Moving to Thailand
Most know it as a traveller’s Eden, but moving to Thailand on a more permanent basis can be paradise.
That said, the political situation in the country has been volatile; with political protests and an army coup in 2014, expats are advised to keep up to date on current events when considering a move to Thailand.
Although finding work that pays well can be difficult in this Southeast Asian hotspot, 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 to enjoy a quiet and more traditional Thai lifestyle.
The differences between rural and urban environments in Thailand are, however, conspicuous. Rural communities often lack modern amenities and urban environments are on overdrive, inundating expats with noise pollution and lack of space, making it difficult to find a balance.
Ultimately, however, most expats that don’t want to live in Bangkok's concrete jungle end up in the beach resorts of Krabi and Phuket. Here, tourism related jobs and idyllic beaches lure retirees and expat workers alike.