This is a story of new beginnings, adapting to a new culture, and triumph over adversity. This is not a tourist guide, and the author sets out to explain what it's like to live and work in the 'real' Thailand. In Part One of this book, the author explains the background of how and why he and his wife got to Thailand. In Part Two he describes the reality of living on a working farm in Thailand. Through his own experiences the author tells how to employ builders and farm labourers and how to get the best workers, how to be wise to con tricks, how to avoid poisonous insects and reptiles, and how to watch out for unscrupulous people who are more than happy to 'relieve' you of your money. This book really is a must read for anyone considering living or spending time in rural or village Thailand.