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…

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…

The 8 Best Bars In Chiang Rai, Thailand

Chiang Rai, is home to many unique cultures, and plays a prominent role in the history of religion in Thailand. Apart from this heritage, Chiang Rai is a fantastic place for excursions and a paradise for those looking for relaxation. Here we guide you through some of the best places to drink while you are there. Cat Bar Bar, Pub Grub, Thai   Cat Bar…

What Makes Thailand A Great Place To Retire.

Thailand is on many lists as a good place to retire due to the following: Warm weather: are you tired of shoveling snow 3–5 months of the year? This is a place where local people actually go on tours to see frozen dew during the coldest months and only at 1 or 2 spots in the country at the highest elevations. In short: In the…