|For all you Westerners it may not look the greatest, but for me this is the essence of good food.|
Clothes here can be obtained for cheap, or for very expensive depending on if you want the big name brands or local stuff. Personally I find that most of the local stuff is just as good as the big name brands, and much much cheaper.
If you're a foreigner renting is the only way to go, as there is a Thai law that forbids Westerners from owning land. While this is somewhat discriminatory, it was first put in place to stop Western business men from buying up all the land.