Fun, fishing and food are three of my most special interests ? you can probably tell from the restaurant reviews I've written that I love good food. If meals in a place are over-priced or just plain bad you'll never hear about that place from me unless it's touted in the guidebooks in which case I'll warn you away. Meals don't necessarily have to be expensive to be good but you do deserve good service, so I watch that too. Trout and Catfishing mean I'm outdoors a lot ? outdoor activities are a natural, healthy way to relieve stress. Fun includes fine arts, sports and social activities so I try to cover a reasonably wide variety of pastimes to broaden my options.
Writing isn't exactly a new venue for me either. During the past three years alone I've published more than 250 articles on various aspects of Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Brazil and Mexico. If you read South American Explorer magazine, Transitions Abroad magazine, Brazzil Magazine or Escape From America E-Zine, you've probably chanced on some of my articles.
Principally though, I teach EFL, English as a Foreign Language at the university level and write ELT, English Language Teaching, articles too. My preferred working area is Mexico City for the high salaries, expansive number of jobs, cultural and culinary aspects and opportunities for interesting day and weekend excursions. From the D.F., you can hike in the heights, let the Pacific lap at your legs, tangle with a trout, hot air balloon, hang glide, rummage through thousand-year-old ruins, sample gourmet delights from a dozen countries, photograph nudes, sing salsa, check out chunky chocolates and even e-mail your Mom on the cheap, among countless other things, all on a regular weekend. Not only that, but you get paid a better-than-average salary-for-a-short-work-week to be there.
My name is Larry M. Lynch. Although originally I'm from the Pennsylvania Dutch region of Pennsylvania, I grew up in Baltimore, one hour to the south of my hometown York, and moved to Colombia in 1995 continuing to work as an English teacher. With two breaks during the academic year, each one nearly two months long, I don't have sufficient time to run around digging up the least and the latest to pass on to all of you, my unseen friends. But then, do we ever? We just do the best and most we can.
Yep, I'm in the right place alright, doing the right thing. What about you?
Prof. Larry M. Lynch is a bi-lingual copywriter, expert author and photographer specializing in business, travel, food and education-related writing in South America. His work has appeared in Transitions Abroad, South American Explorer, Escape From America, Mexico News and Brazil magazines. He now lives in Colombia and teaches at a university in Cali. Want lots more free tips, help and information on language learning, public speaking, writing and mental skills development? Go now to: http://bettereflteacher.blogspot.com where you can also contact the author by e-mail.