Hi, I used to be an ESL teacher and then I did a BEd. I know from my own experience that if you just turn up in a country it is often easy to find work as the school is happy not to have to pay all the extra benefits (flights, accom. etc.) that a teacher recruited from abroad is afforded. Being relatively inexperienced and having just come out of a disastrous relationship, I'm planning on turning up in Colombia next month and finding a job. After my nightmare relationship I am happy to have my sanity and don't really mind what school I work for. My questions are: is it a good time to go? I heard schools/language institutes are reluctant to pay for visas, is that true? I don't want to work illegal. I'm also planning to work in a city with a nice climate (not Bogota), any suggestions? Thanks.