Thailand Retirement Helpers Blog

Safety and Danger in Thailand

REMEMBER! THAILAND IS NOT DISNEYLAND. NOBODY HAS EVER HEARD OF ‘SAFETY FIRST’ SO YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF. A 25 year old Canadian was riding a zipline at Flight of

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Learn to Speak Thai in Chiang Mai

Our Concierge Service provides clients with a free one-hour lesson in Street Thai. Useful phrases like, “Hello, goodbye, how much, where is, how far?…” Mastering them makes getting around much

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Thai Buddhist Monks
Thai Culture

Monks, Single Women in Thailand

Changes in Thai society are changing the lives and numbers of monks and single women in Thailand. It’s a new ballgame.. Monks in Thailand The Thailand Sangha Supreme Council Office says there

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My House in Chiang Mai
Personal Stories

My House in Chiang Mai

I got tired of looking at my fence and decided to repaint it. Two guys and a lady showed up and started by pruning my giant hedge back so the

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Renew US Visas in Chiang Mai

How and where do your renew US visas in Chiang Mai? Not like this! A 50-year-old Thai man wanted for fraud was arrested on Thursday in Nonthaburi. Pairoj Kanchanarat had been telling

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Snakes in Thailand

Snakes in Thailand: Dangerous and Timid Vern Lovic, Thailand’s snake expert, wrote me this explanation of his new book, Keep Snakes Out!: Probably no other animal that is frequently found in a home

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Soi Dogs in Thailand

I know about twenty Soi dogs in Thailand (so named because they hang out in alleys, or sois). They’re not well cared for  and, if this story moves you, sign

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Thailand Permanent Residence Visas

Foreigners residing in the kingdom have from now until the end of the year to get their permanent residency applications started. The Immigration Bureau said in a document countersigned by

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Property Investment Scam Thailand
Real Estate

Thai Property Investment Scams

Why Thai Property Investment Scams Target Foreigners Thailand runs on relationships, prestige, loyalty, money and the law – in that order, which often makes Thai property investment scams successful.Unless you’re a member

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Alcohol in Thailand
Thai Culture

Cheap Alcohol in Thailand

Cheap alcohol in Thailand is one of the country’s great attractions and my personal joys, but The World Health Organisation (WHO) released its “2014 Global report on alcohol and health” on May 12

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