Monthly Archives: November 2009

The challenge of a haircut in Thailand

Our first haircuts in Thailand Today we decided we needed our hair cut. We set off on the scooter and drove through our neighborhood. There were several places that indicated “haircut” but oh…they looked scary. We have a beautiful house … Continue reading

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Giving up our American pleasures in Thailand

We are trying to stick to our $1.50 meals as often as we can. It is sort of a little game that we play, trying to eat every meal for $30 THB each. ($1.00 USD = $33 THB or Thai … Continue reading

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Thai Culture and the necessary adjustments

We are starting to get adjusted to the city. Actually, now that we are over the shock of leaving beautiful Naples, we are actually really starting to see a lot of charm in this city. There are many quaint cafes, … Continue reading

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Joining a gym in Chaing Mai, Thailand

Finding a gym was not so difficult. Actually, quite the opposite. Here in Chiang Mai there are not really gyms like we have in the states. I think it is mostly because Thai people do not really work out, so … Continue reading

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Modern US home in Thailand for $330 per month

The price of everything is really astronomically inexpensive compared to what we pay in the states. We have been searching for houses all week. We found two that we really like. One is like a tree house with dark teak … Continue reading

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Communication in Thai…not so easy

The pace here is slower. People are not in a hurry, and no one is stressed out. I see how I keep pushing inside to try to stay at the pace I am so accustomed to, and how when I … Continue reading

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Maps and directions in Chaing Mai, Thailand

Yesterday, was hunting for house stuff day. Since we only brought our clothes to Thailand, we had to buy everything. Imagine this process. We pull out our map and start asking people, where might we find sheets for example? Oh, … Continue reading

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Sunday Market in Chiang Mai Thailand

Discovering the markets in Chiang Mai is an event all on its own. These markets are unreal. Really. There are thousands of people walking the streets and vendors sit along the road for at least a mile. They have offshoots … Continue reading

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Thailand slowing down to watch my mind

Thailand has to be the most peaceful place I have ever been. The people never get angry, they don’t honk their horns and they always greet one another with a prostrating hello. Actually, everywhere we go, people go out of … Continue reading

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Manicure, Pedicure, Massage and a Trip to the Doctor all for $39

The real meaning of life I have finally discovered the real reasons why I moved to Thailand. I would like to say that this trip was all about personal growth, and finding my soul purpose of life and really being … Continue reading

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