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...
Australian Expats with a Home to Sell

Australian Expats with a Home to Sell

WARNING FOR AUSTRALIAN EXPATS, who have a family home in Australia they might want to sell in the future. I received this information from Angelo, a reader of the blog who keeps in touch with tax issues relating to Aussie expats. You might already know of this new...
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...
Essential Advice

Essential Advice

This is me researching a reply to a reader’s question. I receive many emails from readers asking specific questions about some aspect of living in or moving to Thailand. When I write a new post I try to include as many tips and hints I can think of that relate...
Who Will You Talk To?

Who Will You Talk To?

Introduction: I started this story a while back intending to make it my 200th entry to the blog, which coincided with my second anniversary in Thailand. This milestone seemed like a good time to review how retirement is working out for me here and also to reflect on...
90 Day Reporting Online

90 Day Reporting Online

Updated 10 Aug 2017: Based on a comment made below I have checked out the 90 Day Reporting website HERE and as of today it seems to be back working. I haven’t a report due so can’t say if it will do the job right the way through but I do have a report due...
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:...
Thai Health Insurance

Thai Health Insurance

Health Insurance in Thailand Updated 27 April 2019 ; Updated 27 April 2019: I received this comment from a reader recently and thought it was worth both updating this post and passing on what Brian had written to me. Hi Tony, Just picking up on the medical...