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    you should scrape through on a spicy squid salad for breakfast, a green chicken curry for dinner and 2 dozen bottles of chang and a packet of tabs every day, just try not to get any slappers up the duff... worked for me

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    Sounds like you're on your way, good luck and throw a pic or two up if you get the chance.

    P.S. Buffaloes can and do get sick. It's your call if you want to do anything about it.

    This one was not doing well (not one of ours) so they gave it some type of medicine and it did come around. At no cost to the fish mind you.

    Good luck to you and have a pleasant stay.

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    1,150 baht a day with rent taken care of? Easy Pesy.

    5 days a week living tight =

    50 baht breakfast, 50 baht lunch and 100 baht dinner = 200 baht.
    3 large beers at the local street bar = 180 baht.
    Walking / jogging around town (best way to get to know a place) + free weights at the park = 0
    Phone / internet (1,000 a month) = 33 baht
    2 song tows a day = 20 baht.
    Total = 433 baht a day or 2165 for 5 days leaving you 5885 for the weekend or 2942 baht per day. Enough to hit a nice restaurant or a bar. Get your massage. Go to a movie. Take a taxi or two.
    News is what someone, somewhere is trying to suppress - everything else is just advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker
    So realistically what would one pay for health insurance.
    depends on your age, and your history, and if you smoke or not.

    Perhaps a couple hundred dollars a month.

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    I received a quote from AIA recently for My Handbag.

    47 years old, healthy and never been to hospital. No problems at the Mo.

    60,000 baht per annum. No Cancer cover.


    Erm no thanks, she can go to the Local hospital just like all the other Thais do.

    I pay less than that for my Medical cover in Perth and I'm covered for everything.

    Take out travel Insurance for my stints when out of AUD.

    I must add that when I laughed at that quote it reduced dramatically but the level of cover was pathetic, simply not worth bothering with.
    I do not give Patsycat " The Horn " thank Fuk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    Of course people say they are not worried about that but they may just well be when the shit goes down.
    Yup- always have some nest egg money stashed away. That applies no matter what your monthly budget. At minimum, enough to make it home if the shit hits the fan.
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    You should be well cashed up given your Hi-flying past as a business person in Hong Kong Eh.
    Heh- most of it tied up in fekkin' useless, unsellable Thai real estate that just drains my wallet these days. When I'm not travelling or whooping it up for a few days in Pattaya, I doubt I would even spend 35K a month here. Mostly on beer & cigs.
    probes Aliens

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    ^

    Give up the Filthy Cigs, those things will kill ya.

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    ^ or Bangkok's pollution

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    Just as bad. Unburnt hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide and NOX.

    A day breathing heavily polluted city air is equivalent to smoking around five cigarettes a day.

    Keep coughing and spitting the shit out. Use lobelia to increase your O2/CO2 exchange rate and sage as an expectorant and drink lots of milk to increase the mucus lining of your lungs, that'll deal to 90% of the pollution you inhale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    No health Insurance no fok all.
    If she is Aussie she can so back there to sort our serious stuff. Save money & fall back on home country public health system. (Sorry Yanks don't apply to you).

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    60000bht a year= about 1700usd. Sign me up! Self employed people here pay that per month. If your lucky your employer will allow you to stay on the plan after you retire. For a premium that is. Mine would be about a grand a month until age 62 then onto government health care. That is I believe if you remain in the USA.

    I'll have to look into it someday. Luckily I have a lot of time to reasurch the topic before darting to the tropics.

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    For now travel insurance is a must for me. To many horror stories to go without. The last minivan driver we hired drove like such a nut I lost my sanity about 30 minutes into the trip. Laos roads after sunset are a gamble. We would have collided with an ox if the guy in front of us hadn't already hit it.

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    I had a short stint in Uthai Thani (6 months, or so)...

    Hated it from the start, no nightlife/nightclubs, had to drive to Nakonsawan (I think I recall)..

    Then I found a few local pubs, made some friends and things were sweet. Best memories of life in Thailand... Hidden gem of a place..

