I Will Never Move From Chiang Rai

Chiang Rai has an expat population that appreciates the quiet, laid back atmosphere of this little northern city. Quiet, stress free streets, incredibly friendly locals and a warm atmosphere make a winning combination for those in search of the quiet life. However, Chiang Rai is not the traffic free place of years ago when the only smells were buffalo dung and incense… The two stroke…

Cultural differences between America and Thailand

“In America, you can say anything you want as long as you don’t DO it. In Thailand, you can do anything you want, but don’t SAY it!” This was one of the lines in a talk last Sunday by Dr. Sunyarat (Ton) Ratjatawan, PhD, a Bangkok psychologist. Dr. Ton during his presentation to the Pattaya City Expats Club on Sunday, May 26, was explaining some…

Top 10 Types Of Expats in Thailand

Being an expat in Thailand you’ll go through plenty of phases – from excitement, to astonishment, to bewilderment, to acceptance – it’s all an exciting journey, and will rarely go to plan. But that’s why so many of us love living in Thailand. There are some particular sub-sets of Thai expats we can spot a mile away. Far from type-casting a typical expat, we provide…

5 Tips To Reduce Risks When Buying a Condo in Chiang Rai

It is a dream for many to buy a condo or holiday home, and it’s fair to say that people are looking beyond the shores of Europe. Given relatively low air fares to Thailand, and the lower cost of living, there could be no better place to buy one than in Chiang Rai. The city is buzzing with tourists and investing in a condo will…