We love that Thailand is among the world’s most affordable countries to travel and live in, and it certainly allows us to live comfortably on much less than we did back home. Even though all things are not cheap in Thailand, many people are lead to believe this (as we once were) and saying so is both inaccurate and deceptive. Here’s a look at Thailand’s more expensive side.
As beautiful and entertaining as Chiang Mai is, one thing we sorely miss is having a beach nearby. So when we’ve needed a sand and sun fix, we’ve gone to Koh Chang. If anyone else finds themselves in need of beach time, here’s a comprehensive guide on how to get from Chiang Mai to Koh Chang on a variety of budgets.
If you’re in Chiang Mai, you might find yourself at the Chiang Mai Gate food stalls situated on the south side of the Old City’s square moat. It’s a pretty popular spot to dine at by both visitors and expats and is often recommended as a “thing to do” on online reviews. Here’s our own recommendations, which include a tour of our favorite vendors and a week’s worth of dinners spliced together all for less than 100 baht ($3 USD!) per meal.
A little spring cleaning unveiled a tote bag of my old teaching supplies and lesson plans during my first year living in Chiang Mai. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and see what my typical day as a teacher in Thailand was like.
A decision as big as moving to another country involves a good bit of groundwork to make sure things run smoothly. So before moving to Thailand whether during a gap year, for a sabbatical or retirement, or simply because you want to start a new life abroad, here are five things we’re glad we did in preparation for our move (and think you should do, too).