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Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Thailand
Teaching English in Bangkok Teaching English and Living in Bangkok by Nathan Edgerton
Bangkok has a high demand for English teachers in many different types of schools, from corporate training centers to small private schools to public schools with 50 students per class. There are opportunities for beginning teachers as well as those with more experience...
Living as Expat Family in Bangkok Living as an Expat Family in Bangkok, Thailand by Heather Van Deest
...Breathing in the sweet scent of the frangipani blooms, it is not hard to remember how grateful I am for our life in Bangkok, for the warmth of Thai culture, and for my family’s opportunity to learn about the larger world by living abroad...
Teaching English in Chiang Mai Live and Teach in Smiling Chiang Mai by Kimberly L Bryant
Recently voted one of the friendliest cities in the world, Chiang Mai is a fantastic place to dip your toes into the world of teaching English. The relaxed environment and low-key attitude make for a gentle introduction to TEFL for those just starting out...
Living in Thailand or Taiwan Live and Teach English in Thailand or Taiwan? A Guide to Choose the Best Country for You by Michael Plews
Fortunately for anyone with experience who is trying to compare the merits of these two unique countries, both currencies now have a very similar exchange rate... We will make a comparison, inherently somewhat subjective, of some of the key aspects of each country that can make living and teaching a memorable and rewarding experience...
Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand: Happily Adding the Months by Nathan Edgerton
Jumping Off the Face of the Earth: Landing in Thailand by Paul King
At Home in Thailand: Living in Bangkok by Nancy Claxton
Living and Teaching in a Small, Remote Village in Thailand by Rachel Price
Cheap Accommodations in Bangkok: Location is Key to Choosing Long-Term Rentals by Chris Mitchell  
Living in Bangkok: An Expatriate Lives and Eats Local by A.J. Hoge
Living in Bangkok: Set Up a Comfortable Base in Less Than a Week by Robert Hein
Living in Thailand: At Home in Chiang Mai by Sara Avant Stover
Living in Thailand Transforms the Way One Thinks by Peter J. Donaldson
Teaching English and Living in Thailand: Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Job by Lindy Sinka
How to Teach English in a Thai High School by Paul King
Teaching English in Thailand: A Typical Day in a Teacher's Life by A.J. Hoge
Teaching English in Thailand: The 10 Day Job Search by A.J. Hoge
How to Become a Freelance English Teacher in Bangkok: Create Your Own Job in Thailand by A.J. Hoge
Teaching English in Thailand: A Step-by-Step Guide by Wayne Johnson
Teaching English in Thailand: LanguageCorps Eases Cultural Transition by Seth Leighton
Work in Thailand: Teaching English Can Be Just the Beginning by Seth Leighton
Teach English and Travel in Thailand: First of All, Deciding Where to Go by Paul Carpenter
TEFL Training in Thailand: A Variety of Options for TEFL Certificate-Seekers by Scott Zimmerman
Teaching English in Thailand: A New Home With an Array of Choices by Dave Abernathy
Teaching English in Thailand: The Big Mango by Brian Thornton
TESL Jobs in Thailand: The Land of Smiles by Scott Zimmermann
Chiang Mai's Job Opportunties: Find Out Why ESL Teachers Stay Awhile by M.J. Young
Gender Problems in Thailand: How Female English Teachers Deal with Discrimination by Rebecca Nguyen
Work Teaching English in Thailand by Larry Fitzmaurice
Archaeology at Your Fingertips: Volunteering with Earthwatch in Thailand by Jane Stanfield
Volunteering Abroad Teaching English with Worldteach: Tales of Life in Northeast Thailand by Haley Boone
Volunteer in Thailand: British Company Offers Supervised Adventures by Chris Mitchell
Wildlife Volunteering in Thailand by Erika Wedenoja
The Rebirth of an Island: Thailand 's Koh Phi Phi Dive Camp Is Open for Business by Chris Mitchell
Tsunami Relief in Thailand by Seth Leighton
Soul Vacation: Practice Buddhism in Thailand by Deborah L. Bassett
How to Find Paradise (in Thailand): Keep Searching, Do It Now, Stay a While by Robert Powell Sangster
Thailand's Smiling Similans: Appreciate the Country's Remaining Pristine Environment by Dave Underwood
Libong's Bounty: Ecotourism on the Mainland and Islands of a Southern Province of Thailand by Victor Borg
Singapore to Chiang-Mai: Overland by Train by John P. Seely
Learning to Cook — and Live — at a Cooking School in Thailand by Nora Dunn
Guide to Street Food in Thailand by Janice Goveas
Cooking Thai in Chiang Mai by Michelle McCue
Thai Cooking Class by Carolyn Ali
Cooking in Thailand by Steven Van Yoder
The Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand: An Expatriate's Perspective by Gwyneth Chew
Educational Escapism in Thailand: Learning and Self-Development Opportunities in Chiang Mai by Dana Leigh Hearn
Kickboxing In Thailand: Study for Self-Defense or Just for Fitness by A.J. Hoge
Travel and Live Abroad in Chiang Mai, Thailand as a Student: A Difficult but Great Experience by Kasey Weber
10 Days of Silence in Thailand by Thomas Handy Loon
Suan Mokkh International: Buddhist Meditation Retreat in Southern Thailand by Rebecca Gados
Soul Vacation: Practice Buddhism in Thailand by Deborah L. Bassett
An Authentic Hill Tribe Experience in Thailand by Laurie Weed
Cultural Travel in Thailand: Thai Village Economy Increased with Silky Smoothness by Irene Butler
The Gift of Thai Massage by Kennerly Clay

