Engrish and other ways to travel with a chuckle

I want to state this clearly before we begin: No, I am not becoming Buzzfeed. I don’t intend on making lists-with-humorous-quips a regular feature here at Where? There! Teach. It just so happens that “Engrish” is a very real, and thoroughly amusing, thing that can be seen in many places all over Japan. I’m also…

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Growing Up In Germany

I started travelling from a young age. When I was but a wee lad my Dad often had to travel for work. Sometimes his contracts would be for an extended period of time and that’s how a four-year-old me found himself growing up in Germany. My first experiences of school and childhood were not in…

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First Time in Japan

These “Memory Lane” posts are here to tell the story leading up to my current status as a TEFL Teacher in Japan. What was I doing? Why was I doing it? and, of course, Where was I? Family Connections The very first time I came to Japan I was only about five or six years…

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Pre-amble: Now What?

Some people just WANT to travel. People travel the world for a multitude of reasons. When I finished College in the UK (well, technically it was a “Sixth Form College”) the buzz was about “finding yourself”. I kept hearing about people who wanted to understand who they were on a deeper level. Some people just…

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