I have worked as a teacher with the online English teaching company VIPKID for over a year now. Working for them has allowed me to live long-term in my heart’s home in Siem Reap, Cambodia since July 2017. Before I first arrived in Asia, I had been working for 10 years and didn’t take much of a holiday during that time. So I thought, “While my parents are healthy and I have savings, I want to take the time to travel long term.” I ventured around Asia for a year and a half. I easily lived off my savings doing endless adventures including staying in the mountains of Thailand, cycling around Cambodia, scuba diving in Indonesia, and couch surfing in the Philippines.
When I came back to Canada, I wanted to find a way to work online while traveling. Free traveling is great, but at some point I got adventured out and felt like I wasn’t contributing to anything meaningful.
About the Author: Melissa Chungfat is an experienced VIPKID teacher from Canada living in Cambodia.