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Learning About Thai Culture

To state the obvious, Thai culture is very different from my culture. I am from the United States. In the United States, if you are not happy with something, you say so, or at least let it be known that you are not pleased. Our emotions are very easy to read from the expressions on […]

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International marriage: What’s it really like?

I have been asked many times what it’s like to be in an international marriage. People ask me if it’s difficult to communicate, whether we have cultural miss-understandings, etc. They say, surely it must be more difficult to be in an international marriage than to be in a marriage with someone from your own […]

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The Thailand “90-Day” Tourist Visa Myth

Many travelers in Thailand call a Thai tourist visa a “90-day” visa. A few years ago, I applied for one and found out the hard way that it’s not really a “90-day” visa. This lesson cost me 16,900 baht! ($500 USD). The so-called “90-day” Thailand tourist visa is really a 60-day Thailand tourist visa, with […]

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