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Teaching English, eventually also German in Myanmar

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Sirchai

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Dear members,

 
                 I've just seen a great job advertisement at an International school and applied.

The salary is almost twice as what I'm making now.

 But I'd love to hear from somebody how it must be to live and work in a country like Myanmar.

Food, people, problems and of course the goodies.?

   Thanks a lot for any replies.  handshake

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The infrastructure is appalling, the "goodies" could get you in serious trouble with the police.

Do a lot of reading before thinking that the grass is greener in Burma.

gungchang

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Myanmar has changed a great deal since I last visited.

English was very widely spoken and most people were friendly and helpful. I doubt that's changed.

Jocko from AF and later TTA moved there and seemed to like it. I imagine he's there now.

He made videos and I assume they're on youtube. I'm not on a VPN at the moment so I can't check.

You can make a day crossing at Mae Sai, Mae Sot, and from somewhere in the south to get at least a vague feel for the place. I've flown, taken the train, hired a car, and taken a ship within Myanmar.

Mandalay Rum is cheap and I haven't heard complaints.

You can be isolated. Ne Win died while I there and I had no idea until after I'd cleared customs and was in the business lounge and saw a copy of Time magazine. Perhaps this has changed a little.

If I received an offer (after Mongolia is over, of course), I'd go. Of course, I may not have the soundest judgment.

If you go, let us know if The New Light of Myanmar is still being published.


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Sirchai

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Thanks a lot for your posts.  thank you

Sirchai

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1stevec wrote:The infrastructure is appalling, the "goodies" could get you in serious trouble with the police.

Do a lot of reading before thinking that the grass is greener in Burma.

 Thank you very much. All sounds quite interesting and I won't get myself into troubles.

       thanks

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