Happy New Year!

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New year12/30/2015

I’m behind on posting, but it comes down to two things: I’m working far more hours than I want & I’m ready to move on. I have a couple very difficult, overcrowded classes at the moment and there’s no support from the school staff. They haven’t bothered to put out a schedule for two weeks, they don’t communicate and only last night confirmed that we have New Year’s Day off of work. I have lost patience with the situation.

But I do have some good news to report:

The last teacher to finish a contract did, eventually, get her end-of-contract bonus, just hours before she left the country. It was days late and paid in Turkish Lira, rather than US dollars as promised by the contract. The bonus is substantial, so it’s very important to be that mine is paid when I leave.  I have a reliable but unconfirmed report that a teacher at another branch did not get his.

The other news is that I have some wonderful adventures planned for 2016:

  • a week in Athens, Greece.
  • a week visiting two dear friends in Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • a month on a work-for-stay farm somewhere in Europe.
  • Hiking the Camino in Spain with three dear friends.

…and I’m working on my next full-time job. Keep your fingers crossed.

I can only hope that 2016 will be a year of good surprises, adventure and much love for us all. Wishing you the very best in the New Year.

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Beth

I'm a professional vagabond. I quit my cubical job in January 2014. Since then, I've hiked the Appalachian Trail, The Camino, and taught English in Vietnam, Turkey, Russia, Spain and Mexico. I'm exploring the world.

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