What Do Expats Really Think About Living in Thailand? - Page 2
Published: November 15, 2011 at 9:07 am
Of course, not everything is rosy. Michelle in Patong commented; "I've been here for 6 years and I enjoy the food, the weather, the people (in general) and the laid back atmosphere. There are some things that I find frustrating - there are too many motorbikes on the roads, Thai people won't tell you what they really think (but that's true of all people) and I can't find shoes big enough to fit my size 8 feet."
It’s true the roads can be pretty dangerous - especially for motorbikes. And there are the usual rogues you’ll find in most places around the world - ready to relieve you of your hard earned cash. But if you keep your wits about you, life is pretty good in the ‘Land of Smiles’.
It's estimated there are almost 200,000 expats living in Thailand, with around 30,000 in Phuket. How did other countries in South East Asia do in the survey? Malaysia came in 10th, Singapore 4th, the Philippines 7th and Hong Kong 9th. Surprisingly, Indonesia was not even ranked.
But back to Thailand. I think Dominic Platt summed it up pretty well; "Thailand's changed a lot since I arrived 17 years ago. But some things never change; great food, great lifestyle and above all friendly people."
If you want to know more, you can get a free copy of ‘The Definitive Guide to buying property in Phuket’ here