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    Whats great about living in Phuket

    The climates great, rarely to hot and never to cold
    Good shopping centres and hospitals
    Three live shows, movie theatres and bowling alleys etc
    All types of sports are played
    Restaurants as cheap as chips compered to Australia
    Very central to travel to other holiday destinations if you want to
    Food is not expensive here even the imported items
    Renting a house is cheap and buying one is not expensive if you
    take your time and shop around yourself
    Nice beaches, if you go north of the airport even some deserted ones
    which you can have all to yourselves
    Not much crime where we live, i have not met anyone who has had there house broken into in our area
    When i hear people who complain about life here i do not understand
    why they do it

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    Welcome to Thailand mate

    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    The climates great, rarely to hot and never to cold
    Good shopping centres and hospitals
    Three live shows, movie theatres and bowling alleys etc
    All types of sports are played
    Restaurants as cheap as chips compered to Australia
    Very central to travel to other holiday destinations if you want to
    Food is not expensive here even the imported items
    Renting a house is cheap and buying one is not expensive if you
    take your time and shop around yourself
    Nice beaches, if you go north of the airport even some deserted ones
    which you can have all to yourselves
    Not much crime where we live, i have not met anyone who has had there house broken into in our area
    When i hear people who complain about life here i do not understand
    why they do it

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    The climates great, rarely to hot
    You are kidding me right? Apart from December/Januari it's either too fucking hot or too humid.


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    All types of sports are played
    Try kicking a ball around the park in April and get back to me.



    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    Food is not expensive here even the imported items
    Imported foods are way more expensive here than in the West.

    Apart from the above I agree with what you are saying, but it might be good to take off your rose tinted glasses every once in a while.

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    have you be any where out side of Phuket peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Muffinman View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    The climates great, rarely to hot
    You are kidding me right? Apart from December/Januari it's either too fucking hot or too humid.


    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    All types of sports are played
    Try kicking a ball around the park in April and get back to me.



    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    Food is not expensive here even the imported items
    Imported foods are way more expensive here than in the West.

    Apart from the above I agree with what you are saying, but it might be good to take off your rose tinted glasses every once in a while.
    Temperature is fine as far as i am concerned compared to Perth Australia i do not know about europe
    Perth can be very hot and quite cold

    You get plenty of fine weather here even in the monsoon season

    Imported meats here are not expensive compared to Australia, New Zealand lamb here is cheaper than Australian lamb in Australia, the only items i bring back from there now is vegemite and anchor chicken salt, there are plenty of items manufactured here and a lot cheaper than imported if you check the labels

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratchaburi View Post
    have you be any where out side of Phuket peter
    Yes, i have driven as far north east as buriram
    As far north as Chang Mai
    And as far south as Saturn
    Also a couple of 5 day trips exploring different areas around Phuket
    Where have you been in Thailand

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    Phuket sure is nice this time of year. High season the traffic is a bit much around Patong, I like to get away.
    The rate of growth here is kinda staggering. Trememdous influx of eastern european, middle east and chinese money.
    Ranong is my favorite get away. For the adventurous types; the Takuapa and Kura Buri areas offer some nice unspoilled bits of Thailand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
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    have you be any where out side of Phuket peter
    Yes, i have driven as far north east as buriram
    As far north as Chang Mai
    And as far south as Saturn
    Also a couple of 5 day trips exploring different areas around Phuket
    Where have you been in Thailand
    By the way Peter I ask if you have been out side of Phuket.
    As there are many much better places, to settle down in.

    Khon Kaen to Sadao then drove past KL to JB the coresway Malaysia to Singapore.


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    have you be any where out side of Phuket peter
    Yes, i have driven as far north east as buriram
    As far north as Chang Mai
    And as far south as Saturn
    Also a couple of 5 day trips exploring different areas around Phuket
    Where have you been in Thailand
    By the way Peter I ask if you have been out side of Phuket.
    As there are many much better places, to settle down in.

    Khon Kaen to Sadao then drove past KL to JB the coresway Malaysia to Singapore.

