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Life with the farang abroad – no bed of roses, says German’s wife

An Isaan country girl who married a German man and went to live abroad has gone online to say her life is no bed of roses. She has to work to survive.

life-of-a-thai-overseasSeangpin Schuler posted a video saying: “Those who think that marrying a farang is a way to riches and an easy life – forget it!”

Kapook.com featured the story about the mother of four who exchanged the north east of Thailand for Germany.

Seangpin thought at first that her life would be easy. She thought she was lucky and her husband would take care of everything. An easy life beckoned but then the reality kicked in.

The cost of living in Gerrmany compared very unfavourably with her life back in Thailand. Gone were the days of taking a growing family out for dinner and being able to pay just 1000 baht.

In Germany you were lucky to get much change out of 5,000 or 6,000 she said.

Even a small bunch of basil was 200 baht – often you just had to go without.

Yes, it is not an easy life, she said. She has to find ways to make money to take care of herself and the children. She can’t just expect her husband to take care of everything.

She has to find her own way to survive.

The video prompted a lot of online comment from Thais most of whom said no matter where you live and with whom, you have to work and get money to survive. It was no different abroad though it might be more expensive in many places.

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