What is the legal status of marijuana in Thailand Marijuana is a Category 5 narcotic in Thailand with penalties of up to 5 years in prison for possession of amounts under 10 kilograms and up to 15 years for any amount over that. But, Thailand did legalize cannabis in 2019 (the law was approved in … Read more What is the Legal Status of Marijuana in Thailand?
Snus in Bangkok, and elsewhere in Thailand, is becoming increasingly easier to find. It wasn’t that long ago that in order to find snus one needed to know little, out of the way, bars and hotels that carried it. Few advertised the fact that they had it because they were illegally importing it from Sweden … Read more Where Can I Buy Snus in Bangkok, Thailand?
Songkran is the Thai new year celebration which occurs in April. It is a fun time (for some) where people splash each other with water and, especially in the villages outside of Bangkok and other major tourists areas, the Thais have a multi-day festival ringing in the new year. Unfortunately, Songkran is also associated with … Read more How Deadly is Songkran?
Many foreigners who either visit or live in Thailand have complained that they feel that dual pricing in Thailand is racist. Others argue that it simply reflects the economic disparity between those who come to Thailand and the citizens of Thailand. Who is right? To get to the bottom of the question, let’s take a … Read more Is Dual Pricing in Thailand Racist?
Most of us think everyone tells time the same way. Sure, the military and some parts of the world may use the 24 hour clock instead of the 12 hour time we’re used to but it’s simply enough to figure out using a little math. What many people don’t know is that Thais have their … Read more What is Thai Time?
Many people who have location independent businesses flock to Thailand for the great weather and cheap cost of living. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of misinformation floating around about the legality of being a digital nomad in Thailand. What is a digital nomad? Before we get too far into the legal issues surrounding digital … Read more Is it legal to be a digital nomad in Thailand?
The minimum amount you need to live in Thailand is one of the oldest questions around. Part of the problem is that there is no strict dollar (or Euro or Pound or Yen) answer to that question. Some will tell you that you can live in Thailand on $500 a month while others say you … Read more How Much Do You Need To Live in Thailand?
If you stick to tourist areas in Thailand there’s a chance you may have never run across the Thai Squat Toilet before but for those who have ventured beyond the safe confines of resorts hotels, McDonalds, and Lower Sukhumvit, the Thai Squat Toilet is a well known fixture of Thai culture. Fear not though. We … Read more Using a Thai Squat Toilet: Everything You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
One of the first things that many tourists and expats realize when they come to Thailand is that the Thai street addresses seem to make no sense. Actually, it does make sense but it is very different from the way we think of street addresses back in our countries so it takes a little getting … Read more Understanding Thai Street Addresses