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Two more minutes – just quickly checking my IG

We all heard or probably even said that before, right? The ‘let me just quickly check my IG (FB, Twitter, Snapchat, Line, etc.).’. Either before going to bed, going out, having dinner or any other activity. Be it alone or in companion with friends, family, loved ones. The ‘just quick checking’ remark is quite likely to always be heard. No matter where we are and what we do. Why is that the case though? And what does that mean for communication, business and us? Learning to love the red dots…

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Thailand Low Cost Airline Ranking

When planning to travel Asia it obviously makes sense to look into different airlines and their offers. Thailand, luckily, sees a few low cost airlines landing and taking off. Here’s my personal low cost airline ranking for carriers that can take you to and from and around Thailand. Scoot TigerAir The winner of my personal ranking here is Singapore based Scoot TigerAir. As you can read in the detailed review they make the top of the list simply because they aren’t annoying, offer fast service and have big planes at…

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Low Cost Airline Review – Thai Lion Air

Thai LionAir seems to be one of the lesser known low cost airlines around, at least it seems like that when talking to other expats here. Thai LionAir has quite a large variety of destinations at their disposal though and is, it seems, opening more routes as we speak. After having (had to) used them a lot for flights towards the South of Thailand, here is my review of Thai LionAir. Plane Similar to AirAsia and unfortunately unlike my experience with Scoot, all the flights I took with Thai LionAir…

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Low Cost Airline Review – AirAsia

AirAsia is probably the most famous low-cost airline here in Asia and always brags about being awarded the ‘best low cost carrier award’ by skytrax for 3948 years in a row. I don’t really know how those awards are being held and who exactly determines the winners, I do however know that I used AirAsia quite a lot ever since moving here and hence think I can give some feedback about how it is to travel with AirAsia. Plane Unlike with Scoot TigerAir, I never had the experience of being in…

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Low cost Airline review – Scoot Tiger Air

When you live in Asia for a while you obviously end up traveling quite a bit and, let’s be honest, we’re always happy to find good deals and don’t have to spend a lot of money for flights so that we can spend more on hotels or, more importantly, food! Therefore my-thai.org is happy to bring the low-cost airline comparison to you. We start things off with the best low-cost airline I’ve tried so far (that flies from and to Thailand), Scoot Tigerair. The flights I took with Scoot Tigerair…

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Freedom on the Net: Thailand falls further

Freedom House, an organisation that looks into press freedom and freedom of speech, just published the 2017 iteration of its annual “Freedom on the net” report. Said report shows Thailand being further on the decline, ranking now 67/100. The introduction as per Freedom House reads: Internet freedom declined to its lowest level yet in 2017, continuing a downward spiral that began when the junta seized power. Censorship increased following the death of the king, and a slew of laws codified repressive measures introduced under a state of emergency. Thailand entered…

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9 of the coolest temples to visit in Thailand

Time for some #RealTalk here. No matter if tourist or expat, at one point in your Thailand journey you quite likely will suffer from something we here call “temple fatigue”. That’s nothing disrespectful, it’s just that you’ve seen lots of temples during your time in the Land of Smile and it becomes a bit repetitive. There are, even after you’ve seen a lot, still a few temples that stand out from the crowd and provide completely different vibe than most others. Here is a list of those 9 coolest temples…

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Sin Sod – Thai Dowry – Buying a wife in Thailand?

Let’s buy a wife in Thailand, right? Yeah! If you think like that this is the right time to leave my site and never come back.  Everybody else who is interested in Thai culture and the ‘why’ behind this often wrongly with ‘dowry’ translated mystery that is Sin Sod, is warmly welcome on my way to figuring things out. I’ve been waiting to publish this post for ages and finally come to an end with talking and interviewing friends, colleagues, students and random people regarding one of the biggest misconceptions or…

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9 ways how Thailand helped to improve my mindfulness

One thing that many of my friends and family keep telling me ever since I moved to Thailand is that I am more ‘relaxed’ now. Less stressed. And smile more. Now one could say: Of course. It’s the Land Of Smile. You gotta be all happy and smiley. Plus you’re a foreigner there. So you earn more and have a better live than the locals anyways. Wrong! First I don’t earn more than Thais in the same position and secondly I live a simple, ‘normal’ life here and don’t take…

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