Thailand House Tour – Want to Buy a House in Thailand?

Thailand House Tour Video

This is a 6 Million Thai Baht house. Is it really worth $171,000 USD? Let me know what you think.

I’ve been meaning to do this video for so long now, for years really. Finally I got a fire under my butt, and shot the video yesterday. Took a full day to upload it.

If you’re thinking about buying a house in Thailand, you should see this video. It isn’t going to represent EVERY house in the country, of course, but, I’ve been here for 12 years and I’ve seen many homes – dozens – and they’re all built like this. Every one. I haven’t seen million dollar houses yet, but just at this price level – around 6 million Thai Baht – this is what you can expect.

Bangkok Flooding

There are conflicting statements coming out of many different mouths regarding the Bangkok flooding that will or won’t take place. It’s safe to say, we cannot take anything heard as fact – and it won’t all the sudden clear up and we’ll start getting good information.

I know little about flooding in the north – haven’t really been there. We said we’d go see Chiang Mai, Tak, Ayuddya and other places north of Bangkok someday – and we will, but now we are sure it won’t be during the rainy season. Every year the north floods to some degree and yet this year it appears to be different.

Was there that much more rain?

We’re only in mid-October. I don’t know if anybody remembers last year, but it rained through November and most of December here in the south anyway. What did it do in the north last year, I can’t say. I didn’t pay any attention.

Will it rain for a couple more months north of Bangkok? You could consider Bangkok to be in serious trouble if that happened.

While hoping for the best, I’m not optimistic that Bangkok won’t be totally devastated by the flood waters in the next couple of hours, days, or weeks.

If you have a dry place – offer your Bangkokian friends a dry place to stay for a few weeks until the major threat passes. If you live in Bangkok – the south is a nice place to be this time of year… few tourists and cool weather. We’ve had about half dry and half wet days here over the past 2 weeks. Really hoping the rain is about done here too.

Good luck to those of you in Bangkok that choose to stay and get through it.

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Bangkok, Thailand is Not My Type of Place

I’ve been in Thailand about 47 months. I have stayed in Bangkok, Thailand’s capital for a total of about 5 nights and none of them were enjoyable enough to make me crave returning anytime soon.

I lived in NYC for over three years when I was 21-24. I can’t say I enjoyed it, but I didn’t despise it at the time either. It was filled with novel experiences that I’m glad I had. But, am I glad I spent three years there after living in Hawaii for four years? I can’t really say yes.

Fast forward to Bangkok. I think it’s world’s better than NYC in terms of things to do and fun to have. I’d still not want to live or stay there for any length of time. I’ve been spoiled by the Isaan (northeast) area of Thailand and the incredible people there. I’d like to return someday but who knows if that will happen anytime soon.

My body, my mind feel young – but I’m starting to get that older perspective on life. A mature perspective maybe? I’m 42 and the thought of waking up to traffic and so many people everyday, commuting into town for work or internet work just doesn’t sound like any fun. Eating at restaurants for 200 b that anywhere else in Thailand would cost 100 baht for dinner wouldn’t sit well with me. Needing a taxi or tuk-tuk, BTS skytrain or Subway to travel anywhere instead of firing up a motorbike or bicycle wouldn’t be my ideal way to get around.

Anyway, I just created a profile of Bangkok, Thailand at my main site that you might want to have a look at if you’re interested in finding out more about it.