12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap

12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap by Johnny F.D. Fighter-Divemaster
Published by Lulu Com on 2013
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In Thailand Johnny becomes a certified Divemaster and starts a career traveling the world teaching people how to scuba dive. From a dream to reality in less than 12 Weeks during his second trip to the islands. After diving with countless Sea Turtles, Whale Sharks, and Manta Rays, he later finds out his true passion really is the sport of Muay Thai. He's currently spending another 12 weeks in the northern mountains of Thailand training for his fifth professional fight.

In this book you will find out how cheap you can live out in Thailand and how you can convince your boss to let you come for 12 weeks or more. Find out where the best place in Thailand to learn to scuba dive is, and where the best fight camp to train Muay Thai and MMA is. Live vicariously through the author or use the book to take your first steps into an adventure of your own.

Time really is precious, don't waste another year stuck at a job you aren't passionate about, throwing away thousands of dollars in rent when you could use that money to live like a King in Thailand. It seriously is the Good Life on the Cheap. Read the book and it will inspire you to find your own passions and more importantly to go after them.

I’d been toying with the idea of escaping my 9-5 for a while and came up with 2 different ideas. The first was to go to the Mana Retreat in New Zealand, volunteer and live for free whilst meditating and doing yoga.

The second idea was a Thai fight camp.

Googling lead me to JohnnyFD and this book, 12 Weeks in Thailand: The Good Life on the Cheap, a sort of motivational biography about how Johnny visited Thailand on holiday and then decided to move there training in Muay Thai and becoming a scuba instructor.

The book is well laid out and offers lots of advice on how to live in Thailand, the realities of both fight camps and scuba diving and lots of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your time whilst you are out here as well as places to visit and things to bring with you.

There aren’t many concise resources out there for someone considering moving to Thailand so this is a must read for anyone toying with the idea. I know I read it cover to cover 5 times before I booked my tickets, and whilst it didn’t inspire me to go to Thailand (that seed was already firmly planted) it did motivate me to make the decision and see what happens.

An informative, enjoyable read that I’d recommend to anyone considering going to Thailand, let alone moving there.