Live your Life! In relaxed, welcoming, liberal Chiang Mai But, just why do people like Chiang Mai (and its real estate market)? For a start, Chiang Mai, Thailand’s northern capital, has everything that a much bigger city has. We have…Read more
Whether you are thinking about starting a new life in Chiang Mai, have recently moved to the area, or you are an established resident with a burning question that you just can’t seem to find answers to, this section has lots of useful information aimed at make living in Chiang Mai easier.
Practical information covers an array of topics, such as how much your utility bills might cost, finding a plumber, healthcare, contacting the police, hiring a vehicle, local transportation, international schools, and finding work. There are also great posts dedicated to the social and leisure aspects of living in Chiang Mai, including how to meet people, groups for expats, where to take the kids, and Thai language courses, through to more specialist interest articles including cookery classes, massage courses, and being a vegetarian.
There are also some personal accounts where you can read about real situations experienced by people living in Chiang Mai. Some might make you laugh and some might make you cringe, but all will give you a good understanding of life in the northern Thai city.
Make sure you also scroll to the comments section of any post you read; very often there is some very handy supplementary information and opinions submitted by other users – regular citizens of Chiang Mai, just like you!
The articles in this section are a terrific resource for anyone interested in moving to, or already living in, Chiang Mai.
Sometimes real-estate can be really stressful, but then you often need to smile and move on! 1. Not The Best Neighbors 2. Listing The Closet As The Second Bedroom 3. A Little Leak in the Basement 4. The Dead Quiet…Read more
After a recent visit to Hong Kong, it became extremely clear why there are some many Hong Kongers looking to Chiang Mai and its property market! With Hong Kong’s amazing growth in property prices over recent years, it has left…Read more
Why You Should Check Out Nimman There’s no doubt about it, Nimman is the place to go for digital nomads. Or coffee lovers. Or hipsters. Or professionals. Or anyone that just wants to walk out of there front door and…Read more
Why Digital Nomads Flock to Chiang Mai There is a reason that Chiang Mai has become the mecca for digital nomads. While there are other cities around SE Asia, Europe and even South American that are getting some attention,…Read more
When you need downtime to get projects done in Chiang Mai, you have three options. First, go to a co-working space. There are many diffent co-working spaces in Chiang Mai now, But, you need a membership, or you can pay…Read more
Chiang Mai Bars & Restaurants Forced To Close! 300 metres; does this length matter? Never has such a short distance caused so much consternation to so many… Whilst there is some clarity still needed, if the new laws promulgated…Read more
Most people arrive in Thailand promising themselves they will never drive a motor bike, the roads are just too hectic and unsafe. There are plenty of statistics supporting the fact that Thailand’s roads are amongst the most dangerous in the…Read more
There have been quite a lot of movies filmed, or partially shot, in Thailand over the years. Gorgeous beaches, dense jungles, and fairly low production costs are just a few reasons why producers have chosen the Land of Smiles for…Read more
49% Foreign Owned Condominium Buildings in Chiang Mai Most people know of the law that prohibits foreigners owning more than 49% of a condominium building, this relates to the sellable area of the condo. This law was designed to protect…Read more