I got my second driving license - how and where to get a car driving license in Thailand.
The moment when I intend to return to Poland for some time is slowly coming. At that time, I plan to take my Thai motorcycle license and convert it to a Polish one. However, I thought that since I would have to do it anyway, and I don't have a car driver's license yet, it might be wiser, faster, etc., to also get a car driver's license in Thailand. I'll kill two birds with one stone, convert the…
Learn Thai, Learn Something, and Get a Visa — My Thoughts After Spending a Year on an Educational Visa in Thailand
You come to Thailand as a tourist, you like it and decide to stay longer. You start doing visa runs to extend your stay. At some point, you've spent enough time on tourist visas, so you decide to find a new way to stay longer in the country. Many people recommend an educational visa; you can learn the language (or, for instance, muay thai) and get a visa for a year. Sounds like a good deal. Below…
How to automatically deploy translations from lokalise.com to AWS S3 with serverless?
This article is also good for any use case when you want to add/change/remove something from AWS S3 after your endpoint is triggered. The perfect use case for that is when you want to update your translations files after every update in the localization service. So first let's write how we want to design an AWS architecture for this. Lambda function — this function will be responsible for…
10 unusual attractions in Bangkok, where average tourists don't go
It's been almost a year since I've been living in Bangkok. It is one of those places where I am slowly discovering interesting places while avoiding the ones that are recommended in guidebooks and on blogs. Below, I will present some interesting places/attractions that I like to revisit despite living in the city. 1. Benchakitti Park This park was opened a few years ago and is not mentioned too…
How to survive in Thailand - mobile apps you need!
How to order an Uber, what is the name of a delicious Thai dish or where to check the bus schedule in Bangkok? Due to the large distance from Europe, most of the apps we use in Europe are completely useless, but Thai equivalents can be easily found. Before we get to the apps. Most of them require internet access. Mobile internet is common, fast, and cheap in Thailand. It is very important not to…
In which Dutch bank open a bank account?
When do I need a Dutch bank account? If you live in the Netherlands, you are going to need a local bank account for 2 reasons. First, most Dutch stores don't accept normal cards (like Visa, MasterCard), but they accept Maestro cards (sometimes also V-PAY). Additionally, a lot of places don't accept cash payments, so a Dutch card is a must. Second, if you work for a Dutch employer, you are going to…
How to obtain a Thai motorcycle driving license?
In Poland, I never got a driver's license. In Bangkok, I usually travel by public transport, but the fact that you can't get everywhere without getting stuck in traffic and at reasonable prices made me decide to look into getting a motorcycle driving license in Thailand. After a short research, it turned out that the whole process is much faster than in Europe, and after dealing with a few…
How to rent an apartment in Bangkok?
Two weeks ago I signed up a contract and I received keys to my first apartment in Bangkok. Searching and all paperwork took me around 2 weeks. I think I learn a lot about how to look for an apartment and I think the whole process can be quite interesting. Long-term or short-term lease? In this article I will focus on a long-term lease, in Bangkok, you can find apartment with really good standard…
Remote work friendly places in Wroclaw
I checked many blogs, coworking spaces etc. to find the best places for remote work in Wroclaw. Unfortunately, the information that I found wasn't good enough. Many places are closed already, some of them are not the best for remote work, because of that I decided to look for such places on my own. I am sharing the result of my research below. What are my requirements for places for remote work…
About being a programmer in the Netherlands
I always like reading, listening and watching materials about programmers in different countries. I've spent almost 3 years working as a programmer in the Netherlands. Some time ago I asked on one Polish Facebook group for questions about working there. I've created this blog post based on what these people were interested in. Technologies, experience, wages I am working as a programmer for around…