Why are Bangkok People so… different?

Last updated: September 15th, 2016 | in Bangkok | Living

I remember very well the day I applied for my first one year business visa at the Royal Thai Consulate in Munich, Germany. I had been traveling around Southeast Asia and especially Thailand many times and after two several month long internships at companies in Bangkok I was finally offered a permanent position as a …
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Don’t Move to Thailand With Your Farang Girlfriend

Last updated: January 11th, 2017 | in Living

If there’s one thing I haven’t experienced here in Thailand, then that would be dating a farang girl. And while I don’t know of any foreigners who actually fell in love here with a woman from their home country (once you had Asian you can’t do Caucasian), there are quite a few who actually move here with …
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Are Thai People Really Patient?

Last updated: January 18th, 2017 | in Living

Americans are pragmatic, Australians are easy-going, Italians are extravagant, Germans are reliable – there are stereotypes about the culture, habits and national psyche for a lot of countries, especially the ones we have a relation to – holidays, work trip, foreign friends in our home country or we just hear from them in the news then …
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How to get Thai Citizenship

Last updated: July 18th, 2014 | in Living

Imagine you go visit the temple with your girl and when you get approached by the staff asking you to purchase an entry ticket you just say: “I’m not paying for it mate, I’m a Thai.” And you show him your Thai National ID Card. Well, you would probably talk to him saying ผมเป็นคนไทยครับ as being fluent in …
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How to get Permanent Residence in Thailand

Last updated: July 18th, 2014 | in Living

Life in Thailand is so much more fun and easy going than in most other countries in the world but one of the few things that provide challenges for a lot of foreigners is dealing with their visa situation. If you are tired of spending time and money by going to regular visa extension trips …
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Top 11 Scams in Thailand

Last updated: December 29th, 2016 | in Living | Traveling

If you read through all the different Thailand forums on the internet you have so many foreigners complaining about their bad experiences being ripped off in Thailand. It’s always about Thai people that tell you a lie in order to get some money out of you without providing the promised service, sometimes not giving anything …
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Do Thais Hate Farangs?

Last updated: December 28th, 2016 | in Living

A few days ago I had my lunch break at Santa Fe Steakhouse on the 6th floor of Central Rama 9 in Bangkok. There aren’t too many foreigners in this area just two MRT stations from Asoke. When I walked in the restaurant two staff were briefly taking note of me, then looking in a …
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There are several Buddhist holidays in Thailand and the Macha Bucha Day in February is one of them. Most foreigners are quite unfamiliar with this tradition and what it is all about, many don’t even know that it exists and are surprised why the offices are closed and countless of people walking around the temples …
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Bangkok Shutdown! What it’s all about

Last updated: January 18th, 2017 | in Living

Today is Friday and this is already the fifth day of the “Bangkok Shutdown”. Anti-government protesters, led by former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban, continue marching around downtown Bangkok during the day, asking for support and donations while keeping the city’s seven main intersections occupied in an effort to disrupt the infrastructure and increase the pressure on …
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Celebrating Christmas in Bangkok

Last updated: June 16th, 2016 | in Living

Merry Christmas everyone! Suk San Wan Krit Mat (สุขสันต์วันคริสต์มาส)!  It’s my second Christmas here in Bangkok and I thought I’d give you some general info about how Christmas is celebrated here and what you can do if you are visiting the city during this time of the year. If you have been living in Thailand for …
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Rutnin: The Best English Eye Hospital in Bangkok

Last updated: July 21st, 2014 | in Living

I just got back from Rutnin Eye Hospital, the city’s one and only private hospital that is specializing exclusively on Ophthalmology, the medical and surgical car of eyes. I went there because for the past four days my left eye is red all the time, or to be more precise the veins are red due to …
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