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Re-Blog Saturday – Teaching and Learning in Georgia

Today’s reblog sees me enter my final days in Georgia. Hope you enjoy! Today is December the 19th. I sit in my hotel room in Tbilisi typing out another blog entry. Life is strange. Tomorrow I fly out of Georgia, with a couple of hops across China, to find myself once again in my country of Australia. The teaching experience

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Re-blog Saturday – Time ticks away in Georgia

Saturday again, more stories from Georgia. This post dates from the 26th of November, 2011.  Hello everyone Things continue here in Georgia, most days being filled with the English teaching and school matters. The weather here is diabolical – There was a day a couple of weeks ago when the weather in Batumi closed over something fierce and well, there

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The Best of World Journeys Podcast!

Hi folks! I’m kicking off this series of ‘Best ofs’ with the podcast – usual day for Series Two being Saturday and all. Here are three of the best Podcasts from Series One – hope you enjoy them!   Episode Two with Dean Ruetzler Dean is a great character and wonderful to talk with about his experiences and tales of

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Teaching English – Georgia versus Japan

Today, teaching English as a second language in a foreign country is one of the most popular ways of working overseas for speakers of English. I personally have done this in two countries – the Republic of Georgia and Japan. The former for three months and the latter for 2 full years. I enjoyed them both enormously, but they were

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A Georgian Wedding

When travelling there are lots of different events you might like to attend from festivals to Eurovision. No seriously, it’s awesome and why wouldn’t you? But I think there’s something incredibly special about attending a wedding when travelling. I’ve attended at least three (off the top of my head) when travelling, two in Germany for people I already knew (family,

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Foto Friday – Power in Georgia

One thing I remember strongly from my time in the amazing village of Jikanjuri in Georgia, 2011, was this power relay box where the entire village’s power came through. It, not surprisingly perhaps, would ‘blow’ regularly and the whole town would be without electricty. The worst example was in November 2011 when it was freezing, there was even snow, and

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The Interac Experience Part Six – Ongoing issues, students and more!

So, welcome to the last episode in ‘The Interac Experience’. I’ve told you about the orientation, trainings and a bit about the teaching. Let me tell you about the students and the rest today! Absolutely, without a shred of doubt, the best part of the Interac Experience was the students, and the people. Depending on where you go, you might

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