    Take a girl up the mountain temple, you can see the lights of the city - very romantic jing jing... welly good place to shag a woman (or shag a sheep/goat)...
    whatever tickles your fanny...

    There was a girl (18) at Freshy ice-cream bar, she was well busty... we bumped the nasties - I busted my vanilla cream on her boobies...

    (I wish!!) dunno where she disappeared...

    Anyway..

    My point being, it's a gem in the desert!.. all those smaller cities have their local unique places and charm.. (and busty wenches!!)..


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    I really like Plutaluang-Sattahip. Not talking about the area just south of Pattaya, but about the mostly Thai part that's about 35 kilometers south of Pattaya and ends near Utapao Airport.
    Very inexpensive Thai prices, any kind of store and the convenience of having Pattaya about a 1 hour motorcycle ride to the north, and the bars of Tessaban 25 Ban Chang a 20 minute ride to the south. Rent 5-10,000 a month for a nice Thai style house.

    Came here totally by accident when I took a local teaching job 8 years ago and have stayed even though I stopped teaching.

    It's a nice Thai area that's not in the middle of nowhere and has farang food and entertainment within a convenient distance in both directions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post

    Or Bangkok's pollution


    No doubt about that one mate,

    Lucky I'm only around a few months at a time and it's getting shorter I tell Ya.

    This stint has come in at 3 months and two weeks, I'm then off home to go road tripping again. Plus get a new O-A Retirement Visa.

    Oh yes and to be around people who have a few brain cells about them.

    So many of these Thais are dumb Mo Fo's I tell Ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munted View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    No health Insurance no fok all.
    If she is Aussie she can so back there to sort our serious stuff. Save money & fall back on home country public health system. (Sorry Yanks don't apply to you).
    I'm not so sure she can because she spends most of her time living in Cambo, only back maybe 2 weeks each year and has absolutely fuk all there.

    Lives with her Daughter when back, 69 years old now or around.

    Lovely lady BTW. Talented, sings in a band in Cambo to get her play money.

    Dunno, can she still jump on the Aussie free health care system. ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post

    There was a girl (18) at Freshy ice-cream bar, she was well busty... we bumped the nasties - I busted my vanilla cream on her boobies...

    That's a very nice story Richard.

    The last Vanilla ice cream I bought I ate the fookin thing.

    Cost me 100 Baht, had strawberries and other stuff on it.

    Fok wasting it like you did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post

    For now travel insurance is a must for me. To many horror stories to go without.


    Yep, me as well,

    I have way to many opportunities left in this life to not have Health Insurance just in-case things goes tits up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR View Post
    I really like Plutaluang-Sattahip. Not talking about the area just south of Pattaya, but about the mostly Thai part that's about 35 kilometers south of Pattaya and ends near Utapao Airport.
    Very inexpensive Thai prices, any kind of store and the convenience of having Pattaya about a 1 hour motorcycle ride to the north, and the bars of Tessaban 25 Ban Chang a 20 minute ride to the south. Rent 5-10,000 a month for a nice Thai style house.

    Came here totally by accident when I took a local teaching job 8 years ago and have stayed even though I stopped teaching.

    It's a nice Thai area that's not in the middle of nowhere and has farang food and entertainment within a convenient distance in both directions.
    Beaches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    near Utapao Airport
    these places must have a view of the sea - at the back over the houses in front




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    This is more than the average Thai earns per months, so it is definitely possible. But most foreigners I know would rather move elsewhere than live like the locals ...

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    It is possible to save $, but it depends on your lifestyle.
    You said you would make your own breakfast, that is good. especially if you buy your food in bulk like rice and beans. They will last you a long time and you can save big.
    In order to save you need to live like the locals. Not like a tourist. So don't go to fancy restaurants all the time and try to avoid shopping for things like clothes.
    read this here because it goes into more detail than i can right here

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    Avoid shopping for clothes.their cheap as chips you Muppet.

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    Live like the locals, Mook have you been living the local way for many years ?
    Standing up when the national anthem is played in public is free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertMook
    avoid shopping for things like clothes.
    Baby boys clothes?

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