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Watching the Thais

3.55  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
If you are one of the fifteen million or so expected visitors to Thailand this coming year, or an expat interested in moving to the country, this book is a must for you. The book is divided into ten chapters, each one detailing some of the virtues as well as common misconceptions about living and working in Thailand. Common questions asked by visitors are also dealt with: ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published August 10th 2012 by
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Thomas Locke
Jan 08, 2013 Thomas Locke rated it it was amazing
What a terriffic effort from a creative writer! Tom Touhy has provided a must read travel guide to the Land of Smiles. If you live in the Kingdom as I do you'll be nodding your head in agreement as Tom brings to life small vignettes of daily Thai life. If you are planning on visiting this sometimes perplexing paradise Watching The Thais can prove to be an invaluable guide.

Thanks Tom for this witty and insightful gem!!

T.Hunt Locke
James Newman
Jan 12, 2013 James Newman rated it really liked it

Why does a Thai smile at you after crashing into the back of your car?

Why do Thais deplore walking?

The heat, the heat. What about the weather?

Why is everything done as a pack?

What is all this face stuff about?



Sleeping and shopping?

Just what is it with the Thais?

What’s it all about?

Author and academic Tom Tuohy answers all these questions and much more in his new book about the Thais and all their quirks. The book is available in print soon. I was given the opportunity to revi
Martin English
Jul 05, 2016 Martin English rated it did not like it
They say "Don't judge a book by its cover," for a reason. I bought this shrink-wrapped book (as in, I couldn't preview any of it before buying) because I liked the cartoon on the front. Big mistake. Worse than that dreck Steven Leather puts out on Thailand. I want my 480 Baht back!
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Tom Tuohy is an attorney and the founder and president of the international youth organization Dreams for Kids and author of the book,Dreams for Kids.

Tom is an attorney and an accomplished children’s advocate.Dreams for Kids empowers at-risk youth and those with disabilities and inspires them to realize their full potential and to serve as active members of their communities and citizens of the w
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