Living in Isaan – Edition 13

Living in Isaan – Edition 13

We are heading back into the archives with this update to the Living in Isaan series based on stories published in late March. Here I cover dancing girls, temples, my stepdaughter’s 18th birthday, an update on the farm in March as well as our developing tropical...
Isaan Variety – Never Boring

Isaan Variety – Never Boring

Another mini-post to help keep you up to date with my life in Isaan. One of the concerns I had about retiring to a small rural village in the northeast of Thailand 600 km plus away from the more farang orientated places like Chiang Mai, Pattaya, Phuket and Bangkok,...
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...
Driving in Thailand

Driving in Thailand

The photo above is of a roadsign I have only ever seen in Thailand advising drivers to use a lower gear going UP A HILL. I have often wondered why my car slowed to a stop as I drove steep climbs in fifth gear. Now I know. Driving in Thailand is one of those hot topics...