The first draft of this post appeared 9 years ago, after my frustrating experience of trying to open a Thai bank account. I was tired of extortionate withdrawal fees when using my home bank cards, not to mention problems with ATMs not accepting my card(s) at critical moments – such as on nights out on […]
Planning a trip to Thailand can make your head spin. Where should you visit, what should you pack, do you need a Visa? The questions can be endless. This guide has you covered in all areas.
This a live post that will be updated regularly to report the latest news on the Coronavirus in Thailand. The global COVID-19 outbreak may affect your travel to Thailand, so check back regularly if you have a holiday booked. Latest Thailand Coronavirus updates: Monday 6th April: Immigration Bureau announces 9 documents now required for foreign […]
The tiny island of Koh Larn sits in the Gulf of Thailand, about 7.5km from the Pattaya Beach coastline.
Also known as Coral Island, it is the closest island to Bangkok and well worth a visit.
In this post, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to plan your trip
We’ll cover how to get to Koh Larn, what the best beaches are, things to do, and where to stay.
Watching Netflix in Thailand is as simple as logging in. But when you do, you’ll quickly discover that you only have access to the Thai provided content. You won’t be able to watch content from your country: I’m potentially talking about series like Sex Education, Narcos, re-runs of The Office, Stranger, Breaking Bad, or Better […]
Chiang Mai Airport (CNX) receives over 2 million passengers each year, and 130 flights a week. This 24-hour, international airport is conveniently located near the city center and acts as gateway to many northern provinces such as Chiang Rai, Pai, and Nan, though these places also have smaller airports of their own. The airport is […]
“Didn’t you know that foreigners can’t buy land in Thailand”? “Why did you spend so much on a house”? We hear these questions way too much. Indeed, the web is littered with the same “I told you so” answers. So here’s my straight-talking guide to foreign property ownership in Thailand, and my two cents of […]
If you’ve got questions about the mandatory retirement visa health insurance requirement (O-A visa), this FAQ will answer those questions, and much more. I’ll cover the following Why you need health insurance. Who the approved companies are. How much you can expect to pay. How to get it cheaper than advertised. And how you can […]
In this age of digital devices, one can quickly and easily record moments and share them on social media and other platforms. But there will always be something special about doing it the old way: jotting down your thoughts on a piece of paper for you and others to reminisce over in the years to […]