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Bangkok – The Most Extreme Example Of A Primate City

Do you know what a “primate city” is? It’s talked about a lot when it comes to Bangkok for one very good reason… A “primate city” is one where its size is disproportionally larger than the rest of the cities in the country or region. Bangkok is an extreme example, possibly the most extreme, as […]

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Average Salary In Thailand For Foreigners

Last I heard, Bangkok was home to 250,000 expats. Not to mention the many others dotted around Thailand. With so many foreigners living out here you might wonder what these people do for a living and how much they earn. This article will fill you in on all the main types of jobs that expats […]

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Ultimate Guide To Buying Gold In Thailand

The streets of Yaowarat (Bangkok’s Chinatown) is gleaming with the gold of the many gold shops there. It gives the cool and historic neighbourhood a glittering touch. And there’s plenty of gold shops dotted around the rest of the country… The gold trade is a big part of Thailand and everyday life for Thai people. […]

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Should You Flush Toilet Paper In Thailand?

Have you ever seen a sign in a toilet in Thailand that tells you not to flush toilet paper? Confusing, huh? Flushing your toilet tissue down the toilet is the norm where I’m from, but in Thailand and some other Asian countries it’s not allowed. So what do you do about toilet paper in Thailand? […]

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Why Can’t You See Any Stars In Thailand?

Wait until it’s night time, go outside and tilt your head up towards the sky. You should see thousands of stars lighting up the sky above you. In Thailand, you see about five. Sure, in Bangkok, the big city lights and fumes from the road lessen the visibility. But why can’t you see many stars […]

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Best Places To Retire In Thailand

The laid-back lifestyle, sunny skies and cheap prices of Thailand has made the place a very attractive destination to retire. In fact, it was named one of the top 10 best countries in the world to spend your golden years! If you’ve got one eye on jetting off to the Land of Smiles then your […]

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Why Is Bangkok So Expensive?

Finding your time in Bangkok a little on the pricey side? We’ve all been there… This is a city that definitely can get a little out of hand if you let it. So you might wonder, why is Bangkok so expensive? The fact is that Bangkok is not an expensive place on the whole, but […]

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Arriving In Bangkok After Midnight

Getting into any foreign city after midnight can be a lot of hassle, and a city like Bangkok with its lack of English speakers and mediocre infrastructure especially so. I’ve been catching late flights into Bangkok for years, so here’s my guide on making it safely and quickly to your hotel after midnight. What should […]

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Why Is Thailand So Hot?

Ask me to sum up Thailand and I’ll always say the same things. Number one is food. Thailand has a glorious cuisine, unique with its spicy and fresh flavors yet so varied you can never get bored. Number two is the people, although I won’t open that can of worms right now! Number three is […]

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Pros And Cons Of Living In Thailand

So you’re thinking about living in Thailand? Considering a job there or perhaps retirement? Or simply looking to escape the rat race to sunny beaches and chilled beer? I’ve lived here for 6 years now and I came in blind. All I knew was there were nice beaches and hot weather and that was good […]