Thailand Resources

Udon Thani

Udon Thani is the largest city in the Isan region in Thailand’s northeast and lies just 50 kilometres from the Thai/Laos border. The city offers everything an expat could want. Shopping, healthcare, great recreational facilities including parks with tennis courts, outdoor gyms, walking, cycling and jogging tracks. Udon Thani boasts four 9-hole golf courses where a round will cost less than $10—including a caddie...

Where is Thailand?

So, where is Thailand? It’s situated in a central position in the Southeast Asia continent. Laos sits to the northeast, Myanmar (Burma) to the north and west, Cambodia is situated to the southeast and the far south is where the Gulf of Thailand meets Malaysia and the Malay Peninsula. The Andaman Sea and the Indian Ocean are found off the western shores of mainland Thailand, while the Gulf of Thailand...

Coffee in Myanmar

One of the things I miss most about Melbourne is the coffee. The city is famous for its cafe scene; latte drinking is practically a Saturday morning sport. So when my fiancé and I made the decision to move to Chiang Mai, Thailand, earlier this year, we knew we’d have to lower our expectations when it came to all things caffeinated. Thankfully, Chiang Mai’s eclectic mix of coffee shops means we haven’t...

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.

Exploring Bangkok

Thailand is known as “the Land of Smiles”. It is a fascinating country and one that makes us smile every time we visit. Some hate it, some just don’t get it and others, like us, just love it. It is a city that’s on our digital nomad roving retiree route. It is not just a stopover for us on our way to Europe. It’s like a home away from home...

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!”...

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