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Robin Ann Martin, Bangkok

Published Monday August 12, 2019 (11:23:58)
Robin Ann Martin
Who are you?

Robin Ann Martin.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved abroad in 2006 to the Sultanate of Oman.    more ...


Tiffany, Bangkok

Published Monday August 14, 2017 (12:06:14)
Who are you?

My name is Tiffany, but you can call me Tiff!    more ...


Jim Mielke, Near Phuket

Published Tuesday April 11, 2017 (11:31:10)
Jim Mielke
Who are you?

Originally from upstate New York, I’ve spent most of my adult life overseas, where at times I receive that gratifying comment: “Gee, you don’t seem like a typical American” – despite being permanently branded with the distinctive flat, nasally Buffalo accent, even when speaking Thai and Vietnamese.    more ...


Allan Wilson, Isaan

Published Tuesday September 27, 2016 (13:50:32)
Allan Wilson
Who are you?

My name is Allan Wilson, lifestyle and travel blogger at Live Less Ordinary, and author of A Potato in a Rice Field. With my wife Fanfan, we chronicle our lives and travels in Thailand and Asia.    more ...


Stuart Land, Chiang Mai

Published Thursday March 27, 2014 (04:32:13)
Stuart Land
Who are you?

Hi. I’m Stuart Land, a novelist, screenwriter, and sculptor.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I moved to Thailand in 1999 after visiting several other countries and decided to stay here because it was centrally located in Asia, living conditions were good, people were friendly, prices were low, and the food was great. I lived a hectic lifestyle in LA working in the movie business, and felt a slower pace would suit me.

What challenges did you face during the move?    more ...


Samantha Pryor, Bangkok

Published Sunday October 14, 2012 (23:36:37)
Samantha Pryor
I’m Samantha Pryor, a Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist, originally from the UK.

I relocated to Bangkok, Thailand in November 2010 to support my partner who had taken a 6 month secondment here. We were due to go back to the UK after the 6 months was finished, but we both loved it here and he was lucky enough to get offered a permanent job so we decided to move here permanently.

Well, after the initial 6 months I went back to the UK to sort out our lives there; we had a lot to pack up and I had planned 3 months to complete everything as we had a dog and 2 cats that would be coming to live in Thailand too. However, I soon realised that I didn’t want to be in the UK without my partner for that long, so I did it all in 6 weeks. It was a very emotional time, being away from my partner, packing up our lives in the UK & sometimes questioning what we had decided to do.    more ...


Mike Rose, Prachuap Khiri Khan

Published Thursday December 01, 2011 (16:28:37)
Mike's house in Thailand
My name is Mike Rose and I am a retired teacher from the UK.

I moved to Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand in January 2008 when I took early retirement. I have always enjoyed travelling and had been to Thailand on a few occasions before deciding to settle here.

I had actually intended to work out here part time teaching English, but when I arrived the job wasn't there. So I had a hurried change of plan settling instead for full time retirement and living on my private pensions. Thailand is full of red tape but once you know the ropes its easy to negotiate. Find out what to do is the hardest but there are plenty of resources on the Internet. Visa regulations are quite relaxed but you have to report every 90 days to immigration, which is a pain along with your annual renewal.    more ...

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