Expat Survival Guide - Thailand
An introduction from the Patrician....
First of all, to even talk about this I have to ascertain that an expat in Thailand can be anyone that has made this unique country his base or home while either retired or remaining working.
If you fall into the latter category you are in the minority of people (as a rule).
The information, pictures and story's have been built up the hard way. That is to say one of our roving observers sending us the data for processing. You won't really find this in most internet resources and it's made a OTRT a few enemies on the road to building this website up. The time, effort and money invested into being an expat in Thailand doesn't always come cheaply, however on this website we believe in presenting the observations and experiences freely. Which is why there's no charges or paypal requests for access to certain sections of OTRT.
Now the title 'survival' will seem somewhat misleading to some. It's not so much to do with physical survival, although this will be lightly covered. It concerns more your day-to-day survival in keeping on track with the ways and means of Thailand that may seem completely hostile to the outsider at first.
What you won't find in these survival sections is exactly where are the best-kept-secrets, places to go for super-great deals etc. We've had to find this out the hard way in Thailand, and that's how you should too.
All the best on your Thailand adventures, this is the Patrician signing off...
Arrival in Thailand.
Your first port of call for almost any expat is Bangkok - The City of Angels.
Food in Thailand
The food in Thailand is among the best in the world for affordibility, nutrition and uniqueness.
Double Pricing in Thailand
It’s a way of life in Thailand I’m afraid to say.
Transport in Thailand
Getting around Thailand. This is a big subject and as you might notice from us, it tends to focus on bikes for transport primarily.
Things that seem to get people here is the drinking and the women (the 'bad' ones that is).
Thailands a big place, explore the map below and see what Thailand has to offer!
Click on a city.