Australians Moving Overseas – Beware

Australians Moving Overseas – Beware

A very different theme to this post from the last two relaxed gardening stories. It is aimed directly at Australians who are thinking of or planning to retire and move overseas to take up permanent residence and has less relevance to other nationalities (skip the...
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:...
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...
Our Shopping Basket

Our Shopping Basket

We recently went shopping at the local market, which is a permanent feature about 5 minutes drive from us in a large open tin shed. So what does the outcome of a Thai shopping expedition look like and what are the costs involved? The photos below show you what we...