My House in Chiang Mai

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 sliding gate can roll easily. Then they welded four decorative metal arrows (along the top of the gate in picture) back on. Then they painted […]

Making a Thai Will

Thai Will

I’m Making a Thai Will after my first client died suddenly. He had not made a Thai will and I was called on to help sort out a remarkably complicated situation that involved a girlfriend (whom everyone, including the deceased client and his relatives, wanted to receive a lion’s share of the estate), three banks, the […]

What to Bring to Thailand

What to Bring to Thailand When You Move Bed Linens. Thai linens are pretty awful, for some reason. The towels are bearable, but the sheets are rough and uncomfortable. Even though China makes most of the world’s linens, there are no decent sheets imported to Thailand. So bring your own sheets and remember that Thai Mattress sizes are different from […]

We Get Mail – From Retirees in Thailand

Taxi in Chiang Mai

Mail From Retirees in Thailand Dear Neil and Bruce, I know that you guys would have heard me talk of my love of Thailand many times. But I got a reminder in the last 2 days which I thought I should relate. Monday morning I was catching a sawngthaeo from Mae Jo to Chiang Mai for […]

Consider Retirement in Thailand

Time to consider retirement in Thailand? A personal take By Patrick Meriwhether I have been visiting Thailand as a tourist for over twenty years.  I shall briefly consider whether retirement at fifty is worth it and, if so, why Thailand.   By retirement, I do not mean literally “retiring” from life.  Let’s call it “semi-retirement”. Life at fifty […]

Moving to Thailand from Australia

Tips for Australians Moving to Thailand David writes: “If you have bank a/c or Govt. approved retirement fund in Australia with a surrender value of at least Bt 800,000 in $A you can get a retirement visa  at the Thai Embassy in Canberra. I have had a Thai Retirement Visa issued in Aus and have never […]