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Life in Thailand
"Hi, we're Chris and Angela and we sold it all, paid off our debt, and left behind the nine-to-five lifestyle in the US. Today we live as full time expats in Chiang Mai, offering future expats and travelers firsthand knowledge about all things Thailand!" -Chris and Angela-
Thailand, honestly, I never gave this country much thought until recently. I have been listening to a podcast rather religiously "Travel Like A Boss" and I have to admit after about 22 episodes, Johnny has done a good job on convincing me that Thailand is a great place to visit and live. Mind you, in my personal opinion, it would be more suitable for single people or couples without children. The cost of living and opportunities seem to be endless and affordable for as much as $600 USD a month you would be well off with little boot strapping. Also it seems to be a great hub for digital nomads to get together and share ideas helping each other grow as location independent business owners.
Thailand power outlet: Voltage: 220 V, Frequency: 50 Hz, Power sockets: type A / B / C
If you bring your smart phone to Thailand, it’s fairly easy to buy a local SIM card and get cheap internet access without costly data roaming fees. An important fact as usual... Have your phone unlocked, then all you need to do is go to one of the three main Thai mobile companies. AIS, DTAC and True. Best place to do this is as you land in Bangkok, the terminals have on location cell shops. Always inquire about the plan they will offer you, whether its only local calls you need or long distance and DATA. Always make sure it works before you leave. Be prepared to provide your passport as your identity might be registered in the system to receive a SIM card.
Do not point your feet at people. Do not raise your feet higher then someone.
(Within a 50 KM Radius)
HOSTELS IN BANGKOK: (All Hostels have 75% and above user ratings)
(Within a 20 KM Radius)
A great way to travel around Bangkok is using their affordable Skytrain public transit.
From Bangkok, To Chiang Mai by vehicle is possible, but it will definitely take a minimum of 10 hours of travel time, roughly 845 KM. You can also take the night train which will cost you about 811 Baht and that ride is about 12 Hours. You can get the info from SEAT61 website. Slightly more expensive than the bus, and taking longer, the train is a much more comfortable means of travel, especially if you take an overnight sleeper.
You can also use this site to for further information on booking your train tickets. LINK TO WEBSITE
Renting scooters are very popular and affordable. 2 things to live by.. 1: If renting from a street vendor (not a hotel chain) DO NOT leave them your passport, if you must, leave a bigger deposit. 2: Take pictures and videos before leaving, it is part of a very common scam that they will charge you for nicks and scratches that were already there. Without proof... Your paying!!!
Here he is ladies and gentlemen, as I mentioned earlier, the successful Drop Shipper, the location independent digital nomad, the host of "Travel Like A Boss" I present... Johnny FD
Be sure not to miss out on any of these fantastic podcast episodes where all the focus is on Thailand.
"Thailand is a beautiful and fascinating country, but at the same time can sometimes be bewildering and frustrating for anybody visiting here. The oft used ‘Land of Smiles’ could just as easily be ‘Land of Contradictions’ as you try to make sense of it all. Thaizer.com aims to provide answers and insights for anybody planning a trip to this beguiling country." -Roy Cavanagh-
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NATIONAL LANGUAGE: THAI // COUNTRY CAPITAL: BANGKOK // APPROX POPULATION: 67.01 MILLION // Thailand is nearly 94%-95% Theravada Buddhist. Government Type: Unitary state,
Constitutional Monarchy // Tourist police: 24-hour national call center dial 1155.
"The round-the-world trip changed into a journey to Southeast Asia and Australia/Oceania, because we decided to throw over our plans while being on the road. But this is what freedom while traveling is all about – just stay wherever you like it and skip other places instead.
By now, the initial fascination for some Southeast Asian countries turned into more than that and we travel, live and work there many months a year." - Tobi and Marcel -
Welcome to Thailand, We go for the authentic Thai food.
ยินดีต้อนรับสู่ ประเทศไทยเรา ไปสำหรับ อาหาร ใต้ แท้ๆ
I love these guys, their story is inspiring and their journey is definitely worth your time to read.