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Surviving in Thailand: The hard truth

Surviving in Thailand: The hard truth

Many visitors to Thailand love the easygoing local atmosphere and notice that they get much more pleasure and value for money than at home. For me it took five years of dreaming to take bold decision to move over here. I remember back home I frequently visited the website escapeartist.com to check if I would be able to [...]

Thailand’s kuddle industry

Thailand’s kuddle industry

Welcome to the pagan Walhalla,  welcome to Thailand! Men are enjoying their days on the beach, drinking beer and having sex with any local they can get their hands on, whenever they feel like. Eventhough the stereotype of sextourism and sexpats in connection to the beautiful country persists, it is far from a catch-all phrase for [...]

Top 20 signs you know you’ve been living in Thailand too long

Top 20 signs you know you’ve been living in Thailand too long

I know this has been done before, but over the last months I have compiled a list of things that I regard as more or less typical for contemporary Thai culture and expats living here. 20. You explicitely order HOT coffee, but are used to being asked later: “Hot or cold?” 19. Foreigners stop assuming [...]

Canadian expat spices things up in Northern Thailand

Canadian expat spices things up in Northern Thailand

This bottle I bought in a nearby restaurant the other day. I love the name. It bears a striking resemblance to the famous McIlhenny Tabasco. Probably out of precaution the label now has been altered a bit, see the product catalog below. I always find it interesting to learn about ways how people are making a living [...]

Do Thai / foreign couples have more make up sex?

Do Thai / foreign couples have more make up sex?

Last week Polly and I were visiting a Thai couple. During dinner a friend who was a lawyer dropped in. I had not met a Thai lawyer in his private time before, so after a few drinks I asked if it would be alright to ask a few questions about Thai law. One of my [...]

To obey or not to obey, that’s the question

To obey or not to obey, that’s the question

Today I read a moving story titled ‘In North Korea, a brutal coice‘. It is about a woman called Han who escaped from the country with her two daughters to China and was finally permitted to live in the US. Along the way she faced the cruel choice of leaving her 5 years old son [...]

The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

The averse effects on expats after long exposure to the Siam sun

 When moving to Thailand, in the beginning everything looks exotic, interesting and fun, just like it was on your holidays when you got fascinated by the country. You have fallen in love with a country you can call your new home; the land of smiles. Like with real love the novelty and mystery wears off [...]

Expat in Nakhon Rachasima produces snus

Expat in Nakhon Rachasima produces snus

Necessity is the mother of all invention.Or so Monk an expat Swede, must have thought when he started Svenskt Snus Co., Ltd in 2008.Snus Co., Ltd is located in Pak Chong, Nakhon Rachasima, 175km North East from Bangkok Snus is a moist powder tobacco product which is consumed by placing it under the upper lip for [...]