The #1 Reason to Move to Thailand

East coast blizzard 2010

Can anyone guess what the #1 reason is to move to Thailand?

Over the weekend the East coast of America was hit with a North Eastern blizzard which dumped 30 inches on top of me in Maryland. Now that i’s over and we are all dug out you would think I’m relieved, I was until they forecast another storm today that is predicted to drop a further 10-20 inches of the nasty white stuff.

This is the most compelling arguement of any that can be made for moving to Thailand forthwith! Although with my luck the snow would follow me there too, and there is precedent for Snow in Thailand.

East coast blizzard 2010 (1) East coast blizzard 2010 (2) East coast blizzard 2010 (3)


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13 Responses to The #1 Reason to Move to Thailand
  1. Mike
    February 9, 2010 | 7:54 pm

    Talen great pictures, I am sure you are wrapped up well.
    I didn’t realise it had actually snowed here.
    MTF has this ambition to visit a country with snow-I might send her to the UK and stay here!
    .-= Mike´s last blog ..Fruity Thai Photo Quiz =-.

    • Talen
      February 9, 2010 | 8:04 pm

      Mike, Pookie has the same fascination with snow, she thinks it would be great fun.

      I’ll be so damn happy when I make the move…I never want to see snow again in my life unless it’s on the television. We’ve had 60 inches this winter and it’s snowing again…

  2. Catherine
    February 9, 2010 | 8:52 pm

    I have lived in quite a few snowbound countries, and enjoyed the experience.

    But… I was young once too.

    Snow is wonderful for those praying for a decent skiing season, who don’t have to go to work or send the kids to school, and don’t have to shovel snow. Yes. Youth.

    Talen, I am SO looking forward to you moving to Thailand for good. In the past year plus, your western life has sent you a lot to deal with. Getting here will have you skipping and smiling, for sure.
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..Successful Thai Language Learners: Stickman =-.

    • Talen
      February 9, 2010 | 9:03 pm

      Cat, I’m really looking forward to the day…I can’t wait for the time when I can wake up in Thailand and wonder where I’ll be exploring today.

      Snow is pretty but only when it’s on a Christmas card. At the rate it is snowing right now we will definitely have another 20 inches on the ground by tomorrow, as if 30 inches weren’t enough.

  3. Jon
    February 10, 2010 | 7:53 pm

    Funny you raise this Talen, snow is a reason I’d consider moving back to London. Am sure after a day I’d be bored and longing for the year long summer of Thailand.

    • Talen
      February 11, 2010 | 2:46 am

      Jon, If I could send this mess to you I would gladly.

      Give me year round summer and the cool Issan nights of winter.

  4. SiamRick
    February 11, 2010 | 12:00 am

    Well, Talen, it looks like the continent has turned upsidedown. We’re getting a light dusting up here in Toronto, but it’s the first “real” snow of the season. Way down in Maryland, you’re getting dumped on. Again.

    Mike “MTF has this ambition to visit a country with snow-I might send her to the UK and stay here!” has the right idea!

    Needless to say, I really, really miss Thailand right now. And if all goes well, this will be my last full winter. See you all in hot, steamy Thailand in the autumn!
    .-= SiamRick´s last blog ..Musings on friendship bridges and rush to build them =-.

    • Talen
      February 11, 2010 | 2:48 am

      Rick, you aren’t joking…I’m sure this much snow was surely meant for you guys up north and was just delivered to the wrong address.

      I’ll be a happy camper to relax in the winter sun of Thailand…where snow shovels don’t exist.

  5. Martyn
    February 11, 2010 | 4:22 am

    Talen I do wonder if the cold and snow of our winters is the heat and humidity of a Thai’s April. The snow looks attractive to a lot of Thai’s because it is in stark contrast to the high temperatures they face during their summer months. Perhaps in ten years time you’ll have the urge to take a winter break in Maryland just for a change in weather.

    I love the top photo.
    .-= Martyn´s last blog ..I’ve Got a Red in the Bed =-.

    • Talen
      February 11, 2010 | 5:05 am

      Martyn, it will be at least ten years before I even want to think about snow again. In less than 4 days we have gotten 60 inches of snow and now stand at over 70 inches for the winter and now another snowstorm is being forecast for this coming Monday!

  6. BangkokDan
    February 12, 2010 | 1:56 pm

    Argh jealous – enjoy the snow before it all melts!
    .-= BangkokDan´s last blog ..Haiti = Thailand Missionary Lies =-.

    • Talen
      February 12, 2010 | 1:57 pm

      Dan, you are a very sick and twisted man…

  7. john
    February 25, 2010 | 1:27 am

    i can see why and we don’t need a meter of snow in the uk for the whole system to start to fall apart
    leave the Europe for Thailand and get back some of those years lost in traffic jams and endless hours spent on hold at some call center