An American, on Thailand, via the British

Usually I'm the one doing the writing- so it was quite a novel experience when I was approached to interview for an article about expats in Thailand. The writer, penning the piece for BBC Capital, had a string of questions intended to elicit responses about life in Thailand. I spoke about my own story and the pros and cons of living  in Bangkok, and also shed some light on why other expats decide to make the country their long-term home. 

Monetary bribes are commonplace, there’s an infamous sex industry, and political unrest is an ongoing concern...

I spoke candidly about my experiences living  abroad, and in turn, shouldn't be surprised  that my name and the words "monetary bribes" and "infamous sex trade" appeared a mere 5 sentences into the piece. But, hey. That's real life. And despite these...unpleasantries- I strongly believe  that the pros outweigh the cons, and  that life in Bangkok is pretty darn good for a foreigner. 

Five years ago, I’d never have imagined myself in Southeast Asia, but I’m here because I see the potential. I’m enhancing my career in a region that is on the rise, connecting with people from all over the world, and enjoying a balanced lifestyle with less stress. I have no doubt I’ve become a better person for it.

Read the full article here.

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