Cost of Living

Cost of Living

Updated 11 Feb 2016: Updated 22 December 2015: The petrol prices here dropped again last week and unlike Australia, where the government keeps prices artificially high with a heavy tax slug, we get the true benefit of low world oil costs: Updated on 22 November 2015:...
Thai Health Insurance

Thai Health Insurance

This is a brief addition to the blog more of interest to those who are living here or plan to do so at some stage than general readers. Update 16 Nov 2015: A reader of the blog has let me know about an article he published on his Thai blog relating to Thai health...
Links

Links

I often come across sites or articles in my research about Thailand that I think might be of interest to readers of this blog. I thought it might be useful if I published them are part of the main menu of the blog so that they were easy to find, especially as I will...
Recommendations

Recommendations

This is a non-commercial site so I don’t endorse businesses for any financial or other gain. If I come across someone who I feel is providing a service or product that will benefit my readers then I will include their details in this section. As always you can...
Motor registration renewal

Motor registration renewal

Covered or mentioned in this post: Car registration renewal and comprehensive motor insurance. Another short post purely of interest to those expats living in Thailand. I bought my car 12 months ago through a dealer, who took care of the registration process via the...
Mazda Service

Mazda Service

A real quickie on this topic. I only include it because I like to record all aspects of life here that differ from what I have known from my time in Australia. It is the little things that make everyday life interesting – to me anyway. I had the car booked in to...
Paying for Utilities

Paying for Utilities

Covered or mentioned in this post: Paying for electricity and paying for water. Living in Chiang Mai, like anywhere else, unfortunately involves paying for living expenses like rent/mortgage and utilities such as water and electricity. This post is a shortie to give...
Chiang Mai taxi service

Chiang Mai taxi service

Updated 23 November 2015: Mark, a reader of the blog has recommended another taxi/tour service in Chiang Mai as follows: “I have used Rung Mingsuwan on a couple of day trips outside of Chiang Mai and have found him to be personable and dependable. He does speak...