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9 minutes ago, Yinn said:

Malaysia, Vietnam, Laos

I looked at those 3 countries before moving to Thailand. How do you think they compared to Thailand?

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1 hour ago, luckyluke said:

Didn't want to come to live in Thailand.

 

On holiday here in 2000 I met a lady and felt in love. 

 

I thought it was going to be easy : she will join me in Belgium and we will live there long and happy.

 

Except she didn't want to leave her country. 

 

So here I am since 19 years, with her. 

 

 

Very similar story  for me.

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Came here because of work. 

Moved away because of work.

Moved back because of work and friends.

Stayed because I met my Wife and we married here.

(Its either stay here with my Wife family and friends nearby, or back to the UK with my family nearby to support my wife while I'm away working a lot).  

 

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Longer story - came to Thailand at 22yrs old with work (stayed for 6 yrs) 

Moved back to the UK worked there for a couple of years (same industry), 50% tax bracket too high.

Moved back to Thailand (Bangkok) to avoid tax, as a central point for my work (in S.E Asia at the time - same industry on rotation 4x4 weeks) and as I'd previously made loads of friends (Western and Thai).

The reason I stay, I still have those same friends, I'm now married, and have a child, Thailand is still a central point for my work (now Middle east - rotational 4x4 weeks). 

Bangkok has a couple of excellent Schools (Patana), travel to meet friends for a beer is cheap, but BKK is getting more expensive - there's a good network of friends and expats. 

 

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The things which pi$$ me off here, also pi$$ of every Thai person.

 

Living here has taught me I can have an opinion without it impacting my life. 

Reading Thai visa.com has taught me some people just complain at everything without balance while others seem to find it impossible that people can have a valid negative opinion and still be here (the if you don't like it go home comment springs to mind). 

 

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6 minutes ago, Yinn said:

Malaysia. Only go KL. When we tell taxi driver, hotel worker etc we from Thailand they say “oh love thailand. Is paradise”.

Not same thailand, not have there own music. They listen to western music.

is ok place. Food quite good.

 

Laos. I like Laos. Sabai sabai. And Yinn feel like am very tall person there! They very short people. Friendly. Food same Issan.

 

Vietnam. Is nice for holiday. Hanoi nice city, the lake, not to big. Ha long bay beautiful place. Nice people, look a bit serious more than Thai people. Have there own music. Quite good. Food ok. 

 

Nepal I like the most. Except Lumpini, where Buddha born, not so good there. Nice people. Food soso.

Agree on everything. I liked Vietnam the most. I have been to Saigon 3 times. Food good, people great. I found them even more friendly than Thais.

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After 5 years working in the Legal/Medical field at home, I wanted a break. I had some contacts over here, so thought I would spend a year recalibrating. 5 jobs, and 4 companies later, here I still am. As long as I am moving forward at a similar speed to what I would hope for at home, I will stay. As soon as I feel I am stagnating, or heavens forbid, sliding backwards, I will leave.

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1 minute ago, oldhippy said:

Previously you claimed to live in Australia.

Slip of the tongue?

Never say that. Never live there. Never go there. Sure.

maybe you dream it.

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Thailand must have one of the best weather patterns of the planet, and the graciousness of the weather reflects on the nature and the people, which is mostly gracious, easy going and well mannered.

Yes, i know, there are negatives like everywhere, but here i am just answering the question in the OP.

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