Learning a language can be fun and exciting, but not everyone wants to take the time it takes to do so. If you're moving to Thailand, one would think learning the language is paramount to virtually all else. For myself, I view it as a way to get to know the country, its people and culture. The question is, is it really necessary? Is learning the language imperative to learning a culture and can you live comfortably without doing so and how important is it? Watch the video below to find out my take on these questions and more.
Five Things You Need If You Want to Move and Live in Thailand
Moving abroad is a life changing event and while it may seem as simple as bringing along a wad of cash or a platinum credit card, there's more to it.
1. Balls / Courage
2. Money and / or an income stream
3. An open mind
Watch the video below for the complete breakdown.
There are far too many great movies set in Asia to list them all, but I originally started this list as a top ten list. Then it was a dozen, then 20, and by the time I live streamed this, the list grew to thirty movies, not including the three movies I seriously dislike; Eat, Love, Pray, Bangkok Dangerous and No Escape. Perhaps Eat, Pray Love was made specifically for women, but I this is one of my least favorite movies. Not only movies set in Asia, but of ALL MOVIES! Maybe it was Julia Roberts praying and walking around in yoga pants, I don't know. Bangkok Dangerous...please, for anyone who knows a little about Thailand, the movie is way over the top. No Escape is another one of my least favorites because the director can't seem to decide on the country in which the coup took place.
Without further ado...my top three favorites from my list: Saint Jack, Return to Paradise and Holly. Let me know your favorites.
1. The Impossible (2012)
2. Saint Jack (1979)
3. The Beach (2000)
4. The Hangover II (2011)
5. Return to Paradise (1998)
6. City of Ghosts (2002)
7. Lost In Translation (2003)
8. Contagion (2011)
9. The Drifter (2009)
10 . Railway Man (2013)
11. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
12. Only God Forgives (2013)
13. Holly (2006)
14. Same Same But Different (2009)
15. My Thai Bride (2011)