Naked and Sweaty – Onsen Time

Hot Enough For Ya? “Onsen” is often translated to “hot spring bath” in English but I feel that it’s a unique experience that really transcends this simple title. Hot springs can be found in many countries around the world but the Japanese variation is a special beast. My first experience of an Onsen in Japan…

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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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Types of TEFL Jobs in Japan

Choices, Choices … When thinking about coming to work at a school in Japan it’s good to know what types of TEFL jobs there are in Japan. There are various employment opportunities available, some of which may be more suitable for you than others. The biggest and most well-known employer is the Japanese Government themselves. The…

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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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