Thailand is Hot

Thailand is Hot 20 March 2019 And that post title, isn’t referring to either Thai ladies or Thailand as a holiday destination! The motivation for this post came about as a result of a recent comment left on the blog by Mel, an Australian who wrote: Hi Tony. I...

Changes to Thai Visa Requirements

Changes to Thai Visa Requirements 17 February 2019 The theme of this blog has mostly to do with my experience of living in Thailand, from Phuket to Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai and now in the Isan region of the northeast. Although I have written posts on some of the...

Buddhist Holy Days

A Buddhist Holy Day When do they happen? TIPS & TRICKS: This is one that can apply equally to Thailand visitors as it does for expats. The idea came from a FB post showing a temple I would like to visit at some stage. The person posting it warned that the wat got...

Thai Gold

Thai Gold To buy or not to buy Friday – 25 January 2019 A reader of the blog wrote in with a question about the link between Thai gold and a wedding that might be of interest to others so I thought I would post both it and my reply. Hi Tony, I have been...
Thailand Tips & Tricks

Thailand Tips & Tricks

I can remember the hours I spent online before I came to Thailand, reading up on everything I could find that would make me more informed and less open to being ripped off or doing something silly. Unfortunately most of the advice forums are tourist orientated...
Should I Learn to Speak Thai?

Should I Learn to Speak Thai?

The photo above is of Gaun with my brother on the eve of our wedding in early 2014. You don’t need to speak Thai or English to see that she is dishing out some advice with enthusiasm 🙂 I have had a couple of occasions recently on my Facebook page HERE to discuss...
Transferring Money to Thailand

Transferring Money to Thailand

This is a very brief one-topic post but I thought it was worth adding as it relates to a discussion one often reads about. I will repeat a recent post I made to my Facebook page rather than rewrite the same thing and here it is: One of the regular topics that pops up...
TM30 Residency Reporting

TM30 Residency Reporting

UPDATE 6 Oct: Please note a comment made by Shane below that reinforces the fact that Immigration are increasing their application of this law so it’s not just a theoretical piece of advice. Read on: This is a post that at least informs you about a subject that...
Two Wats and a Pink ID Card

Two Wats and a Pink ID Card

A mini-post with a few interesting things we did yesterday. We were on the road to look at a house friends of ours have built south of Si Bun Ruang using most of the team that constructed our home in 2014/15. As always I never see a trip in Thailand as directly from A...