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10 Questions most people ask themselves when picking a TEFL / TESOL company in Thailand

In Chiang Mai, Education, Krabi, Legal, TEFL by pat mcnaughton

As strange as that sounds, most TEFL / TESOL providers in Thailand are not legally registered businesses. They operate purely as a website and rent out conference rooms at a hotel or resort to provide the training.  If they are not a legally registered business, there will be zero legitimacy or consumer protection.  Holding a company registration should be the first basic element to look for as it sets a foundation of trust for the rest of the business. Rest assured, Entrust TEFL is a fully registered and bonded company with two permanent locations in Thailand. Being a legally registered business, does not only mean that we pay taxes and …

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Krabi’s Islands

In City Life | Krabi, Culture | Krabi, Krabi, Nightlife | Krabi by pat mcnaughton

A traditional starting point and base for visitors, there’s considerably more to find around the provincial capital of Krabi than the town itself.  Just a tailboat trip offshore, you will find a large number of islands floating in the Andaman Sea, which also form part of this charming province.  These islands form an integral part of Thai tourism and are visited by thousands of tourists every day. The islands are all part of the Mu Ko Lanta National Park, which has its headquarters on Ko Lanta Island, one of the largest in the group.  It’s not all paperwork on Ko Lanta though; this island is one of the most popular …

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Keeping Busy in Krabi

In City Life | Krabi, Culture | Krabi, Krabi, Nightlife | Krabi by pat mcnaughton

Although Krabi is not as busy and full of things to do as Patong or Bangkok, it’s certainly not dull, and there are a variety of activities that just have to be added to the “to do” list during your time here. Day and night, it’s easy to keep yourself busy in Krabi. Krabi is particularly charming and full of fun, with lots of like-minded foreigners to share the good times with.  Although Krabi has no beach of its own, during the daytime the beaches at Had Yao, Ao Nan, and Rai Leh, between 20 and 30 minutes away, are the main attraction.  Here you can laze the day away …