The tiny town of Phrae is a unique place to teach English if you are looking to get away from the tourist and experience authentic Thailand. With less than 20,000 residents, this well kept secret has plenty to offer courageous teachers who make the 8 hour trek by bus from Bangkok.
There are lots of decent paying jobs, and mixed with the extremely low costs of living, you can easily live and save a bit of money. The simple Thai way of living is at a slower pace in this small village, so be prepared to enjoy early mornings, and the natural world around. Katie loved living in Phrae, and shares stories in her blog where she talks about the wonders of this small town.