Published on December 9th, 2011


(CELTA) D.O.N.E. Woo-HOO! (and some luscious travel plans…)


View of Dalat from my hotel (NOW do you see why I want to settle there???)

Just a quick one here to celebrate the E.N.D. of my CELTA course, and drop a few pics.  Can’t even describe what it feels like to be fancy-free w/ time to take pics, and just relax.
Then again, already I have LOTS of plans.  Already have my bus ticket to Dalat (where I hope to settle soon) – 6 hrs. / $10 – I leave at 11am Sunday morning, for 3 nights in Dalat – just enough time to give it a good look-see, then head back here to HCMC for…

I have an interview for a teaching job w/ ILA next Thursday, the 15th.  Not sure I want to teach/stay in HCMC, but ILA would be an excellent place to get some teaching experience.  In any case I only want to teach part time.  So we shall see how the interview goes.

And then…

For Christmas/New Years, I’ve now decided where to treat myself.  I looked and looked, and there’s many luscious corners to choose from around here.  But suffice…


Woa – can’t wait to see these guys in the wild!

My plan is now to head to SUMATRA (Indonesia) for THREE WHOLE WEEKS – especially to see the ORANGUTANS!

Seriously, the more I read, the more excited I get.  It’s very much my cup of travelin’ tea.  And w/ three weeks, I can not only rough it with an orangutan jungle trek, but Sumatra also has some serious beaches (for plenty of wiggling of aforementioned toes in aforementioned sand) and lots of interesting local peoples.

Looks like I can fly to Kuala Lumpur for less than $200, then just $79 and a hop, skip ‘n a jump across the Malacca Strait from KL to Medan in northern Sumatra, Indonesia.

And meanwhile…  Today was our FINAL day of the CELTA and we spent the morning having a party with all our students.  Here’s a peek at some of the fun:

(Click on any of the thumbnails to start the slide show…)

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About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

3 Responses to (CELTA) D.O.N.E. Woo-HOO! (and some luscious travel plans…)

  1. Carolyn says:

    This is exactly why you’re there! Remember all of the doubts you kept having before you left? (I don’t, either.) 🙂

  2. Marty McL says:

    ….and you’ve obviously held your own beautifully with all those youngsters. I’ll bet you ARE the fun teacher. Way to go!


  3. Mary Moss says:

    Congratulations! Please, please, please pack me in your bag. I want to see the orangutangs:-)

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