Interesting Thailand links - March 2016

A selection of articles and blogs that should interest expats in Thailand

Sorry I haven't been around for a while. About four of five months in fact. But here are links to some of the most interesting blogs and articles I've found on the internet during that time. Hopefully there will be something that appeals to you.


It's been a great adventure

Postbox letter from William Putnam

It’s been a fantastic year. I have lived in Southeast Asia since September 10th, 2012. I was not sure I was going to work as a teacher when I arrived. I viewed my travels here as a long vacation. However, once I realized I liked it here, I began to look for jobs so that I could stay longer.


The simple life of Sapa

Exploring Northwest Vietnam

From the moment you catch your first glimpse, your eyes become prisoners to the panorama. With its close proximity to China and the well renowned Himalayas, the main area in Sapa Town allows for the hilly, Hoang Lien Son Mountain Range to reveal itself.


Travels in Nha Trang

Backpacking around Vietnam and getting down with the locals

A pack of Craven A’s sits on the tiny table in front of us, surrounded by a group of robust, aromatic Vietnamese Coffees, which stood next to their respective iced green tea partners. We all sit pensively, sipping our coffees and staring out into the Rung Duoc Bay at the sporadic marine activity.


Vietnam: failed, Cambodia: passed

Travels in two SE Asian countries

This column will mainly focus on Vietnam. Would I ever want to work in Vietnam? Absolutely not. There is no way whatsoever anyone could convince me to work in Vietnam. Although the country has a lot of beautiful sights, many interesting tourist destinations and is relatively cheap to live and travel in, not once did I feel the urge to inquire about job opportunities or settle down there.


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