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Nong Khai as a place to settle. Good Idea ?

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I would recommend for anyone to live here not less than 5 years, before they invest in the country. Preferably 10. Preferably not to invest at all. smile.png

Wow, and apparently, do the exact opposite of Simon !smile.png

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I was reading Bob Biggins book of business. He says to prioritize your objectives. 1. just make enuff to get by. 2. keep the wife busy. 3. business as a means of socializing.

Good god, none of the 3 was high on B.B.'s list......................lol.

Someone needs to define guesthouse. Is it a house with rooms to let out or is it a full blown hotel?

Simons business is to apparently run businesses, althoughhe does need help on how to keep the darn money-it keeps slipping away due to bad thais.................lol. Got to stop that leak simon. Has op stated anywhere he knows how to run a business hotel type operation?

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anyone who wants to run a business just to get by needs a good bonk upside the head. only way guys like you will learn.........lol.

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I spent a lot of time in Nong Khai in the 80s and early 90s, there was a fun guesthouse near the river run by a Thai woman who's now living in That Phanom, name began with n, ( the memory's going), Mutmee guesthouse used to be run by a Swiss woman who sold it to Julian, he had a Thai wife and child but the child got sick.

In my view it's a great place for those who love the small town atmosphere, enough to do but small enough for everyone to be friendly.The promenade is nice at dusk too.

I don't know who runs Mutmee guesthouse now but for sure they have a great location, next to the river, I heard my only ghost in Thailand there, used to be a graveyard for the nearby hospital, but it would be hard to compete with them.

As for restaurants, there are a few farang eateries and the number of tourists is not so high, thank god.

If the OP wants to make money I recommend he buys some land and plants sugar cane, etc but if neither he nor his Thai wife are inclined to farming but he wants something to do, then part time teaching may be the best option.

And yes, this choo choo sounds like a complete prick.Hopefully he'll never grace northern Issan.

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@ least i dont come up with ways for op to lose money. Sugar cane? You want op to lose his moeny jsut because he has it or what?

People enjoy giving shit money advice? Maybe thats the in thing now.................lol.

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Thanks for the advice Bannork and all who have given some positive thought and ideas.

We did harvest some sugar cane this year from my wife's land. She only has a few rai. You are right it is easy money but I don't like the idea of buying land I can't own.

I like the guest house idea. It's just about getting the right location.

Choochoo.....If that's how you are in person go get some therapy mate.

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Thanks for the advice Bannork and all who have given some positive thought and ideas.

We did harvest some sugar cane this year from my wife's land. She only has a few rai. You are right it is easy money but I don't like the idea of buying land I can't own.

I like the guest house idea. It's just about getting the right location.

Choochoo.....If that's how you are in person go get some therapy mate.

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If you want to run a guesthouse then checkout the opposition, ie Mutmee. it's got a great location right on the river and near Sadet market.

Apart from location you have to get into the bible, The Lonely Planet, a praiseworthy mention there is worth a pot of gold.

Get your guesthouse and write to Joe Cummings, the author, tell him what a great guitarist he is and ask him why he isn't touring with The Rolling Stones ( he knows Mick Jagger)

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I looked at some land overlooking the river and fairly central. Ideal for a guest house but they were asking 7 million baht for less than 1 rai !!

Ideally I would like to just lease one if the right one comes up.

I've not read the Lonely Planet book for years. I remember it being popular with backpackers etc. I just use the Internet now and sites like TripAdvisor. I can do the Internet marketing side myself, that's been a part of my job for many years. And sure, the Lonely Planet is huge.

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So sugarcane is ez money and youve done it but dont want to do more of it. <deleted> am i missing?

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Correct - I'm happy doing the small amount of sugar cane on my wife's existing land, but as I say I don't like the idea of buying more land that i don't own myself. Besides that i would prefer a more social activity such as a guest house.

As I say it's not all about money. If I wanted to get rich I doubt I would be in Thailand anyway.

As the saying goes "if you want to make a small fortune in Thailand, start off with a large one ".

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No offense but anyone looking for serious business advice here automatically qualifies them as a bad bet for doing business. Most of us have no idea-myself included.......lol.

Its just that the premises are so cluckked up. Its ez to see big red flags.

Thai visa is great for visa info. Absolutely zero value for those looking to start a mundane cookie cutter business.

Again- who opens a business for socilaizing... you got to be insane willing to put up a few $100,000 to do that.

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Who said I was putting up a few $100,000 ?

I was just looking for ideas for business in Nong Khai, perhaps people have noticed a gap in the market or have had ideas or experiences in Nong Khai that they could share.

I have many friends with businesses in Thailand. They are not their main source of income. It's done by many as a pastime and way of socialising.

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