Thailand has a good number of foreigners who decide to settle down in the country. One such expat asks “So where is home? Can I, as an expat call this home? Does that make me an expert on Thai Culture? No.. infact the longer I’m here the less I seem to understand it… But Chiang Mai is home. Unfortunately I will always, always be the farang and sometimes that really annoys me.”. Farang is the word Thais use to describe foreigners.