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BANGKOK 22 April 2019 17:45
georgegeorgia

Why arent Pattaya expats as close ?

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After 15+ years in Pattaya and being 70, I opted to live in Thonglor (Bangkok).

During day time I am often the only farang here in Sukhumvit 55.

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different age, different desiderata. 

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On 3/16/2019 at 8:45 PM, Nyezhov said:

Shouldnt have been taxing us then.

Interesting. You rebelled against British taxes, then created the IRS - the most feared tax collector on the planet.

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The Chiang Mai expats have to be close and support each other as the air quality up there is so bad they might keel over at any moment.

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Nonsense! It's because people tend to cling together in adversity. When you think of what the Chiang Mai expats have to put up with, like acute boredom, choking smog, dreadful immigration office, chaotic dangerous traffic, stuck out on a limb etc etc. Compare it to the entertainment on offer in Pattaya; great restaurants, loads of cinemas, world-class shopping malls, beaches, sea breezes, short drive to suvarnabhumi etc. People don't need to cling together because there's so much to do, I'd hate to have to rely on quiz nights, US Democrats abroad and expat clubs for my entertainment.
Definitely the beach, always gets the thumbs up.


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47 minutes ago, Mark1972 said:

l lived in Pattaya for 7 years, before returning to the UK.  Next year l am moving back with my Thai daughter to Pattaya. When l was there a few years ago, Pattaya was full of English criminals, l was one. There are distinct classes as other posters have mentioned, but when l was there, we all knew each other, l mean the expats living there. l went to prison for a few years ( totally deserved ) and now run courses with the probation service to keep people out of prison and not create victims. l was in Pattaya 2 months ago and there are still alot of my old mates and that criminal class. l am not judging anyone, l have no right, but Thailand will always attract the sort of person l was, here for the girls, sex and drugs if l am honest. All that said it is much harder to remain in Thailand if you are a criminal on the run as l was. Pattaya will always attract men after sex, it's that simple. LOS ! 

Mark, arnt you worried you might get sucked back into the old ways with the girls, drink, and drugs, looks like you have sorted yourself out well done, its very easy to fall back into old ways especially if you've got that addictive personality,   and all the lads will try there best to get you back in the click, good luck..

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On 3/16/2019 at 8:05 AM, georgegeorgia said:

Regardless, i still believe the educated , ex professors, teachers etc choose CM and my belief that they are more sociable and helpful to each other is because they are not of the same class as pattaya expats.

Totally agree

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27 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Interesting. You rebelled against British taxes, then created the IRS - the most feared tax collector on the planet.

No one says that stupid doesnt grow with time

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I have never been closer to expats than in Pattaya. Then again, we meet everyday, don't drink and talk about living life on life's terms. 

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