Thailand is Calling

Contemplating a Life Abroad

Erik Blair
EscapeTheUS | Moving to Thailand
17 min readMar 25

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Photo by M o e on Unsplash

Well, if you were to ask my friends, they would surely tell you that I am a complete and utter Thailand enthusiast. This charming country has burrowed its way so deeply into my being that I am now contemplating spending the rest of my days there.

Ah, Thailand, a land where your wallet breathes a sigh of relief while your senses dive headfirst into a vibrant pool of culture, nature, and tantalizing cuisine. Westerners, weary of the drudgery and expense of their homelands, find themselves irresistibly drawn to Thailand’s generous embrace.

You see, in this tropical wonderland, one can live like royalty for the price of a pauper. You’ll marvel at the healthcare that doesn’t leave you bankrupt, the heavenly morsels that dance on your tongue, and the countless adventures that beckon from every corner.

Now, don’t get me started on housing and accommodations. Thailand’s got a smorgasbord of affordable abodes, from sleek urban penthouses to those dreamy beach bungalows you’ve been doodling since your cubicle days. Whether you’ve got a champagne or a beer budget, there’s a cozy corner of paradise just for you.

And fear not, intrepid Westerner, for you’ll not be alone in your Thai escapades. The expat community flourishes like the bougainvillea that adorns the streets, providing camaraderie and guidance to newcomers. So, pack your bags and bid adieu to the mundane; it’s time to embrace the kaleidoscope of beauty that is Thailand, with its sun-kissed shores, verdant mountains, ancient temples, and bustling cities.

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The Affordable Allure of Thailand

Oh, the joys of Thailand, where one can live like a king on a pauper’s budget! Retirees and expats, weary of the financial grind, find solace in this tropical haven.

Imagine healthcare that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, and you’ve got Thailand’s stellar medical offerings. And let’s not forget the cuisine that tantalizes taste buds with its remarkable array of flavors, from authentic Thai delights to global gastronomic marvels.

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Erik Blair
EscapeTheUS | Moving to Thailand

Writer, technologist, web dev, consultant, loves travel