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
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.
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
The main utility bills in Chiang Mai will be for electricity and water. There are no mains gas connections in Thailand, so if you wish to use gas in your home for cooking you’ll need to purchase propane cylinders. You…Read more
Spiritual Retreats Whether you are deeply into spirituality, are wondering what it’s all about, or want to give yourself a well-deserved break from the everyday toils of regular life, there are several terrific places in and around Chiang Mai where…Read more
Driving Laws Thinking about renting a car or motorbike whilst in Thailand? Read on to learn all about the relevant laws and regulations. Thailand drives on the left and the vast majority of cars are, therefore, right hand drives. You…Read more
General Dos and Don’ts in Thailand There are a number of general things to be aware of when it comes to Thai culture and Thai people, and it pays to keep in mind a few of the more common dos…Read more
Whether someone wants to escape the rat-race and daily grind of city life, soak up some glorious Thai sun, explore nature or experience a whole different culture, Chiang Mai can be the perfect place to begin a new life. In…Read more
One way of entering a part of Thailand normally excluded to tourists is teaching English. Foreigners can legally teach in formal schools, language schools and even become volunteer teachers.Away from the bars and restaurants of tourist areas, most Thais have…Read more