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Teacher Exchange and Canadian Income Taxes

So exchange teachers can claim moving expenses to the exchange location and back again. While I spoke with a few exchangees who did make such claims, I really had no idea what to expect. Now I have everything filed, reviewed, and accepted so I though I’d share the list of what Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) … Continue reading »

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Seven eighths of the year behind us. Six more weeks to go. How many weeks were there in total?

I print my day plans in two week chunks. The next one I print will have the word “December” on it and my little time management calculator tells me there are just 25 school days left in this year. Last week was final exams and this week we’re tackling final report cards (final reports with … Continue reading »

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Beginning of the last school term

Term four is the last stretch of our exchange year. At this point we feel completely at home here, have some good friends and some involvement in the community. The list of things we want to do is still long and we know we can’t do it all, but we have done a lot. Many … Continue reading »

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School Holiday in Krabi & Koh Samui, Thailand

We spent a couple of days in Krabi in a funny little hotel. The rooms were nothing to write home about (although, in a sense, that’s exactly what I’m doing) but the place had a pool and was within walking distance of the markets and water AND it was only about $25 per night. Krabi … Continue reading »

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School Holiday in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Our second stop in Thailand was in Chiang Mai. The hotel was just north of the old city square down a little side street that was quiet the evening we arrived. In the morning though, the place was a hive of activity with dozens of stalls set up on the sidewalk with fresh produce, and … Continue reading »

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