Tales and Travels of a Teacher in Thailand

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
Disillusioned with the tedium of life in cold UK, Jeff Sparks is drawn to Thailand’s tropical climate and the people’s joi de vivre. For over two decades he and fellow ex-pats work together as English teachers, building new lives in the Land of Smiles to varying degrees of success. Humour and surprise accompany the teachers throughout their adventures, both in the classroom and upcountry. More

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About Jeff Sparks

The author spent his formative years in Nigeria, an experience that instilled a lifelong love for the tropics. He moved to Thailand in 1992, dividing his time between Teaching English in a private school in Bangkok and his wife’s farm.

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Helen Jackman reviewed on April 14, 2017

A great story by a writer who, having spent many years living in Thailand, conveys an insider’s view on the culture and customs of the country he so clearly loves. Straddling two worlds, he describes the sophistication and political intrigues of Bangkok society, where in addition to teaching English at a school he gives private lessons to one of the country’s leading politicians. This he contrasts with the rural way of life on his wife’s small farm, where he spends his long vacations.

The end-of-term jaunts with his fellow teachers are full of humour, provide an appreciation of the beautiful landscape across the country, and include some alarming tales such as swimming across the Mekong to Laos, and, when walking off-road, coming face-to-face with a group of hill tribesmen, rifles loaded and levelled in their direction.

An entertaining and educational read which I would recommend to anyone who loves Thailand or is planning a visit.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
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