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The Curious Case of Tiger Temple: A Month Long Volunteering Experiment

Deep in Western Thailand, in the forests near the border with Myanmar (Burma), rests a forest monastery, but not just any monastery, Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua, better known as…..

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How I Got Fired from the Job I Invented

UPDATE 06/24/2013: NEW BLOG POST HERE: http://www.aroundtheworldin80jobs.com/even-multibillion-dollar-corporations-should-apologize-when-they-are-wrong/ UPDATE: The video was taken down from youtube, but a reddit user pointed out that it was reposted here. Also, my Turner@aroundtheworldin80jobs.com email is down, so please use…..

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How to Not fish: The Lousy Laotian Fisherman

As I slackened the last of the line of the net out into the Mekong River, the boat captain cut across the canal making an eclipse.  I sat back, and…..

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Breaking Bad meets Breaking Balsamic

After spending a mere day in Modena Italy making traditional balsamic vinegar, I not only fell in love with traditional balsamic and the entire process that goes into its perfection,…..

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Ho Ho Ho Operation Save Santa is underway

Executive Elf Turner here. Christmas is rapidly approaching and we are deep in the Christmas magic making weeds by trying to figure out how to help as many communities as…..

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The Misunderstood Elephant Volunteer

Group D…you are on Ele poo duty today. Grab a shovel and a wheel barrel and meet by the end of the shed. Huh? What’s Ele poo duty? Ah shoveling…..

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National Geographic Documentary Making in Bangkok: the Phantom Extra

Working as an Extra in Thailand   You American? No. I am Filipino. I am security here. Who are you? I am a US Soldier. And just like that, I…..

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The Ultimate Manifesto for Eternal Happiness and How to Find Work Overseas

So if you are a regular reader of this weblog I gots going here – kudos to you. You are obvious as intellectual as you are beautiful – and I…..

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Rice Harvesting in Thailand: The Redundant Rice Farmer

Have you ever worked in a place hotter than the sun? I have. It’s called a rice paddy. Forget the AC going out in your cozy office cubicle  This is…..

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Hi, I'm Turner Barr.. 

Fed up with filing TPS reports and refusing to do meaningless shit that no human being should ever care about, I set out abroad 6 years ago doing different jobs around the world with the goal of finding a way to work and live overseas full-time. This website hopes to cut out the romanticized fantasies about what it takes to live life overseas and aims to show you how to find meaningful experiences and gainful employment abroad.

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Breaking Bad meets Breaking Balsamic

After spending a mere day in Modena Italy making traditional balsamic vinegar, I not only fell in love with traditional balsamic and the entire process that goes into its perfection,…..

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Wine Bottling the Californian Way

Red, red wine…rastas’ have sung songs about it. Lucy stomped it. And women love to throw it at me for some reason. Point being, wine is in vogue and is…..

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Can You Really Make Money Teaching in Korea?

So you can’t really have a website about working overseas without addressing that big beautiful elephant in the room of making money teaching English overseas. Can’t do it. But since…..

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Can You Really Make Money Teaching in Korea?

So you can’t really have a website about working overseas without addressing that big beautiful elephant in the room of making money teaching English overseas. Can’t do it. But since…..

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How I Got Fired from the Job I Invented

UPDATE 06/24/2013: NEW BLOG POST HERE: http://www.aroundtheworldin80jobs.com/even-multibillion-dollar-corporations-should-apologize-when-they-are-wrong/ UPDATE: The video was taken down from youtube, but a reddit user pointed out that it was reposted here. Also, my Turner@aroundtheworldin80jobs.com email is down, so please use…..

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Working in Holland at Eurail.com

My day began just like any Dutch employee’s average day working in Holland – pedaling my stolen recently purchased from a junkie bicycle from a legally licensed business ferociously in the…..

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My First Day as a Gatherer

Hot in pursuit of a tourism sales job in Rome, I stumbled upon Gathering, or street tour sales, in Rome. While it might not be the perfect travelling job in…..

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Rome Sales Jobs: The Gatherers

You gotta stop these fuckers right in their tracks This was the best piece of advice that I kept getting. Stop them cold in their tracks. This setup more likely…..

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On the Job Hunt in Rome

Restless and unwavering, my pursuit of my dream travel job overseas has landed me in Rome of all places, home of the richest history – and the fattest tourists –…..