In this Soundcloud Podcast I explain about Thai culture, what it is and what some common misconceptions are, and how to deal with it if you come here to teach English in Thailand.
Some people think Thai culture is more to do with elephants, buddhists, beaches, statues, etc but I explain that real Thai culture is what Thai’s believe are right and wrong, or the customary ways of dealing with relationships.
Some aspects of Thai culture can be easily embraced, others are harder to distinguish and can be hard to deal with if you cannot understand why the Thai’s do things. I talk about how Thai’s deal with conflict and how Thailand is known as “The Land of Smiles” with the smile being a symbol of Thai culture which can mean many things.
I also explain how kind Thai people can be and how you can get help from strangers in many situations without asking for it – because Thai people are naturally very kind-natured.