After thinking she has the summer to organise a move across the globe, Liz receives a call from her husband, Mo, to say that everything has changed – he needs her to join him in Thailand as soon as possible.
The Pits, as the town is affectionately known to the tiny expat community, none of whom can ever pronounce its name correctly and where very little English is spoken.
Follow Liz through the initial shock to a jet lagged brain at the sheer volume of traffic, noise, and the hubbub of daily life. Trying to provide appetising meals whilst fully aware of the fate of the creature which is providing sustenance is a unique experience. The difficulties encountered with the Thai language, customs, and the subsequent embarrassing consequences. Cockroaches, weevils, geckos or chitchats become part of everyday life.
The most important thing to take with you besides your passport, is your sense of humour, because without it you will surely end up on the first flight home.
Liz Chalmers was born in Dunfermline in 1949 and was raised in the Kingdom of Fife. After teaching for several years in the UK, she accompanied her husband all over the world, until their final posting to Mississippi, where their house was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. After retiring to Scotland for a few years, Liz and her husband moved to the Algarve, Portugal where she currently resides.
Valerie Lockyer (Guest Review) - 16 Aug, 2022
A very interesting and humorous account of the author’s arrival in Thailand to join her husband, whose job has taken him there. It is a completely new way of life and we hear how she learns about the Thai people, their language and culture. Buying food in the local market is a particular challenge, as is the Thai style of driving. An enjoyable and entertaining read.