Moving to Thailand

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Most know Thailand as a traveller’s Eden, but even moving to Thailand on a more permanent basis can be paradise.

Though finding work in this Southeast Asian hotspot that pays a substantial salary can be difficult, the fortunate expats who do manage to pin a good job down will find themselves living a luxurious lifestyle. A warm and welcoming Thai culture, beautiful landscapes and a chance to experience truly different customs make living in this foreign land simultaneously interesting and comfortable.

While most expats cluster in the dense and crowded city of Bangkok, others fan out into less populated and more indigenous regions. Although less popular, some expats scatter across the northern regions, such as Chiang Mai, and enjoy a quiet and more traditional Thai lifestyle. But ultimately, most expats moving to Thailand who don’t want to live in the concrete jungle of Bangkok end up in the beach resorts of Krabi and Phuket. Here, tourism related jobs and idyllic beaches lure retirees and expat workers alike.

In Thailand, these differences between rural and urban environments are exaggerated due to their flagrant dissimilarity. Rural communities often lack modern amenities and urban environments are on overdrive, inundating expats with noise pollution and lack of space. It is difficult to find a balance.

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