Day 94 Post script: Oops, did I forget to mention
Trip Start Nov 11, 2009
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Where I stayed
Police Chief's House - Chiang Khan
As I may have mentioned – a small part of me was almost beginning to hope that RTT came back with a “No” as it would give me a perfect opportunity to look at some of the jobs that have crawled out of the woodwork here in Loei province since I set the application in motion. Attentive readers may have picked up that I have got quite fond of Thailand in the time I have been here and - even though I still want to continue my travels – having a base of operations in South East Asia would be quite handy. I am still not committed to RTT by any means.
But there are a number of rational factors that, I think, must outweigh the emotional (and human) elements: a) Taiwan will offer better training and support, b) On a related note, I am not a teacher yet – even if schools in Loei province are willing to take me, c) the opportunity to learn Mandarin Chinese is quite enticing, d) It is possible that I have a better chance of saving up money to obtain a TEFL qualification while with RTT. This last point does depend on the relative cost of living in Taiwan, which I have checked out in principal (It seems more expensive that Thailand, but not enough to outweigh the wage diparity) however you never really know until you get there.
Lots to think about, then as I move into the next phase of the journey.