What to Eat in Chiang Mai, Thailand: A Foodie’s Guide

If you are a real foodie you will already know this one fact to be true: Real foodies don’t judge food on the furniture or the exorbitant bill or even the name of the chef. Real foodies know that good food can be devoured while squatting on a small plastic stool, on a footpath amongst the hustle and bustle of a market anywhere in Southeast Asia.

The 5 Secrets to Expat Success

There is no doubt about it, moving to another country to retire is a big thing. A bold move, an experience of a lifetime and, in many cases, a ticket to a new found freedom. However, there are lots of considerations and in a way it is a leap of faith. I have been an expat for over two years, choosing to retire in my favourite country, Thailand. To be honest, I have not regretted one minute of my new life here. It is wonderful living.

Expat Life in Chiang Mai

A passion fruit and mango smoothie was always a favourite for breakfast when I was holidaying in Chiang Mai. It was called a “Smoothie Blue” and it was sweet and cool in the gorgeous tropical weather. My teenage son would order a stack of pancakes, my husband would enjoy bacon and eggs and I would go for a seasonal fruit muesli with Greek yogurt.

5 Reasons Why Retiring Overseas Was a Bad Decision

Even though it was two-and-a-half years ago, the moment is still vivid in my mind. My friend Tony accosted me at the local shopping centre. He had heard my family and I were selling our house and moving overseas. His eyes were piercing and earnest and carried a sense of urgency. His fingers were digging into my forearm in an attempt to really make his point. “Don’t do it Rachel! Just don’t do it!”...

Dentistry in Thailand

Have you ever wondered why the Thai people are famous for their smiles? Well, partly, they will attribute their gorgeous pearly whites to the skilled dentistry within the country.As someone who lives in Chiang Mai, I can attest to the quality of workmanship and economic value of the dentists here. In fact, my local bar and restaurant is opposite a popular dental office and at least once a fortnight I meet Australians who have come over for some dental work and throw in a holiday to boot.

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