Global recession has sent tourism into a tailspin but it also launched a clean-up to get Bangkok's terminal flying higher in the global airport ranking. The first place you will feel the new mood is in the seat of your trousers. Suvarnabhumi Airport is unholstering 19,000 seats so passengers wait...
After exotic work postings in places such as Morocco, Ukraine and Tunisia, a French-Spanish couple have picked Bangkok for its quality of life.
The downturn has opened a window for negotiation in Thailand's property market - but haggling is often best left to the experts.
His Food by Phone service is already on every Bangkok gastronaut's speed dial, but that is just the starter for Anglo-French expat Marc Hagelauer