" Don't believe anything they say."
Not a pleasant topic about my fellow expats here, but important:
Until recently, most foreigners in Thailand were from high-trust, Western cultures: Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Northern and Western Europe. And Japan, a very high-trust culture. But that's changed.
In the past 10 years or so, many other foreigners pouring in here from all over the world, especially from low-trust cultures: China, Russia, Middle East, South Asia (India, Pakistan, Iran).
And not just low-trust cultures in different nations, but low-trust social classes as well. Ten years ago a British football hooligan could not afford a holiday in Thailand. Now he and his mates can. It's been a huge change in expat culture here.
The locals have certainly noticed and they have changed the way they treat foreigners here, both tourists and expats. I'm seeing:
Other observations, please.
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