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What would you miss about Thailand?

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What would you miss about Thailand?

Orlando Barton

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A few years ago, my brother and sister visited me in Thailand. They got the royal treatment including a week in Phuket, some Bangkok nightlife … even got to eat noodles in a boat.

Besides being totally amazed at how modern and cosmopolitan life in Thailand can be, I could see they immediately saw some advantages the Land of Smiles has over our home country.

As I drove them to the airport to fly back home, I asked both a question. “What will you miss about Thailand?” I asked. “What do you wish we had back home?”

My sister chimed in right away. “Those hand-sprayers on the toilets are magic” she blurted out. “Why don’t we have those?” “I’m going to install them in my house as soon as I get home”.

My brother was equally resolute. “Thai fast food” he said. “The fact I can walk down the street and just stop and get a bag of pineapple or watermelon for 10 baht is amazing to me.” “No drive-thru … no lines … no cashier … just fresh fruit in a bag with a wooden skewer to poke it out with”.

That’s the story this week’s picture tells. The story of convenience.

Full story: http://www.inspirepattaya.com/lifestyle/miss-thailand/

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-- Inspire Pattaya 2016-05-29

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What would i miss about Thailand .. easy.. All the bickering on Thai visa.

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What would i miss about Thailand .. easy.. All the bickering on Thai visa.

Nah. Been there done that thing. You tune perspectives from afar.

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I suppose the way many of the cute ladies wink at me in Tesco Lotus.

Seriously, My rent is down to 2500 baht a month. Ten times lower than back home. This allows me to maintain a home in the Philippines, at the same time. (Rent there is similar). Yep..you can live in two countries...but I left the Philippines and my kids just stay there. I visit. After all that, I can put 30 percent of my income in the bank..per month.

Utilities and Internet are very low, compared to back home as well.

I tend to just slow down at stop signs, instead of coming to a complete stop. Back home, I get a ticket every single time. Here...I have never been stopped, for that.

Also...can double park...without issue. That comes in handy. I just leave the car in the middle of the road and take my time at the market. I save hundreds of dollars in parking fees and tickets.

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Agree on the bum gun.
I had one installed in my USA home.

But the water is ccccccold!

Low prices on: rent, eating out, taxes, tipping, hotels.

And the beach.

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Moved to Cambodia last year, i dont miss Thailand at all its the hub of BS.

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What would i miss about Thailand .. easy.. All the bickering on Thai visa.

You can access Thai Visa from anywhere in the world, so you could still get your quota of bickering.

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no income tax on offshore income and capital gains.

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