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Driving in Thailand

Driving in Thailand? Until now tourists could easily rent a motorcycle by just showing a passport, but a new proposal would require that tourists have a valid driving licence when they

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Medical Care in Thailand

Medical care in Thailand is one of the world’s greatest bargains. Your can get first class medical care for a fraction of what you pay at home. Thai doctors and

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Thailand Bank Accounts

Opening Thailand bank accounts is different, but easy, once you get the hang of it, but it can be tricky, which is why our Concierge service introduces you to a

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Women in Thailand

Women in Thailand: A Changing Reality Women in Thailand are famous for their good looks and good nature. Thai women are famously slim and graceful and–at least in the North,

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Marijuana in Thailand

Marijuana in Thailand? Marijuana in Thailand has been a big deal since the Vietnam War. Thai marijuana, in the forµ of Thai Sticks, became famous until the DEA persuaded the

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Health Insurance in Thailand

What’s the Scoop on Health Insurance in Thailand? The US Embassy Bangkok has issued an advisory: Thailand remains one of the most popular retirement destinations in the world. Great culture; great food;

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Health in Thailand

Buying Cheap Meds In Thailand 16 Tips

Want 16 Tips for Buying Cheap Meds In Thailand? First, let’s talk about Importing Personal meds into Thailand: Several months ago I had some medical items sent from my home country. They were

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Owning, Insuring Cars in Thailand

What Are the Advantages of Owning, Insuring Cars in Thailand? If the cost of owning , insuring cars in Thailand seems steep, then consider a scooter. The cost of a good scooter

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Budget for Living in Thailand
Personal Stories

Budget for Living in Thailand

What’s a Budget for Expat Living in Thailand? Here’s an example of a most recent handyman bill and the story behind it: The mounting of my sliding carport gate came

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Passport Photos in Chiang Mai

Passport Photos Here are some tips to make your passport renewal less stressful than it was for me last week. The first is to start the process well in advance.

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Thailand’s TM-30 Reporting Form

The Landlord Notification Receipt, or TM.30 is a form that foreign residents in Thailand must submit whenever they stay elsewhere from their registered address. It is a huge pain in

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Thailand Employment Salaries

What are Thailand Employment Salaries? Most companies oppose the government’s plan to raise the minimum daily wage nationwide to Bt400, US$13, or $300/month, as it will hurt small and medium-sized enterprises

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