Chiang Mai to Chiang Rai

Leave Chiang Mai at 8 a.m., get onto highway 118, drive three hours north and you’ll be in Chiang Rai. (The trip takes about 4 hours on a 1,000 baht VIP bus). With less than 100,000 people, Chiang Rai has an easygoing atmosphere you can’t find in large cities like Chiang Mai – yet there are internationally accredited hospitals and large shopping complexes just outside…

A Great Retirement Option

To retire in this time, when the global downturn of the recent years has made it hard to ensure a secure, comfortable and stimulating retirement what do you do? Retirement might be difficult for many, financially speaking. The balance of a median retirement account of nearly retiring households is relatively low in many western countries, so many people will most probably be dependent on the…

Living in Thailand: How to Fit into a Culture So Different Than Your Own

Leaving home to move to a different country, whether it be for retirement, teaching, volunteering, or studying, can be a stressful and sometimes overwhelming endeavor. When the country you’re moving to is completely foreign and different than your own, it makes that move even more challenging. The challenges of becoming an expat are also part of the fun, but it pays to do your research…

Where And How To Meet A Good Thai Lady

  Thousands of Western men come to Thailand every year, many because they’re looking for a Thai girlfriend or wife. The biggest mistake a lot of these men make though is choosing a ‘bar girl’ or prostitute, simply because these are the girls they can meet easily. But, if you wouldn’t date or marry a prostitute in your own country, why would you want to…

Why I Decided To Retire In Chiang Rai, Thailand

Don’t let this be your retirement My wife, Warunee (Jen), the owner of Retire In Thailand, has been pushing me to write this for about 2 years, so here goes. I saw myself in a similar situation as the above picture If I stayed in Australia.  Around 2005 I began to see things happening in Australia that I thought would get worse before they got…

11 Things Not To Do In Thailand

NB.There is a general tone of supporting western attitudes towards animal welfare throughout this article. Retire In Thailand does not condone the use of captive wild animals for the purpose of amusing tourists for profit but recognizes that it is widely practiced in Thailand and other other Asian countries and is not against the law in those domains. NB2. This isn’t your usual list of…

Chiang Rai: 5 Reasons to Love This Thai Town

Chiang Rai is the real Thailand. Authentic and quaint, this small town in the north of the country is known for the glorious Wat Rong Khun, a looming white temple complex covered in unconventional decor (think skulls, monsters and more). Though many tourists only pop over to Chiang Rai for a day trip to see the famous Buddhist structure, spending a few nights, a few…

A New Lease of Life in Chiang Rai, Thailand

To receive more informative posts like this one be sure to subscribe What’s the best place to retire in Thailand? That is a matter of personal choice.  Do you want to be near the beach, do you want a lot of night life or are you looking for some place that has everything you need but is still quiet and peaceful? David spent every holiday…

Marijuana in Thailand

As of 2019, Medical marijuana is legal in Thailand and the intention is for marijuana to be sold legally over-the-counter with a doctors’ prescription. An overwhelming number of people have voiced support for decriminalizing the use of ganja (marijuana) for research and development for medical purpose, said Somchai Sawaengkarn, a member of the National Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday, based on the results of an opinion survey conducted…

Thailand the Number One Retirement Destination for Australians

What’s the best place to retire in Thailand? That is a matter of personal choice.  Do you want to be near the beach, do you want a lot of night life or are you looking for some place that has everything you need but is still quiet and peaceful? CHIANG RAI – When it comes to retiring abroad, many people seek a life that will…