Moon Living Abroad Thailand
By Suzanne Nam
Second Edition, February 2016
Price: $19.99 USD
Moon Thailand author and Bangkok resident Suzanne Nam knows what it takes to make the move to Thailand. As a dedicated travel writer who has lived in Thailand for more than four years, Nam has the firsthand know-how and insight to help you make a smooth transition to life in Southeast Asia. With her experience to guide you, you’ll have no trouble avoiding common mistakes, engaging in Thai culture, and enjoying life to the fullest in this fast-evolving country.
Moon Living Abroad Thailand is packed with essential information and must-have details on setting up daily life, including obtaining visas, arranging finances, and gaining employment. Nam also includes particulars on education, health care, and how to rent or buy a home that fits your needs. With color and black and white photos, illustrations, and maps to help you find your way, Moon Living Abroad Thailand is an indispensable resource for tourists, business people, adventurers, students, teachers, professionals, families, couples, and retirees looking to relocate.
What’s inside Moon Living Abroad Thailand
Here’s what author Suzanne Nam loves about Thailand:
- Cheap, fresh, and delicious street food available from early morning to late at night.
- Never feeling cold.
- Taxi drivers routinely quizzing me about my life, then telling me I speak Thai well even when I stumble over words and can’t understand them.
- Shopping for cute shoes and dresses at the markets, and usually paying about $5 for each.
- Thai fried chicken.
- Having neighbors and street vendors wave hello and smile when I’m out walking my dog.
- Excellent, affordable at-home childcare.
- Wet markets filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and fish.
- Thai massage.
- Getting my hair shampooed and blow dried for less than $10.
- Hopping on the back of a motorcycle taxi when I’m in a rush.
- Gorgeous beaches and warm, clear water.
- Cheap flights to almost anywhere in the country.
- Orchids of every color imaginable.
Excerpted from the Second Edition of Moon Living Abroad Thailand.
Suzanne Nam came to Bangkok in 2005 to work as a newspaper reporter and hasn’t left since. Since arriving, she’s traveled all over the country and the region. As for Bangkok, she knows the city’s popular attractions in and out but really enjoys exploring the nooks and crannies that make Thailand’s capital city so alluring. She’s watched the city grow into a truly cosmopolitan, top tier city and is proud to call it her home.
Suzanne met her now husband during her first year in Bangkok. The street dog they adopted, Sam, was just the beginning of their growing family. In 2011 their twins, Bix and Ella, were born. Raising children in a foreign country brings plenty of adventures and challenges, including navigating preschool drop off during one of the city’s many political demonstrations, but daily life is surprisingly stable and comfortable.
She grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, went to law school after college, and practiced law for five years before giving it all up to pursue a journalism degree at Columbia University. She has worked in London, the Middle East and Asia. She is also a reporter for Forbes magazine and runs her own travel website, Smarttrips.us.