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Trips back home not the same any more.

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On 1/12/2018 at 6:41 PM, Gecko123 said:

 family and friends treat me the same way they did 15 years ago, curiously unaware that that person doesn't exist anymore.

 

"A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions."

 

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

 

 

 

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Had a trip back to the UK for a fortnight a couple of years ago..It was 13 days too long in my opinion.
 

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17 hours ago, roo860 said:

Spending 6 months Thailand and work the other 6 months in UK, for the last 20yrs. Having my own home in both locations I reckon I have the best of both worlds. I miss the banter with mates at home and work, my home is on the edge of the Peak District, a beautiful area, no matter what time of year.

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Similar circumstances for me.

 

My "problem", when in the UK, is not getting round to doing the things that I look forward to doing there when I'm in Thailand.

 

 

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1 hour ago, xylophone said:

and I focus on those things that I enjoy

xylophone I hope you took the time to stock up on the sensory delights of good and reasonably priced wine whilst you were there  :burp:

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Once you move all changes and you are not a part if it.

We learn this at young age when go from one school to another. When move from one company to another we experience the same. And still most of use forget this lessons and experiences.

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1 minute ago, topt said:

xylophone I hope you took the time to stock up on the sensory delights of good and reasonably priced wine whilst you were there  :burp:

Hi topt........the answer: "is the pope a catholic," would seem to suffice!! 

 

Loads of Aussie wines on special at the supermarkets so couldn't resist as I have the willpower of a tame rabbit when it comes to red wine. Also found a couple of agreeable cheapies from South Africa and France (equiv of 270 baht).

 

Hope your wine sampling is coming along well!

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Been living and working abroad for 40 years. Still having contact (sporadic) with 2 sons but not with 3 of my grandchildren. Rest of the family rejected me after i moved and married with a Thai woman 15 years ago. Friends are all but a few dead or under the radar . Last visited my Scandinavian home country 1,5 years ago, just for showing my 2 kids their other home country (dual citizenships ) and clearly realised  that it was no longer my country....

 

 

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i also have similar feelings..fortunately, i dont have to return for sad occasions like death of parents etc, i still do have the rest of my family in nz ..when i return,everybody is stressed and rushing around..trying to do well in the expensive lifesstyle...i had that for 45yrs-dont want anymore...most of my family wont return to thailand after first visit--too dirty they say...but despite this and the corruption, its still like heaven to me....the biggest problem i have is--the thai 'saving face" attitude---i hate the constant lies and people not being able to say directly what they mean..{being "straight up"},mai pen rai is not a problem,though....

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On 1/12/2018 at 6:54 PM, toughlove said:

I was really looking forward to my trip to oz. After 7 days I was really looking to get the hell out of there.

Every time I see " I am heading back home, had enough of thailand" threads I just have a really good chuckle. Poor barstards

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I actually agree with  and applaud those who say they've had enough  and are heading home.

If you realize Thailand' is not the place for you and you're unhappy here, indeed, go home.

 

Nothing sadder than Expats who drone on about how much they hate the country and the people but are still here because of the wife and the cheap cost of living. Those are the poor bastards.

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I've read threads like these here before and it seems to be most of the comments are from the British. That's not a judgement! I wonder why?

 

I'm from the US and have been here over three years (retired) and have no plans to return for any reason. Miss some foods but that's it.

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I actually agree with  and applaud those who say they've had enough  and are heading home.
If you realize Thailand' is not the place for you and you're unhappy here, indeed, go home.
 
Nothing sadder than Expats who drone on about how much they hate the country and the people but are still here because of the wife and the cheap cost of living. Those are the poor bastards.
Sure makes sense but let's face it a month after heading home the whining will start again lol, they just took their problems to another shore

The whiners I met generally complain about everything.

For the genuine people that are moving for a better life especially to raise children more power to them!

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14 minutes ago, Jeffkp said:

I've read threads like these here before and it seems to be most of the comments are from the British. That's not a judgement! I wonder why?

 

I'm from the US and have been here over three years (retired) and have no plans to return for any reason. Miss some foods but that's it.

Probably because Britain isnt the country it used to be. I am English (I dont class myself as British). I live in Thailand 7 months and England 5 months. I love going back for the English summer what there is of it. It makes a nice change. I catch up with all the food that I miss, no it dont taste the same here. My wife loves coming back with me,  I enjoy being Grandad for a while and seeing my 2 sons. I also keep a property in the South East of England and its value apprechiates every year. When its time to get back to Thailand and my adopted party town I am ready. I consider myself lucky I can enjoy the best of both worlds.

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A few pints of real ale and some savoury baked items and that is me ready for the airport!

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53 minutes ago, toughlove said:

Sure makes sense but let's face it a month after heading home the whining will start again lol, they just took their problems to another shore

The whiners I met generally complain about everything.

For the genuine people that are moving for a better life especially to raise children more power to them!
 

Not all who return are whiners with problems. My best friend in Thailand grew dissatisfied with his life here and the relationship with the wife's family and returned to home. He's happy as hell now and no whining. If Thailand sours for me for whatever reason, I'd happily return home. I enjoy my life in Thailand right now,  but I also enjoyed life in Canada.

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Not all who return are whiners with problems. My best friend in Thailand grew dissatisfied with his life here and the relationship with the wife's family and returned to home. He's happy as hell now and no whining. If Thailand sours for me for whatever reason, I'd happily return home. I enjoy my life in Thailand right now,  but I also enjoyed life in Canada.
I didn't say they were all whiners. Did you read the last bit?

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