Retirement Visa and more

Retirement Visa and more

Covered in detail or mentioned in this post: Non-Immigration OA Visa, 90 day reporting and re-entry permit. Important Update 18 March 2017: I have just been to the Australian Embassy in Bangkok to get my annual stat declaration confirmation of income. It is the first...
The Chiang Mai Road System

The Chiang Mai Road System

For any new Chiang Mai residents, I’m thinking of you Jay if you are reading, or even for visitors it is useful to get an image of the road system in your head to make getting around easier. I am just about to write a blog on a trip we did yesterday on the 106...
Shopping List

Shopping List

When I was in Sydney I did a quick run through an IGA store in Blaxland and wrote down a few prices I knew I could check as a comparison of prices once I got back to Thailand. IGA is maybe not the cheapest around but it gives a reasonable basis for this very simple...
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...
The Cost of Living in Thailand

The Cost of Living in Thailand

PERIOD 2 UPDATE PUBLISHED 22 oCT AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ENTRY Background I have decided to publish this entry as a permanent page because it will be updated with the latest outcomes as I continue to record my living expenses here. The Question What is the cost of...
Moving to Chiang Rai

Moving to Chiang Rai

Our brief time in Chiang Mai ended on Thursday when we packed up ready for our move to long term accommodation in Chiang Rai about 180 km North. We were up earlier than normal that morning because I had a 9 am dentist appointment. Being on the street at around 8.00...