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Articles on Thailand
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 Featured Articles on Living, Working, Studying, Traveling, and Volunteering in Thailand
Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand by Nathan Edgerton
Expat life in Chiang Mai, Thailand, including snapshots of living, studying and working in a contest-winning article.
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...
Thriving in Thailand Ten Tips for Living and Thriving in Thailand by Brittany Rohm
An insiders guide with tips on how to settle, live, and thrive in Thailand, which lives up to its name as the "Land of Smiles."
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 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...
Buddha statue Teaching English and Living in Thailand: Do Your Homework Before Choosing a Job by Lindy Sinka
A guide that discusses many key aspects involved in preparing to move, find work, and live in Thailand.
Teaching English in Bangkok, Thailand Teaching English in Bangkok: The Guide to Finding Work Fast in a Laid Back Culture by Ian Moore
An inside guide to finding jobs fast when arriving in Bangkok, Thailand, along with extensive tips and key resources.
Boats in Bankok, Thailand Jumping Off the Face of the Earth: Landing in Thailand by Paul King
An Expatriate Writing Contest winner paints a picture of his life as a teacher in Thailand.
At Home in Thailand: Living in Bangkok by Nancy Claxton
Cheap Accommodations in Bangkok: Location is Key to Choosing Long-Term Rentals by Chris Mitchell  
Living in Thailand: At Home in Chiang Mai by Sara Avant Stover
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: Cultural Transition by Seth Leighton
Chiang Mai's Job Opportunties: Find Out Why ESL Teachers Stay Awhile by M.J. Young
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
Wildlife Volunteering in Thailand by Erika Wedenoja
Soul Vacation: Practice Buddhism in Thailand by Deborah L. Bassett
Guide to Street Food in Thailand by Janice Goveas
The Songkran Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand: An Expatriate's Perspective by Gwyneth Chew
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

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 Expatriate Websites and Resources Living in Thailand as an Expatriate is a directory of resources and blogs related to expatriate life, with a section on Thailand.

Expat Arrivals Thailand has consolidated valuable information for the expats moving to Thailand and includes articles, interviews, and resources.

Expat Focus: Move to Thailand Easily provides information and resources for many countries, including forums and blogs for expats.

Internations: Community in Bangkok is a social networking service for expatriates living across the world, including Bangkok, featuring in-person meetings and events, as well as tips, information, and online forums. It requires registration.

Justlanded: Thailand provides resources and background for living in Thailand.

Numbeo: Cost of Living in Thailand. A fine crowdsourced site that provides information about the cost of living in the Thailand that should help prepare you for the transition.

Thailand Starter Kit by Expatden provides inside resources to on how to live, work, retire or start a business in Thailand.

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 Recommended Reading on Thailand
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 is the official website for tourism in Thailand.

Travelfish: Independent Guide to Thailand section of the brilliant website is about as good as it gets for inside travel information for independent travelers. The site also offers excellent low-cost guides in .pdf format.

Lonely Planet: Thailand Travel makes it easy for travelers to deal with the daily challenges independent travelers face: how to get around, where to stay, where to eat, and much more.

Rough Guides: Travel Guide Thailand describes various attractions and destinations, while also providing practical travel tips about transportation, safety, and other travel essentials.

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