My blog is a mix of educational resources that I have used in my courses to keep students engaged in the learning process as well as presentations at various conference. I also include travel experiences as a language teacher around the globe.

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Posts by Tulsatrot

The King of Beers – World Cup Day #3

World Cup Day 3 provided surprises, but the bigger surprise was two days before the opening match when the King of Beers would not be […]

Anticipation – World Cup Day #1

Since our arrival to Doha in 2019, I've always had one lazy eye on the World Cup Day #1. As the years became months, days, […]

USA vs. Wales – World Cup Day #2

Basketball has been my sport. My interest in the World Cup grew in 1998. Yet my first World Cup game would be USA vs. Wales […]

The World Cup Qatar, 24 Years in the Making

When my wife and I recruited for international teaching positions in Qatar, we honestly had no idea where Qatar was in the Middle East. But […]

You’re Such A Salty Dead Sea!

A growing revolt built in the backseat, we pulled over by the Dead Sea, that body of water that allows heavy adults like me to […]

You’re Driving Me Crazy Speed Bumps

Speed bumps slowed us down enough for mosaics, prophetic heights, and the lowest points on earth. It also taught a few Jordan driving tips. The […]

A Sleepy Return to Travel

I finally found a deal to Amman, Jordan. The only caveat for a return to family travel, a nine-hour layover in Abu Dhabi . . […]

Move Over Pancho, This is the Best Buenos Aires Restaurant

What to do? With any decision, we followed our stomaches and guided us to the Puerto Madero waterfront to the best Buenos Aires restaurant. The […]


From the kitchen island, Momo yelled defiantly and quickly defended her Mom. And quickly you find out who the favorite family sidekick is. The post […]

For Yangshuo, Made In China

The green, quaint town of Yangshuo and a tout wearing wire glasses awaited us weary travelers heading south from Guilin. The post For Yangshuo, Made […]

Kunming to Frigid China

Kunming unexpectedly introduced Chinese customs, like incessant smoking and spitting on public transportation, that left Nadine and I head colds. The post Kunming to Frigid […]

Uncle Ho, Those Rice Paddies Are Way Too Green!

The past week and a half has been a Vietnamese kaleidoscope that presented the best and worst of Halong Bay and what northern Vietnam has […]

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