I love using the google maps, both for exploring from the comfort of my own home and for when I am out and about in my car or on my bicycle. However, the problem with maps in Thailand these days for foreign tourists is that it is in the Thai language by default. Many people keep asking me how to change it. At first I thought that it was looking at your IP address, and seeing that you are in Thailand changed the language to Thai. But, apparently, there is an easy setting that you can change to get English.
All you have to do is select “English” in the drop down list in the top right-hand corner where you can see the links for “Earth” and “Satellite”. It’s that simple. I am not sure how long that has been there. I only found out last night from @bm_ about this. It’s good that they do this now but it doesn’t seemed to work when you link to a map. So, if I tweet a link to a google map you will need to make sure that you have selected “English” in the preferences otherwise it will be in Thai. If you have any other useful tips like this, then please let me know in the comments.