Category: Moving to Thailand

01 Apr

Pranburi, the hidden jewel beyond Hua Hin

Beach Front Kao Kalok, Pranburi

When we tell people where we live, we always say Hua Hin, since most people, especially those familiar with Thailand, know of Hua Hin, but this is technically not quite true. One of our favorite areas–where we decided to settle down and build our dream house, actually–is a small town (even smaller than Hua Hin!) about 20 km south of Hua Hin center called Pranburi.

20 Jun

Moving To Thailand | Home Alone

A Family In Motion | Moving To Thailand | Happy Couple

I have been a single, working parent for the past two weeks. I suppose if I had to be a single, working mother in any country, Thailand is where I’d want to be.

20 May

Moving To Thailand: The Annual Drought & Granny’s Visit

A Family In Motion | The Grandmothers | Moving To Thailand

I spend a lot of time these days thinking about water. Water that I always took for granted until it was no longer there.

14 Oct

Moving To Thailand | Discovering Thai Food Again

A Family In Motion | Night Market Thailand

If you haven’t figured it out by this point, I’ll say it clearly: I love food. I love all kinds of food, every type of cuisine and nearly all types of meat, fish, fowl, fruits and vegetables. Never to be labeled a picky eater, I will try everything at least once. Paul goes out of his way sometimes to challenge me with my self-imposed motto. Recently he steered me towards some fried insects at the local night market, and I sadly admit that I turned down his offer.

27 Sep

Moving To Thailand | The First Month

Moving To Thailand | The Grass Is Green Enough

We are fast approaching the one month mark for our new lives in Thailand, and when it feels like we aren’t making as much progress as I’d like here, I have to keep reminding myself that we have indeed accomplished a lot in just over four weeks.

14 Sep

Driving In Thailand | A Family In Motion

Driving In Thailand | A Family In Motion

I took a leap of faith today and drove a borrowed car that was graciously lent to us by our real estate agent. The car has been sitting in our parking space for days, but up to this point, we have not had the courage to take it out for a test drive.

01 Sep

Moving To Thailand | The First 24 Hours

Moving to Thailand Horseback Riding

We made it!!  The dog, the child and the parents have all made it over safely, and now we are ready to begin our adventure in Thailand!  We are disoriented and completely jet lagged, but excited nonetheless.

10 Aug

Nitty Gritty – Moving To Thailand

We are nearly packed and nearly ready to go. We have less than a month until our departure date, and I find myself vacillating so frequently between panicked and micromanaging to totally nonchalant that I fear I might be bi-polar. The anticipation is driving me crazy. On the one hand, I feel like we’ve been waiting ages for this move, and I want it to just happen already. On the other hand, I feel like there are still a million things that need to get done before we can leave…

11 Jul

Moving To Thailand | Cooking Thai For Our Keep

Yum Woon Sen & Red Curry | A Family In Motion

Camping out at the in-laws’ with a high-strung three year old, a hyperactive dog, and a garage full of possessions is a potential recipe for failure, but with the right ingredients, we have managed to side-step a few near-disasters.

09 Jun

Moving to Thailand | Our New Home, Hua Hin

Hua Hin Boats | A Family In Motion

I don’t know if I have mentioned this already, but I lived in Thailand once before. After graduating from college in Seattle, I decided it was time for a break from academics, and I moved to Thailand to reconnect with my Thai roots. Unfortunately, none of the locals believed I was actually Thai, so I was in this weird limbo state where no racial group truly accepted me. Kind of like the dilemma that Lieutentant Commander Spock faced being half-human, half-vulcan. But I digress…

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