About me

I’ve put this page together so that you can get to know me a little better and to explain how English has influenced my life in the most positive ways...

My name is Barbara but people call me Bara. I grew up in Hungary 🇭🇺 and lived there most of my life before moving to Thailand 🇹🇭 where I spent 5 amazing years. I have been an English teacher since 2005. Besides English I can chit-chat in Thai (well,  at least I can order super spicy food 🌶) and I can make myself understood in Swedish too 🇸🇪.


English gave me endless opportunities. With it I could connect with amazing people and make friends all over. By being able to speak English I could move abroad, improve my lifestyle, communicate everywhere in the world no matter where I was and I could travel off the beaten path 🌏. (I’m much of an outdoor person🏃🏻‍♀️.) So I can only encourage you to jump into learning and make the most of your life by using English 🇺🇸 🇬🇧 🇦🇺 🇨🇦 🇿🇦!

To teach is to touch a life forever.

This is how it all started 🙂
...if it wasn't for English, I'd never have met these wonderful people.

Sunsets are magical in Thailand. This photo was captured at Big Biddha Phuket in 2015.

This is us in January 2016 in Phuket - a group of foreign teachers from Thailand, the Philippines, South Africa, The USA, Canada and me as a Hungarian 😀. This photo was shot on our annual sports day.

This is how it all started 🙂
...if it wasn't for English, I'd never have met these wonderful people.

Sunsets are magical in Thailand. This photo was captured at Big Biddha Phuket in 2015.

This is us in January 2016 in Phuket - a group of foreign teachers from Thailand, the Philippines, South Africa, The USA, Canada and me as a Hungarian 😀. This photo was shot on our annual sports day.

School life
School life
School life
School life

Fun facts: The Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in Thailand. It begins on the new moon that falls between 21 January and 20 February. This time different communities celebrate with breaking bread and wishing each other good fortune for the year ahead. We dress in 🔴 because red is China's good luck color, believed to scare away spirits of bad fortune.

School life

Trick or treat? 🎃
As the majority of the country is Buddhist, Halloween isn't considered a holiday in Thailand. As our school is a multi-cultural institution we celebrate it and the kids love it. It is SO FUN! Anyway, I love their outfits. 👹

School life

Fun facts: The Chinese New Year is widely celebrated in Thailand. It begins on the new moon that falls between 21 January and 20 February. This time different communities celebrate with breaking bread and wishing each other good fortune for the year ahead. We dress in 🔴 because red is China's good luck color, believed to scare away spirits of bad fortune.

Trick or treat? 🎃
As the majority of the country is Buddhist, Halloween isn't considered a holiday in Thailand. As our school is a multi-cultural institution we celebrate it and the kids love it. It is SO FUN! Anyway, I love their outfits. 👹

Christmas isn’t an official holiday in Thailand but many hotels and malls put up Christmas decorations and even street vendors wear Santa hats. International schools widely celebrate Christmas as most of the foreign teachers are Christians. Kids obviously enjoy it and so do I. 🎄

Christmas isn’t an official holiday in Thailand but many hotels and malls put up Christmas decorations and even street vendors wear Santa hats. International schools widely celebrate Christmas as most of the foreign teachers are Christians. Kids obviously enjoy it and so do I. 🎄

Fun fact: Scouting in Thailand is unique in that it is part of the school curriculum. Once a week Thai students come to school in their Scout uniforms and take part in Scouting activities. In this pic you can see my class planting trees. ❤︎ Among other amazing things they also learn to cook traditional Thai dishes. Yum-yum.

The wai khru ceremony (พิธีไหว้ครู) is a beautiful ritual in which students pay respects to teachers. You can see my Thai co-teacher in this photo with our students preparing for the ceremony. She’s one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met and I feel lucky to call her a friend.

Fun fact: Scouting in Thailand is unique in that it is part of the school curriculum. Once a week Thai students come to school in their Scout uniforms and take part in Scouting activities. In this pic you can see my class planting trees. ❤︎ Among other amazing things they also learn to cook traditional Thai dishes. Yum-yum.

The wai khru ceremony (พิธีไหว้ครู) is a beautiful ritual in which students pay respects to teachers. You can see my Thai co-teacher in this photo with our students preparing for the ceremony. She’s one of the most amazing people I’ve ever met and I feel lucky to call her a friend.

Team building - 2017
Team building - 2018

"You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don’t settle…" Not too much to add, right?
STEVE JOBS

Monsoon season in Thailand 🌦 You can expect heavy, inconsistent and warm rain... And actually I love it very much.

When you're in the tropics, get prepared - you'll definitely need a raincoat or two...

School canteen food. As you see in Thailand even the mushrooms are smiling 🙂

Once in a lifetime experience was had - feeding a baby tiger. (Bangkok 2016)

Monsoon season in Thailand 🌦 You can expect heavy, inconsistent and warm rain... And actually I love it very much.

When you're in the tropics, get prepared - you'll definitely need a raincoat or two...

School canteen food. As you see in Thailand even the mushrooms are smiling 🙂

Once in a lifetime experience was had - feeding a baby tiger. (Bangkok 2016)

On the left is Chelsea, my first American friend. We made the famous Sapa hilltribe trek together and what an awesome experience it was! And in the middle it is Sue, our local guide and her beautiful family.

