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Teaching English in Cambodia – No Degree – How2Escape
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n this first blog posting I am going to take a look at Teaching English in Cambodia. This is one of the programs that does not require a degree, so is ideal for those wanting to take a gap year, or those who never went to university. I am going to start by showing you a short video about Eva Adriaan [...]
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Why are the Maltese so competitive?
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The concept of pika is a cornerstone of Maltese culture; it’s written into the skyline of the capital Valletta, and permeates across all walks of life. There is a competitive nature that permeates through Malta so raw and unbridled that it’s written into the skyline of its capital, Valletta, and [...]
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Motown: The music that changed America
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Sixty years ago, Berry Gordy set up the hit factory of Motown. Arwa Haider looks at how an independent record label created one of the most influential sounds of the 20th Century. On 12 January 1959, the music sensation that changed America – and the world beyond it – was set in motion. Detroit- [...]
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Seven reasons why the world is improving
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You’d be forgiven for thinking the world is all doom and gloom – and getting worse. But these seven charts show that’s not actually the case. The late Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across advanced economies have no idea that the world is [...]
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Why an off-the-grid hour at work is so crucial
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Work email, checking social media, streaming video – technology can have toxic effects on your productivity and happiness. Here’s how you can kick the habit for an hour a day. Sometimes, the difference between a productive day and time wasted can come down to an hour: an hour’s extra sleep, an [...]
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51-year-old Japanese striker gets new deal – Kazuyoshi Miura signs up
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Over the hill? No chance - 51-year-old Kazuyoshi Miura signs new contract with Yokohama FC. He may have started his career way back in 1986 but there's no sign of Kazuyoshi Miura slowing down yet - the 51-year-old has signed a new contract with Japanese side Yokohama FC. The striker, who won the las [...]
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Indian rapist guru convicted of murder
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, in prison for abusing followers, is found guilty of murdering a journalist. An Indian guru who is already in jail for rape has been convicted for the 2002 murder of a journalist. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, leader of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect, was given a 20-year sentence in 20 [...]
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China Moon probes take snaps of each other
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A Chinese rover and static lander put on the far side of the Moon take pictures of each other. A Chinese rover and lander have taken images of each other on the Moon's surface. The Chinese space agency says the spacecraft are in good working order after touching down on the lunar far side on 3 Janua [...]
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Leeds United 2-0 Derby County: Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Frank Lampard’s Rams
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Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United beat Derby County to move five points clear at the top of the Championship. Derby County manager Frank Lampard described Marcelo Bielsa's pre-match conduct as "unethical" after Leeds United beat the Rams to go five points clear at the top of the Championship. Whites bos [...]
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Marcus Rashford can be as good as Harry Kane, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says striker Marcus Rashford has the potential to be as good as England captain Harry Kane. Manchester United interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Marcus Rashford can become a "top, top striker" like Tottenham's England captain Harry Kane. The En [...]
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Cesc Fabregas: Chelsea midfielder joins Monaco
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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas joins Monaco, who are managed by his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry, on a three-and-a-half year deal. Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has joined Ligue 1 side Monaco, managed by his former Arsenal team-mate Thierry Henry, on a three-and-a-half year deal. The [...]
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Sudan worshippers turn on imam amid unrest
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"Lead us from this mosque!" one man tells the imam as protests against President Bashir grow. An influential Sudanese imam had to be removed from a mosque in the capital, Khartoum, after worshippers confronted him for not leading protests against embattled President Omar al-Bashir. In a video shared [...]
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Get Fully Sponsored TEFL Training in Europe – How2Escape
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Yes, that’s right. You can get SPONSORED TEFL TRAINING in Europe. Getting selected for an Anglo-TEFL Scholarship means you’ll get 120 hours of online TEFL training plus up to 3 weeks of live teaching practice in Europe from just £15 (97% fee sponsorship). [...]
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US suspect ‘killed family to snatch girl’
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The suspect shaved his head to avoid leaving any trace of evidence at the crime scene, police say. Wisconsin police have charged a 21-year-old man with murdering a 13-year-old girl's parents last October so he could abduct her. Jake Thomas Patterson was arrested on two counts of first-degree homicid [...]
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BMW has tried to fix caravans
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BMW’s new concept should be music to the eyes and ears of anyone who has been stuck behind a caravan on a B road. The trend in motoring for ever bigger cars has been accompanied by an ability to pull larger loads, and as such, caravans have become even bigger fibreglass behemoths.Now though, BMW [...]
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How a Uruguayan town revolutionised the way we eat
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Located on the banks of the Uruguay River and named after a 17th-Century hermit, the sleepy town of Fray Bentos produced one of the most influential food brands of the 20th Century. “The company claimed it used every part of the cow except for the moo,” said Diana Cerilla, guiding me into the he [...]
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