I’d been toying with the idea of escaping my 9-5 for a while and came up with 2 different ideas. The first was to go to the Mana Retreat in New Zealand, volunteer and live for free whilst meditating and doing yoga.
The second idea was a Thai fight camp.
Googling lead me to JohnnyFD and this book, 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap, a sort of motivational biography about how Johnny visited Thailand on holiday and then decided to move there training in Muay Thai and becoming a scuba instructor.
The book is well laid out and offers lots of advice on how to live in Thailand, the realities of both fight camps and scuba diving and lots of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time whilst you are out here as well as places to visit and things to bring with you.
There aren’t many concise resources out there for someone considering moving to Thailand so this is a must read for anyone toying with the idea. I know I read it cover to cover 5 times before I booked my tickets, and whilst it didn’t inspire me to go to Thailand (that seed was already firmly planted) it did motivate me to make the decision and see what happens.
An informative, enjoyable read that I’d recommend to anyone considering going to Thailand, let alone moving there.