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    Mukdahan

    Mukdaharn may be in my future anyone have any info regarding living there?
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    It's the place to go if you like them young & dumb. I see it is becoming more & more popular with Australians who like making fools of themselves.

    You're not currently residing in Ayutthaya are you?

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    I have never been there, but heard it is quite a pleasant town on the Mekhong, and set to grow with this new Laos border crossing.
    I plan to check it out as a side trip when I next go to Ubon, in the next 4-6 weeks. Will add to this thread then.

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    Mukdahan is a nice town, but has one of the most obnoxious Immigration Chiefs I've ever come across (female).

    If you are retired, or have independent means, then you'll be fine. If not, then there is no real infrastructure for you to earn a living.

    There are a few reasonable areas to live, but, only if you are a decent falang. They have had their fill of falang rubbish of late & it is making things difficult for the decent ones trying to make a go of it. The Thais have begun to tire of pedos & their friends - one in particular is going to end up in jail pretty soon as he is being watched. Mukdahan is used as a base for US police assisting in the drug wars - FBI/CIA etc.

    If you are planning on staying feel free to pm me any time & I'll put you in touch with a few decent folks. I also have a few useful contacts around town who could assist you in matters of life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    I plan to check it out as a side trip
    Stay in the Riverside Hotel
    Good value at 700 baht

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the replys. I am currently in the United Sates and am getting my retirement Visa this week. I have be visiting Thailand for 7 or 8 years, first for business. I have spent a little time in Roi-et, Surin and Buriram.
    My friend (not BG) would like to return to home and I am perfectly willing as I have always enjoyed my times and the people up country.
    I would like to rent for a while before considering owning. Are there homes for rent with some basic amenities?
    Thanks

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    ^ where do you meet these non BG's? I have lived here for 14 years and all I have met is whores, tarts and harlots.

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    You meet who you choose to meet.
    As for Mukdahan, I've got a house there that is empty most of the year.
    But well, it is not for rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soirunner
    My friend (not BG)
    Hey! i like that!

    A newbie not bragging from the word go you'll go far!

    Quote Originally Posted by soirunner
    I would like to rent for a while before considering owning
    Very smart move, rent for at least 1 year while you find your feet.
    it's pennies anyway, and dont get thinking that its "money wasted"....
    Money wasted in Thailand is money spent in haste

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    ^ Listen to that man 'cos if he hadn't posted that then I would have

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    where do you meet these non BG's?
    Umm...in chinese restaurants close to a university

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter View Post
    Money wasted in Thailand is money spent in haste
    Especially in Mukdahan.

    You will lose your pants & shirt to the extended family before you can blink twice. Don't even consider owning property - the local lawyers (& courts) generally do not support falangs over Thai's. Fancy pieces of paperwork will not stand up there.

    Oh, they'll let you spend your money first & then tell you after the fact - when it's too late. My friend is pretty senior in their legal circles & he's been very honest with me about the legal side. Be warned.

    Lots of falangs up there telling everyone how well they've done - but wetting themselves every time the visa renewal time comes around, or the wife, who owns all the wealth, begins to play up. One fellow still pays off his whore wife, who lives with a Thai now, so that he can retain income from the business he put in her name & the few million he sunk into local property - all in her name. The poor guy is a genius, with a wonderful income stream, except for his mistake in selecting a wife.

    Be very, very careful up there. It's pretty easy to deport you from a border town if you shout too much.

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    Another place to stay, run by an Ozzie and his non BG wife

    thaihouse resort

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja
    The poor guy is a genius
    He is a total nutter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim
    ^ Listen to that man 'cos if he hadn't posted that then I would have
    I greened Heli for that one.
    Does it mean I should green you too??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter
    Money wasted in Thailand is money spent in haste
    That should be pinned somewhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    Does it mean I should green you too??
    Nope only the first poster gets a greenie.

    The second one gets a beer

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    Buying vs renting

    I would have to think long and hard before buying. I think the only reason I would consider would be to leave something behind for the GF/Wife. If I was by myself I doubt I would ever buy.
    Any idea what house rentals run?
    And thanks for all the info.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja
    The poor guy is a genius
    He is a total nutter.
    I guess you've met my friend from Hawaii, then?

    Next thing you'll be telling me you're an expert with an electron microscope - which happens to be his line of business.

    Me-thinks you're blowing in the wind again, windy

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    Quote Originally Posted by soirunner View Post
    I would have to think long and hard before buying. I think the only reason I would consider would be to leave something behind for the GF/Wife. If I was by myself I doubt I would ever buy.
    Any idea what house rentals run?
    And thanks for all the info.!
    It depends on whether your gf, or you do the bargaining. The rents are pretty reasonable out there if Thai's do the bargaining. Stay in the background.

    If you buy a house in order to leave it for her, then you are very kind indeed. Enjoy Mukdahan, it's a nice part of the world without all the BKK clutter & pollution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiangMai noon
    I greened Heli for that one.
    cant see it, u must have sent it to someone else by mistake

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    I said I had before I did.
    Apparently I'm not allowed to give you any yet.

    I'll go and red stroller and butterfly then come back to you.

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    ^ never mind, give it to Thetyim and I have the beer he was jonesing for

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    I've greened scooter, bustak, LH, bbigman and ..redded butterfly and still it won't let me give you any.


    sorted now.....


    Where exactly is Mukdaharn?
    Is it near any civilised places?
    Last edited by ChiangMai noon; 13-03-2007 at 12:30 AM.

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    ^ ah-hem....back on topic...Mukdaharn could be quite popular soon for the visa runners. The new bridge will be a kind of tourist attraction and i know already that there are "bars" awaiting "thirsty" foreingers on the other side.
    Mukdahan has an immigration office that is more approachable than the dummies at Nong Khai.

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