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Best & Safest Expat Cities & Countries 2017 – Thailand / Bangkok

The Social Expat Network InterNations just released their 2017 survey about the safest / best expat destinations worldwide and Bangkok, as well as Thailand as a whole, made the list on different occasions. Best cities for expats – Bangkok makes the list InterNations says about the methodology of the survey: For the Expat Insider 2017 survey, respondents were also invited to share their opinions on the city they are currently living in. Participants were asked to rate more than 25 different aspects of urban life abroad on a scale of one to…

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Thailand Starter Pack – What do I need to know before moving to Thailand?

There are several reasons why so many people move to Thailand and while everybody seems to have different interests / reasons to go for that venture and come to the Land of Smiles, quite a few questions seem to always come up over and over again. Some of the most common messages we receive over here are filled with questions in regards to how to set up a life in Thailand and how to prepare for a move here. In order to help you with that and to answer some…

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Living 

How to piss off a German expat

We have seen a lot of ‘How to piss off someone from…’ posts (I even wrote one: How to piss of someone from Bangkok) but not many of those posts actually covered how to piss off a non native living in a certain area. This might be the case because as an expat you are thought to be careful and blend in and adapt to the culture that you are ‘invading’. Nevertheless, especially considering that it’s 2014, not only expats should adapt to local culture, locals should also understand that expats…

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Somewhere I belong – disappointing return home after 3 years abroad

A few weeks ago I returned to my home country as well as to my home town for the first time in 3 years and the feeling I had was different than what i expected it to be. It’s quite hard to explain what exactly was different but maybe I can figure it out while writing this post. So let’s start with setting the stage: I left Germany around three years ago in order to go to Spain for a few weeks and then start my adventure in Thailand. That’s…

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