A Slice of Daily Life in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Which one will I choose? I am selecting a ‘picture on a plate’ cake from the amazing array at the dessert buffet at the Dhara Dhevi Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. No, not one but five delights are carried back to my table. Chocolate encased tubes oozing with a chocolatey sticky concoction, creme brulee, petite bowls of rich, creamy custard that tickle the taste buds, shapes and flavours of all descriptions that take your fancy.

My Two Move Overseas Regrets

I’ve been living in Malaysia since early 2010. I have two regrets. The first is that I didn’t make the move sooner than I did. The second is that I didn’t attend an International Living conference before making the move. Moving overseas is a big decision and it makes sense to get all the help and advice you can. When my wife Lisa and I first arrived in Penang, we had to figure...

Make Monday Great Again

Another weekend is over here in Bali. Funny though, Monday doesn’t hold the same stigma it once did. Actually, most of the time I don’t even know what day it is! Just over two years ago, Mondays meant returning to a workplace I dreaded. Never-ending phone calls, meetings and working days that began at 6 a.m. and didn’t end until 7 p.m.

Tennis In Penang: Game, Set, Match… Drinks!

It’s 4 p.m. and the sky is cloudless and a deep, rich blue. A happily regular sight here in Penang. The car park is filling up as tennis players are starting to roll in to the Penang Sports Club. This happens at precisely the same time every day, seven days a week. It’s just part of the fabric of life for members of the tennis section at this 120-year-old club...

Condo Living in Chiang Mai: Rent $835 a Month

The Chiang Mai suburb of Nimman is fashionable and fun, without being too pretentious. And while there’s certainly a Western influence, it still retains an authentic feel. And I must admit, as a resident of Nimman, I find the easy access to coffee shops, convenience stores and pharmacies a blessing. Everything you need is right on your doorstep—whether it’s laundry detergent or an extra strong latte...

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