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Health Insurance for Long Stay Foreigners becomes mandatory

The cabinet has already approved a new rule, that long staying foreigners now must have an Health Insurance for Thailand that covers at least 400,000 Baht of inpatient and 40,000 Baht of outpatient costs.

Basics Living in Thailand

Scooter or Car? Your own vehicle in Thailand

You can often read in Thailand forums that driving in Thailand with your own scooter, motorcycle or any other vehicle is far too dangerous. Mostly such comments come from the big tourist centers like Pattaya or Bangkok where the traffic is really catastrophic sometimes. Of course it is not without danger, especially on some of […]

Building & Construction Bureaucracy Living in Thailand

Land Titles & Dimensions in Thailand

We all know by now that foreigners can not buy land in Thailand. But if we still talk about a foreigner buying land in Thailand, it means that he either leases it for at least 30 years (with the option of another 30 years) or buys it in the name of his Thai wife or […]

Finances Living in Thailand

Living on a Budget in Thailand

On the page about the cost of living in Thailand, I wrote that you can get by with a budget 500 to 600 Euros per month in Thailand reasonably well. With about 1000 Euros even quite good. I would therefore like to give some tips and examples on how to do this. However, the prerequisite […]

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First Time in Thailand

At some point, everything is done for the first time. So it is also with your first visit in Thailand. But this first stay does not have to be a decision for the rest of the life or for emigration. The Internet and also my mailbox is full of questions from wanna be emigrants which […]

Basics Finances Living in Thailand

Thailand Health Insurance

The health and medical care system in Thailand is very good if you have a health insurance. Particularly the privat and international hospitals like the Bumrungrad Hospital and the Bangkok Hospital in Bangkok, the Bangkok Pattaya Hospital in Pattaya and the Bangkok Phuket Hospital in Phuket. Other bigger cities and tourist centers also have good […]

Living in Thailand Places


Krabi is a province in southern Thailand with an area of about 47000 km². The landscape is probably the most spectacular in Thailand. Famous places like the Phi Phi Islands, Koh Lanta, Ao Nang and Railay Beach belong to the province of Krabi. Most of the expats stay either in or near Krabi Town or […]

Living in Thailand Pattaya Places


The Thai resort of Pattaya is located on the eastern west coast of Thailand and is only about 120 km away from Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Bangkok. To get there you can just fly with one of the many inexpensive offers for around 600 € from Europe to Bangkok and after another 2 hours bus ride you are already at your destination.

Living in Thailand Places

Koh Samui

Koh Samui is Thailand’s third largest island and is located on the central east coast, in the Gulf of Thailand. This is where I started my very own Thailand experience in February 1990. Before tourism started on the island in the early nineties, the local people lived from fishing and coconut plantation. Since then, the […]

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To buy or to rent… houses in Thailand

A lot of foreigners who come to stay in Thailand for longer have a strange tendency to buy land and/or houses in Thailand. This could be for many reason: It’s cheaper than at your home country, where you could not afford to buy. You want to tell anybody at home, that you own land or […]