The Duration

It looks for now like I’m here for the Duration – til June at least.

The school I’m working at, in the West of Nha Trang ( see below, has extended my ‘part-time’ ( 15 hours teaching / week ) contract until then.

I’m happy about that – my schedule is 0830 to 1145 teaching, with a 15-minute break between 90-minute classes.

Which means I’m free of an afternoon to visit the beach up the road, or what have you.

The downside? – no financial support from the school for Visa / Work Permit / temporary residence card.

So that until I find a better solution I’m extending my Visa month-by-month.

On the upside, I got on a much firmer footing when the online teaching work I’ve been doing came home to roost. The $430 USD payout means that for now I’m not sailing so close to the wind.

I’m now grappling with currency conversion, and juggling cards ( from Thai bank accounts ), but I’m working through it.

So, so far so good. Barring scandals, I’ll be here in Nha Trang, VN, for the next 5 months.

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