Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats

Mandatory Health Insurance for Expats

Mandatory Health Insurance for Thai expats Published 21 May 2019 A big scare for some in the Thai expat community generating a lot of online speculation before the full details were truly known. Those finer details are still unclear but there has been enough...
Isan Music

Isan Music

Isan Music 28 March 2019 And now for something completely different……………if you come to Thailand either on a holiday or to live for a longer period and come across some Thai nightlife or a street party you will bound to hear some Isan...

Thailand is Hot

Thailand is Hot 20 March 2019 And that post title isn’t referring to either the attractiveness of 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...

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...