    Where would you suggest is better in Thailand
    We flew to Singapore to far to drive as far as i am concerned
    You asked if we had been outside of Phuket province is what i thought you meant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Phuket sure is nice this time of year. High season the traffic is a bit much around Patong, I like to get away.
    The rate of growth here is kinda staggering. Trememdous influx of eastern european, middle east and chinese money.
    Ranong is my favorite get away. For the adventurous types; the Takuapa and Kura Buri areas offer some nice unspoilled bits of Thailand.
    Rate of growth is staggering in all holiday destinations
    We went to Bali last year and i had not been there for about 10 years and did not recognize the place completely changed, for the worst in my opinion
    We spent a few days traveling went through Ranong and over to the east coast and back down that way not staying on the main road but the side roads plenty to see when you get of the beaten track and take your time to look around

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
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    have you be any where out side of Phuket peter
    Yes, i have driven as far north east as buriram
    As far north as Chang Mai
    And as far south as Saturn
    Also a couple of 5 day trips exploring different areas around Phuket
    Where have you been in Thailand
    By the way Peter I ask if you have been out side of Phuket.
    As there are many much better places, to settle down in.

    Khon Kaen to Sadao then drove past KL to JB the coresway Malaysia to Singapore.

    Where would you suggest is better in Thailand
    We flew to Singapore to far to drive as far as i am concerned
    You asked if we had been outside of Phuket province is what i thought you meant

    well open your eyes then

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    have you be any where out side of Phuket peter
    Yes, i have driven as far north east as buriram
    As far north as Chang Mai
    And as far south as Saturn
    Also a couple of 5 day trips exploring different areas around Phuket
    Where have you been in Thailand
    By the way Peter I ask if you have been out side of Phuket.
    As there are many much better places, to settle down in.

    Khon Kaen to Sadao then drove past KL to JB the coresway Malaysia to Singapore.

    Where would you suggest is better in Thailand
    We flew to Singapore to far to drive as far as i am concerned
    You asked if we had been outside of Phuket province is what i thought you meant

    well open your eyes then
    You did not answer the question
    Where in your opinion is better to live than Phuket and why

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    where in Phuket are you Peter?
    ive heard a lot of good reports away from the tourist spots, taxi mafia, ladyboys,jet ski bandits, rapists and the death beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
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    Yes, i have driven as far north east as buriram
    As far north as Chang Mai
    And as far south as Saturn
    Also a couple of 5 day trips exploring different areas around Phuket
    Where have you been in Thailand
    By the way Peter I ask if you have been out side of Phuket.
    As there are many much better places, to settle down in.

    Khon Kaen to Sadao then drove past KL to JB the coresway Malaysia to Singapore.



    Where would you suggest is better in Thailand
    We flew to Singapore to far to drive as far as i am concerned
    You asked if we had been outside of Phuket province is what i thought you meant

    well open your eyes then
    You did not answer the question
    Where in your opinion is better to live than Phuket and why

    & I said open your eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
    where in Phuket are you Peter?
    ive heard a lot of good reports away from the tourist spots, taxi mafia, ladyboys,jet ski bandits, rapists and the death beach.
    Rawai, lived here 18 months now and love the place
    Also lived in Patong, Kathu, Kata and Chalong in my opinion rawai is the best i bought a house here after looking all over the island

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    By the way Peter I ask if you have been out side of Phuket.
    As there are many much better places, to settle down in.

    Khon Kaen to Sadao then drove past KL to JB the coresway Malaysia to Singapore.



    Where would you suggest is better in Thailand
    We flew to Singapore to far to drive as far as i am concerned
    You asked if we had been outside of Phuket province is what i thought you meant

    well open your eyes then
    You did not answer the question
    Where in your opinion is better to live than Phuket and why

    & I said open your eyes

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    rose coloures glasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang View Post
    where in Phuket are you Peter?
    ive heard a lot of good reports away from the tourist spots, taxi mafia, ladyboys,jet ski bandits, rapists and the death beach.
    Rawai, lived here 18 months now and love the place
    Also lived in Patong, Kathu, Kata and Chalong in my opinion rawai is the best i bought a house here after looking all over the island
    I have to agree with you, I first bought a house in Nai Harn 11 years ago still here but not in the same house.

    The best thing is low season, I found another little bar on Sai Yuan, 50 baht all beers good bunch of girls not on your case I think it's called Banana nice clean and modern and footie on the TV's

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    petercallen,

    Do not be affected (or upset) by anything this load of anti-Thai ... people here say. You are not the only one who likes (or loves, and loves with family here) this lovely Country. Naturally there are bad sides and good sides to every country as you probably know.
    Most of the anti-Thai crowd here have their reasons - "some" stranded here without the money to go back and start again (dream of it) in the good old country mostly (after their failure - and their attitude could be near explaining their failure at the first place), it seems.
    We live in this country, we give to this country, we receive from this country. We live here.



