Monday, September 22, 2014

Goats on the Road

A Website called Goats on the Road ( details the extensive travels of a youngish Canadian couple who have been travelling and making their living abroad for the past five years. (Why is it, I wonder, that so many long-term travellers tend to be Canadian?)

The site includes a lot of useful information on how to sustain the travelling lifestyle by such expedients as teaching English in China, house-sitting and blogging, as well as interesting reports on their travels through such places as Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and elsewhere. They seek out little-visited parts of the world, and enjoy it when they are among the few Westerners in a particular place.

I found their report on teaching in China very good. They speak of the friendliness of the locals, the tasty food offered at low prices, and the nitty-gritty of a busy day teaching English to local children. This should be prescribed reading for anyone who plans to teach English abroad. Teaching English is a tough job, even in Canada, but also a very rewarding one.

Their report on Central Asia interested me a lot, but I expereinced some difficulty in scrolling through this and other sections of their site. Perhaps it is just my old computer.

In any case, this is a good source for travel inspiration, especially if you want to be a long-term voyager.


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