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On 4/11/2020 at 7:54 PM, marko kok prong said:

Strange ,you say the best thing is you don't have to intereact with thais, one would pose the question then why do you live here,i have always found most Thai people very nice,friendly and helpful,does help if you can speak some thai,but one would guess you probably reside in Patts,Bangkok,Phuket ect,not the real Thailand.

Many reasons to live in LOS that don't include interacting with Thais ( other than in the shops and of course immigration ). Most of mine were more about it being more pleasant than my home country as relate to society. Can't stand PC and so far LOS hasn't gone too far down that dire road. Another is that attractive youngish women at home would never associate with me, but in LOS no problem at all to have an attractive young female GF. Cost of accommodation is a big one. My standard of living decreased astronomically when I returned home. Basic health care is far cheaper in LOS. Just seeing a Dr is expensive at home, and very cheap in LOS, also most drugs available over the counter but at home only on prescription, which is expensive to get. Yes, being in a decent hospital does cost a lot in LOS, and it was the cost of insurance that made me leave LOS, but at home while hospital is free, waiting lists are very long.

LOS is very interesting, and traveling around cheap. Home is also interesting, but traveling around is very, very expensive, unless riding a bicycle and sleeping in a tent.

 

Speaking conversational Thai is NOT necessary except in very rural areas, and it is NOT necessary to have one's own transport.

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9 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Many reasons to live in LOS that don't include interacting with Thais ( other than in the shops and of course immigration ). Most of mine were more about it being more pleasant than my home country as relate to society. Can't stand PC and so far LOS hasn't gone too far down that dire road. Another is that attractive youngish women at home would never associate with me, but in LOS no problem at all to have an attractive young female GF. Cost of accommodation is a big one. My standard of living decreased astronomically when I returned home. Basic health care is far cheaper in LOS. Just seeing a Dr is expensive at home, and very cheap in LOS, also most drugs available over the counter but at home only on prescription, which is expensive to get. Yes, being in a decent hospital does cost a lot in LOS, and it was the cost of insurance that made me leave LOS, but at home while hospital is free, waiting lists are very long.

LOS is very interesting, and traveling around cheap. Home is also interesting, but traveling around is very, very expensive, unless riding a bicycle and sleeping in a tent.

 

Speaking conversational Thai is NOT necessary except in very rural areas, and it is NOT necessary to have one's own transport.

Fair enough.

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15 hours ago, marko kok prong said:

Fair enough.

I forgot to include a BIG reason to prefer LOS- the weather. I hate being cold. I was never cold in LOS. I slept with a sheet over me in cool season, but that was the only difference.

 

A minor reason is the bum gun. Soooooo much better than paper.

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On 4/10/2020 at 12:12 PM, Liverpoolfan said:

may as well be in Grimsby.

better  off  dead,  having  briefly  worked  there  once  restoring a  cottage

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I feel for you mate - Thailand without pubs, and eating out, would be boring, to say the least. I'm in Oz, but at least the bottle shops are open and I'm living next to the beach.

 

Hang in there buddy - it will pass and before long you'll be enjoying a cold pint in you local.

 

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