Thailand Fever

Thailand Fever

Thailand Fever

Many men go to Thailand every year, meet a Thai lady and fall in love and get Thailand Fever. Sounds easy enough because love conquers all right? Well, there can be a lot more to it when you are talking about cross cultural relationships. Different religions, values and priorities can be major stumbling blocks when it come to such a relationship and Thailand Fever does a pretty good job of helping you to start understanding where your Thai girl is coming from and vice versa.

Thailand fever was written by two authors, Vitida Vasant and Chris Pirazzi,  a Thai woman and an American man who know all too well the hurdles and obstacles a cross cultural relationship presents.

Each page of Thailand Fever is written in both English and Thai so you can read one side and the opposite is translated into Thai for your lady to read.

Thailand Fever covers all the major problems such a relationship will face from cultural differences and family to money and marriage. A lot of foreign men think they know a lot about the Thai culture and in some cases they do but they overlook the intricacies and how they relate to them and their new Thai love. As well many Thai women don’t understand the culture that these men are coming from and often misinterpret what he says or means. Not only do the authors tackle frustrating subjects in the book but they also add in their invaluable advice to give you a leg up.

It all comes down to understanding your partner’s culture,” say the authors. “Never forget that you and your partner grew up in cultures that developed separately over thousands of years. To have a happy relationship, you must understand that your partner does not share some of the basic beliefs and values you have taken for granted your whole life. You must be open-minded in ways you’ve probably never considered. In this book, we will make you aware of these surprising differences.

Although the book is a little light all the important areas get covered enough that your lady will understand better where you are coming from and you will understand better what makes her tick and how to handle the family. While advice is offered for certain situations by the authors there are many instances where you and your lady will have to go it alone and work your way through the problem but the book can help immensely.

Overall you won’t find a better book than Thailand Fever to help you both start to understand and explore your cultures together.If you’d like to try it before you buy it you can read the first 35 pages online at Thailand Fever Preview.

And if you are looking for some good Thai fiction you might want to check out Private Dancer as well.

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    8 thoughts on “Giving Alms in Vientiane, Laos

    1. Great pictures Tim, and well done on getting up so early. I miss my trips to Vientiane. I was there about a year ago and there seemed to be a lot of building going on.

    2. Very nice pictures indeed and a nice video. I was luck enough to see the early morning alms giving in Luang Prabang last year. That was very spectacular, with literally hundreds of monks winding their way along the main street of the beautiful little town, with its French colonial style architecture and its beautiful temples.

    3. Talen great shots of the alms giving. Its something I still find fascinating here.

      Luckily I can sit outside and watch the monks any morning I chose.

      Its always interesting to watch my neighbours and the different way men and women approach the monks.

    4. Vientiane, a tale of a hard kip and a sackful of kip. As the others have said, great photos, I especially like the top one. The look on the face of the furthest monk is great.

      The street paths look a lot better than some of the ones I’ve seen in Udon Thani.

      Nice to read you’re enjoying your ‘retirement’.

    5. Apologies for coming in late Talen, I’m totally swamped with all this coming and going.

      Your top photo is absolutely fabulous. And it came across on my iPhone just as impressive! You must be enjoying that new camera you brought to Thailand (I’m certainly enjoying what you are doing with it).

    6. It’s not the Doll Museum is it? Hehhh… Let’s see, in my area (besides the Doll Museum) there is the Cabbage Palace (I have a post coming soon – it’s an amazing place).

      And I guess it depends on what you are calling my area. The Teak Palace is to die for (but a bit further out). I haven’t been to the connecting buildings housing the King’s photography so those are on my list next year.

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