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 Business and Economy in Thailand

American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand, www.amchamthailand.com; 7th Floor, Diethelm Tower A, 93/1 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand; Tel: +66 (0) 2254-1041; Fax: 66 (0) 2251-1605; service@amchamthailand.com.

The Economist is a British weekly newsmagazine reporting on the global economy, politics etc. The Country Briefings, compiled for 60 countries by the Economist Intelligence Unit, provides extensive economic and political data, as well as links to articles. Take a look at the Thailand Country Briefing.

International Monetary Fund promotes financial stability, international trade and economic growth among its 188 member countries. The website provides country information (with a section on Thailand) and a number of publications, including the World Outlook.

Export.gov offers assistance to help U.S. businesses export goods and services to markets worldwide, including Thailand.

World Trade Organization regulates trade rules between its member countries, and provides information on economic data, trade regulations,disputes and agreements about its members, including Thailand.

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources

Asia Expats Forum is a community forum for expatriates living in Asia, with country-specific discussion groups including a Thailand Expat Forum.

AsiaXPAT provides extensive expatriate resources for those moving to one of 13 East Asian cities, including Bangkok.

BritishExpats.com is a website dedicated to British expats around the world, including a general forum on the Far East, including postings on living in Thailand.

Expat Blog is a worldwide directory of blogs related to expatriate life, including sites discussing Living in Thailand.

Expatriates.com an online community for expatriates, has a section on Living in Thailand, with classified ads, links, and a bulletin board.

Newcomers Club Worldwide is a worldwide directory of newcomers clubs for newly arrived expatriates, including Thailand.

Orient Expat offers discussion groups on expatriate life, work, visa issues, and jobs in Asia, with a section on Living in Thailand.

Stickmans Guide To Bangkok, www.stickmanbangkok.com, is an interesting and opinionated online guide to living and working in Bangkok and Thailand.

Thai Visa, www.thaivisa.com, is a Thailand expat forum, with lots of practical information for those moving to or already living in Thailand.

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 News and Media in Thailand

The Bangkok Post, www.bangkokpost.com

Kidon Media Link is an online directory of world newspapers and news media, has an extensive listing of news media in Thailand.

Online Newspapers lists over 1000 links to online newspapers worldwide, including Thailand.

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 Recommended Reading on Thailand
Lonely Planet Thailand by China Williams, Aaron Anderson, Brett Atkinson, and Tim Bewer
Lonely Planet Thailand's Islands & Beaches by China Williams, Matt Warren, and Rafael Wlodarski
Fodor's Thailand by Fodor's
Frommer's Thailand by Charles Agar
A History of Thailand by Chris Baker and Pasuk Phongpaichit
Travelers' Tales Thailand by James O'Reilly and Larry Habegger

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 Travel Information on Thailand

Asian Hip-Hop Pass, www.airtimetable.com/airpass_asia.htm, is an affordable air pass covering all ASEAN countries, including Thailand.

Tourismthailand.org, www.tourismthailand.org, is the official website for tourism in Thailand.

Lonely Planet Worldguide provides a lot of useful travel information, with a section on Asia, including Thailand.

The Travelfish Thailand section of the great Travelfish website is about as good as it gets in terms of inside travel information.

Rough Guides Destinations offers much useful travel advice and information for most countries, with a section on Asia, including Thailand.

Thailand.com is an information portal on Thailand and Southeast Asia. The site has a section on Travel, with useful information for visitors to Thailand.

TravelHappy.Info, travelhappy.info, provides excellent articles and resources for backpacking and independent travel in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo and Asia.

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