Did we really need statistics to prove the Land of Smiles is the least miserable country?

PattayaChannel October 12, 2019 1488 No Comments


It’s a bit of a cultural shock initially when in Thailand, you see for the most part Thais smile at you when you approach them. Complete strangers walk past each other with beaming smiles, a far cry from my days working in London when even eye contact was a scarcity. The cynics would say its... Read more »

Facebook penetration in Thailand is Staggering

PattayaChannel October 12, 2019 1813 No Comments


Facebook was only launched back in 2004 and in that time has acquired 2.3 billion global users and Thailand has emerged as a key country for the social media giant, ranking 8th in the world. With a population of 69million, Thailand has 46million Facebook users (July 2019), that is approaching 70% of the population! India... Read more »

The Things that stop me returning back to the UK

PattayaChannel October 12, 2019 1387 No Comments


I am pretty open about sharing my position on living here in Thailand. I like it and always have, but would I be open for a move back to the UK? Absolutely. However, there are a few things that grate with me about this as an option. I have a young family and so my... Read more »

When a retiree expat unexpectedly finds himself a dad again, is this actually a good thing?

PattayaChannel October 12, 2019 1550 No Comments


You have worked all your life and am now ready to enter your golden years and retire in the Thailand sunshine. Sounds blissful and a chance for many to have their ‘me-time’, but then suddenly they find their Thai partner is pregnant and at 60 or so years old they are going to have to... Read more »