is it safe to travel to thailand -Pattaya as an English Teacher around January with the flooding there is right now ??
According to this map - http://globalfloodmap.org/Thailand - there has been no-one affected by the current floods in Pattaya.
This blogger has posted a youtube clip of minor flooding from September, but it's nothing unusual for this time of year.
Thailand gets post-monsoonal floods at this time every year, it's just worse than usual this time. But by January it will have drained away and be back to normal (although many tens iof thousands will be hurt economically by the flood damage). almost 8 years ago