On way to travel and really see the culture of a country is to live there and work. Teaching english is one popular way to do this. You get to interact with people for a longer period of time in everyday situations and make long lasting friendships.
During your time off, you can travel around and see other parts of the country. You might not make as much money as in your own country, but then you won’t be spending as much either. You will probably lose out on your money saving power though, but gain that back in life experience.
ESL Cafe – provides resources and listing for asian teaching jobs.