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…Read More
“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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Pretty much no one leaves a country in SE Asia without paying a visit to one of its malls, and Thailand is no exception. Whether you just want to window shop, or you’re looking for some new clothes to take home, going to a mall is part of the holiday. MBK Centre Mall, short for Mah Boon Krong (MBK) is probably Bangkok’s most famous mall.
Due to its warm climate and numerous beautiful beach locations, Thailand remains one of the most popular marriage destinations. Despite this, Thai law currently doesn’t recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships. This may come as a surprise to some, considering that Thailand is famed for its transgender community and warm acceptance of same-sex…Read More
Nestled in the Marine National Park of the eastern Gulf of Thailand, Koh Mak is a small tropical island in Trat province. Situated just 20 kilometers south of Koh Chang, this quiet haven is just 16 km2, which makes small enough to explore by foot and easy enough to travel across by bike or moped.…Read More
Thailand is home to many famous beach getaways, but one of my favorites is Railay Beach (Rai Leh). Limestone cliffs besiege this peninsula, which lies between the city of Krabi and Ao Nang, and the only means of reaching this precious gem is by boat. Home to white sand and far-reaching views out to the…Read More