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M. Schwartz is an expert in all things Thailand. Having seen and done it all, there is nobody more equipped to teach about a successful ex-pat transition to Thailand. He wrote the cult classic guide book for men in Thailand called, How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck in Thailand

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Gogo bar review Pattaya

There are reviews of nearly every Gogo in Pattaya, but many of them are dated and with the constant turnover with management and with “talent” in the Gogo’s a year old review becomes basically worthless. I had the pleasure of […]

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Kindle Fire HD review

Amazon continues to be a thorn in Apple’s side with their well made, and yet dirt cheap tablets. The original Kindle Fire was well received and had strong reviews internet-wide. The Kindle Fire HD has some significant upgrades but still […]

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Renting Vs. Owning in Thailand

The debate on whether or not you should rent or own a place in Thailand is always a hot topic amongst settled Expats. We can examine a pro’s and con’s list of each and then see which side of the […]

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How much does it cost to get by in Thailand?

As a follow up to the article entitled, “How much does it cost to live well in Thailand,” I felt it was necessary to share my thoughts on what it would cost to live decently in Thailand. You might find […]

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Anyone Else Tired of Thai beers?

Europe is loaded with amazing beers and the craft beer scene in the U.S. is exploding. Even chain restaurants carry seasonal ales and give you a decent selection. A trip to the Supermarket or liquor store is like going to […]

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How much does it cost to live well in Thailand?

There are lots of articles out there that go over a budget in Thailand where you can get by for 20,000-30,000 Baht per month. Since many Thai’s don’t even make half that as a salary it’s certainly possible to live […]

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4 Awesome hotels in Thailand Bangkok Pattaya Phuket Chiang Mai

In the past few months I have only stayed in hotels in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai, and Phuket. After staying in dozens of hotels I recently invested more time into looking at nearly every internet review I could find for […]

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Finding and Negotiating on a Rental in Thailand

At some point in the near future I will post an article about the current status of the “buy vs rent” decision for foreigners in Thailand. It’s an important topic for discussion and it can be confusing at times, so […]

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Cheap Android Tablets

I’ll save the Android versus Apple debate for another day. In the mean time, for those of you who are in the market for an android tablet, I thought I’d share my thoughts on your best bet if you’re in […]

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Things we should appreciate about Thai women more than we do

Doesn’t it seem like the internet is overwhelmingly negative? I think it’s just easier to pick a person, place, or thing apart when there are almost no consequences of doing so. Perhaps I’m even guilty of this with one of […]

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10 Money Wasters in Thailand

It’s likely that the biggest and most common money waster in your home country is going out to eat at restaurants. Of course that is just not the case in Thailand and its common knowledge that you can eat well […]

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Meeting Thai Women on Facebook

There are no shortage of ways to meet women in Thailand, but I’d like to discuss yet another viable option. Facebook is a really underrated and FREE way to meet Thai girls, whether you’re presently in Thailand or you’re scouting […]

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Condoms in Thailand

There is no dumber question than, “Why wouldn’t you have used a condom with her?” This is the question your buddy stupidly asks you after you fess up to making a mistake the previous night. We all know the pros […]

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Thai Girl Habits I Can Do Without

Saying, “It’s up to you” – It’s certainly not attractive when a woman is bossy, but an underrated turn off is to be incredibly indecisive. The first few times you heard a Thai girl tell you, “It’s up to you” […]

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5 Apps you should have while in Thailand

My guess is that most people who frequent the site have a relatively up to date phone that can run all of the following applications without a problem. If you’re one of the last stragglers out there who doesn’t own […]

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Viagra or Kamagra in Thailand

It’s certainly not surprising that sexual performance aids, such as Viagra and Cialis, are a cash cow for pharmacies in touristy areas of Thailand. With a little searching around anyone can pretty quickly find themselves authentic Viagra and Cialis pills, […]

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