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13 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

Argentina would be my choice as the USD has doubled in value there in 5 years.  If it keeps going I could rent a mansion with my social security.   My mistake about the Chilean wines I'm drinking one right now and it's excellent as they have some kind of free trade wine deal with Thailand.  

The retirement visa rules for Argentina are extremely difficult. They want so many things apostilled that it isn't even funny. This would definitely be even more of an issue for expats coming from Thailand (police report). Thailand is not in the treaty. For those people here interested in Argentina, you may want to contact the Argentine embassy here to see if they can help you. But the documents need to be very fresh and if it goes stale, you need to start all over from outside Thailand. Good luck with that. Thing is lawyers can help but their help is very limited in gathering the documents. 

 

I have also rejected Ecuador which I can easily qualify for but their visa process is just too much of a headache. 

 

I freely admit that I prioritize easier to obtain visas that have a path to permanent residence more than most. It could be a reaction to Thailand going sour on me, visa-wise. 

 

 

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People with a healthy pension may want to consider retiring to an upscale neighborhood or suburb of Santiago Chile. It's a first world country and the last time I checked their visa process is not horrible and they even consider applications on a case by case basis without sticking to hard number rules. No, I haven't been there and I've heard some people that like Argentina find Chile boring, but not sure boring is so bad for older people.

 

https://www.expatarrivals.com/americas/chile/santiago/areas-and-suburbs-santiago

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People with a healthy pension may want to consider retiring to an upscale neighborhood or suburb of Santiago Chile. It's a first world country and the last time I checked their visa process is not horrible and they even consider applications on a case by case basis without sticking to hard number rules. No, I haven't been there and I've heard some people that like Argentina find Chile boring, but not sure boring is so bad for older people.
 
https://www.expatarrivals.com/americas/chile/santiago/areas-and-suburbs-santiago

IMHO Santiago Chile is a beautiful city, some great modern ( anti earthquake ) buildings give a unique feel, think modern pyramids !! Many Americanised bars and restaurants as well as local fayre.
Skiing an hour to the east and the beaches an hour to the west , beaches aren’t that great as the sand is volcanic ( black ) but still attracts some tourists. A couple of beautiful cities, Valparaiso and Viña del Mar are worth a visit and the great choice of good quality wines is a definite advantage.
It does have a good range of temperatures and can get a little cold in winter ( right now I’d settle for a bit of cold 🥵) but not excessive.
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15 hours ago, Jingthing said:

Now I think that I can so Mexico is one of the countries that makes sense to be on my consideration list if I leave Thailand.

LOL. On page 56 of this War and Peace length thread, you said you "rejected' Mexico for a variety of reasons, and now it is back on the "consideration list". So which is it?  Or did  you just type something and forget?

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On 4/18/2019 at 11:35 PM, Jingthing said:

OK. I admit it. I find this guy hilarious. He's got a Medellin channel  and he's also on topic, so here's a taste.

 

 

 

Why are you promoting this Medellin site?  They demand $195 up front for a phone call and credit card info. 

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LOL. On page 56 of this War and Peace length thread, you said you "rejected' Mexico for a variety of reasons.  So which is it?  Do you just type something and forget?

It's back on my radar. Second to Colombia. The visa seems like it might be possible for me but still not 100 percent sure and I got new information on Queretaro indicating that decent housing near the center is possible which didn't seem so before. There are strong downsides to Mexico though including the impact of the change of government.  

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Why are you promoting this Medellin site?  They demand $195 up front for a phone call and credit card info. 

Yeah he seems kind of a snake oil salesman but if you recall I mentioned that I find the guy hilarious. So I thought if his videos are entertaining to me others might feel the same way. It's fair that you criticized that choice. There is some value about Medellin in his free content but you need to be skeptical. The guy was cuckolded by his wife and is now back in the US. Before things fell apart for him he and his wife were planning expeditions to Vietnam and Thailand that never happened.

 

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18 hours ago, faraday said:

Could you just remind me who is the author of this thread?

LOL. Such pomposity! Are you new to the internet?  May I just "remind" YOU that the OP of a thread, or "author" as you say, does not own the content of their post, or have the right to quell differing opinions throughout the thread. Nice try though!

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17 minutes ago, grifbel said:

LOL. Such pomposity! Are you new to the internet?  May I just "remind" YOU that the OP of a thread, or "author" as you say, does not own the content of their post, or have the right to quell differing opinions throughout the thread. Nice try though!

You portray yourself - just my opinion - in a rather unfortunate way.

 

Never mind. Have a smashing day.

 

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LOL. On page 56 of this War and Peace length thread, you said you "rejected' Mexico for a variety of reasons, and now it is back on the "consideration list". So which is it?  Or did  you just type something and forget?
So as it sounds like you're reading this thread about Latin America so comprehensively may I ask you which if any of the Latin American nations interest you in terms of potential expatriation?

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LOL. Such pomposity! Are you new to the internet?  May I just "remind" YOU that the OP of a thread, or "author" as you say, does not own the content of their post, or have the right to quell differing opinions throughout the thread. Nice try though!
You are clearly not new to the internet.

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On 4/18/2019 at 11:35 PM, Jingthing said:

OK. I admit it. I find this guy hilarious. He's got a Medellin channel  and he's also on topic, so here's a taste.

 

 

 

I found it of some interest although it took me about a minute in to the video to attune to his accent. That is not intended as any criticism.

 

One important fact I gleaned from it which is of some importance to me is his comment about the transport system, buses, trams, even cable car.

Wherever I choose to stay, spend some time in I want a good convenient transport system.

Whilst I can drive gave that up about 10 years ago.Prefer to keep it that way.

He stated that a return tram/cable car journey across town was less than  1 US$. 

 

Yes I know, here in Pattaya the bahtbus  system is generally good, I use it.

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Yes if I do move to Latin America, a location where it is convenient and not overly expensive that does not require a car or bike is really among my highest MUST HAVE priorities. Of course, I've got that now in Thailand and that would be very hard and likely very expensive to find in the USA. That's one of the top reasons in my mind AGAINST repatriating to the USA. All the locations I've focused on don't require a private vehicle. 

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I've mentioned it before but this Swiss expat helper couple in Medellin impresses me as being very ethical and very knowledgeable. Yes, they run a for profit business, but tons of free and very credible sounding content is offered as well. They appear to be trying very hard and I think succeeding in giving the objective story without sugar coating. Frankly, for people moving there with limited Spanish and no local friends or family, I think it would be worth a good amount of money for help for things like getting a more local rental price on an apartment. For example wouldn't it worth it to pay 500 dollars to save 500 dollars a month on an apartment lease? It sure would to me.

 

HOW TO EXPAT expat helper business in Medellin Colombia

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCDC2-u_tZ8k9099hOi5pQ

 

Of course if anyone here actually gets to the point of hiring this couple, please get back to us here with a review of your experience. I only have my impression based on their videos.

 

Proactively speaking to any potential nitpickers on this thread, no, I have no financial connection to any commercial business that I may link to on this thread. If I did, I would say so, but don't hold your breath for that, as that's not going to happen. 

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