Jody Hanson

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Jody is a writer, a teacher, and a traveller. As a freelance writer and editor, give her a desk and an Internet connection and she can work anywhere in the world. She moves seamlessly across a number of genres: education, travel, content. Her experience varies from research reports for UNESCO on educational issues in Latin America and the Caribbean to cranking out 855 how-to pieces. The question of whether she lives to write or writes to live is destined to remain forever unanswered.

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Greenwich University, PhD in Adult Education
St. Francis Xavier, Masters of Adult Educattion
University of Regina, B.Ed. in English
Arequipa, Peru|English


Fringing it at the Festival in 2019

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival draws an assortment of eclectic performers and audiences.

April 2nd, 2019
Living in Qatar: What you Need to Know

This country in the Middle East has more diversity than many would suspect,

October 30th, 2015
Grand Tour of Italy: Venice, Florence, and Rome.

The magic cities of Italy will enhance your life.

December 5th, 2018
7 Reasons to Visit Cambodia

The Kingdom of Cambodia is about as "different" as you are going to find on the plantet.

August 18th, 2014
Casablanca's Exclusive Churchill Club

If the taxi drivers don't know where it is, then it is truly a secret.

June 3rd, 2012
Heuglin's Lodge is for the Birds

This lodge in Llongwe, Malawi is a birders paradice.

February 19th, 2013
Havana: I Spend a Year There One Week

Getting to Cuba from Cambodia was easy, going on to Colombia wasn't.

August 6th, 2015
The Dedicated Drinker’s Guide to Buenos Aires – San Telmo

No matter your tipple of choice, you will find it and moare in San Telmo.

August 19th, 2013
La Polonesa: Welcome Back to the 1950's

A delightful bar in Medellin that oozes character. And is tourist free.

May 6th, 2016
Minding Your Muslim Manners | Muslim Etiquette 101

Allah yusallmak is an essential Arabic phrase and one that will put you on good terms with Muslim people the world over.

February 7th, 2019
Head for the Islands: Crete, Santorini, Cyclades

Discover the magic of the Greek islands.

January 21st, 2019
Visiting Surco: Where the Locals Live in Lima

When in Lima, avoid Miraflores and head for Surco

February 27th, 2017


Fork It: Smell the Aroma

No matter which country you come from --Australia, Canada, or the UK -- there is something on the menu from "home" for everyone.

July 10th, 2014
Oliver's Restaurant: Fine Dining in Grenada

The food here is world-class and not to be missed.

July 23rd, 2012
Fork It: A Bit of a Family Affair

Asian Spice Cafe in Phnom Penh is run by an extended family that includes cousins and aunties. Great food.

July 31st, 2014
Fork It: Noodles Before Your Eyes

This non-descript food stall on a side street in Phnom Penh offers noodles to drool for.

July 24th, 2014
An Anuva Afternoon in Buenos Aires

Anuva offers wine tastings that include the best to be found in Argentina.

May 20th, 2012
Ocho Once: Puerta Cerrada in Buenos Aires

To dine at the "puerto cerrada" -- closed door -- restaurants in Buenos Aires you have to be in the know.

September 14th, 2012
Tapas, Wine and Lounging

Spanish food in Cambodia? Yes, Chef Joaquiin brought the recipes with him from Madrid.

July 17th, 2014
Fork It: Will That be Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi?

The Ngon -- which means "delicious" -- may be the first chain restaurant in South East Asia.

August 21st, 2014
Gran Café Tortoni: Buenos Aires

One of the must-visit Cafe Notables in central Buenos Aires.

June 3rd, 2012
Fork It: Japanese Food Theater

Visit this cleaver-wielding restaurant in Phnom Penh where the food will be made in front of you.

September 25th, 2014
Food & Wine in Italy

Eat your way through Italy, bite by bite.

December 5th, 2018
Dining Out on Dine in the Dark

The waiters in this restaurant are blind. And so are you when when drop the drape to block out all the light.

January 27th, 2014


How to Use ESL Writing Worksheets to Increase Class Participation

Even with the internet, tablets. and smart phones, worksheets are valuable in the ESL classroom.
10 Steps to Beginner ESL Lesson Plans That Get Your Students Off the Ground

When learning a language, students have to start at the beginning.

