10 Signs you have been in Thailand too long
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10 Signs you have been in Thailand too long… or too often 😜

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Have you been in Thailand too often?

Have you been in Thailand too long? After a few years of living in Phuket (or in Thailand), you just start doing a few unusual things without noticing them, and it suddenly strikes you; these are not the things I used to do at home! How long have I been here? When did I start doing these weird things without knowing it!? Then you realise that you actually started to blend inβ€”big time.

So if you are living in Phuket or come regularly, check the list below. If you tick all the boxes, just like me: You might have been in Thailand too long! (in a good way, though).


2. You prefer Kanom Jeen or Kao Tom (Rice Porridge) for breakfast over bread or sausages.

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5. You feel uncomfortable wearing shoes inside a house once back in your home country.


7. You hail a motorbike taxi for any distance longer than 500 meters… sometimes less.

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8. You add chilli to a dish already spicy, often without even checking the taste first.

9. You use the hose in the toilet even if toilet paper is available and think of toilet paper more as napkins on restaurants table.


10. You complain about the cold and wear a jacket when the temperature gets lower than… 22˚C

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Willy Thuan
Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early and never stopped until I settled in Thailand in 1994. Then for the past 27 years, my passion for photography and my natural curiosity has taken me to every corner of Thailand, jumping frequently between Bangkok and Phuket and basically everywhere I could go. I run Phuket101.net and manage large international online travel guides.