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Life in Thailand After One Year: I haven’t been Ill or Sick One Time

Walking to work this morning I had this odd thought- I haven’t had a cold, the flu or been sick once in the year since I moved here. This was a shock to me- coming from San Francisco I had … Continue reading

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Life in Bangkok After One Year: Thoughts & Memories

I have enjoyed living in Bangkok; it has opened mind and body to many new experiences. The nice part of living here occurs a few months after you move and settle into your daily routines, suddenly you aren’t as overwhelmed … Continue reading

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Life in Bangkok After One Year: What I Miss about San Francisco

I enjoy my life in Bangkok, there are things I miss about my home in San Francisco. The list: 1. Live Music- progressive rock, math rock, alt rock, those are my favorites. Bangkok? None. The Bangkok music scene is dominated … Continue reading

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Cost of Medical Insurance in Thailand

Wrapping up the half-day process of securing medial and health insurance in Thailand, I am eligible for Thai based insurance based on having a work permit. Cobra coverage in the USA would have cost me $692 per month- a year’s … Continue reading

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Media Freedom in Thailand

A first lesson you learn about living in Thailand, watch what you say. There are a number of things one cannot discuss or allow to be discussed or written about in the event you are an editor. The editor of … Continue reading

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Cost for Thai Food on the Street

What does $7.50 buy you to eat on the street? Fried chicken: 2 legs and 3 wings,  2 orders of som tum (spicy papaya salad), 3 servings of sticky rice, 1 plate of yaam (spicy seafood salad), 1 plate of … Continue reading

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Re-Cafe: A New Coffee Shop & Starbucks in Bangkok

Unfortunately a common sight in emerging economies is a global brand in a prime real estate position, this is particularly true for franchised food brands. This is economic opportunism at its finest, global brands entering emerging economies and developing nations, … Continue reading

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My Visit to Hospital in Thailand- High Quality Care and Low Cost

I took a fall on my bike that required a trip to the hospital and a corrective surgery. One of the most common questions I am asked about living in another country is about medial care, specifically “what will you … Continue reading

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Who Knew- 100,000 Thai Women Currently Live In Germany

More than 100,000 Thai women currently live in Germany, over 20,000 of them are married to Germans. Germany (and the UK) has imposed new rules that require Thai women who want to marry a German  man to have basic command … Continue reading

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Alms for Monks

With protests in Bangkok and slinging of blood dominating the news headlines and “are you okay” emails filling my inbox, I thought it best to write a bit about some of the great parts of being in Thailand and the … Continue reading

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