Thailand is a low cost holiday resort and retirement home. Many expats stay in Chiang Mai to enjoy the people (who make it the 'Land of Smiles'), fantastic weather, beautiful scenery and the best food in the world. Some come for medical tourism.
This free e-book will advise you on the best time to come, introduce you to a wide range of sites to visit, places to stay, places to eat, the sports and fitness opportunities as well as who to contact in emergencies (fire, police, hospitals, insurance, embassies and consulates).
After travelling and working in more than 40 countries, the author has spent the last seven years based in Chiang Mai because "he does not want to be in any other place."
I was asked recently how to impress Thais with more than the basics that everyone resident in the kingdom is supposed to know &ndash...