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Expats in Thailand considering moving to Latin America prompted by Thai visa changes

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10 hours ago, swissie said:

Current political events taking place in Ecuador are somewhat disturbing to Farangs contemplating to re-locate to Ecuador. (A favorite among discruntled Farang Thai Residents, thinking of "pulling up stakes" in Thailand). As we speak, Ecuador is on the brink of Civil-War.

 

Certainily a place where fast aging Farangs would look for an "unburocratic new home"!
Remedy: Live and learn and have the 800K in a Thai Bank. It doesen't get any better or easier in a certified south-American "Banana-Republic".


If "no-have " the 800K in a Thai-Bank, visit your neighborhood Visa-Agent. Case closed!

 

No guinea pig flavored ice cream for you!

https://www.local10.com/news/weird-news/guinea-pig-flavored-ice-cream-in-ecuador-its-become-popular

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1 minute ago, EricTh said:

There are still many Americans/Canadians trying to get into Thailand (and some were denied entry) even though Latin America is so much nearer to home.

 

I wonder why..

 

 

Looks like this thread is in trouble.  Maybe a new one entitled, "Expat Deserters beg to come back after moving to Latin America"

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Just now, EricTh said:

There are still many Americans/Canadians trying to get into Thailand (and some were denied entry) even though Latin America is so much nearer to home.

 

I wonder why..

I was wondering what the Top 3 most popular countries in the region are for American nationals.

I was guessing Mexico at No.1 

 

A lot of Americans there.

 

"SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico —  Spanish friars brought the faith to this colonial city in Mexico’s central highlands.

The silver barons of the 18th century built its mansions.

Now comes the pickleball invasion.

It started with just a few American retirees. These days, two dozen players fill the courts at the municipal sports center most mornings, swinging paddles at plastic balls. There are so many clubs in Mexico dedicated to the U.S. sport that a tournament was held here last year.

“It was a madhouse,” said Victor Guzmán, a 67-year-old entrepreneur from Charlotte who helped pull the event together.........

 

Mexico’s statistics institute estimated this month that the U.S.-born population in this country has reached 799,000 — a roughly fourfold increase since 1990. And that is probably an undercount. The U.S. Embassy in Mexico City estimates the real number at 1.5 million or more."

 

Source   https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/the-little-noticed-surge-across-the-us-mexico-border-its-americans-heading-south/2019/05/18/7988421e-6c28-11e9-bbe7-1c798fb80536_story.html

 

Those numbers are way higher than the number of American nationals living in Thailand.

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Let's stay on topic people, otherwise the thread could be closed.   The topic is "Expats in Thailand considering moving to Latin America prompted by Thai visa changes", and NOT the silly straw man argument, "do lots of Americans travel to Mexico?".  With so many American cities such as El Paso and San Diego right on the border, obviously plenty of people go, even driving across for the day.

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On 10/9/2019 at 2:30 PM, grifbel said:

Looks like this thread is in trouble.  Maybe a new one entitled, "Expat Deserters beg to come back after moving to Latin America"

Maybe not. That would a troll topic. Expats are not deserters. 

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This tip could help one way ticket moving expats moving anywhere when there is an issue to enter without an outbound ticket. That includes Thailand of course.

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Jingthing said:

That's ridiculous, Mexico is massively popular as an expat destination especially for Americans and Canadians, Mexico is definitely on topic here. it is true there are an unusual number of temporary snowbird type foreigners living there and also many that (ironically) are really living there (often illegally) but not entering the Mexican immigration system. Mexico at least so far hasn't been particularly aggressive towards foreigners that spending their money there. 

Straw man troll baiting ignored.  Persistent stalking reported  again

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