7 Ways to Beat The Traffic in Bangkok

Ben Powell on November 26th, 2014 with No Comments

If you are living in Bangkok you will already know what a nightmare the traffic can be during rush hours. If you are working in Bangkok however, you will likely have to face this issue on a daily basis.   There are many expats living and working in the city, and for some, this daily commute may take a few hours each morning and evening, especially when driving to and from the office.   Below are some options for transport that may help you ...

Enjoying Christmas Time in Bangkok

Ben Powell on November 25th, 2014 with No Comments

Although the temperatures in Bangkok at Christmas time will be peaking around 32 Celsius, and there will be a zero chance of seeing any snow, the yuletide festivities are still in abundance throughout the capital for all to enjoy!   Although Christmas is not an official holiday in Thailand and schools and workplaces are open on December the 25th, Thai people still love to join in the celebrations.   This may come as a surprise due to the fact that 90% of the population ...

Top 5 Attractions in Bangkok

Ben Powell on November 24th, 2014 with No Comments

If you are visiting Bangkok as a tourist, you will not be disappointed by the choice of top attractions at your disposal.   In fact, Bangkok's tourist attractions might even overwhelm you. Here are some of the top 5 attractions in Bangkok certain to leave you thoroughly fascinated.  

1. Grand Palace and Wat Prakeaw

  With a history of over 200 years, the Grand Palace is a must see for anyone visiting Bangkok and its major attractions.   The Grand Palace was ...

How To Modify Your Home For the Blind

Ben Powell on November 20th, 2014 with No Comments

Blindness can be difficult to deal with, more so than some other forms of disability, for instance deafness and dumbness.   If you live or have to live with someone who is blind, there are some modifications you can make to your home to ensure that their lives can be as comfortable as possible.  

Use Bright Lights

Sometimes a person may be suffering from partial blindness. In such a case, using bright lighting can help them see things better.   You should ...

How to Make Your Home More Environmentally Friendly

Ben Powell on November 18th, 2014 with No Comments

Making your home more environmentally friendly will make you feel good about being an active participant in the relentless battle to save the earth.   More importantly, it will help you make significant financial savings. In fact, to have an environmentally friendly home does not mean that you have to compromise on any modern conveniences.   The savings you can get from creating an eco-friendly home can even help you enjoy more luxuries.   Below are some tips on how to make your home more environmentally ...

Quick Tips For Renting A Condo in Bangkok

Ben Powell on November 17th, 2014 with No Comments

tips for renting in Bangkok
As in any real estate market, there are certain pointers that will help you get a better deal when renting a condo in Bangkok. Luckily, the Bangkok real estate market is quite varied, and it’s quite easy to get exactly what you are looking for with a little guidance. Below are some handy tips on how to get what you want in terms of price and your specific needs when renting a condo in Bangkok.   1. Choose Your Location Carefully   Depending on ...

Top Schools in Bangkok for expat kids

Ben Powell on November 14th, 2014 with No Comments

Expats parents living in Bangkok are usually concerned of how to get the best schools for their kids.   The process becomes daunting since most public schools are internationally uncompetitive, overcrowded and use Thai language for teaching.   However, there are several suitable international and private schools for expat kids that parents may choose to enroll their children.   These schools have a good reputation with highly qualified teachers, various extramural activities and quality amenities.   The following are the top schools in Bangkok for expat kids that ...

How to Hire and Keep Good Thai Staff when Starting a Business in Thailand

Ben Powell on November 13th, 2014 with No Comments

A tree will flourish from the healthy roots that we do not see.   They work tirelessly in the background to make sure that the flowers bloom, that the leaves get their nutrition and that the tree itself stands firm.   Just like the roots of a healthy tree, the staff of a company holds up a business. Much as the boss is important in making the decisions, his or her staff will determine the overall performance of the company.   For this reason, if you ...

Differences Between Living in Thailand and a Western Country

Ben Powell on November 12th, 2014 with No Comments

Difference when living in Thailand
Once you start living in Thailand, especially when you are from a Western country, certain differences will start to emerge. Below are a few things you should know if you intend to start living in Thailand. These are the differences between life in Thailand and a typical Western country.   Lower Cost of Living One of Thailand’s major attractions is its low cost of living. Life in Thailand costs about a third of its equivalent in a Western country. This is one of ...

Why Do People Choose to Live in Thailand

Ben Powell on November 11th, 2014 with No Comments

Living in Thailand
Many people who have been in Thailand end up revisiting the country or living there. There are many reasons that urge people to return to the country. Thailand visitors connect well with the culture, food, people and everything that the country has to offer. The following are some top reasons why people choose to live in this country.   Delicious food   People who are yet to eat the authentic Thai food are missing out a lot. Thai cuisine is among the best food ...

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