Expat Resources

Here you'll find a wide range of our favorite Thailand expat resources and websites to help you in having the best time as possible abroad.

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Women Bloggers in Thailand

Thai Girl Talk Podcasts Fun discussions about Thailand, seen through the eyes of two women; an expat and a local Thai who live in Chiang Mai.

Do you have a blog about your life in Thailand? Let us know and we'll add you to our list:
'Women Bloggers in Thailand'.

(Women) Traveling in Asia

Blonde Traveler A group of fun, adventurous female travelers, just like you who will help to make your travel experience more fun, fluid, and fruitful!

The Gypsy Gals Inspiring stories and practical advice for solo female travelers.

Travelfish Helps travelers to Southeast Asia get the most out of their trips to the region, and helps off-the-radar places to gain a little more exposure to the world.

Travel Fashion Girl A Traveler's Guide to Practical & Stylish Travel Gear.

Go! Girl Guides Helping women travel the world.

Pink Pangea The community for women travelers.

Wanderlust and Lipstick A great travel website with information for and by women.

Travel Girls Get in touch with thousands of nice and adventurous girls who like to travel!

Jamie's Phuket Jamie shows and reviews the parts of Phuket that he likes, mixed in with some "tourist" stuff but mostly off the beaten track, away from the main beaches.

Expat Women and Parents in Thailand

Expecting Expats Expecting Expats is an online community of parents living in & around Thailand. It is a website for sharing experiences, with advice from real doctors.

IPN Thailand The International Parenting Network (IPN) is an organization which offers a wide range of parenting support services to parents and childcare professionals through events, seminars and workshops.

Expat Women The largest global website helping women living overseas.

Parent Vine - Growing new roots and shoots in Thailand Useful reference information for parents and parents to be in Thailand.

Bambi Bambi (Bangkok Mothers and Babies International) is a mother-led volunteer organization that provides information, support and companionship for pregnant women, mothers of babies and small children.

Living in Thailand

Amusing Thailand Not only is amazing Thailand one of the top travel destinations in Asia, but it's also full of warm Thai smiles and humorous surprises around every corner. Amusing Thailand is dedicated to those smiles and surprises.

American Citizens Abroad (ACA) American Citizens Abroad (ACA), the voice of Americans overseas, is a non-profit, non-partisan, all-volunteer organization that represents the interests of Americans living and working outside the U.S. to the Executive Branch of the U.S. Government, the U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Federal Judiciary to insure that Americans overseas are treated with equality and fairness.

Lifestyle Migration is East Asia Lifestyle migration is the migration of people for quality of life rather than economic or security reasons. It is an increasingly important phenomenon, with effects for migrants, locals, cultural life, and economic life. This project examines the motivations, experiences and outcomes of lifestyle migration in Thailand, Malaysia and China.

Thai Embassy Website containing accurate and up to date information about visa's, working in Thailand, property, business and much more.

Expat Arrivals - Moving to Thailand Information about moving to and living in Thailand.

Food in Thailand

PhukEAT is a restaurant review guide for Phuket which gives fair and informative reviews keeping you up to date with the island's dining scene.

Joy's Thai Food The Thai food recipes, cooking and dessert blog from "Joy" a Thai cook living in the northeast Thailand region known as Isaan.

Living in Bangkok

Coconuts Bangkok Bangkok's local news and reviews website.

Movers & Shakers By organizing regular gatherings for corporate executives and business professionals, Movers & Shakers grows a sustainable network in Thailand for entrepreneurs of all kinds with their focus on Thailand.

Bangkok Breast Cancer Support Group The BBCs is a small group of dedicated expatriate volunteers who have been actively involved with breast cancer education and support in Thailand.

Bangkok 4 Free What to see and do for free in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Australian - New Zealand Womens Group (ANZW) Guide to Bangkok Compiled by foreigners living and working in Bangkok, the information and advice is based on personal experience and professional expertise and is designed as a complete guide to successful expatriate life in the city. Also nice to know is that all funds raised from the sale of the Bangkok Guide are distributed to projects for the welfare and benefit of women and children in Thailand.

Expat Ladies in Bangkok - Magazine A magazine for expat women in Bangkok with a taste for life! Featuring beauty reviews, international gossip, networking events and more.

Bangkok Podcast Interviewed by Greg & Tony, expats and Thai living in Bangkok give us a glimpse into their cool personalities that help make Bangkok such a great city.

Learning Thai Language

Learn to Speak Thai with Maanee books With Maanee books learners can learn not only to speak but also to listen, write and read Thai. Learn Thai language online with a native speaker and check out the free Thai lessons available.

Women learning Thai ... And some men too WLT aims to post Thai language learning tips and techniques, local quirks and insights of Thailand. Anything Thai language, culture, or travel related.

Thai Language Dictionary A very useful online dictionary of the Thai language containing Thai words and phrases with English definitions and audio clips.

Real Estate in Thailand

Thailand Property Doctor This website is chock full of information on buying/selling/renting property, living and working in Thailand. The website has collated info from Thais, lawyers, accountants, government websites, internet info on everything one needs to survive in Thailand, answering everything from importing pets, to dowry, to visas etc.

Charities and Volunteering

Volunteer opportunities in Thailand Thinking of joining a volunteer program in Thailand? Browse tons of Thai volunteer program listings, complete with alumni reviews/interviews, articles, and a guide to volunteering in Thailand on Go Overseas.

Somaly Mam Foundation The Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the eradication of sex slavery and the empowerment of its survivors, led by the vision and life's work of Cambodian survivor and activist Somaly Mam.

Women with a mission With a Mission is a private voluntary organisation working to make a positive difference in the lives of children living along the Thailand/Myanmar border and families in the region of Chonburi, Thailand.

Art Relief International Volunteer Blog Art Relief International works with people who are in need of the stabilization offered by creative exploration. Their focus groups include Burmese refugees, indigenous hill tribe groups, single mothers and children with Cerebral Palsy. Here you will find the ARI volunteer blog, sharing the workshops, stories and daily life through the eyes of its volunteers.

WEAVE Helping refugee, marginalized & displaced women on Thai-Burma border become socially, economically & politically empowered.

SHE Thailand SHE (Self Help and Empowerment) is a Christian charity committed to helping women and children at risk in Thailand, many of whom are trapped in the commercial sex trade.

Goodwill Group Foundation is a Bangkok based charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life of young Thai women via skills training and career services.

Foundation for Women (FFW) FFW is an NGO working on the issue of violence against women and other development/social issues as they relate to women.