Thailand is known the world over for its tropical beaches, ancient ruins, delicious food and friendly locals. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone with a taste for adventure or a case of wanderlust who hasn’t got Thailand on their must-visit hit-list...
Chiang Rai is the real Thailand. Authentic and quaint, this small town in the north of the country is known for the glorious Wat Rong Khun, a looming white temple complex covered in unconventional décor (think skulls, monsters and more). Though many tourists only pop over to Chiang Rai for a day trip to see the famous Buddhist structure, spending a few nights, a few weeks or even a lifetime in Chiang Rai is the way to go, and here are five reasons why…
When I told people I was selling everything I owned, leaving behind my teaching career and moving to Thailand I heard, ‘No you’re not!’, ‘You can’t’ and even desperate pleas of ‘Don’t do it, you’re making a mistake!’ Actually, I couldn’t believe it myself, although I knew by then that I was committed to the idea...
Happily settled in the growing expat hub of Hua Hin on Thailand’s Royal Coast, Robyn Lynch, 52, and Frank Rizzo, 57, avail of luxuries they could never have considered back in Sydney. “We have a maid come to clean the house for four hours a week for less than $20,” says Robyn. “And we have some garden guys that come for four hours once a fortnight at a cost of $60 a visit...
In 2006 I arrived in Chiang Mai ready to embark on a six-month volunteer placement for an NGO. Little did I know then, that ten years on, I would still be here, living a very nice life. Over the years, I have seen the expat community grow and they all seem to be drawn to Chiang Mai for the same reasons that I chose to live here. Here are five of them…