Dress Code for Teachers in Thailand

Posted by claudio on November 16, 2010 in Living in Thailand, Teaching in Thailand |

In Thailand it is very important to dress appropriately. This is true especially for teachers and not only during working hours. If you work in a small town, people will soon get to know you as “the farang teacher”. Teachers are highly respected in Thailand and it is therefore recommended to dress smartly at all […]


Understanding “Mai Bpen Rai”

Posted by claudio on August 28, 2010 in Living in Thailand |

One of the local expressions heard in Thailand daily — if not hourly — is “Mai Bpen Rai” (ไม่เป็นไร). It is not just an expression; it is part of the Thai lifestyle. Literally, “Mai Bpen Rai” is translated as “no is nothing.” Its daily use is found whenever a speaker wants to say: It’s okay. […]


Thailand: Land of Smiles – many smiles…

Posted by claudio on June 24, 2010 in Living in Thailand |

Thailand is nicknamed “Land of Smile” for a good reason. Visitors to Thailand quickly realize that there is something very special about Thais: they smile at you at every opportunity they get. It’s a tool that captivates and disarms even the most cold-hearted foreigner. Deep down, however, this famous smile is more of a self-defense. […]


Spirits and Ghosts in Thailand

Posted by claudio on April 26, 2010 in Living in Thailand |

Do you believe in Ghosts? Are you convinced invisible Spirits are at work when something unexplainable happens in your life? If you do, you are not alone. Many people do and in Thailand, it’s even the norm to believe in Ghosts and Spirits. The following video is a funny commercial which uses ghosts to sell […]


The Culture of Thailand

Posted by claudio on July 25, 2009 in Living in Thailand |

Thai culture differs vastly from the Western way of life. Teaching in Thailand demands a solid knowledge of Thai customs to be effective in the classroom. This article covers some of the cultural aspects of Thailand and what they mean in the classroom. To learn more about Thai culture, visit the informative website of the Thai Ministry […]


Fruits of Thailand

Posted by claudio on July 14, 2009 in Living in Thailand |

One of the great perks of living in Thailand is the availability of a wide variety of fruits throughout the year. Many fruits of Thailand are exported to all parts of the world. They often carry a high price tag, as they are an exotic delicacy in the destination country. In Thailand, some of these fruits […]

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