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Thailand - From the eyes of an Expat
« on: September 06, 2018, 12:49:05 PM »
A part article with some advice from how to survive the daily struggle of being  “A FOREIGNER IN THAILAND”

Thailand - From the eyes of an Expat

Foreigners have issues understanding Thai Culture and work ethics and Thai’s find it hard to understand Western Cultures and work ethics.  For Foreigners and Thais to co-exist in Thailand together is subject to difficulties. For Foreigners no two days are the same and you are always left saying to yourself “I wonder what will happen today”. Thais also get frustrated because of the Language barrier and a Western Culture tends to work a lot faster and logical. Foreigners that are married to Thais also face cultural cohesion issues from simple things like Breakfast to resolving issues in their daily relationships. However, although a struggle, if you both work at it and their is fairness and flexibility on both sides sometimes they can be very successful relationships.

Thailand hasn’t helped Foreigners living in Thailand since Time Immemorial. Visa’s, access to Law and property ownership and Local Governance. However, like everything if you face everything with a big smile and show flexibility to their way of life, most issues can be resolved.

Thailand can be a fun living experience if you embrace their culture and offer value to it. If you try to change the way that Thailand operates, you are not only likely to offend. But you are also looking to never resolve anything and frankly have a hard time here. My one single piece of advice that I would offer is if you have any issues in Thailand, find a Thai who can speak very good English, let them know your issue and ask them to try and resolve the problem for you. A quick remedy will then be in sight rather than you trying to resolve it, get frustrated and fail. Never show frustration to a Thai, as ...

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