Living and Working in Bangkok 2006 Update

Another year has passed by, another year for me to reflect on my life in Thailand.

My thoughts in this point in time are that life in Bangkok, while interesting at times, really is best for single men. Has it taken me almost 8 years to figure that out? No, not really. I sort of realised this some time ago.

We forget that there are many hidden costs to life in Thailand – wasted opportunity, falling behind with what is going on in the west and extreme cynicism. And in a number of guys I believe depression, to some extent at least.

I often wonder how I have lasted so long here. Sure, many guys have been here much longer, but living in Thailand slowly wears you down…