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    where in Phuket are you Peter?
    ive heard a lot of good reports away from the tourist spots, taxi mafia, ladyboys,jet ski bandits, rapists and the death beach.
    Rawai, lived here 18 months now and love the place
    Also lived in Patong, Kathu, Kata and Chalong in my opinion rawai is the best i bought a house here after looking all over the island
    Last edited by nostromo; 16-06-2012 at 09:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    The climates great, rarely to hot and never to cold Good shopping centres and hospitals Three live shows, movie theatres and bowling alleys etc All types of sports are played Restaurants as cheap as chips compered to Australia Very central to travel to other holiday destinations if you want to Food is not expensive here even the imported items Renting a house is cheap and buying one is not expensive if you take your time and shop around yourself Nice beaches
    just reviewed the whole of thailand there, wouldnt live in phuket though, could think of much better places

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    Quote Originally Posted by nostromo View Post
    petercallen,

    Do not be affected (or upset) by anything this load of anti-Thai ... people here say. You are not the only one who likes (or loves, and loves with family here) this lovely Country. Naturally there are bad sides and good sides to every country as you probably know.
    Most of the anti-Thai crowd here have their reasons - "some" stranded here without the money to go back and start again (dream of it) in the good old country mostly (after their failure - and their attitude could be near explaining their failure at the first place), it seems.
    We live in this country, we give to this country, we receive from this country. We live here.



    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
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    where in Phuket are you Peter?
    ive heard a lot of good reports away from the tourist spots, taxi mafia, ladyboys,jet ski bandits, rapists and the death beach.
    Rawai, lived here 18 months now and love the place
    Also lived in Patong, Kathu, Kata and Chalong in my opinion rawai is the best i bought a house here after looking all over the island
    I do not get upset mate, i just respond to trolls which they do not like it spoils there day, i know plenty of people who are happy living here and do not want to leave, some have to leave they do not have the finances to stay here, others pretend they live here on forums but actually come here on occasions for there cheap booze and sex holidays when they can afford it

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunsetter View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    The climates great, rarely to hot and never to cold Good shopping centres and hospitals Three live shows, movie theatres and bowling alleys etc All types of sports are played Restaurants as cheap as chips compered to Australia Very central to travel to other holiday destinations if you want to Food is not expensive here even the imported items Renting a house is cheap and buying one is not expensive if you take your time and shop around yourself Nice beaches
    just reviewed the whole of thailand there, wouldnt live in phuket though, could think of much better places
    fair enough where do you live in Thailand if you do and does it have a good quality private hospital

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    The climates great, rarely to hot and never to cold Good shopping centres and hospitals Three live shows, movie theatres and bowling alleys etc All types of sports are played Restaurants as cheap as chips compered to Australia Very central to travel to other holiday destinations if you want to Food is not expensive here even the imported items Renting a house is cheap and buying one is not expensive if you take your time and shop around yourself Nice beaches
    just reviewed the whole of thailand there, wouldnt live in phuket though, could think of much better places
    fair enough where do you live in Thailand if you do and does it have a good quality private hospital
    So you need to stay close to the only private hospital that you know.
    I your first post you are talk about how cheap it is in Phuket.
    I told you to open your eyes there are many very nice areas around Thailand
    & are much cheaper.

    In 1 off your posts you said your a pom

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    The climates great, rarely to hot and never to cold Good shopping centres and hospitals Three live shows, movie theatres and bowling alleys etc All types of sports are played Restaurants as cheap as chips compered to Australia Very central to travel to other holiday destinations if you want to Food is not expensive here even the imported items Renting a house is cheap and buying one is not expensive if you take your time and shop around yourself Nice beaches
    just reviewed the whole of thailand there, wouldnt live in phuket though, could think of much better places
    fair enough where do you live in Thailand if you do and does it have a good quality private hospital
    So you need to stay close to the only private hospital that you know.
    I your first post you are talk about how cheap it is in Phuket.
    I told you to open your eyes there are many very nice areas around Thailand
    & are much cheaper.

    In 1 off your posts you said your a pom
    Where did i say i am a pom
    You are just a troll , Thailand basher and loser who knows nothing about Thailand and Thai people except what you learn in a bar
    I like having the same facilities here which are available in my home country whats wrong with that and they are available in Phuket and not expensive
    Typical forum troll who sits in the corner and keeps his mouth shut when with normal decent people

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    Quote Originally Posted by petercallen
    where do you live in Thailand
    lived all over, samui, koh chang, udon and spend 4-5 months of the year in bangkok now

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