the sights and sounds of this lively city. From rubbing elbows with the Imperial family to attending Sumo wrestling bouts, you’ll have no trouble finding fun things to do on your days off from teaching English in Tokyo. But you might have trouble finding a reason to leave.
April 3, 2014 | Ryan Horsnail 1
Teaching English abroad offers a great many things, one of which is the opportunity to venture out and see the world with money in your pocket.
When I was teaching English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, I felt incredibly lucky to have a job where I could make a great salary and have lots of free time to visit iconic spots like Angkor Wat, as well as explore the vast countryside by motorbike. I’ve seen some breathtaking architecture and some incredible natural wonders, but really it’s the people I’ve met and the connections I’ve made along the way that have truly bought my travel experiences to life.
February 19, 2014 | Ryan Horsnail 2
English teachers abroad enjoy a fantastic lifestyle, and not just because we can support ourselves while living in exotic places all over the world. But because one of the perks of the job is ample vacation time, allowing us to take what we’ve earned and go out exploring whenever school isn’t in session.
But you don’t want to blow all your savings on one trip, since there are plenty of places to explore throughout the year, so a being budget-conscious traveler is important. Luckily, if you work in Asia, you’ll have tons of options for cheap, beautiful places to explore on a shoe-string.