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    I'd love to move to Udon. Should I?

    I'm sick of living in Pattaya. The tourists are running me down here. Does Udon have many girlie bars? Is the cost of living as low as Chaing Mai? Will I be the only young guy around?

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    Give it a go. Personally, I like Isaan very much- and my part of Isaan is much less farangised than Udon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by piker
    Does Udon have many girlie bars?
    A few. More beer bars than anything else, but there are a couple of crappy gogo bars.

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    Is the cost of living as low as Chaing Mai?
    Probably lower, as we don't have a Rim-Ping Supermarket.

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    Will I be the only young guy around?
    You. If you came here there's be 2 of us.

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    There's plenty of farang about there.
    The night plaza area and Mr Tongs has enough pussy to keep you busy.

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    ^^ Have you gotten younger marmite?

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    Has some great cafes-Diamond 2001 is the dogs bollocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang
    Have you gotten younger marmite?
    You beat me to it!!

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    udons a good town, got most of the things you could want, give it a try piker

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    Seems to be overrun with germans in shorts and wife beater singlets. It's the bus stop between Pattaya and the grave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    ^^ Have you gotten younger marmite?

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    Get fekked you lot.

    Quote Originally Posted by crazy dog
    Has some great cafes-Diamond 2001 is the dogs bollocks.
    Never heard of it. Where's that?

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    happy new year uncle marmite

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter
    happy new year uncle marmite
    Nice to see he is his happy self

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    Quote Originally Posted by piker View Post
    I'm sick of living in Pattaya. The tourists are running me down here. Does Udon have many girlie bars? Is the cost of living as low as Chaing Mai? Will I be the only young guy around?
    Would not even visit Pattaya these days. IF its not suicides then its muggings from the ladyboys. It goes down hill with dirty beaches and on and on. Not for me! You like it ok for me.
    I am thinking of getting out of Bangkok and heading up North. I need to finish my lease here do not want to lose 40,000 bht. That is a lot for us. Then a nice house out of town will be great. Downsides! Yes everyplace has em, pollution and I have breathing issues and am old. Do the best I can, am worried about finding a decent hospital I can trust. Do you know any?

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    Ye get your arse up there,,lots of nice ladies waiting to play their game . Got khon kaen ,,nong khai ,,,lao across the river ,,,all within easy reach. fook pataya.

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    The place is shit boring and full of tired old Poms who only have one subject, their favorite poof ball team.

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    Pikey, I might agree that going to Udon is a bit like grave hanging.

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    Suphan Buri is nice and not infested with farangs like Issan. Close enough to Swampy for travel and far enough out of the pollution too. Only gripe I've got is there's nothing but miles and miles of rice fields nicely broken up with mango trees tho...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Seems to be overrun with germans in shorts and wife beater singlets. It's the bus stop between Pattaya and the grave.
    The Germans in the wife beater singlets meet at Nobi's Bar.
    I'd say the biggest group of Westerners in Udon are the Brits, with more moving up from Pattaya, opening shops, coffee bars, hobby bars, and nightclubs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udonite
    The Germans in the wife beater singlets meet at Nobi's Bar.
    No. They're all freinds with Erwin. Nobi's place gets a good mix of people.

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    Poms moving to Udon...good reason not to go.

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    The 2010 edition of the Lonely Planet guide for Thailand, mentions that Soi Sampantanit in Udon is full of "Sex Tourists". Khon Kaen and Nong Khai fare much better in the guide.

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    The fact that I have two school age daughters was a significant factor in my decision to settle in Udon.
    I was tired of finding and transporting them to decent schools in BKK. The advantages for me in Udon, very little traffic, Good availability of reasonably priced housing, clean air, healthy lifestyle and good mates.

    On the downside is, fewer entertainment and eating out options, a bit more difficult to source farang style & size clothing and some of my favorite food stuffs.
    There canít be good living where there is not good drinking

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    Been to Udon twice.
    Twice I nearly died of boredom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Udonite
    The 2010 edition of the Lonely Planet guide for Thailand, mentions that Soi Sampantanit in Udon is full of "Sex Tourists"
    Phew - Luckily, I'm going to Burger corner tonight then, so hopefully I shan't run into any.

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