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    Repatriation – what would it take?

    Several recent threads allude toward the increasing “difficulty” in remaining in Thailand. The hoops we must jump through, extensions, money in limbo, 90 Day reps, TM30’s, re-entry permits, the strength of the Baht… and, of course, God only knows just what tomorrow will bring…

    So, the question is: Just what will it take for you to “pack your bags” and leave uh… “Amazing Thailand”?


    For myself – to actually leave Thailand I would have to be kicked out. Or, if the boss decided her home country no longer suited her (long shot lottery odds on that one).

    But, for yourself. The folks here for employment, well, loss of job or just getting tired of the country is easy to understand.

    However, you family folk. Repatriation for you child/children education?

    Perhaps, a few expats are riding the ragged edge financially.

    Could, immigrations enforcement (discretion of the IO) actually cause someone to pack their bags (and family) and leave? Knowing that moving is costly and never an easy task. Life of course is most complicated.

    But, back to the question. Just what is, or would be, the “Straw that Broke, or would break, the Camel’s Back” for you?

    Again, for myself, I would either; a) have to be kicked out, or, b) the wife’s decision.

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    Family would have to disown me and/or kicked out. And I'd only be going back to die.

    So still a slight chance.

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    Haven't been affected by any of the visa stuff. Stopped watching the exchange rates as I've given up drinking whiskey for breakfast.

    Will move on long or short term when the kid finishes school and goes to uni in the West.

    12 or so years time so will have hit 50 yrs old. Probably stay in Asia. Vietnam/Laos/Burma depending on their development over the next decade.

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    Too old now to start again with 3 kids in tow. So unless I get kicked out then I'm a stayin. Financially I've no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    given up drinking whiskey for breakfast.
    Yea, I had to check my watch to see if it was breakfast or lunch, then realized it really didn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    3 kids in tow.
    Yup, the most important part of life, the driving force. Good for you.

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    Having de-cluttered my life deliberately about 5 years ago, I did get a bit fed up with Island life, and the demands of Thai bureaucracy for their pet aliens.

    As a single man, it was easy to make the move. The only sadness was the loss of some carefully chosen friends who were left behind.

    I get how difficult it could be for those with attached families in country.

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    Getting tired of Thailand, wanting to try somewhere else, or preferring to go back to the UK are all potential reasons for me to leave. The same as it's ever been here for me. I am not glued to Thailand.

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    I could go back West in 5 minutes if I wanted to but fook that for sticky fookin puddin.

    I do like to go back twice a year though for a few months, spend a shit load of cash and smash me car and camper down the road. In fact if I did not enjoy my camping and road trips so much I would spend a shit load less time there.

    No fookin Edge to it after living in this shit house. Everything so fookin normal innit. Fook that shit.

    One can find plenty of reasons to Bitch about this shit house lieland but at the end of the day it's fookin good fun and I dig it.

    Best of all is the constant 24/7 display of sexy arsed drop dead gorgeous bitches that is displayed on Silom.

    You munters that live up cuntry under rocks miss out on that part eh.

    Oh well, suck it up fukos, life ain't perfect eh.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    You guys that get the shits on with Lieland should just pack up and go bunk In some other cuntry for a while.

    Fookin good just to go walk about for a while eh.

    I've just been down to Malaysia for a while, I really like Malaysia but the woman for the most part are not a fookin scratch on Thailands bints.

    Yer, way it rolls bitches, always great to come back Thailand innit.

    Fookin oath.

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    busted my tit to find another job here... fucked if I want to leave again.

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    Further more to answer the question, the only way I would go back West permanently is if my finances went tits up and I was forced out this way. I never worry about that simply because if I go down this way I will not be the only coonta.

    All these wankers saying they relocating because of Thailands Immigration laws and the TM 30 are fookin wankers mainly.

    They could be honest and say this, I'm fookin orf to Cambodia because I have no money to meet Immigration financial regulations. I have been living in Thailand on minimal money with no reserve and now im fooked.

    That's what they should be sayin eh .

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    Wherever you go, you take your current mindset and will have the same problems again.

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    ...just waiting for SD to reach local retirement age...then, not much keeping us here as many of our friends are already in California...the allure of the temples has definitely worn off...

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    Fookin dead right that Bra. Can you imagine all those sad arsed old wankers who dribble their pathetic shit on Thai Visa all fookin orv ta Vietnam ??????


    They would be a seething pit off misery and desperation in around 13 seconds flat. ???? The grass is never greener Bra, it's all about how ya cut the coont innit.

    Fookin oath it is.

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    ^^

    Yer well you're an old fuker now Tommy so ya mose well go back Seppoland and spend the rest of ya life getting on the Medical mull.

    That's what I'd do eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Wherever you go, you take your current mindset and will have the same problems again.
    Yea, the truth. Seems wherever I go, I find myself there.

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    Oh yer, there is one other good reason to leave this shit house and bolt home.

    That would be to die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    allure of the temples has definitely worn off
    Yup... very large and distinct difference between vacationing in Thailand and living here

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    No fookin Edge to it after living in this shit house. Everything so fookin normal innit. Fook that shit.

    One can find plenty of reasons to Bitch about this shit house lieland but at the end of the day it's fookin good fun and I dig it.
    Terry has summed this up well. My feelings exactly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    spend the rest of ya life getting on the Medical
    ...nah, more about escaping swampish nuttiness...and finally learning how to use a Glock...

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    Anyway, it's all fookin bullshit innit.

    Everyone is entitled to bunk up where ever they want and if some other coont don't like it then tough shit innit.

    Fook em.

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    That's what they should be sayin eh
    what they should be saying is that they are fed up as living as a disadvantaged ethnic minority in a third world corrupt military dictatorship that makes their continued presence here dependent on them complying with some ridiculous police state regulations that seem purposely designed to make their life as difficult and inconvenient as possible.

    for foreigners the attractions and freewheeling easygoing lifestyle that made thailand such an attractive destination 20 years ago are being rapidly demolished as it becomes just another box ticking "computer says no" compliance obsessed state where arbitration and fair play are totally non existent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Haven't been affected by any of the visa stuff. Stopped watching the exchange rates as I've given up drinking whiskey for breakfast.

    Will move on long or short term when the kid finishes school and goes to uni in the West.

    12 or so years time so will have hit 50 yrs old. Probably stay in Asia. Vietnam/Laos/Burma depending on their development over the next decade.

    There ya go.
    That works.

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    ...^^thanks: this thread need a little rancid bile...

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