Situated on the Asian mainland, Thailand has a population of around 63 million people. The vast majority of people living there are Buddhists, a fact that governs day-to-day life. People are generally very warm and welcoming, which is obviously comforting for newcomers. The capital city, Bangkok, is relatively clean but traffic is heavy and it may take you some time to get used to it; the one-way system can be confusing until you become more aware of the city layout. Once you get used to the noise, sights and smells, you’ll find it a fascinating, vibrant place to live. Thailand is well known for its cuisine and you’re bound to quickly have some favorite dishes.