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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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Features Traveling 

How to piss off someone from Bangkok

Land of Smile. Happiness. Big Mango. City of Angels. All sounds awesome and as if Pharrell wrote his song ‘Happy’ just for us. But don’t be mistaken, Bangkokonians (yeah!) can be pretty pissed. So if you don’t want to get roundhouse-kicked (’cause everyone in Thailand can do Muay Thai) while hanging out in Khaosan Road be sure to not do the following things: Food “Hey you eat those cockroaches and strange bugs, right?” Most of my friends or people I met that came to BKK asked those questions. While I…

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Features Living 

3 common scams in Thailand

Scams are rather common here in Thailand and while it is easy to see and hear foreigners complain about being scammed by Thais we should not forget that Thais also scam Thais. Just as it happens in probably any other country as well. Since we’re an English speaking magazine though we simply focus on some of the most typical scams that could involve English speakers in the hopes to raise some awareness towards those issues. 1.) Text, Love, Buy It’s just another lonely Sunday afternoon and you spend it, as…

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Features Traveling 

DIY Thailand Tours – Bangkok Nights – Part 1.

Exploring Bangkok takes time. When you’re coming to The City Of Angels the first time ever you’re likely to get frustrated in the beginning. You really need to give it some time to amaze you (don’t forget to check my Bangkok for Beginners post to prepare yourself). However, if you give The Big Mango a chance it will amaze you on a regular basis. I travelled Bangkok City for quite a while now and even my Thai friends ‘book’ me once in a while for an up close look on…

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Features Living 

Understanding “Kreng Jai” – Learning Thai culture

Thai culture and  เกรงใจ – kreng jai If you live in Thailand for long enough and are trying to speak a bit of Thai you will most certainly come across the phrase of “Kreng Jai” which literally translated would mean “awe of heart”. A better translation however would be ‘consideration’. This ‘kreng jai” quite often leads to quite some confusion for foreign expatriates here in Thailand though. While the concept of Kreng Jai is quite important in Thai culture the confusion among foreigners even leads to lots of frustration. Therefore it is…

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Features Teaching 

Thailand & Education. A tale of misunderstandings & misconceptions.

Ladies and Gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. Only names have been changed and altered in order to protect the privacy of everybody involved. This is the city: Bangkok. This is the country: Thailand.  It is the year 2014 A.D. – or, as local tale tellers call it, 2557. The adventure that is about to unfold however has its roots way before our current time began. It is rooted deeply within the urge of Siam to be, despite being proud of never officially having been conquered and…

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Features Living 

Fitness & Health with Angel Chan: Muscles & Anti-Aging

Ladies & Gents. Fitness freaks and soon to be Arnolds! This post marks the next article by Angel Chan, a very successful Certified Nutritionist, Pilates International master trainer and Pilates/Yoga/Aerial Celebrity Trainer based in Bangkok. She luckily agreed to share some of her experience here with us and I am already looking forward to further posts and findings. If you like what you read shout out in the comments and follow Angel Chan on Instagram and Facebook!  Muscles and Anti-aging In the last article, I mentioned that men have a better metabolism than women because men…

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Features Living TIT 

Prostitution at McDonalds – Sex, Underboobs & Prostitution in Bangkok, Thailand

Recent events (read: underboob selfies!) here in Thailand sparked another discussion regarding the sex scene here. The government tries to ban so called ‘underboob selfies’ – something described as an ‘internet trend’ that hasn’t even been picked up here in Thailand, until the junta prohibited it. This is kind of funny since Thailand is, as we all know, somehow famous for sex tourism and its paid happy ending services. I was thinking for a while to write an article about the hypocrisy that is present here in terms of sex and prostitution…

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