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Ten Little Indians: How Many of Us are Still left Standing in Thailand?

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20 hours ago, JohnBarleycorn said:

The virus has been truly devastating for so many, and this is no joke.

you know it really depends on who you are. 

no problems here in Hua Hin. spent a lot of time around the house cleaning and organizing. 

got Netflix for the first time and got $1200 from Trump.    

no one i know has had or died from the virus and I have yet to hear any friends say they know some one who has died.  

had to postpone a few trips around Thailand for a few months. looks like I will be traveling soon.

it raining here now. my cats don't like it.   

 

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50 minutes ago, scubascuba3 said:

Most retired expats still here, would have been daft to leave as Thailand appeared a safer place to sit out the virus. It's more likely any that left is because of the increasing costs here, poor exchange rate, their dwindling savings and businesses going down the toilet

Too true.  Any business owner even before covid would echo the above,a steady outpouring of ex-pats,guys here for years packed up and gone,and as things stand in home countries never to be replaced

 Thought often of wasted years coming up, not too bad years before,same-same thing day in,day out.

  Spain looks like a likely destination to finally put my boots up

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Off topic posts removed along with quotes/responses.

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43 minutes ago, Skallywag said:

Haha, am American, had no choice in the matter though.  Am appalled by many Americans attitudes and some from other countries, yet no human behavior or attitude surprises me anymore.  (yet am not sure what a tin-hat nutter is?)

I find there are many humorous posts, philosophical posts, and personal stories on here that are entertaining and well written for the most part, but again, I am an American🤣  

Image result for tin hat nutter meme

 

 

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I'm here! I'm a new expat, but I'm from Rapid City. Does that count?

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On 6/3/2020 at 1:52 PM, simon43 said:

 

 

 

Writing talent??!!

 

I'm maybe one of the longest-serving members of this forum (member #174).  In all the years of my membership, I have found very (VERY) few forum members who I would consider to have a writing talent.  (I won't embarrass them by naming them, but currently I recognize only ONE member as having decent writing talent.... and it certainly is not me).

 

For the most part, posts are simply bar-stool talk, tin-hat nutters, political extremists, wimpy snowflakes, extremist religious loonies, ex-SAS liars, health-freaks, marketeers,  those who are unable to recognise sarcasm when it smacks them in the mouth, and of course Americans......

 

... and that's fine, because that's what this forum is for...

 

 

Oh ,dont worry ,i dont mind you naming me, i know that most think i have a wonderful writing talent, not that i would ever boast ,that is except for the few that are always either"confused" or "sad" at my posts ,you know who you are boys.😉

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4 hours ago, frantick said:

I'm here! I'm a new expat, but I'm from Rapid City. Does that count?

Seriously, are you really from Rapid?

 

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Posted (edited)

On a general thought on the topic.

 

Many of us don't leave Thailand in as much as we become semi detached from the place.

 

I think, anecdotally, that a lot of us that lived in Thailand for many years, probably still have homes in Thailand, but for a myriad of reasons decided it was time to go home.

 

I had decided as I grew older, it's not a place for old men, my Thai son was in the US and wasn't coming back, my wife wanted to restart her career which had stalled in Thailand, so it was time.

 

It's hard to generalize what any individual or couple decides to do, it's very person specific

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10 hours ago, GinBoy2 said:

Seriously, are you really from Rapid?

 

Yes, grew up there, and it's my current mailing residence. I read you're up in chapel valley. I miss fly fishing on Rapid Creek.

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