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…

The Supernatural World in Thai Culture

Spirit of mythical princess looms large in Thai cave search Before you apply for a Thailand retirement visa, consider the following. If you’re familiar with Thai culture, you know that belief in ghosts and the supernatural is very prominent. Thus, supernatural beings can be divided into two main groups which are benevolent and malevolent spirits. The benevolent spirits are primarily guardian spirits, for instance the…

Think Thailand – 22 Tips For Retiring in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most affordable and interesting places in the world to think about retiring. One challenge, though, for the foreign retiree, can be culture shock. No question, Thailand is an exotic option. Thais take for granted behaviors that would take you and me by surprise… and Thais say and do things that you and I would never say and do. It’s much…

Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai?

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? It is a feeling…

Adultery In Thailand

Adultery in Thailand: Three Handy tips on Keeping your Penis attached to the rest of you. Wonder no more. Though Thailand has never been a major force in spectator sports, it recently took the coveted Adultery World Cup by a comfortable margin. But if you, silly farang, think you can get away with it, think again: Thai ladies play for keeps and, though you may escape with…

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…

The Tiny Town of Mae Salong in Chiang Rai bears a distinctive Chinese Past

  The Martyr’s Memorial Hall in Doi Mae Salong (Image: Wikipedia) The history of Doi Mae Salong community set against a backdrop of the Chinese Civil War after after Mao Zedong’s communist party victory in China, the defeated Kuomintang (KMT) armies were led by Chiang Kai-shek who later retreated to Taiwan. From the defeated army, the General Tuan Shi-wen led about 4,000 soldiers of Kuomintang (KMT) 93rd Division…

Songkran 2019

This year (2019) the festival will be held in Chiang Rai from Sat, April 13th until Mon, April 15th. What is Songkran? Songkran is Thailand’s most famous festival. An important event on the Buddhist calendar, this water festival marks the beginning of the traditional Thai New Year. The name Songkran comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘passing’ or ‘approaching’. How do the people of Thailand celebrate…

All about Chiang Rai

The photo is of Maitreya.  According to Buddhist tradition, Maitreya is a Bodhisattva who will appear on Earth in the future, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma. According to scriptures, Maitreya will be a successor to the present Buddha, Gautama Buddha (also known as Śākyamuni Buddha). General Information Chiang Rai, the northernmost province of Thailand is about 785 kilometers north of Bangkok. Situated on the Kok River basin,…

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