Below is a selection of useful “Thailand Tools” to help you thrive in different areas of your life in The Land Of Smiles. I have personally used or reviewed copies of these products.
I personally use this program and it is incredibly good value. There are varying membership tiers to match your budget and the platform delivers fresh learning content via videos, audio and new podcasts each week. You can sign up for free on a basic level but you only get limited access. It's interactive and good fun, and also cross-platform compatible so you can access the lessons on your iPod, Tablet or laptop where ever you are.
It took me 3-months to nail all the consonants and vowels, and had I known this book was available beforehand, I could have saved myself a lot of time and money attending Thai school. It's an awesome book with great illustrations that ustilise “farang-friendly” associations. I recently conducted an interview with the author which you can read here.
This is a book compiled by me in association with Smart Tourist. Well-suited to newbies and expat who are lacking in Thai knowledge, both essential and trivial. It's instantly downloadable and comes n PDF format, and also available on Kindle, too.
I love this service. What can I say: Eastenders, In Betweeners, the Olympics, Top Gear, Natural World, Louis Theroux + more! Arguably my best Thailand tool.
If you're thinking of coming for a Muay Thai training holiday then check this guide out. Find the best camps and the best trainers courtesy of a Muay Thai Expert. Learn how to save money on accommodation and transport. Toughen up by starting your training before you get here with professional training techniques, and learn everything you need to know about visa rules, and more.
Many foreigners dream of finding a great product they can buy cheaply in thailand and sell for a packet back home… unfortunately for the majority this remains exactly that, a dream. The reason is largely because securing the right price in big quantities isn't an easy task. This guide gives you all the tools you need to source, negotiate and ship, and make bank. Read more about this here.
This service is widely considered the best place for foreign guys to meet Thai women online before they arrive in Thailand. However, exercise the same caution as you would with a dating service in your home country.
Before entering into that world you really do need to be schooled. What might seem like cheap sex and a few laughs can soon turn into a nightmare, as it does for hundreds of foreigners every year. If you are here as a sex-tourist you might care to read this insightful guide first.
Thai women can be mysterious; and understanding their ways, culture and habits will put an expat at a great advantage when first arriving in the kingdom. Find out what's beyond the elegance and hi-heels before you go diving in, and make sure you fully understand female Thai culture. This guide was created by expat Martin Hurley, a self-proclaimed “Thai woman” expert – believe me there are a few – but with all due respect, Martin does know his stuff. This guide could end up saving you a fortune!