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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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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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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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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 […]

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Ultimate Guide To Taking A Taxi In Bangkok

Taxis in Bangkok can be a dream. Prices are as low as anywhere in the world. You never have to wait for longer than a minute or two. It’s even got that sweet, sweet air-con that is so refreshing after trekking around in 40°C heat. On the other hand, taxis in Bangkok can be a […]

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Cost Of Street Food In Bangkok

Bangkok is famous for its street food. Walk around the city and you’ll encounter stall after stall selling big bowls of noodles, grilled pork on sticks, fried dishes being prepared in massive woks… So you might wonder… How much does street food cost in Bangkok? The typical cost of a single meal is between 30฿ […]

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Guide To Changing Money In Thailand

Changing money is annoying, especially in a foreign country. There’s the hassle, the stress, and everyone wants to rip you off at each turn. When it comes to Thailand, I’ve made all the mistakes there are to make in the last 5 years. But I’ve also figured out a few tricks too. So this article […]