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    Whats the easiest Issan City for Farangs?

    Where are you based in Issan?
    How good is the shopping, hospitals, local government offices, nightlife, people in your neck of the woods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udonite
    Where are you based in Issan?
    Udon.

    Quote Originally Posted by Udonite
    How good is the shopping, hospitals, local government offices, nightlife, people in your neck of the woods?
    'bout the same as yours.

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    Pattaya.
    EAsy to live , easy to get fed , easy to die .... everythings easy for farang in Pattaya .... and its chocca full of Issanites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaggersback View Post
    Pattaya.
    EAsy to live , easy to get fed , easy to die .... everythings easy for farang in Pattaya .... and its chocca full of Issanites.
    Might as well throw Hua Hin into the geo-expansion of what is considered Isaan boundaries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shaggersback View Post
    Pattaya.
    EAsy to live , easy to get fed , easy to die .... everythings easy for farang in Pattaya .... and its chocca full of Issanites.
    Might as well throw Hua Hin into the geo-expansion of what is considered Isaan boundaries.

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    Easiest City in Issan

    I have been fortunate to live in 2 cities, Khon Kaen, and now Chaiyaphum. I am hesitant to tell you how good life is here in Chaiyaphum. We have 3 major department stores, we can get almost any type of appliance for the house, and we have good high speed Internet Service. The schools are some of the best in all of Thailand, and well established, some for more than 50 years.

    I do miss the opportunity to go into Mc Donalds, and of course being able to go into a Home Pro, or Global House store. I guess there are opportunities here waiting for someone to come and establish those types of stores. There is lots, and lots of building going on here and I am happy that we made the move.

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    Chaiyaphum, face it Dan, its a bit of a shite hole ain't it? What are the 3 dept stores? 3 x 7-11's

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    ^Family Mart x1

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    Definition of a shithole would be too much easy access to those 'conveniences'.

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    They are all basically the same. Pick one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by shaggersback View Post
    Pattaya.
    EAsy to live , easy to get fed , easy to die .... everythings easy for farang in Pattaya .... and its chocca full of Issanites.
    Might as well throw Hua Hin into the geo-expansion of what is considered Isaan boundaries.

    Considering the number of isaan people living in Pattaya it could well be called an isaan city.

    A little bit like the french football team could be called an african team.

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    As long as you're not into the night scene, I find Roiet hard to beat.

    Clean, lots of good schools, Tesco, Makro, Global House, Home Shop and big Home Mart. Inexpensive housing/rent. Six hours from Bangkok on good 4 lane roads.

    Not the most scenic part of Thailand but not bad.

    Lots of Kymher temples and ruins so if your into that you'll enjoy.

    About two hours from Friendship Bridge 2 at Mukdahan so going to Lao is easy.

    Not many farangs so only a couple of watering holes.

    All in all a pretty good place to be if you like country life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhonKaenDan View Post
    I do miss the opportunity to go into Mc Donalds
    That sounds like a positive to me!!

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    ^ Agreed

    And if I'm not wrong there is an interesting thread on this forum explaining how to cook an excellent hamburger at home.

    http://teakdoor.com/the-kitchen/ maybe

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    If you like falang stuff, Udon. If not just about anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udonite View Post
    Where are you based in Issan?
    How good is the shopping, hospitals, local government offices, nightlife, people in your neck of the woods?
    If you need the amenities of a Farang city then Copenhagen or Los Angeles are pretty good. If you must live in a non-western city and need farang amenities then I suggest you send a list of your needs to the city council and suck it up when they don't bother replying. If you want Western then stay Western, don't bother coming to Asia. If you want to live in a protected bubble where everything is the way its always been then stay at home.
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    Best City in Issan

    After reading some of the comments that have been posted, (before and after my post yesterday), I now remember why I quit posting any comments about almost any subject. It seemed like a good topic, but unfortunately there are people that are allowed to use a computer and take all the joy out reading articles that are posted here. What a bunch loooooooooooooosers! You must be the group that lives on all the little side streets, where the water backs up in Pattaya. Yes, and I am sure you must enjoy the smell too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Udonite View Post
    Where are you based in Issan?
    How good is the shopping, hospitals, local government offices, nightlife, people in your neck of the woods?
    If you need the amenities of a Farang city then Copenhagen or Los Angeles are pretty good. If you must live in a non-western city and need farang amenities then I suggest you send a list of your needs to the city council and suck it up when they don't bother replying. If you want Western then stay Western, don't bother coming to Asia. If you want to live in a protected bubble where everything is the way its always been then stay at home.
    Well stated, Bob.

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    Pattaya is not in Isaan Dan. Seriously, are you looking for advice, or some sort of 'my part of Isaan is best' spiel. And what is it you want from a place- western conveniences, rustic charm, or what?

    Someone who lives in Udon with it's sizable farang scene probably has quite a different lifestyle to someone who lives in Loei. But Loei has better scenery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KhonKaenDan View Post
    After reading some of the comments that have been posted, (before and after my post yesterday), I now remember why I quit posting any comments about almost any subject. It seemed like a good topic, but unfortunately there are people that are allowed to use a computer and take all the joy out reading articles that are posted here. What a bunch loooooooooooooosers! You must be the group that lives on all the little side streets, where the water backs up in Pattaya. Yes, and I am sure you must enjoy the smell too.
    Oh, toughen the fuck up you wimp.

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    Another plus for Udon. I did my visa run in 2 hours exactly yesterday. Left home at 8.30am and was at my mate's place in Udon having a coffee at 10.30am with a 3 month stamp in my passport and a bag of baguettes in my backpack.

    Luckily, Peterpan was a bit poorly or it would've taken longer on that crappy old Frog bike he rides.

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    Khon Kaen, soon the big Central shopping centre will open.

    Also, they have some of the best quality housing I've seen in Isaan.

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    I'd say Udon and I wouldn't limit it to the best place in Issan either, more like the whole of Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    I'd say Udon and I wouldn't limit it to the best place in Issan either, more like the whole of Thailand.
    Shh... no. Chiang Mai is the best. Keep telling everyone, OK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterpan
    Chaiyaphum, face it Dan, its a bit of a shite hole ain't it? What are the 3 dept stores? 3 x 7-11's
    Nah, Chaiyaphum's a pleasant enough place

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