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A Broad Abroad in Thailand: An Expat's Misadventures in the Land of Smiles
by Dodie Cross
A Broad Abroad in Thailand follows a newlywed expat as she tries to settle in to her new home and a life full of unforeseen challenges. Soon after her arrival in this exotic land, her problems begin as she tries to learn the subtleties of the easte
Paperback, 395 pages
Published September 7th 2008 by Four Ways West/Crossroads Pub
(first published September 1st 2007)
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A Broad Abroad in Thailand was such an amusing story, and I could not put the book down until it was finished. Dodie can tell a story in such a way that you feel like you are right there with her. Despite her "misadventures", her descriptions of Thailand and its people made me want to book the next flight out so I could experience it myself. As other reviewers also stated, I was sad when the book was done, and can't wait to read about her other adventures. If you are looking for a fun read, you ...more
Meh! It was okay but nothing fantastic. I really like the author, she came across as a lovely, kind and very funny lady, however, as a current expat in Thailand I found it very hard to relate to her sugar coated stories about life in this unfriendly and often dangerous country.
Laugh out loud funny in parts, although some of the author's decisions made me crazy!! As someone who currently lives in Thailand as an expat, I found myself nodding my head in agreement with many of the author's descriptions of the Thai people and their country.