At the age of 66, Pat Corey found herself in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai contemplating the next chapter of her life. Her son was happily working as a teacher and Pat began to wonder if she’d like to follow suit.
Thailand is a grand country for Australians to adventure in and holiday. Exotic islands, beautiful beaches, sparkling waterfalls, luscious jungles and of course, delicious food wherever you find yourself.
Chiang Mai, the capital of northern Thailand, is home to a delectable variety of Thai and regional (Lanna) cuisine. The great thing about the food scene in Chiang Mai, is that some of tastiest food is also the cheapest.
Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Chiang Mai’s night scene than bars and booze. You don’t have to look very far to discover the wide variety of night-time activities available in Chiang Mai. Here’s some of my favourites…
My gratitude list is pretty big. I have so much to be thankful for because these days… I actually live in the place that has been my dream holiday destination for the last decade. I am grateful that I don’t have to keep checking the calendar, counting down the days until my next visit to Thailand. Now, I literally live my dream holiday every single day. And yes, it is amazing!
Three years ago, I may have been exactly like you. Dreaming about the idea of moving overseas, playing with imaginary figures and just beginning to explore retirement possibilities. If you had asked me then if it would ever be possible for me to retire early and move my family to Chiang Mai, Thailand, I would Read more...
Since retiring two years ago, Vadim Ponorovsky has been enjoying the exciting and stimulating life of a roving retiree. He’s been to Mexico, Costa Rica, Italy, Spain, France, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam, immersing himself in new cultures and making new friends.
The Australian Dental Association estimates up to 10,000 Australians go overseas each year in search of cheaper dental treatment. A growing number of patients have learned that they can save tens of thousands of dollars on dental treatment without foregoing on quality…and all of these services are just a short plane journey away.
At the end of 2015, my wife Jacqueline and I moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand. We planned to spend a good chunk of the year exploring our new hometown.
The landscape in Hang Dong, the northern Thai district I call home, is a random mix of rural and urban Thailand. Rural villages with windy, country roads are dotted with Lanna-style temples amidst sprawling fields and tropical shrubbery. The urban roads are lined with low-rise shop-houses and local businesses selling everything from car parts to cosmetics. Residential areas range from pockets of small villages to grander, gated communities.