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When in Thailand, Speak Thai

So you’re thinking of going to Thailand and want the low down?  You are in for a rare treat to be able to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this exotic culture first hand.  Whether for business or pleasure, long stay or short visit, you will not want to leave Thailand when the …

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Visa Overstays—What You Need to Know

Posted By: James D on Oct 09, 2010 in Getting Around, Work Abroad

Thailand is not the easiest country to be a long-term tourist or expat in, and one of the reasons for this is the necessity for constantly renewing your visa—which often means a trip to outlying countries for a few days. All of this can get a bit tiring and bothersome—not to mention that sometimes misfortunate …

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Funding the Thailand Dream: Internet Poker in the Tropics

Posted By: James D on Dec 13, 2009 in Work Abroad

I’ve only met a small handful of these guys over here, but the word is they are out here in flocks—internet card sharks making a bundle and leveraging global currency differences to live like rock stars.

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Tourist Visa Restrictions: The Long-Term Expat Headache Gets Worse

Posted By: James D on Nov 26, 2009 in Getting Around, Work Abroad

I made a post a while back called “Visa Runs: The Long-term Expat Headache Explained,” and I realize people may be counting on this information as they try to make Thailand their home, so I thought it my responsibility to include an update due to some big changes in the way visas are being handled.

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Funding the Thailand Dream: Online Marketing as a Ticket to World Travel

Posted By: James D on Oct 13, 2009 in Work Abroad

The internet dream was once something we merely talked about. Now it is a reality. While about five years ago marketing your business could be very profitable, businesses in today’s world are beginning to realize it is a necessity in order to compete.

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Funding the Thailand Dream: Writing Your Way to Freedom

Posted By: James D on Oct 06, 2009 in Work Abroad

It’s not as common, but from time to time in Thailand or on your travels elsewhere, you meet someone who has figured out how to fund their Thailand dream lifestyle or life on the road with freelance writing. Yeah, sure, you might be thinking—I’ve heard that one before…With all the misleading information out there and …

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Funding the Thailand Dream: Teaching English as a Second Language

Posted By: James D on Sep 20, 2009 in Work Abroad

While not as exciting as swimming with whale sharks and teaching fat, lazy tourists how to breathe 30 meters below the ocean’s surface, teaching English brings you closer to true Thai culture than a divemaster will ever get. This is certainly a doable way to make it—and the first question I get whenever someone finds out I speak basic Thai, “You teach English?”.

I always flirted with the idea of teaching English as a foreign language before learning to make money online. It is truly a fantastic way to travel the world. But what is the English teacher lifestyle really like? Does it pay enough to make it worthwhile?

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Funding the Thailand Dream: Enroll in a Divemaster Internship

Posted By: James D on Sep 11, 2009 in Attractions, Work Abroad

Long-term travelers and expats are always looking for ways to fund the dream lifestyle.  Sure, it seems like pennies to the dollar when you’re on a holiday in Thailand because you’ve likely got a pocketful.  But as reality catches up, most head home with their tail between their legs.  Thanks to a little paradise in …

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