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The Thai tourist hotel that is a prison: inside Bangkok's latest place to stay – video

The Guardian’s south-east Asia correspondent, Oliver Holmes, spends the night at Sook Station, a jail-themed hotel where guests can buy striped pyjamas and have their mugshots taken

8 Lesser Known Cities in Italy To Fall in Love With

When you travel to Italy, the top destinations on your list probably are Rome, Florence, Venice and perhaps a stop for some Tuscan sun. But there are …

Revellers hurl tomatoes in Spanish 'Tomatina' festival

More than 20,000 revellers threw 160 tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes at each other in Spain on Wednesday in an epic, annual food fight known as the "Tomatina"

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

Where’s hot in September: Head to these spots to catch some late summer sun

September can be blissful in continental Europe, when temperatures are still pleasantly high but the heaving crowds will have dispersed. Heated by …

Fall in Italy: Lovely Weather, Lower Prices

Italy is always in style as a vacation destination for travelers from the United States, and this year is no exception. The country is a best-seller within the travel networks Virtuoso and Signature Travel Network, the latter of which has a double-digit growth in sales in 2017 for Italy trips. …

These guidebooks will plan your next vacation for you

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>It's been going on for over a decade now but remains a surprising find for many.<p><b>Have you ever wanted to travel somewhere and wish</b> …

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'Natural beauty … and the best bean sprouts in the world!' Why Ipoh, Malaysia, really sizzles

<b>Ipoh’s setting, among limestone hills in the Kinta valley, is magnificent.</b> Whether you approach by road or rail, you’ll be wowed. There are furry-looking green trees clinging to the slopes, with pinkish granite rock in places where they’ve been washed away. It’s so pretty.<p><b>My earliest memories are</b> …

5 Most Famous Hikes in Hong Kong (All Free!)

Lugard Road, Victoria Peak – Hong KongWhile most people picture Hong Kong as the city of skyscrapers and crowded streets, it has become increasingly …

Narcos: How Medellin got a cultural makeover and left its drug-tarnished past behind

If ever a city had a sense of humour, Medellin does. Stroll around Plaza Botero, where sculptures of well-upholstered women and bulky men loom in …

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The Best Beaches in Europe

The focal point of this famous spot is the hulking, weathered hull of a freighter that ran aground in the early ’80s. The ship now sits in the middle …

Almost Brave Enough: A Review of Working at a Summer Camp in Austria & Italy

<b>By Caroline Chadwell</b><p><b>That looming fear of accepting a 12-month teaching position will paralyze you out of your wits.</b> I kept closing my eyes trying to …

What Are Basic Start-up Costs for Teaching English Abroad?

How Much Will it Cost Me to Teach English Abroad?<p>To move anywhere whether it is from New York to New Jersey or Chicago to Madrid, you’ll probably …

What are hiring seasons for teaching English abroad?

When is the best time of year to find work teaching English abroad? Learn more.<p>In many regions, ESL job markets are cyclical and hiring is seasonal. …

15 things you must do before you’re 30

7. Go bonkers at festivals

Best Phone Apps to Have While Teaching English in Japan

Moving to teach English in Japan, but don't speak a lick of the local language? Don't worry, there's an app for that. Not sure how to get around the …

11 Reasons Why You Might Choose to Teach English in Latin America Over Spain

I was 20, in college, day dreaming about my dream-life in Spain. I dreamed of sunny days in parks that have been around for centuries. I imagined …

Can I Apply for Jobs Teaching English Abroad in Multiple Countries?

Absolutely, it’s the smart thing to do! Schools in many Asian countries predominantly interview and hire teachers in advance from abroad. Certain …

What Are the Requirements for the EPIK Program for Teaching English in South Korea?

If you’re considering your options for teaching English abroad in South Korea, you’ve likely heard about the EPIK Program. <b>EPIK</b> stands for “<b>E</b>nglish …

Best Tips for Teaching Abroad with Your Spouse or Significant Other

<b>Got a special someone in your life, but want to move overseas?</b> Traveling with your spouse or significant other is possible in every English teaching …

5 Key Tips to Help You Pick the Best TEFL Certification Course (and Not Get Ripped Off)

Teaching English abroad offers hundreds of thousands of opportunities for English speakers to live, work and travel overseas, but if you’ve ever …

Teach English in Spain | Teaching English in Spain | TEFL Spain

From salaries to TEFL certification, learn all about teaching English in Spain, including top job markets like Madrid & Barcelona, & TEFL class …

World Job Index for Teaching English Abroad | TEFL Jobs Worldwide

World index for TEFL jobs in Asia, Europe, Latin America, & the Middle East. Learn about English teaching jobs, including salaries, visas & …

What are the basic requirements to teach English in Japan?

Is the land of the rising sun beckoning you to its shores? Do you dream of having a picnic under cherry blossoms by day and drinking sake at the …

What are the basic requirements to teach English in Korea?

All English teachers in Korea must apply and interview for positions – this can be done through a variety of recruiters and government programs, as …

10 Best Job Markets for Teaching English Abroad in 2018

10. Cambodia - Kingdom of the Khmers<p>Cambodian people possess an unbreakable spirit and a remarkably infectious sense of optimism- after prevailing …

What Is Teaching English Abroad "Under the Table" Without a Work Visa?

Teaching English abroad “Under the Table” Without a Work Visa - What Does it Mean?<p>There are thousands of Americans teaching English abroad in dozens …

What is TEFL and What is TEFL Certification?

<b>“TEFL” is the acronym for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or simply, English language instruction for non-native speakers.</b> Also known as …

Top 5 Countries to Make the Most Money Teaching English Abroad

Everybody is familiar with the saying “you don’t become a teacher for the money,” and while going to teach English abroad will almost certainly be …