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.
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.