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    Northern Thailand Retirement.

    Out of all the Provinces in Thailand, Why would you want to retire in Northern Thailand, At 50 years old<, Because you are FREE, and if you get the itch for the beach you can drive or fly for a couple of hundred bucks. Freedom is what Northern Thailand is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    Out of all the Provinces in Thailand, Why would you want to retire in Northern Thailand, At 50 years old<, Because you are FREE, and if you get the itch for the beach you can drive or fly for a couple of hundred bucks. Freedom is what Northern Thailand is.
    Why would you ever want to be away from the beach. Thegent has a condo for sale in Pattaya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Why would you ever want to be away from the beach. Thegent has a condo for sale in Pattaya
    Freedom baby - just freedom, Masks for thee but not for me.

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    I would think living in the North would get boring, except for Chiang Mai, but you need a mask there even without COVID.

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    You might want a mask during burning season. You might need one.

    But, general rule of thumb, I prefer the people in Isaan and the north, to the south of Thailand.

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    You guys can listen to the edicts of your overlords about putting the mask on if you go outside your house, Nope we don't, the cops don't either, sure we see on the news the "laws" and the boss speaks them out on the Mu-ban speaker(cause he has to), we just carry on as normal, nothing has changed sept for the 7/11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deeks View Post
    You guys can listen to the edicts of your overlords about putting the mask on if you go outside your house, Nope we don't, the cops don't either, sure we see on the news the "laws" and the boss speaks them out on the Mu-ban speaker(cause he has to), we just carry on as normal, nothing has changed sept for the 7/11.
    Always amuses that some people like to advertise their ignorance as though it were a virtue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Always amuses that some people like to advertise their ignorance as though it were a virtue.
    Especially when they live in the US, pretend to be an Aussie, proudly state that they got their visa renewal at 06:02 in the morning (calculating time zones can be tricky, as Buttplug and chico find every time they make a meal of it) etc...

    Not the dumbest but certainly the most disingenuous poster

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    Actually living in Northern Thailand completely depends on where one lives and your personal expectations. Just like anywhere there are hardcore rural areas that takes a special kind of person to want to leg it out there. I ride by many on my motorcycle and there is no way I could swing it. Then there are numerous areas in between offering beautiful mountain roads and lakes, great food, no traffic, numerous creature comforts and for the most part extremely nice folks. A big plus right now is during these Covid times it is still pretty normal where most the time people are not wearing masks unless they go into stores and malls and out of either rules or courtesy, wear one. Years back my wife and I thought living by a beach was the ticket. Problem that we encountered after living in 2 areas was with most beach areas they are typically inundated with loads of tourists which leads to inflated prices, continuous scamming, terrible traffic. We felt it much easier to go visit a beach area for a week or so and return back home.

    But in the end, To each their own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Problem that we encountered after living in 2 areas was with most beach areas they are typically inundated with loads of tourists which leads to inflated prices, continuous scamming, terrible traffic. We felt it much easier to go visit a beach area for a week or so and return back home.
    Remember that many Thai locals live in these areas too. Most are not rich and so there are local prices to be found everywhere. The trick is to avoid the places that cater for overpaying tourists, whether that's accommodation, restaurants, supermarkets etc.

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