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59 minutes ago, bannork said:

Just north-east of Ban Dung there is a large lake, Huay Chiam or Jiam, ฮวย เจียม. We were offered 50 rai for 2 million baht, good land, just high enough to avoid flooding, its status was Nor Sor Sam, could be upgraded to chanote status in 3 years, the owner claimed. There was no electricity within 2 km but we thought we'd be okay with solar power.

The thing that turned us against it was its isolation. The missus said she would pop home (15km away), every 3 days or so, but the family reckoned at night it could be downright dangerous. We planned to have approx 20 buffaloes, which coupled with farm and solar power machinery might be tempting for serious robbers.

The land is 2 km from the nearest house and next to a bumpy dirt road which ends at the lake.

Still, 50 rai of nice land for 2 million baht. So tempting!

Have to be careful in that area, as the site could be linked to the salt fields.

 

Send me a PM with the geo' ref' and I'll check it out. I know that area quite well.

 

Was going to buy some land near Ban Dung 12 years ago. We had a good look at it and made an offer of 7 million Baht (they wanted 10). The land owners said 'yes' in principle but wanted to check with family.

 

I went back to England, and while I was there the wife let it slip that she was married to a farang. The price suddenly jumped up to 20 million. It also had a nice pond. Seven million was about right, 20 million a joke. Land still for sale this year.

 

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21 hours ago, Kadilo said:

The old lady has sold all the plots now, mostly foreigners. Mine is the last one to have soil down so the local soil man is badgering me for business. I will probably do it soon especially as it seems many foreigners are looking for land near to the lake.

I assume you forgot to include "Thai wives" in relation to buying land. Far as I know, foreigners can't buy land in LOS. Very good thing too, IMO.

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Goodonya owl

 

i only discovered your thread today ... keep it up (especially the pix) ... very useful for people like me who are following in your steps.

 

Hope you get many more genuinely interested TV people following your thread.

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1 hour ago, thaibeachlovers said:

I assume you forgot to include "Thai wives" in relation to buying land. Far as I know, foreigners can't buy land in LOS. Very good thing too, IMO.

Yeah that’s a given. 

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3 hours ago, bluesofa said:

Judging by over five hundred posts to this thread in four months, our owl is becoming more popular by the day (or should that be night?) and well deserved too.

I'd go as far as to say he seems to being put on some sort of pedestal.

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Is that owl made of bronze or chocolate?

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Well, that was a bloody rabbit hole to send me down @owl sees all @thai beach lovers et al !!!

ive just spent two days reading the BIL thread linked at the bottom of page 34 (?) 

my feeble little brain is spinning, trying to catch up and digest the various comings and goings... my wife has been in Australia for 9 months now, and though I purchased a second hand tractor for them 🤦🏼‍♂️ I’ve been pretty much spared the family/BIL <deleted> that so many of you have endured.

your stories have been salient, inspiring and foreboding, lucky for me my wife is different...

 

I sincerely hope that you guys are happy and well, I wish the Dark Lord would stop by...

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13 hours ago, HighPriority said:

Well, that was a bloody rabbit hole to send me down @owl sees all @thai beach lovers et al !!!

ive just spent two days reading the BIL thread linked at the bottom of page 34 (?) 

my feeble little brain is spinning, trying to catch up and digest the various comings and goings... my wife has been in Australia for 9 months now, and though I purchased a second hand tractor for them 🤦🏼‍♂️ I’ve been pretty much spared the family/BIL <deleted> that so many of you have endured.

your stories have been salient, inspiring and foreboding, lucky for me my wife is different...

 

I sincerely hope that you guys are happy and well, I wish the Dark Lord would stop by...

A lot of the guys that contributed to Poison BinL are still posting. Rc2707, Old Hippy and The Dark Lord have been very quiet though. I miss their wisdom and humour.

 

"Things change, but some people never do." Who sang that? Future Islands; one of my favourite groups.

 

In my matrimonial case, the wife has calmed down somewhat. Is it age, is she becoming a more understanding lady, has she gradually developed a Dagenham sense of humour*? No! More likely the penny dropped that the reason I've not brought my untold wealth to Thailand, and given it to her, and her brothers, to squander, is because there are no hidden riches to be had? Who knows the secrets that lay between the ears of a Thai woman?

 

* A fatalistic outlook on life, necessitating a dry, melancholy response to everything that happens in the world. Whatever is bad today, can only worsen tomorrow. So why not enjoy your sorrow!

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1 hour ago, owl sees all said:

A lot of the guys that contributed to Poison BinL are still posting. Rc2707, Old Hippy and The Dark Lord have been very quiet though. I miss their wisdom and humour.

 

"Things change, but some people never do." Who sang that? Future Islands; one of my favourite groups.

 

In my matrimonial case, the wife has calmed down somewhat. Is it age, is she becoming a more understanding lady, has she gradually developed a Dagenham sense of humour*? No! More likely the penny dropped that the reason I've not brought my untold wealth to Thailand, and given it to her, and her brothers, to squander, is because there are no hidden riches to be had? Who knows the secrets that lay between the ears of a Thai woman?

 

* A fatalistic outlook on life, necessitating a dry, melancholy response to everything that happens in the world. Whatever is bad today, can only worsen tomorrow. So why not enjoy your sorrow!

Yet I sense plenty of life and fight in the old dog yet... ! 😄

 

I was amazed Owl, to read of the troubles that you yourself have endured as the life we see you live in this thread is borderline beautiful, as is ViIllagefarangs thread. As I sit here pondering a future retirement to the LOS (also watching the $AUD hit 18.9743 as we speak !! 😢😢)

i greatly enjoy and admire the ramblings of yourselves and those other likeminded souls who don’t swing from Pattaya barstools and instead populate this and other threads.


My wife is from a small village outside of Phon Phisai so I find your musings of Nong Khai an invaluable resource to me. 

But most importantly I’m also extremely glad to hear of the relative peace and calm that you have now, long may it last !

thank you and good luck in your ventures

 

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15 hours ago, HighPriority said:

 lucky for me my wife is different...

 

We have a winner!

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