With temperatures as low as 19°C, the first possible casualties due to overexposure to cold weather have been reported in Chiang Mai. Two men, both only wearing shorts at night, passed away Saturday night. The fact that at least one of them was drinking heavily, was clearly not a possible cause. 🙂 Weather statistic show that temperatures as low as a grueling 20° were reported.
For years I’ve been contemplating a way to spend a lot more time in Thailand. My fiancée is Thai and I do love her country a lot. However, I am not insanely well-off, am not planning to retire any time soon, do not wish to bail on my succesful carreer, nor do I want to forfit my situation in Belgium or do I resent my home country. Sounds like I want to have my cake and eat it too, doesn’t it? For a long time, that is exactly what I thought. But at a certain point I stopped researching other people’s solutions online and started paving my own way to the Land of Smiles. I’ll explain my approach in this post and take you along for the ride, with my feet firmly on Thai soil. You’ve guessed it, I have succeeded in my goal. 🙂 My objective is to inspire more people to chase their dream. This story will be most helpful for people in their late twenties to mid fourties, when retirement is still far away and a carreer path has been established.