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How to Register the birth of your Thai baby.

How to Register the birth of your Thai baby.

Before I explain step by step how to get a Thai birth certificate, and how to complete other associated tasks, I would like to suggest some classic German literature as…

Our Thai baby is very very ugly

Our Thai baby is very very ugly

Bringing Home a Newborn Baby in Thailand We have recently brought our new baby home from the hospital. The first thing my wife did was stock up on food and…

Yu Fai: Lie near the fire after child birth

Yu Fai: Lie near the fire after child birth

Yu Fai, which literally means ‘lie near fire’, is a traditional practice for Thai women after child birth. The practice is rooted in superstition but it also a real therapeutic…

My Thai mother-in-law has come to stay: day 1

My Thai mother-in-law has come to stay: day 1

I get on OK with my Thai mother in law, and I think I am the only ‘farang’ in Thailand I know that does. We cannot communicate very well. Communicating…

Reasons to date a Thai Girl, part 2: The cooking

Reasons to date a Thai Girl, part 2: The cooking

It’s official: Thai girls can knock up an awesome plate of food. This is no easy task when it is being cooked for a foreigner in Thailand. Thai People Eat…

Reasons to date a Thai girl: Part 1

Reasons to date a Thai girl: Part 1

Thai girls are great. Even though I am married to a Thai girl myself and therefore biased, there are good objective and impartial reasons for my saying this. Let me…

I am visiting my Thai girlfriend’s parent. How do I ask for permission to marry her?

I am visiting my Thai girlfriend’s parent. How do I ask for permission to marry her?

Reader’s E-mail Hi Next month am going to meet my thai girlfriend family. Her home is nearer to udon thani. my girlfriend and her mom come and pick me in…

Pregnant Thai ladies: Truth Stranger Than Fiction

Pregnant Thai ladies: Truth Stranger Than Fiction

My wife is expecting. Wonderful news of course and I am delighted. However, all good things come at a price and this being Thailand that price is unusual and unexpected.…

Getting Married as a Catholic in Thailand

Getting Married as a Catholic in Thailand

I have to tell you from the beginning I am not a Catholic, or particularly religious. I was baptised in the Church of England and went to a Church of…

Traditional Thailand Engagement Ceremony

Traditional Thailand Engagement Ceremony

Getting married in Thailand, the Thai way, is a complicated process in so many ways. As my wife to be put it: ‘A Thai Wedding has many steps’. It is…

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