Good to see you are going to keep one eye on the door before you come.
That’s a wise move.
As for taking 20 years to realize Thailand is not for me.
No, you may find it out much quicker, as Thailand has changed so much over the last 20 years, now the cracks in the veneer are so obvious to see, if you take the time to look.
(you should look long and hard)
As for Thailand being the central hub of Asia for travel. Nah, just old hat that one, all places are accessible form each other now days, its no big deal
Being a nature geek, the national parks could be good, but the pricing structure may get to you in the end, a total embarrassment to the locals who may be with you at the gate. Also I don’t think Thailand is special in any way to other countries in the region for wild life and fauna. But Thailand does have the most trash all over the place, it’s been turned into a open tip now days. They even had a go at blaming the dirty foreign tourist for that. The hub of finger pointing.
Night life , yes I give you that, whoring it up is the best here. got to be tops at something.
The food tastes great, I give you that as well, but its not healthy for you. I’m a vegetarian and the amount of pesticides I must have inside me now, from the fruit and veg , it would almost make me in possible to burn at the Wat if I die here,
with out first adding a few gallons of gas oil 91 to help me along.
As for my expectations when I first come here, loved it, I really felt free for the first time in my life.
Cheap, very friendly, never ending night life open 24/7, police never cared about messing with me,
Immigration was easy and friendly and cheap, even a 12 months multi o was no problem getting in your own country or just over the boarder. Just to mention a few things, the list is long, People were happy go lucky.
Thought this would be great to retire here, settle down and have a peaceful quite life.
How wrong I was all the above has changed for the worse, this is also Noise vill central. Not my idea of fun, had enough and I’m off before I’m to old and into deep to go, like may here already are.
Enjoy your stay I’m sure it will be fun for the first few years.
Maybe we should start a poll, would you do it all again
If you could have the time and all the money back !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Right time to put on me Chang wife beater , cargo pants and flips flops, and off to me local, to get me favorite bar stool, before the idiots arrive.
( that was just for the Apologists )