What Should You Know About Hiking Boots?Written by Diana Claire
What is essential equipment for you when going on a hiking? Beside, your backpack, you also have to consider about your footwear. You will be suffering when you are not using your footwear properly. It seems all physical activity, especially hiking need good footwear.
Physical Activity Need Good Boots
Ask your friends to hike with you! Hiking is one of way to know more about your friends and also a good way to make your body and your spirit healthy. There are more you get though; but all of that will fade away if you don't wear good hiking boots. Understand that all outdoor physical activity will be enjoyable if you wear good boots. As people said, if you're nice to your feet, rest of your body will feel good--especially during a hike.
What ever your outdoor physical activity, either a light day hike to a three-pack or four-day pack trip, your hiking boots makes difference. Hiking boots is one of most important pieces of gear when hiking. To keep your feet comfortable, you must wear a boot that fit with your feet boot to avoid blister and foot-injury.
Choosing Your Boots
How to find a good hiking boots for your feet to make you comfortable. Well, here are some check lists you might want to know about hiking boots:
- Decide what type of hiking boot you want to choose. You can find two types of boots on market, leather boots and lightweight hiking boots. Leather boots are more expensive, but they are tend to be more durable and last longer, and can be waterproofed. Lightweight boots tend to be more breathable, more comfortable, cheaper, and require a shorter break-in time. Even though, most important for both types of boots should have good ankle support.
- Don't choose hiking boots of your normal size. You have to go up a 2 size with your normal shoe size. When you put on your hiking boot, you should be able to put a finger between your foot and heel of boot since your feet swell as they warm up.
Teaching English in GreeceWritten by Emmanuel Mendonca
The employment situation can be quite uncertain for newcomers to Greece and therefore many people choose to try teaching English as a foreign language, on a full or part-time basis. It can bring in a good income whether it is your preferred career choice, or you wish to do it short-term until another career choice pans out.
Qualifications and Experience
There are many language schools or frontistiria in Athens and all over Greece, to which you could apply for work. In order to get a job in one of these schools, it is still not strictly necessary to have a formal teaching qualification such as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Often all that is required is a university degree (in any subject) from a UK or US university. That said, if you are uncertain about your ability to teach English and want to ensure that you start off in this line of work with necessary skills, a course would be useful. It would provide you with some teaching theory, knowledge of English grammar (let’s face it, many of us have never formally studied English grammar in any great depth, even though we speak and write English everyday) and give you some valuable experience of teaching in a classroom, since this is included in most courses. When applying for jobs, you will find vacancies that specify that previous teaching experience is required and others for which no experience is necessary.
It does not matter if you do not speak a lot of Greek. Native English speakers are often valued for other reasons such as having what is seen as a “proper” accent. Many people also swear by approach of not speaking your students’ language, so that they hear only English being spoken for duration of lesson. You will find ways to make yourself understood. In my experience of language teaching, it can even be counter-productive if your students know that you speak their language well, because they may be too easily tempted to speak to you in Greek when they find it hard going.
Teaching English as a foreign language jobs are widely advertised in newspapers and on Internet all year round and most often from August to October. As well as applying before in Greece, you can also go to door-to-door around frontistiria with your CV, again in August to October period. If you are visiting them in person, it is not recommended that you spend time doing this any earlier than August because schools often do not consider their recruitment needs much before beginning of academic year.
Pay and working conditions
Pay and conditions offered by language schools will vary enormously, so it is important to check these out in detail first before accepting a contract. If time is on your side, it may be worth speaking to several schools rather than taking first job you are offered. Also, if you work in a frontistirio it is quite likely that you will be working mainly in afternoons and evenings, since this is when children and adults are free to take their lessons.