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7 hours ago, BarnicaleBob said:

I know a lot of TV programs and movies sometime depict mobile home communities as trashy.  However, the park I picked is 55 and over only (Yes, my wife meets the standard), no kids running around, lots of social activities in three clubhouses of which all have swimming pools, pool tables, hobby and craft rooms, card rooms, libraries, hot tubs, saunas tennis courts and shuffleboard courts.  Not to mention a very beautiful beach on the Atlantic Ocean less then a 10 minute drive away.  Here is a link to just one of several homes I'm looking at, note you can fish in the lake in it's back yard.  You might have to use a vpn set to a US location to open this link.   https://www.mhvillage.com/Mobile-Homes/Mobile-Home-For-Sale.php?key=2022624 

 

 

can't see the link, but interesting.  55 and over does make more sense.  lake in the back yard means mosquitoes, but i love the atlantic.  i've been in maybe 10 trailer parks in the US, but none for people over 55.... we all know the bottom line.  you both go there and trust your gut feeling.  that's really everything.  until that happens, i still wouldn't want to be in some "cult."  LOL.  What if they have 10 devil worshippers?  all 100 yards away.  or retired crazy people who are always 1 minute from you, asking for peanut butter at 5 a.m.  lol.  a retirement community is expensive and also crazies, but maybe better medical care if needed on site.  again, life is crazy.... you might live next to someone who had 100 daughters who are 30 and sunbathe in the nude every day....LOL... or billy the meth head.... we just don't know, BUT spend more money than less. more money can help filter out the crazies....

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2 hours ago, mikey88 said:

Women are not a commodity...show a little respect.

When they show me respect I will show them until then they are a commodity 

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16 hours ago, puukao said:

can't see the link, but interesting.  55 and over does make more sense.  lake in the back yard means mosquitoes, but i love the atlantic.  i've been in maybe 10 trailer parks in the US, but none for people over 55.... we all know the bottom line.  you both go there and trust your gut feeling.  that's really everything.  until that happens, i still wouldn't want to be in some "cult."  LOL.  What if they have 10 devil worshippers?  all 100 yards away.  or retired crazy people who are always 1 minute from you, asking for peanut butter at 5 a.m.  lol.  a retirement community is expensive and also crazies, but maybe better medical care if needed on site.  again, life is crazy.... you might live next to someone who had 100 daughters who are 30 and sunbathe in the nude every day....LOL... or billy the meth head.... we just don't know, BUT spend more money than less. more money can help filter out the crazies....

Actually, I've been to a few retirement communities in the USA and they're quite nice.  They seem to be sprouting up all over the place...baby boomers coming of age I suppose.  The typical minimum age is 50-55.  A friend of mine lives in a huge one in Northern California and it's awesome.  Rec center with pool, fitness center, pool hall, golf course, etc.  Very safe, clean and quiet...but not cheap.  A 2 BR home would be north of US$500k.

 

Note that these are not nursing homes.  They are senior communities of single detached homes and definitely not mobile homes.

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Uruguay. Never been there and no real idea what it's like, except reasonably safe. Two good reasons to go.

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Uruguay sounds good:

Cannabis is legal in Uruguay, and is one of the most widely used drugs in the nation. President Jose Mujica signed legislation to legalize recreational cannabis ...

 

 

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On 2/12/2019 at 10:17 AM, Loaded said:

Mindanao in the Philippines for me.

Used to visit Davao 3-4 times a year & loved the place, but on last few visits I've noticed the number of foreigners (Mongers) has increased massively & the place is (people are) getting spoiled.  Used to have a house in Kapalong which is about 30 minutes up from Tagum City & it's still really nice around there, TC is just about big enough to live in Kapalong no where near big enough, especially as 1/2 of the Barangay is related to my Ex - Surigao City is quite nice too...

 

I do love the Philippines though & if I don't fully move to Thailand next year it's going to be a toss-up between PI (Somewhere in the Visayas or Palawan) and Vietnam, though I would love to explore South America - Just don't know where to start... 

 

 

OP: Have you checked the weather out in Kunming? Think it gets pretty cold/wet up there... 

 

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21 hours ago, VocalNeal said:

Kuching or Miri

Would be worth living in Kuching for that food court on top of the 5 story car park. Must be 30 stalls selling seafood which would be a dream after living here. Was only there 5 nights but ate there each night and an absolute delight with coral trout being my favourite dish.

 

Miri is an oil town and once being in the business didn't get far from the docks but apparently there are national parks beyond but what I saw it lacked the colonial aspects that Kuching offers.

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48 minutes ago, Mike Teavee said:

Used to visit Davao 3-4 times a year & loved the place, but on last few visits I've noticed the number of foreigners (Mongers) has increased massively & the place is (people are) getting spoiled.  Used to have a house in Kapalong which is about 30 minutes up from Tagum City & it's still really nice around there, TC is just about big enough to live in Kapalong no where near big enough, especially as 1/2 of the Barangay is related to my Ex - Surigao City is quite nice too...

 

I do love the Philippines though & if I don't fully move to Thailand next year it's going to be a toss-up between PI (Somewhere in the Visayas or Palawan) and Vietnam, though I would love to explore South America - Just don't know where to start... 

 

 

OP: Have you checked the weather out in Kunming? Think it gets pretty cold/wet up there... 

 

Costa Rica not to sad

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 Get Lost In Belize

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On ‎2‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 1:02 AM, Berkshire said:

So your idyllic future is living in a used mobile home in Florida?  To each his own.  But personally, I'd aim a bit higher. 

I've heard it said, "go to Florida to die, go to xxxxx to live".

As for the used mobile home, nothing wrong with that !

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:48 PM, CMNightRider said:

... As far as Kunming, that would be one of the last places on earth I would consider moving to. 🙂

 

Why?

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On 2/12/2019 at 8:52 AM, ThaiPauly said:

I would not move to anywhere in China, discounting Hong Kong, I like it there, but it's way to expensive to live there

If you are prepared to move well away from the central areas, there are more affordable areas in HK, but we are still talking in the 30-40k baht per month region.

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On 2/12/2019 at 9:43 AM, BarnicaleBob said:

This may sound radical, but I am thinking I could move to Florida and live in a senior mobile home park for not much more than I spend here.   

I know the swinger lifestyle there is great! Been there, done that, and now never again 😄

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