Meet Miss Beatrice, a volunteer English teacher at SVS School for English in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Time off from teaching? Here’s how the SVS teachers recommend seeing the stunning island of Sri Lanka – without spending all of your rupees.
Bundala National Park Nestled on the South coast this park is much smaller than its well-known siblings Yala and Udawalawe. Whilst there are no leopards, there are elephants, crocodiles and exceptional opportunities for bird watching. It can easily be visited in a morning or an afternoon and you are likely to be the only jeep... Continue Reading →
irThe biggest concern I had when I signed up to volunteer at SVS was whether I would do justice to my role as an English Teacher. What if I didn’t know my grammar as well as I thought I did? What if the students asked me a question and I didn’t know how to explain... Continue Reading →
Having only graduated the previous month with a bachelor's degree in life sciences, I hadn't the slightest idea what the job of an EFL teacher entailed. Wide-eyed and overly optimistic about my gap year where I was determined to do some 'soul-searching' and 'giving back', I packed my bags for the land down south. Although... Continue Reading →
One of the benefits of being in Colombo is the ease of travelling on the weekends. There are endless temples, tea plantations and cultural sights to see, but for a bit of RnR, the best destinations during the South-West dry season are undoubtedly the beaches on the South Coast. Here are a few of my... Continue Reading →
Curiosity hasn’t killed this cat---yet! There are many wonderful things to do in Sri Lanka. But the biggest posed question has been, what to do in Colombo?! Well, I am here to guide you and show you what a wonderful time you can have within Colombo to tame your adventurous spirit. 10 . Life Changing... Continue Reading →