Exploring Teacher Placement Cities: Trang, Thailand

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In this blog series, we want to show off some of the cool cities our Greenheart Travelers live in throughout Thailand. Many teachers on this program want to be placed in cities they have heard of in touristy magazines, on Instagram, etc. like Chiang Mai or Phuket, but many of our teachers live in places you’ve likely never heard of before. That’s not to say they aren’t awesome placements – which is why we made this blog series! Cities like Trang allow you to get to know real Thailand, all while living somewhere just as beautiful as the touristy spots.

Today’s blog features Trang. Trang, Thailand is one of our top placements on our Teach in Thailand program, meaning we place a lot of people here. Here are some fun facts about Trang, followed by photos from Greenheart Travelers placed and living in there!

Trang Facts

  • Population: 59,637
  • Province: Trang Province
  • Region: South part of Thailand, considered the “gateway to the islands”

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Honey, I’m home 🇹🇭 #noplaceliketrang

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the 3am start time was worth it 🌞

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This can all be yours… When you come to visit. :)))

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best puak in all of Thailand

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thank YOU to my 30 little friends for overflowing my heart with love this past semester ❤️ #xploreasia #greenhearttravel #teachabroad #travelforachange

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It's OK to take some time for yourself. You can't pour from an empty cup. 🌿 Experiencing scenery like this is the best soulfood.

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a sunset colored dress & a sunset state of mind

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The last 4 months in Trang have been some of the best 4 months of my life. Hard to put it all into words. Thank you to everyone who made me feel at home while I was here. I couldn’t thank you enough for how welcoming and caring you all are. And thank you to all my students who challenged me and gave me many smiles and laughs everyday. I’ll miss you all! With that being said, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be moving to Chiang Mai to teach English and Art at the start of the next school year. Excited for this next chapter of living and traveling abroad.

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Love these kiddos! BUT also stoked that vaycay is only 1 WEEK AWAY!!😁🙌🌴

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Not thanksgiving

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what could be better than rooftops at sunset?

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Moved to Thailand and got me an apartment overlooking a palm tree jungle. What could possibly go wrong? 🌴🌴#noplaceliketrang

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nothing like a kitten or two to cheer up your morning walk to work✨

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havin some laughs with my fav pal #babyblue #udglobal #teachabroad #universityofdelaware #udel #xploreasia #greenhearttravel

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Somehow made it through the first day of school

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these sunsets, my dude

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You reckon they sit this perfectly still when I’m trying to teach them? Why yes they do…when I bribe them with snacks 🍟

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s/o to portrait mode, golden hour at the rice fields, and this babe who’s been with me every step of the way since we moved to Thailand four months ago. mucho love to you all xx✨

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Taught my 4th graders Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer and they performed it in front of the whole school today! Proud teacher moment! #teachajon

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I never knew I could love a group of 66 mini humans as much as I love these chicks, thank goodness this goodbye will only last a few months until the start of the next school year in May 😋 you couldn’t get rid of all these tickles and hugs from teacher Emma if you wanted ! (also friends and fam- this means I’ll be staying in Thailand until at least October, catch ya on the flip flop laterrrrr)✨

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Just because my path is different doesn’t mean I’m lost🍃

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teacher loves you soooooo much 🤟🏼 thanks for the most sticker-filled, adorable Valentine’s Day I’ve ever had 🥰

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Every now and then, life offers you some perspective and reminds you of your significant insignificance. It is in these moments that I feel most alive. #noplaceliketrang

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Clear your mind of can't. Just sweat, smile, repeat. 👌 45min HIIT followed by a 6KM run in our beautiful park. Blessed to be healthy and able to exercise. 🙏 Time to embrace it fully and become the healthiest version of myself!❤

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Some of my 600 students 🤷‍♀️

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2018 you were pretty sweet 🤙 You brought 7 new countries, way too many tuk tuk rides, a tattoo, endless laughter, and LOVE — so much more love than I ever could’ve imagined. As I sit planning my 2019, I can only hope it’s half as beautiful. #noplaceliketrang

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first ones up the mountain in the mornin and last ones to bed makes for a great full day of adventure

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Trang has the best tuk-tuks ☮🌏 #Thailand #trang #explorethailand #greenhearttravel #teachabroad #wearetravelgirls #travelgirl #girlswhotravel #xploreasia

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Wai Kru / Teacher Appreciation Day 🙏🏻 My honeys, being your teacher is an absolute joy & privilege. May you forever love unconditionally & be so quick to forgive. PLAY, LAUGH, COLOR, GROW. Keep pushing my buttons with both hands, you little monsters – you’ve got me wrapped around your itty bitty fingers 🎨

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Sunday morning coffee runs. Pretty essential to life & stuff #noplaceliketrang

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I think I’ll stay for a while

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I’m fiiinee thaank youuu and youuuu?

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happy love day from my little valentines ❤️ #greenhearttravel #xploreasia #teachabroad #travelforachange

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Out here livin’ in a country that currently feels 150 degrees warmer than back home, and I still throw a sweater on when it’s a breezy day. Just when I start to feel content with my decision to move home in a few months, Wisco gets slammed with some polar vortex “feels like -50 degrees” shiiiiiiit and has perpetually cold me SECOND GUESSING EVERYTHING. 😭🥶 . . . #Trang #thailand #travelthailand #traveltheworld #teachinthailand #greenhearttravel #traveltrang #wanderlust #girlswhotravel #femaleswhotravel #solotravel #backpackerstory #backpackerslife #travelgirls #wearetravelgirls #travelgirlscollective #sheisnotlost #broadsabroad #teachabroad #historyteacher #trangbotanicalgarden #thungkhaibotanicalgarden #xploreasia #explorethailand #adventuresabroad

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So this week I went from being a teacher to high schoolers to a jungle gym for kindergarteners. I need to rethink my life choices 🎨 #childrenof92000

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Traveling has this way of making me feel really small, in the best way possible. #greenhearttravel #xploreasia #noplaceliketrang

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We don't dress up for boys. We dress up to stare at our reflections when we walk by store windows. Girl gang 👌💋🌪 @marileerichards @yushical

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Scoot scoot 🛵

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they say it takes 21 days to break a habit.. and today is my 22nd official day of eating a vegan plant based diet! I’ve been struggling a lot recently with feeling hypocritical by eating animal by-products and claiming to love the environment. (which don’t get me wrong- I do.) so I decided it was finally time to put away my love for cheese (s/o to my German and Wisconsin heritage) and adopt a more self-less diet. people have countless reasons for going vegan and I respect them all so much, but for me it was knowing how harmful the animal agriculture industry has on this planet. I personally couldn’t sit by and continue to be complacent. this post is in no way intended to shame anyone for what they put into their bodies, it is merely something that has been a big change for me recently and that I wanted to share. (that being said, please don’t shame me for my choices either!) thank you so much to those of you here in Thailand, on social media, and at home that have been with me on my journey from recommending podcasts and documentaries to making sure I’ll be able to eat something when we go out for dinner. I love you humans so much, and now I can proudly say that my choices reflect that same love I have for all animals. here’s a glimpse at some of the most beautiful vegan things I’ve been lucky enough to eat here. I’m excited about how this new lifestyle is going to make my body and my heart feel. xoxo 💛🐮🐷🐥🐠🐔🌿

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