This is what you can expect in Asia when it comes to riding a motorbike... Anyway it's just a random shot I wanted to share because I find it cool... smiles are everywhere 🙂

On the left is Chelsea, my first American friend. We made the famous Sapa hilltribe trek together and what an awesome experience it was! And in the middle it is Sue, our local guide and her beautiful family.

This is what you can expect in Asia when it comes to riding a motorbike... Anyway it's just a random shot I wanted to share because I find it cool... smiles are everywhere. 🙂

Jungceylon Shopping Mall Phuket

Coca Cola anyone?
(Coca Cola is spelled this way in Thai: โค้ก )

Jungceylon Shopping Mall Phuket

'All plants and flowers leading their life in the warmth of the sun and the grace of the light. The sunlight psychologically evokes happiness, peace and love'. You'll find wisdom everywhere, even on the floor of a shopping mall.

Coca Cola anyone?
(Coca Cola is spelled this way in Thai: โค้ก )

'All plants and flowers leading their life in the warmth of the sun and the grace of the light. The sunlight psychologically evokes happiness, peace and love'. You'll find wisdom everywhere, even on the floor of a shopping mall.

Typical moments in a Thai convenience store - the 🐈 is not for sale though.

Typical moments in a Thai convenience store - the 🐈 is not for sale though.

Isn't it picture perfect? Though I'd share it because of the tranquility. It was shot in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Padar Island is a big hit among visitors in Indonesia for a reason... It's a magical place with an epic viewpoint. I loved it!

That's me shopping tuna 🐟 in a local market in Indonesia (October 2016)

Isn't it picture perfect? Though I'd share it because of the tranquility. It was shot in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Padar Island is a big hit among visitors in Indonesia for a reason... It's a magical place with an epic viewpoint. I loved it!

That's me shopping tuna 🐟 in a local market in Indonesia (October 2016)

This beautiful soul is my online bestie, Manisha from South Africa. We chat every single day on the phone and we always have a lot to say! 💕 Life has no borders, see? This was shot in Soweto, Johannesburg.

I couldn't agree more ♥︎

This beautiful soul is my online bestie, Manisha from South-Africa. We chat every single day on the phone and we always have a lot to say! 💕 Life has no borders, see? This was shot in Soweto, Johannesburg.

I couldn't agree more ♥︎

She's Alicia, the best travel buddy you could ever wish for. We met online and backpacked the Philippines 🇵🇭 together in 2017. One of the best journeys I've had thus far.

That's my Philippine soul-sissy, Leya. We met in Boracay and she showed me around the island together with a bunch of friendly locals... we had a blast! As the quote says: "Find your tribe, love them hard". It couldn't be more accurate!

This one is just for fun - there's a lot to catch up with 😀

She's Alicia, the best travel buddy you could ever wish for. We met online and backpacked the Philippines 🇵🇭 together in 2017. One of the best journeys I've had thus far.

That's my Philippine soul-sissy, Leya. We met in Boracay and she showed me around the island together with a bunch of friendly locals... we had a blast! As the quote says: "Find your tribe, love them hard". It couldn't be more accurate!

This one is just for fun - there's a lot to catch up with 😀.

A randomly found love rock in Cebu. Thought I'd share.

Wherever you go you'll find life everywhere in the tropics. Amazing hey?

I love turtles and tortoises of every size and color 🐢. This one is the Aldabra giant tortoise in the Seychelles - one of the largest tortoises in the world.

Internet access is fairly cheap in Cambodia but limited in rural areas and islands. I found this sign at a hotel and actually loved the message.

A randomly found love rock in Cebu. Thought I'd share.

Wherever you go you'll find life everywhere in the tropics. Amazing hey?

I love turtles and tortoises of every size and color🐢. This one is the Aldabra giant tortoise in the Seychelles - one of the largest tortoises in the world.

Internet access is fairly cheap in Cambodia but limited in rural areas and islands. I found this sign at a hotel in Koh Rong Samloen island and actually loved the message.

"Live for the moments you just can't put into words" is my motto. Well, it was one of those moments with the best people and in the best place.

"Live for the moments you just can't put into words" is my motto. Well, it was one of those moments with the best people and in the best place.

Flower Power 🌸 We're on our way to Phi Phi islands - to the place I'll forever call home.

Flower Power 🌸 We're on our way to Phi Phi islands - to the place I'll forever call home.

👫 Meet my partner in crime, Patrik - this photo is misleading. He's MUCH taller than me in reality. Here I'm standing on a rock!

And last but not least, this cute little doggy hiding under my hoodie is my latest friend called Nova. Isn't she adorable?

👫Meet my partner in crime, Patrik - this pic is misleading. He's MUCH taller than me in reality. Here I'm standing on a rock!

And last but not least, this cute little doggy hiding under my hoodie is my latest friend called Nova. Isn't she adorable? ❤️

That’s it for now. I probably have 10 thousand more photos to share and stories to tell. 😀 If you’r ready to take your next step to immerse yourself in English and to achieve your goals then give me a call. I’m here, waiting. 📞

I would like to hear from you

You can reach me at hello@barakarall.com

I would like to hear from you

You can reach me at hello@barakarall.com

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