Essential Advice

Essential Advice

This is me researching a reply to a reader’s question. I receive many emails from readers asking specific questions about some aspect of living in or moving to Thailand. When I write a new post I try to include as many tips and hints I can think of that relate...
Who Will You Talk To?

Who Will You Talk To?

Introduction: I started this story a while back intending to make it my 200th entry to the blog, which coincided with my second anniversary in Thailand. This milestone seemed like a good time to review how retirement is working out for me here and also to reflect on...
90 Day Reporting Online

90 Day Reporting Online

Updated 31 May 2017: The online 90 reporting site is pretty useless on the whole. Why Thailand can’t get a pretty simple webpage to work is a mystery. You could give it to some schoolkids and they would sort it out. ThaiVisa reported it working in April but it...
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...
Retire to Southeast Asia

Retire to Southeast Asia

A good article published in The Canberra Times and others. It has been obviously written from an Australian viewpoint but some general points of interest for other nationalities too. This link HERE is to the Sydney Morning Herald version Stretched? Try calling Asia...
Occupation “Retired”

Occupation “Retired”

I recently had to fill out an Australian statutory declaration, if interested you can read about the reason why in my post HERE, where one of the questions it asked for was my occupation. To me I could answer in one of two ways – either occupation...