Living in Thailand Resources

Everyday Adventures in Thailand

It’s Friday, the cleaner has arrived and we head out for the afternoon. It’s a glorious day, after an afternoon storm yesterday. The sky is a beautiful blue with wispy clouds, it’s warm and I feel the day beckoning us to get out and enjoy it. We head down our soi (street) and ponder which way to go. Logic tells us to take a left to town and do the few errands on our list. Or do we take a right and who knows…

Is it Safe for Single Women Travelling to Northern Thailand?

Today more than ever single women are questioning whether it is safe to travel solo. As potential tourists or possible expats, we need to be extremely well informed about the decisions that we make. As a woman living in Chiang Mai, I can certainly say that I feel very safe here. Just a few months back, I took the public bus from...

Traditions and Culture in Thailand

Exotic beaches and fascinating jungles are a part of what makes Thailand such a wonderful place to visit or even live as an expat. There is no doubt that this country is full of natural beauty and cultural mystery. This is partly to do with the fact that Thailand is one of the South East Asian countries that has never been colonised or occupied by Western or European countries...

Test-Driving a Hua Hin Retirement…Rent Free

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 and making the most of the great climate, friendly locals and easy access to fresh, vegan-friendly food. We also knew that the low cost of living in Chiang Mai would allow us to save enough money to spend a few months of the year travelling...

Rent from $250 a Month in Chiang Mai, Thailand

From the balcony of my 14th-floor home I can gaze upon a fertile landscape. The northern Thai city of Chiang Mai sits surrounded by views of lush, forested hills. The icing on the cake is the golden Buddhist temple on Doi Suthep mountain. During the day, it sparkles in the sunshine and at night local monks illuminate it, making it shine gold in a pitch black sky. The effect is stunning—the temple looks as if it’s floating in the darkness by magic.

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