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img_1149-copyCaffeine Rush – Thai Coffee Shops
PUBLISHED ON August 22, 2016

One of my favorite things about Thailand are all the cute coffee shops. While Thai people themselves aren’t really much of coffee drinkers(comparatively speaking), trendy coffee shops…more


EatMeCoverReunited with Craft Cocktails – an Evening at Eat Me, Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON October 24, 2016

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, driving motorbikes in Thailand can be pretty reckless. Luckily for me, living in a small town with little to no traffic makes driving much less of a hazard. Tragically…more



img_0879-copyCaturday Cat Café, that Much Closer to Being a Cat Lady
PUBLISHED ON September 19, 2016

Amongst all the trendy western-style cafes you can find in Bangkok, there are also serveral weird, quirky, and strangely-themed cafes. There’s a café entirely…more




DSC_0724Café Review: Double Dogs Tearoom, Chinatown, Bangkok
PUBLISHED ON September 5, 2016

Tucked away in bustling Chinatown, Bangkok is a little Chinese oasis called Double Dogs Tea Room. Located on the main Yaowarat…more



Thai-ing New Food

img_1571The Toasty Review
PUBLISHED ON October 17, 2016

For anyone who’s ever set foot in a Thai 7/11, you understand the value of a good toasty. It can really turn even the rainiest of Monsoon Season days from shit to sparkles. If you’ve ever backpacked in Thailand I know…more



dsc_0906Learning How to Cook Again – Homemade Tom Yum Gai
PUBLISHED ON October 12, 2016

One of my favorite things to do at home in the US is cook. Although I definitely am more of a baker, I cook all day every day, and would rather make something myself than…more



cover2The Princesses & The Frog: Trying Frog in Thailand
PUBLISHED ON October 19, 2016

It’s Fall, and the first semester of this school year is drawing to a close. Sadly, this means that one of my roommates/co-teachers/friends Nicole is leaving. So lately…more


IMG_1173Thai(ing) Sweets
PUBLISHED ON October 10, 2016

Thai people have an insane tolerance for sugar. Like INSANE. Like they put sugar in everything – they add it to their soups at the…more




IMG_0558Thai Food: My Top Picks(So Far)
PUBLISHED ON August 29, 2016

Shockingly I’ve been in Thailand for almost 3 months now, and I’ve had some time to sample different fare. In the US Thai food is super trendy and sought after, especially…more


IMG_056410 Things You Will Only Find in a Thai 7-11
PUBLISHED ON July 11, 2016

I would like to dedicate this post to someone special in my life. This one goes out to my #1, seven. As in 7/11. Personally I think they should change their name to 10/10…more


Teacha Life in Dan Chang



BucketListCoverI Asked Thai 14 Year-Olds to Write Bucket Lists and These are the Results
PUBLISHED ON September 28, 2016

One of the fabulous perks of teaching English in Thailand is that I can invent my entire curriculum. That’s the glass-half-full way of looking at it – basically I’m…more


DSC_051512 Things You Stop Questioning After Spending Time in Thailand
PUBLISHED ON September 21, 2016

When I first arrived in Thailand, I tried to write as much and take as many pictures as possible, because I knew that everything that seemed so novel would fade into the…more



IMG_0279Tina & the King: Teaching at Banhan 3
PUBLISHED ON July 13, 2016

As I have mentioned in the about section of my blog, part of the reason that I am in Thailand in addition to traveling is to teach English, which is how I’m funding such a long trip. I teach at the local…more


img_0281-copyWai Kru & 22
PUBLISHED ON June 29, 2016

To add to the week of firsts, as in first week of teaching ever, first week in Dan Chang, first month in Asia, first time picking up a dead cockroach, first time ever running over something(i.e., snake); I also…more


DSC_0263 (1)MTV Cribs: Dan Chang Edition
PUBLISHED ON June 22, 2016

WHAT’S UP MTV, welcome to my crib!!!! Now I’m sure some of you have been wondering – “Where does one live when extensively staying in what is technically considered a third…more


DSC_0268Hot Dang, Dan Chang
PUBLISHED ON June 15, 2016

I’ve finally left Bangkok and gone to my new home for the next 10 months, Dan Chang. It’s pronounced Dohnnn Chohnng in Thai, and it means “elephant path,” “chang” …more


Random Bits

thaikindnesscover4 Examples that Prove Thai People Are the Kindest People on Earth
PUBLISHED ON October 5, 2016

I apologize for the lack of actual “travel” posts lately. In September I had to stay in Dan Chang a lot for random things(chaperoning a field trip to Ayutthaya…more



roundupcoverFirst Semester Round-Up
PUBLISHED ON September 26, 2016

Currently sitting in my desk at Banhan3 avoiding calculating final semester grades, while treating myself to a ~luxururious~ cup of Celestial Seasonings. While I have…more



IMG_0238Pack Rat
PUBLISHED ON June 7, 2016

Currently 1000 km above Greenland writing this post, en route to Abu Dhabi for the first leg of my flight! This post is going to talk mostly about travel logistics, including flight information and packing. For some reason everyone…more


graduatingHow much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice.
PUBLISHED ON May 24, 2016

Welcome to TinaInThailand! I recently graduated from college, and I’m starting this blog to document the next 10 months that I’ll be spending stumbling…more