June 1st, 2015
4 Flexible Strategies for Teaching Any ESL Student, Anywhere in the World

ESL teachers have to be able to respond to student needs, interests, and levels.

April 13th, 2016
4 Genius Teaching Ideas to Enliven Your ESL Lessons

ESL teachers can develop their creativity for more interactive lessons.

October 19th, 2016
J’aime l’anglais! 8 Insider Tips for Teaching English to French Speakers

Thanks to the Battle of Hastings, there are actually many common words in French and English that will help you teach.

April 27th, 2016
The ESL Mosaic: How to Teach Diverse English Vocabulary to Learners of All Levels

English has more words than any other language, which can make it a challenge.

June 8th, 2016
Hotel English: Prepare ESL Students to Work in Reception, Management, Housekeeping and More!

Study the hotel specific words and phrases for the various departments to help students do their jobs.

April 20th, 2016
7 Digital Steps for Getting the Ideal Online ESL Certification for Your Teaching Needs

Teaching overseas requires an ESL certificate.

June 15th, 2016


The Art of Living: Arte de Vivir at La Baguette

Ana Uribe is an artist who lives in Lima. She works with the Bagetts restaurants and designs everything from the furniture to the menu covers.

September 10th, 2017
3 Years, 8 Months, 27 Days in Jail

Spending time in a Cambodian prison for a crime he claims he didn't commit was hell for Mohammed Taylor Blake.

July 31st, 2014
Volunteer Tourism: Think Before You Volunteer

Unless volunteers have specific skills - teachers, medical people, carpenters -- they are more of a hindrance than a help.

March 12th, 2014
Pierre Legros: “Creator” of Somaly Mam

For the true story of Somaly Mam, ask her ex-husband who "created" her.

October 10th, 2014
The Truth About Orphanage Tourism

Foreigners often visit orphanages, make donations, and take photos. They are not doing any good for the children, as orphanages are big business.

March 1st, 2014
Women With Clout: Dr. Mu Sochua

Dr. Mu is the best-known female politician in Cambodia. She continues her work as an activist.

May 9th, 2014
The Human Mule

Being a drug mule in South East Asia is dangerous. There is a political crack-down and more and ending up in jail or being executed.

June 5th, 2014
A Tribute to a Piano Tuner

Claude Lavalle came to Cambodia to tune pianos for $40 an hour. A Yamaha C5 Grand Piano was purchased in his honor when he died.

July 17th, 2014
Sex-Pats in Cambodia

Sex-pats -- older western men who date or marry young Asian women -- get a lot of bad press. But they also contribute to the Cambodian economy.

October 4th, 2015
Confessions of a Female Sex Tourist

Who said only men are sex tourists?

May 16th, 2013
Human Trafficking: What is Cambodia Doing About It?

Another word for trafficking is "slavery."

July 24th, 2014
Christmas on a Cambodian Street

On Street 108 in Phnom Penh, the families live under trees. No furniture, no where to cook, no toilet.

March 2nd, 2017

Blog Samples

An Evening With Jorge Uribe and Friends

Joege Uribe is a well-known artist in Medellin. I ended up being his model.

October 18th, 2015
A Month After Meandering Back to Medellin

Because of visa regulations I went to live in Lima for a few months. When I returned to Medellin, it was a home-coming.

March 2nd, 2017
Educate a Girl; Change the World

When Nick-the-tuk-tuk driver's daughters wanted to go to a better school, it was time for the "collective we" to make it happen.

March 3rd, 2014
Trying to Find the Perfect Wedding Gift?

Instead of looking at the wedding registry, I give the money I would have spent on a gift to the street people.

September 9th, 2016
The Aji Approach

People in Phnom Penh scavaging through the garbge to survive

May 2nd, 2014
Living in a Fish Bowl; Swimming With the Guppies

When I moved to Loja, Ecuador I was the only foreigner aroung. Then when I moved into a downtown apartment and really got to mix with the locals.

August 29th, 2018
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