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The first 11k are tax free. and its 20% tax leaving 80% profit. Renting your place out is the smart option. 


Apparently it's 100% in Canada, but hey, the health care is free as long as you don't leave the country...

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22 hours ago, Gregster said:


Spot on. We love Isaan for all of these reasons. Furthermore we have never needed to lock doors when we go out!

I seriously doubt that is a universal truism for the northeast.

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5 minutes ago, at15 said:

does anyone know where the best air quality is in isaan?      

 

I would suggest Loei province and up in some mountain side.

 

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13 hours ago, at15 said:

does anyone know where the best air quality is in isaan?    

Anywhere other than one of the larger cities where is there is air pollution.

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14 hours ago, at15 said:

does anyone know where the best air quality is in isaan?      

Difficult to answer but where I am the lung puffer I used in the UK for years was in the bin after a very short time....Huai Wangnong Reservoir area....:smile:....Which is 10 minutes from the airport and about 20 for Town/Tesco...

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Living Isaan for more than a few weeks is tough.  There are ways to generate an income, but will you be happy living in a village with roosters and no 7/11?  I find it difficult because there are no farang conveniences and you must know Thai to get around.

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Living Isaan for more than a few weeks is tough.  There are ways to generate an income, but will you be happy living in a village with roosters and no 7/11?  I find it difficult because there are no farang conveniences and you must know Thai to get around.

No 7/11 in Unon ? I'd be surprised as they are everywhere else I've been in Issan.

 

 

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9 hours ago, james1995 said:

Living Isaan for more than a few weeks is tough.  There are ways to generate an income, but will you be happy living in a village with roosters and no 7/11?  I find it difficult because there are no farang conveniences and you must know Thai to get around.

The whole of Issan is village, roosters and no 7/11???

 

Were you sitting in a Pattaya bar when you wrote that? 

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10 hours ago, james1995 said:

Living Isaan for more than a few weeks is tough.  There are ways to generate an income, but will you be happy living in a village with roosters and no 7/11?  I find it difficult because there are no farang conveniences and you must know Thai to get around.

What a load of nonsense.

I live in an Issan village 3 ks to town,, love it.

No  7/11s? 4 within 4 ks of here. my Thai is limited, never have a problem being understood by locals.

Farang conveniences, no problem, if i want farang pies, easy home pies/ Buriram pieman.

Bacon/ English sausage nookies delights, easy.

If a person same as me(paraplegic) can enjoy living here, no problem for abled bodied people.

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1 hour ago, puchooay said:

The whole of Issan is village, roosters and no 7/11???

 

Were you sitting in a Pattaya bar when you wrote that? 

You need to define or understand what is meant by a village.

 

Our village has 42 houses, a village shop and a petrol pump.

 

Nearest town with 7/11 is 15 minutes away.

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Rent and see what your neighbors are like before you buy anything !!!! Trying to solve any noise, dog, drunk yaa baa head problems is not going to happen. Im so fed up with the mai pen rai attitude here my house is for sale, and the plane ticket is not far behind. When people dont respect themselves, let alone anyone else how can you expect to have a decent life in a village.

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8 minutes ago, Hereinthailand said:

When you pay 3-4-5 million baht for a house in a nice development, you are not paying for the house, you are paying to keep the trash out.

Not necessarily....:stoner:

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On 8/12/2017 at 8:04 AM, Squeegee said:

 

This guy seems pretty clueless, quite frankly.

 

"You won't understand one word..."

 

Spoken like a typical foreigner who never worked hard to learn the language: if he had done so he may have had something useful and worthwhile to say rather than misinformation.

Reality is, the Isaan dialect has many similarities with central Thai, particularly the number system. If you can speak some Thaiyou will already have a start on Isaan dialect. A little of both can really open doors and result in unique and amazing experiences beyond thes cope of people like the fellow in the quote.

 

What that guy calls 'an educated person' is, by his own description, someone with no inner resources or interests in life to inspire himself.

 

 

If you are like him, stay in Pattaya or on Sukhumvit, but if you are interested in languages like you say you have the potential to experience some of the best things Thailand has to offer.

 

 

 

Don't invest what you can't afford to lose and don't burn your bridges with back home.

 

You don't have a clue what you are talking about. English probably has similarities to Chinese right? 

 

Who was talking about learning the language? Not me, so why make up stories?

 

"Reality is, the Isaan dialect has many similarities with central Thai, particularly the number system" and I am sure running around Isaan talking about numbers is something of value?

 

You are a complete idiot. 

 

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