Captain Thailand inspired myths

Are certain Thai characteristics often inaccurate and overpraised?

When all is said and done, my school students are among the most engaging, fun-loving characters you could ever wish to meet. Whilst they are predominantly pragmatic in their attitudes towards diversity, they are generally genuine in their beliefs about equality.


Farang, Farang, Farang

Postbox letter from Winston

I understand if someone calls me farang in the street, outside the school, that they don't mean to be rude. It's just what Thais call us. But it's not appropriate to use this word at school.


Culture clash!

Thais are not being rude or deliberately evasive. It’s just a culture clash…or is it?

Anyone who has lived in Thailand for any length of time beyond a two-week holiday is likely to pick up on certain local patterns of behaviour that seem annoying or rude or just plain wrong. But what is the reason behind these ‘misunderstandings’? Who is at fault?


Older teachers and acculturalization!

Adapting to life in Thailand strategies for the older expat

For the older expat, life in Thailand can be magnificent. A well organized and well resourced expat can enjoy a rebirth in the ‘Land of Smiles.


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