The Differences Between Western Culture and Thai Culture

The Signs on the Road. In today’s article, I will tackle the specific differences between Western culture and Thai culture. Believe me, there are A LOT of differences in the two cultures and not just in wording and spelling! It goes waaay deeper than that, in so many areas, and the differences could actually surprise you. This is only natural because as human beings, we…

Why Do Thai Women Prefer Foreign Men

Although they total only a fraction of a percent of Thailand’s female population, there is a large number of Thai women who prefer to have foreign husbands and boyfriends. I don’t have any facts and figures, but my guess is the percentage of Thai women seeking foreign husbands and boyfriends is higher than in most other countries. But why ? I’m not going to argue,…

Too Much Garbage, Too Many Lies and Too Much Fake News Posted In Thai Forums About Thai Visas

Thai expat and entertainment forums seem to have far too much utter nonsense in threads and posts about Thai Visas and Thai Immigration. Some forums have new threads that are uploaded several times a day – the subject content is always the same Thai entry and exit rules and regulations. Embellished with various threads about Thai Work Permits – Retirement Visas and more, on and…

Eating Places In Chiang Rai

Trying to decide where to eat in Chiang Rai?  The most obvious evening options for visitors to Chiang Rai tend to be concentrated in a small area, so correspondingly, many of the bars and restaurants are to be found within a short radius of the Night Bazaar and Jedyod and Phaholyothin Roads. Perhaps, with the excuse of high rents in this central location, prices are…

Young lives destroyed, overcrowded prisons: the hidden cost of Thailand’s cheap meth or Ya Ba

Despite a bloody war on drugs and frequent seizures by authorities, the supply of meth or as it is known here, Ya Ba, pills has grown to the point prices are falling A better approach, according to a UN expert, is dealing with market demand by getting treatment, prevention and harm minimization efforts in place Sixteen-year-old Pichai Gudsorn is small for his age. He grew…

Top 10 tips for riding a motorbike in Thailand

Motorbikes and scooters are the most popular mode of transport in Thailand, and most of south east asia. The 110cc step-thru is ubiquitous. Most just go and go and go – they’re astonishingly reliable. Whilst you’re meant to change the oil once a month we suspect most don’t get their oil changed once a year, or ever. Getting around on a motorbike is easy enough…

Tzedakah

Every little bit means a lot to someone Tzedakah is a Jewish word meaning charitable giving. Today I was asked by Tzedakah, an organization that I already support by donating 10% of money paid by my clients, if I could help them by posting their information on my website.  I agreed. Tzedakah’s mission is: Helping children in Chiang Rai who are academically capable of furthering their…

How to Send Money to Thailand with No Bank Fees & Save on Every Transaction

Transferring money to Thailand from your home country, be it the US, Canada, Australia, or the UK, has been a pain point for just about every expat at one time or another. But we all have to do it. The scale of it is huge.In 2017, over 5 Billion US Dollars in remittances were sent to Thailand, of which the US, Germany, Australia, UK, and…

Useful Websites For Expats And Travellers in Thailand

Tourism Authority of ThailandIf you’re an Expat living in Thailand or a traveller, at some point, you’re likely to have problems, concerns or just questions about your rights, your safety, traveling, culture and any number of other issues.  That’s why, if you’re an Expat in Thailand or planning on coming soon, you should make sure you have the following useful websites bookmarked. These useful websites…