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I'm going to chime in again after taking advice from two of my closest expat friends who have children here.

One is David, he owns a resort on an island and he sent his children to Assumption College in Sri Racha. They are doing very well now.

The other is Hiro, a fine Japanese fellow who had a large company in Bangkok until one of the coups ended his business, now has an entertainment establishment. His daughter went to Assumption College and is now studying medicine at Dalian University in China.

Guess where I'm sending my two girls?

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I'm going to chime in again after taking advice from two of my closest expat friends who have children here.

One is David, he owns a resort on an island and he sent his children to Assumption College in Sri Racha. They are doing very well now.

The other is Hiro, a fine Japanese fellow who had a large company in Bangkok until one of the coups ended his business, now has an entertainment establishment. His daughter went to Assumption College and is now studying medicine at Dalian University in China.

Guess where I'm sending my two girls?

You might want to do some more research on Assumption.

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living in pattaya ...

When do you plan to pack our bags and settle down back in the village up in nong song hong 100km south of khon kaen with the support of her parents and family ?

Come on david 48 im not ignoring you, I have liked many of your posts.

I just thought in your last comment you were being sarcastic.

I move in jan, but have now decided to build next November when the baby will be 8 months, don't want any stress during the birth.

will also give me more time living with the family see how we get on.

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living  in pattaya  ...

 

When do you plan to pack our bags and settle down back in the village up in nong song hong 100km south of khon kaen with the support of her parents and family ?

 

 

Come on david 48 im not ignoring you, I have liked many of your posts.

 

I just thought in your last comment you were  being sarcastic.

 

I move in jan, but have now decided to build next November when the baby will be 8 months, don't want any stress during the birth.

will also give me more time living with the family see how we get on.

So full build or extension of your parent's place?

From when you start to plan with the builder/architect to completion will be about a year so you are look at moving in when your kid is 20 months and maybe moving away 2 years later when your child is 4.

So where will you stay until your child is 8 months old and during the build?

You also haven't said where you plan to have the birth?

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I will start planning early feb.

im not planning on building a palace, so I don't believe will take a year to build.

We will stay with the in-laws

the in-laws will live on site during the build

We will rent in the nearby town.

having the birth in a hospital in the town.

Alright, seems like you have everything worked out already (and haven't heeded anyone's advice! smile.png)

Best of luck and be sure to post back in 3 years and let me know how it all worked out for you. thumbsup.gif

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Great first post!!!!!

Didnt read all the pages (didnt want to read all the crap from some people)

Im going to the village next mth but only for 4/5/6 weeks 3rd time for me . Its ok but miss the night life of Puket/Patts and alike.

Wish you all the luck in the world mate and good luck with the little one,You will need it :) I have 2 (15 years old and 11 years) and remember how hard it can be :)

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I think if I told you 4 years ago not to move I would have been talking to a brick wall also.

No, if somebody had already been through the same experience I was planning and was talking to me like my dad then I think I would have deeply considered everything he was saying. I think I was pretty sensible about it from the start and understood the risks, me moving here for a few years was not a mistake and I got what I wanted from it which was a nice, safe comfortable home for my missus and kid (now kids) and for them to be close to my missus's family for a few years. I knew from the beginning that the money I spent here I would never re-coup and worst case scenario we would have a holiday home to come back to which is exactly how it worked out. I also was prepared to sacrifice a few years of my social life for them too by isolating myself here, something I also knew from the beginning.

£65k is not pocket change for me but I was prepared to spend that for threes years of building a house here for what I just explained and in a couple of years I will be walking away from it. Everyone keeps saying how they live here to save money but, like I explained in one of my first posts here, it would've been much much cheaper to rent a luxury condo in BKK for a few years and have much more advantages of living in the city compared to here.

Life is good and exciting, everyday I smile to myself that im not stuck in a 9-5 job starring out the window waiting for my life to start..

if it ends in tears so be it, but at least I would have tried. as long as my little family are looked after and happy I will keep this smile. biggrin.png

Like I said, that will wear off soon enough once you find yourself isolated in a remote village where the only person that speaks your language is your partner. You've only stayed in the village once so you cannot possibly think you know what it is really like. Have you ever tried to live in a place you loved going to on holiday? It is very different living in a place to just visiting it for a couple of weeks. You are a young guy and you need some activities to do with yourself and the chances of finding some like minded people in your village that share your interests will be slim at best. Seeing as you were the sort of person who was attracted to live in Pattaya where you have everything you need on your doorstep, living in Isaan full time is going to be a huge difference.

I do feel like this is falling on deaf ears because, like you said, you have already made up your mind to build in an Isaan village and it doesn't seem like anyone else's experience is being considered by yourself. I am interested to hear the outcome of all this in 3 years to find out your experience.

I do not feel that I will be isolated as I said i have a group of young friends mid 20s same interests living an hours drive away, if and when I feel the need to socialize ill pop in the car. that's when the in-laws come in handy to babysit. its not like we are tied to the village if me want a holiday in Thailand no problem for a few weeks.

as well as being in the uk for a few months each year.

I do not plan to spend £65k no need to spend 1million on a car. and a modest clean house will do.

I to feel I am being sensible the house is for the family now and my child long term even if he/she wants to live or sell the land in the future after we are in the ground.

I have read all the comments and taken on board the many helpful posts, but a few my way or the highway post are not helpful to me as I was always moving to the village just wanted to here readers experiences.

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I have read all the comments and taken on board the many helpful posts, but a few my way or the highway post are not helpful to me as I was always moving to the village just wanted to here readers experiences.

I don't recall even one post in this thread of anyone telling you to do something, is there? Strange that you would put it that way, seems a bit of arrogance and stubbornness on your behalf is showing if that's how you are taking people's stories and questions.

You've already said that I am talking to a brick wall so I won't waste any more of your or my time. Good luck with it all. thumbsup.gif

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31 and can live in Thailand :) Doing well mate.

Do what you’re doing you seem to have made some VERY good decisions in the past.

O' and ignore these bitter twisted old barstewards.

Dan

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31 and can live in Thailand smile.png Doing well mate.

Do what you’re doing you seem to have made some VERY good decisions in the past.

O' and ignore these bitter twisted old barstewards.

Dan

I also don't recall anyone being bitter and twisted in this thread, it has been quite a productive discussion.

I really believe that some people just come out with critical statements like that just for the sake of saying them.

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