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    Best Retirement location

    I chose Lanna for a variety of reasons

    by definition I could afford it and liked the scenery, added benefits for me was a rural location easy for airport visa runs and duty free trips which can be done any morning from here, then I ran into my wife who made my mind

    Of course the heat corruption crazy driving occasionaly noticeable but having lived and worked in dozens of great places Oman Portugal Finland Oz Malaysia Japan US this is where I'm happy to stay.

    If not married to a Thai and setteled I read good things about Costa Rica Ecaudor and Uruguay.

    If I could take the winters Queenstown,Moravia Canada and The Pyrnees come close and best of all the Atlantic coast Islands of Orkneys,Scotland and Ireland where you need a hefty pension to be a 'solvent' alcoholic.

    If you leave slyam whither better?
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
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    I took a couple of days off.

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    Double thread David. Plus we just had a thread on this last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    Double thread David. Plus we just had a thread on this last week.

    Sorry did it die please send a linky?

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    Can't find it. It's been done sooooo many times over the years, I may have imagined it, or confused it with one of the dozens of threads last week that veered off track. Carry on.

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    Was thinking about this question the other day.

    I think I may have found a nice spot. Not too big has Makro. Nice scenery and is up north and not too busy.

    In this day of TripAdvisor and such, I am not about to tell anyone as that would make it less quiet!

    But yes also to Uruguay and Lake Toba (very quiet) in Sumatra.
    Better to think inside the pub, than outside the box?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    , I am not about to tell anyone as that would make it less quiet!
    This is Teakdoor ffs

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal
    Lake Toba (very quiet) in Sumatra
    Did my annual visit , it's even eaiser since AIr Asia direct to new Medan super airport or for me new Air Asia C Rai Hat Yai the bullet train for an overnnight on Pulau Penang

    Toba has less farnags than eer due to terrorism awful infrastructure so lets keep hush, see you there

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    One need look no further than taking up permanent residence in the Nana Hotel, Soi 4, Krungthep. Luxurious surroundings and a foyer so inviting that one need not venture outside. Indeed, sit in an armchair for long enough there and the world will visit you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
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    The first ex wife's second ex husband just spent 3 months in Ecuador. Contrary to the impression I gained when researching it, our opinions differed. Despite his usual articulate style, his verdict was brief to say the least.
    "It's a bit shit"

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    Bhutan...

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    I quite like Peru. Fascinating place, delightful people. Many interesting cities, seashore, the Amazon headwaters, and mind blowing mountain scenery. I especially enjoyed the indigenous cultural aspects.

    I liked Ecuador also but didn't spend too much time.

    Argentina is interesting, very diverse, and huge. They successfully erased the native culture there.
    The whole Porteño attitude of the folks in Buenos Aires is a bit disturbing. Avoid BA and you're good.
    Chile is also worth a mention, but a bit more expensive and cultivated, more like France in some respects

    On my list of future places to explore are Spain, Portugal, Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDukeofNewcastle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Ecuador
    "It's a bit shit"

    Why thanks chucky chassamui, for such a well thought out and researched opinion. (Seeing how you've never been there and haven't even a remotest fucking clue)
    Have you ever considered that you pretty much have "shit for brains" and should simply fuck off.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDukeofNewcastle View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    Ecuador
    "It's a bit shit"

    Why thanks chucky chassamui, for such a well thought out and researched opinion. (Seeing how you've never been there and haven't even a remotest fucking clue)
    Have you ever considered that you pretty much have "shit for brains" and should simply fuck off.

    Steady we're all allowed to Earl abuse except at our masters/mistresses

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Bhutan...

    Way too expensive and exclusive. I read up a bit on Bhutan and the culture strikes me as a bit contrived and a bit phony.
    One of the places I doubt I'll ever be bothering a visit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Bhutan...
    It cost me a 6 pack to get in the 70s I don't believ riff nor raff may retire certainly not those as poor as I

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    Cool

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    At first glance I thought Rotterdam, which from what I hear is very pleasant city..

    If you can afford it spending summers in Holland is super. The cities very user friendly and civilized to the extreme. Bicycle friendly, you never seen so many bicycles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDukeofNewcastle
    Contrary to the impression I gained when researching it, our opinions differed. Despite his usual articulate style, his verdict was brief to say the least.
    "It's a bit shit"
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    Why thanksfor such a well thought out and researched opinion. (Seeing how you've never been there and haven't even a remotest fucking clue)
    Have you ever considered that you pretty much have "shit for brains" and should simply fuck off.
    I agree. Knowledge should always precede understanding. A prerequisite for both skills is reading ability and comprehension. Failure in all these skills will lead to incorrect assumptions and abusive, foul language, as demonstrated in your reply.

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    I rather like Thailand myself, I simply would not be here if I did not. If I ever drag my arse out of Bangkok which aint gona be any time soon I'm going to rent a house in Pratchup Khiri Kan. I first went there 10 years ago and have been back plenty of times since. Great thing about this little town is that it manages to stay small town. All the farang trash stay up in Hua Hin. My favorite spot is the Hadthong hotel in a high floor room on a full moon. Bloody wonderful and inspiring occasion. I'll take the Handbag down in December. Was only there again this week, fookin brilliant.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Taphan Hin-on-the-Nan....


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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    I'm going to rent a house in Pratchup Khiri Kan.
    That's where I'd like to be as well.....

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    Been retired here for 16 years already - I've moved my last move.

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    ^ ^

    Here ya go Topper. I spotted a round eye living in this beautiful Gaff. Real nice house this one.

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    ^^

    Yes but your Married, domesticated with 2 kids and a purchased house mate.

    I recon that's a really great thing, i salute you but not for me I'm afraid.

    Keep on rollin till the Gigs over, not changin anytime soon in this life time.

    I must add I do have my own house in Perth but rent the fooker out.

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