• CLASSES END APRIL 5TH: Maybe your birthday can coincide with travel to Vietnam.
  • Free online TEFL course
  • Things to do:
  • Shoot guns
  • Buy a bike in Hanoi and ride it all the way down to HCMC, selling it there for the same price you bought it for
  • Cross over into Laos during this
  • Cities:
  • #1 is Da Nang. Heard it has a lot more cultural/artistic/psychedelic-oriented people and things to see.
  • Really want to visit/live in Hoi An. Lots of beauty and lanterns and floating markets.
  • HCMC is said to be where Westerners tend to go. If you want not to get rid of your western amenities/feelings/foods/etc., go to HCMC. Also HCMC is warmer year-round, though it's probably warm all over VN all year anyway.
  • If this fucking guy can teach, so can you
  • If you haven't found something you're really passionate about yet, hit the pause button and just go try some stuff.
  • A man's wealth is best measured by the things he can do without
  • Buy WorkAway membership
  • MENTAL HEALTH:
  • Sort out your mental state and deal with your anxieties, particularly social. If this is accomplished through prescription medication for the time being, so be it. Do it and heal yourself.
  • Make sure to tackle your anxiety before teaching in Vietnam.
  • LIFE GOALS:
  • Do the Camino, but don't do it first. You need to take the little money you have and invest it into your travel future via Vietnam. Blowing that money on the Camino will have me back home broke very quickly.
  • Go to Vietnam and teach English. You do not need any official documentation, certification, beyond passport and birth certificate (and even that maybe not).
  • Others have mentioned how they did everything by-the-book, did their TEFL courses, got their BA, etc... and said they wish they didn't waste their time and money, because it made no difference compared w/ people who just got to the country with nothing and got the same jobs.
  • Maybe you can travel there for a week or two over the winter just to dip your toes in the water, get a feel for things, or maybe go for a month when school is out.
  • Teaching English will also help tackle your anxiety, and will help you to become a better public speaker.
  • If Vietnam works out, you can save your money for further travel, including WorkAway. Take up all kinds of different work in all kinds of different places, and maybe find out what life is calling for you to do. 'Discover the path by first taking a step'.
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