An Expat Talks about Living in
What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?
Describe how you "dreamed" expat life would be before you moved overseas. Please provide as much detail as possible.
Cheaper and easier
How has your expat experience met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?
Affordable enough, but certain things more expensive than US or Japan! (wine, furniture, cable TV...)
How has your expat experience NOT met the expectations you dreamed about before you moved abroad?
Visiting Thailand for a month or so is "fun"- living here is a "hassle" (visas, banking, maintenance issues, drunk slob fellow expats...)
An Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand
An American expat who moved from Hong Kong to Chiang Mai talks about how she underestimated the how much culture shock she would experience in Chiang Mai. She loves the welcoming Thai people, low cost of living, affordable medical care, respect for elders, Thai food and more. However, she explains that Thai culture is very complex and it's easy to make social mistakes.
An Expat Discusses Living in Hua Hin, Thailand
Here is an in-depth report from someone discussing expat life in Hua Hin, Thailand. The former fishing hub turned tourist hot spot offers some modern amenities but few employment opportunities beyond expats sent there by their companies.
10 Tips for Living in Thailand
Did you know the Thai national anthem is played twice daily throughout the country? Do you know what the "Wai" is? Expats in Thailand share tips for living in Thailand.
5 Great Places to Retire in Asia
We asked expats and searched our forums for recommendations about where to retire in Asia. We pinpointed countries with affordable costs of living and have five great retirement locations. Please add your recommendations in the comments section!
5 Tips for Living in Bangkok
Expats living in Bangkok enjoy a bustling city that is the most populous city in Thailand. Over the last several decades Bangkok has become an important regional business hub for Southeast Asia.