Asking questions, getting inspired

Asking questions, getting inspired

We’ve been exchanging emails with some need-greaters currently living in Chiang Mai. Here’s some excerpts: This one is taken from an email I got from Ty a pioneer sister from Bend who is currently serving in a Thai language congregation a bit south of Chiang Mai: There are a fair amount of kids in the cong actually. They all seem to like it here, from what I hear the Thai schools are a bit sketch, but the International schools are good. The nice thing about this area is it feels quite safe, I haven’t spoken to anyone, even with kids, who feels like they are ever in danger, unlike many other countries. The thai’s are nice, and they don’t try to rip you off because you are a foreigner, again unlike a lot of other countries in the area. And here’s a large chunk of an email from Chris & Carla. They moved from Australia to Chiang Mai with their 2 girls. They attend the english congregation: Wow, how exciting for you all to come over. I seem to be fielding enquiries each week from families. It’s great when families come. We love it here. Have your kids adjusted well? (Climate, health, food, new friends, etc…) Homeschool or international school or Thai school? They LOVE it. They are best friends so that helps – friends come and go unfortunately due to short times here, but we love them all, and have formed many new friendships that will last distances. Health has been fantastic due to abundance of great quality fruit and veg. They love the food, and they deal...
Wait, what?

Wait, what?

Yeah, the rumors are true…┬áJustin Bieber is really blond now.   And we’re moving to Thailand for a while. Probably.   The plan is to: Dramatically downsize. We’re going to purge ourselves of car(s), furniture, clothes, books, and MUGS. Get a bunch of house projects done in order to rent the place while we’re away. Save lots of money. Not just to pay our expenses in Thailand, but also to float us for a while when we get back. Other stuff? Head to Thailand somewhere from Oct 2015 on   We’ll settle in┬áChiang Mai, a mediumish city in the north of the country. Costs are low, the vibe is pretty laid back. Our budget is a bit TBD. We are thinking somewhere between $1200 and $2000 per month all-in. Details to follow as we check things off the huge list of...