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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    most societies have a lower end, usually characterised by an inflated sense of entitlement, selfishness, boorishness and ignorance.

    but the british lower end is undoubtedly one of the most despicable on the planet. their blinkered nationalism, propensity towards alcohol fuelled violence coupled with an in your face swaggering attitude that oozes aggression, hatred and subliminal anger in equal amounts is well known

    thankfully though, the unique physical repulsiveness of these people and their poor dress sense makes them very easy to spot and avoid.
    In short, the archetypal Brexiteer.

    Mind you, GC in his travelogue has shown us quite graphically just why Tenerife and Lanzarote are so favoured by that demographic, particularly the aged. The breakfast, seemingly of reasonable quality at EUR3, was absolutely enormous and would have lasted a trencherman a whole day of drinking pints of lager at EUR 1.50 a pop, a tariff that is incredibly cheap and one wonders just how they turn a profit.

    However, there certainly was an air of desolation about the place as depicted by him and had very much the feel of a Blackpool precinct albeit one that was scrupulously clean and tidy whereas in the filthy English version the streets would have been litter strewn, very much down-at-heel, replete no doubt with puddles of vomit, cracked, broken windows, graffitied walls with peeling paint and urine drenched doorways, populated by shuffling ragbag geriatrics and feral, shaven-headed youths leading a bull terrier. COVID has laid waste to it but given the market at which it is aimed I should think a normal high season would be equally depressing with all those ghastly northerners and Essex dross wobbling around the place, disporting a sartorial inelegance that scarcely conceals acres of cellulite ridden flesh, competing with hordes of their kraut counterparts for territory where they can get pissed and gorge on fry-ups.

    There's something quite depressing about northern accents as they affect their redundant jocularity and inane greetings articulated in cliché. Thank God they deserted Thailand in their droves years ago.

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    There's something quite depressing about northern accents as they affect their redundant jocularity and inane greetings articulated in cliché. Thank God they deserted Thailand in their droves years ago.
    ..... only to be replaced by hordes of bullying russians and their gangs, disgusting expectorating chinese, reeking cheap charlie bobbleheads and the cream of the crop, the surly sleazy ragheads.

    yes, thank god the fun loving brits left.

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    Sorry Tax, I was actually referring to the lower end when I was speaking of accents.

    Obviously, I have no objections to the educated, civilised and mannered hailing from wherever within the UK.

    The thing is, the ranks of all those listed in your catalogue of the contemptible, including the British lumpen, had pretty much been depleted even before COVID. The chinks who still came kept to themselves in their own hotels, tour groups and confined their perambulations to tourist destinations no resident Brit would frequent. Similarly, the wobblehead whoremongers rarely ventured out of Pattaya Tai, the immediate vicinity of WS and the southern end of Beach Road whereas their tour groups again stayed in their own ghettoes and ate in Indian places that never catered to anyone else but these groups. Russians have been decimated by the ruble devaluation and those that do travel are usually couples and families but the infrastructure that had been built up from the early Noughties by them is mostly long gone. The ME market in any numbers seems to have deserted Pattaya over two years ago.

    Pattaya is truly at a crossroads and the future is certainly grim for those that catered for the western whoremonger. The rump of the remaining British-style pub restaurants are wholly sustained by the resident retiree population which of course is ever-dwindling. This phenomenon is in fact mirrored by the kraut demographic whose restaurants that once blossomed in Naklua and hosted hundreds are now but moribund shells catering for an ever-dwindling population of geriatric moustachioed Huns from the industrial Ruhr munching on their cheapo Menü des Tages.

    COVID has simply applied the coup de grace and looking to the future one would have to say that its salvation will not be foreign tourism but from within its own Thai ranks as disposable incomes rise. The Thai initiative encouraging domestic travel over the past few months to boost the local economies worked well here with many hotels full to capacity at weekends with Thai families taking advantage of discounts.

    Bangkok is now a far more interesting option and we are probably heading back there to rent whilst keeping our gaff here to use for breaks as and when. Selling anything, anywhere here, unless as a firesale bargain, is a remote prospect. The BKK developers are facing a bloodbath in trying to shift stock which must now number thousands of properties and there are quite literally thousands of condos empty looking for tenants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Pattaya is truly at a crossroads and the future is certainly grim for those that catered for the western whoremonger


    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Bangkok is now a far more interesting option and we are probably heading back there to rent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Bangkok is now a far more interesting option and we are probably heading back there to rent
    Places to spend one's retirement:

    1. Not Bangkok.

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