Can A Thai Bar Girl Make A Good Wife? Can a relationship between a Thai bar girl and a farang work? Well I guess that depends on the girl you have decided to take up with and what life choices she has made for herself. Many girls who earn their living from bars in the…

Can You Spot A Ladyboy In A Crowd? Pattaya has some stunningly beautiful ladies, which is why many tourists come to the city on holiday. Men flock here hoping to find the love of their life or just have a bit of fun for a couple of weeks. But Pattaya is also home to many…

Loi Krathong Thailand has many festivals throughout the year but Loi Krathong is one of the most spectacular you will see. The phrase roughly translates to “floating basket” and originates from the tradition of making a krathong, which are buoyant baskets that are floated down a river for instance. You may observe locals floating their…

Apps And Videos That Help You Learn Thai If we are honest, most of us struggle with the Thai language, especially the older generation. The fact is, when you get to a certain age, learning any new skill can prove to be an arduous task. Many give up on speaking Thai, simple because most Thai…

Some lesser known facts about the land of smiles Ok so let’s start with the nation’s capital. Bangkok is known to the people of Thailand by several names with many referring to it as Krung Thep Maha Nakho, however its full ceremonial name is Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahitharayutthaya Udomratchaniwermahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit, which as you can probably…

What is Songkran? Effectively for all intent and purposes, Songkran is the Thai New Year, which falls on April 13th each year. Most of the country celebrate over a three day period including the 14th and 15th but in Pattaya, this is extended to five days. Songkran is celebrated by Thai people firstly as a…

Thailand was originally known as Siam with the term generally referring to people who lived in southwestern China before migrating to other areas of Southeast Asia. The term “Siam” refers to syam, or “dark brown” people and Siamese people were first referred to in the 12th Century. It was during this period that the King…

Pattaya Pattaya gained its name from Phraya Tak who later became known as King Taksin the Great who marched along with his followers from Ayutthaya to Chanthaburi in 1767. At that time and indeed up until the mid-1950’s the town largely paled into insignificance, dwarfed by the much larger Naklua to the north and Rayong…

Songkran Pattaya 2017  Thailand’s New Year celebration is quickly approaching. The celebration has changed slightly throughout the years however. Traditional Songkran was celebrated by family members who would sprinkle a little bit of water on their elder family members for good fortune and luck. Today in many cities, Songkran has gone from the little sprinkling…