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10 Signs you have been in Thailand too long… or too often ๐Ÿ˜œ

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 inโ€”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.

Kanom Jeen in Phuket

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

shoes at temples

7. You hail a motorbike taxi for any distance longer than 500 metersโ€ฆ 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 thanโ€ฆ 22หšC


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Born in France a long long time ago, I started to travel the world early until I settled in Phuket in 1994. For the past 30 years, my passion for photography and my curiosity have taken me to every corner of Phuket, Bangkok and everywhere I could go in Thailand. My goal is to share my discoveries, photos and tips to help travellers plan their holidays by making Phuket 101 as easy as possible to use for everyone!