ASEAN Flower Festival

The ASEAN Flower Festival is an annual event in Chiang Rai.  This year it is open from Dec 25th 2018 until January 13th 2019.  Displays, foods and flowers are presented from all over the ASEAN community.

Christmas In Chiang Rai

  Thailand is a Buddhist country, and although there is some Christianity here, I really didn’t expect anything special for Christmas celebrations and definitely wasn’t thinking there would be a slew of free buffets and elf costumes running about the streets.  Stop at a bar, grab a couple plates of free and delicious northern Thai food and a beer and then continue on down the…

Cherry Blossom Time in Chiang Rai, Thailand

Winter in Chiang Rai’s Doi Chang Where the Wild Himalayan Cherry Tree Blooms CHIANG RAI – You don’t have to travel far to experience cherry blossom season. Each year during December to January, the highlands of  Chiang Rai Thailand – where the weather is cold and the region is swept by the chill breeze of winter – transform into a fervent pink forest. Witness as the…

Tips for Australians, Americans and Europeans Wanting to Retire in Thailand

With the cost of living in Australia at its highest point in history, there have been increasing numbers of Australians retiring in Thailand.  Cost of living is also expected to be double the rate it is today by the time 2030 comes knocking around. This is why many Australians have been looking for a better way to spend their retirement years.One place that has become…

How to Retire in Thailand and Double Your Income

Retirement can be a financial hardship for most people since most depend on social security benefits. The best way to reduce the cost of living is to move to a country with lower costs.  Choosing to retire in Thailand is a perfect example, and many people opt to live in Thailand during their retirement period. Thailand has a warm climate, friendly people, foreign foods and…

Ever Thought of Visiting Chiang Rai? Here Are 8 Reasons Why You Should

In case you didn’t know, Chiang Rai is located in northern Thailand and, compared to its sister town Chiang Mai, it’s a much more laid-back city that’s perfect for a relaxing yet memorable getaway. Yes, locations like Krabi or Bangkok are great and everything, but if you prefer somewhere less crowded and a tad bit cooler (temperature wise), here are some reasons you need to…

How to Retire in Thailand

You’re probably tempted to retire in Thailand, whether you’re a Brit, an American or an Australian. Between the amazing food, the pristine beaches and the great cost of living, what’s not to love? Seniors flock to Thailand because their pensions can go a long way there. Expatriates are always nearby, creating welcoming communities in case you’re feeling homesick. Check out this guide for tips on…

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