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It’s been a couple of weeks since I last made a blog update and I apologise for my disappearing act. You see, I have been working unbelievably hard. There is so much opportunity and/or business pivots that are currently needed in this new business world we find ourselves in. It is a time to roll out all the business analogies as you really will either sink or swim – but all we must do is swim a little faster than we did before and be a bit smarter in the process.
No getting away from the fact though, I am exhausted. But I am determined not to target mere survival but achieve positive steps forward. The markets we operate in have always been fluid, they are just moving a bit quicker and need greater adaptation and urgency now applied.
It is an interesting moment of time in Thailand regarding Covid-19, as it has felt like the country has been on top of this virus for many weeks now. In fact I think Thailand always had control of this virus. I wear my mask when I am out and about but I just feel like the virus does not exist anymore in this country. When the international borders open, which is suggested in September, this is a moment to take a deep breath and see what happens; but it appears everything will be OK. Well, that’s my take on the situation at least.
As an Expat I feel very fortunate to live in Thailand and not back in my domestic country, speaking with my brothers back in the UK it sounded horrid. I was locked down on Koh Chang, through choice, and it turned out to be one of my happiest memories in recent times.
For all the doom and gloom in this world, especially when it comes to travel, for us expats at least there is a splendid opportunity. Living in Thailand we have paradise on our doorsteps and due to the absence of international travelers it is also very quiet. There are no crowds, there are empty beaches and to travel with these conditions are very nice.