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 ...

Retiring in Thailand – Is it for You?

Ben Powell on November 8th, 2014 with No Comments

You can turn your retirement into a new and exciting chapter of your life by retiring abroad.   Thailand has become a popular destination in Asia in this regard. Right off the bat, Thailand has many pluses for seniors looking to add some spice to their retirement life. For one, the city life in Bangkok is luxurious and quite exciting, not to mention, quite affordable for retirees working with a restrictive budget.   Below is a more detailed checklist of things you should take ...

5 things to look out for when choosing a property to rent

Ben Powell on November 7th, 2014 with No Comments

A lot of people nowadays opt to just lease houses instead of owning one.   The trying economic times make most people think twice before they invest in property. Whether you are an experienced tenant, a foreign student faced with leasing for the very first time or just seeking a short-term house to rent, leasing a property in the city of Bangkok or anywhere else is never an easy thing to do. Leasing a home is a lot like purchasing.   It might seem ...

Top 4 reasons why Bangkok attracts many property investors

Ben Powell on November 6th, 2014 with No Comments

Thailand is arguably one of South East Asia’s most appealing destinations for both tourists and foreign investors, and naturally has quite a lot to offer.   This is especially true when it comes to its real estate market that is rapidly emerging as one of the hottest in this region.   Taking a case study of Bangkok, the capital, there are endless opportunities for foreigners to invest in both commercial and residential properties in diverse areas.   Bangkok also happens to be a sprawling metropolis that ...

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