View Poll Results: Thailand is the best place to retire to.

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    Thailand Is Best?

    I reckon that Thailand is the best place in the world to retire to. The beautiful women,views,beaches,mountains,people,temples,and the food ohh the food. But what it is to me is the lifestyle, relax ok. took me a few years to get used to it, Mai Pen Rai< Aussie> She'll Be Right.
    This will make a fascinating Poll on our Thai lifestyle forum to find out what our actual members believe. I want to poll how you really feel, not (covid) or (lockdowns) but how you honestly feel about retiring in the LOS.

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    Either the best or crap? Nothing in-between?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    Either the best or crap? Nothing in-between?
    Sorry Buck, I wanted you all to let it all hang out on a Thailand oriented forum Im sure there are Viet, and Cambodia and even Filli forums out there, But I reckon if you are here, is because you love Thailand like I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Sorry Buck, I wanted you all to let it all hang out on a Thailand oriented forum Im sure there are Viet, and Cambodia and even Filli forums out there, But I reckon if you are here, is because you love Thailand like I do.
    Personally I don't think it's the best, for many obvious reasons , but also not crap , so I could not participate in this poll.
    Is there a place that is the best? I guess that would be subject to one's needs and wants. Best being a subjective term.
    Same would apply to if it's "crap" . My guess is that it is neither.
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    Either of those boxes I cannot tick.

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    Lived in Thailand off and on for over a decade.

    Nice place to visit, lovely food, nice people, but no desire to live there again.

    Happy to visit, see the Dentist, grab a massage, grab a cold beer and watch the madness of life stroll by ... visit the rellies, no desire to live with/near them.


    More opportunities in the West for me, my Family and the Education of our kids.
    Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    More opportunities in the West for me, my Family and the Education of our kids.
    Key word "Retire" c'mon man stay there or retire here?

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    2 extreme choices in the poll, nothing in-between, so I won't vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    My guess is
    Self explanatory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    More opportunities in the West for me, my Family and the Education of our kids.
    Again, Self explanatory, I understand the drive of people to do the best for their family, I'm not really talking to you guys, its a question of "retiring" and as a retiree, i have found Thailand a complete joy and any of my complaints all evolve around lack of the language skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    2 extreme choices in the poll, nothing in-between, so I won't vote.
    I selected the "show who voted what" to weed out people that don't live here. Maybe if it asked "good" or "no-good" would get less of a softcock reception? Yeh?

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    You can also retire in.
    1 Cold places
    2 Expensive places
    3 Dangerous places
    4 Boring places
    5 Places that hate white people
    6 Places that hate America

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    What a stupid poll, no I like toffees option.

    learn or fuck off Deeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    What a stupid poll, no I like toffees option.

    learn or fuck off Deeks.
    Some of you long timers are a bit gutless, I figure that you may have become more reliant on how you feel your friends will react to your response than giving out your own honest opinion? I will give all visitors to this this thread my own honest opinion, Thailand is the best place to retire to, All of the above plus it is safe for foreigners and if you speak a little english you can speak a little Thai, My best example will be through this "lockdown" crap, NOTHING affected me here, my life is the same except for carrying a mask in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    I selected the "show who voted what" to weed out people that don't live here. Maybe if it asked "good" or "no-good" would get less of a softcock reception? Yeh?
    And those that did not vote ?

    The soft cock here is , You.

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    Put your softcock on the vote button^ softcock

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    You blokes are gutless,
    Lets see how we go if someone posted a poll like.
    Holdens are best.
    Fords are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Put your softcock on the vote button^ softcock
    I can't vote "Thailand is the best" because I don't believe it is.

    I can't vote "Thailand is crap" because I don't believe it is.

    Softcock poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    You blokes are gutless,
    Lets see how we go if someone posted a poll like.
    Holdens are best.
    Fords are crap.
    Ive no feeling either way for Fords or Holdens so would not be able to vote on such a poll.

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    ^ you gutless little shites, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH I cant vote on that. king followers not leaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    ^ you gutless little shites, OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH I cant vote on that. king followers not leaders.
    So because there is no option to truthfully vote on we are gutless ?

    Allrighty then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    So because there is no option to truthfully vote on we are gutless ?

    Allrighty then.
    Vote on Wife is for life, or Wife is a fling.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Vote on Wife is for life, or Wife is a fling.?
    Am not married so not a vote Iam qualified to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by havnfun View Post
    Self explanatory.
    I can only guess for others since I am not them. For me as I said, is neither the best or crap. I don't think any place in the world is.
    I can't speculate if it is the best because I have not retired any other country, anyway.
    The major downfall of retirement in Thailand for me is medical insurance, and why I don't think it will work out for me long term. If I was allowed to buy into the Thai medical system it might be more of an option for me, but as it is I realize that the time will come soon that I will be uninsurable, since private insurance here will not cover preexisting conditions, and at a certain age , pretty much everything is a preexisting condition. And many insurances will not cover you after a certain age regardless .
    Last edited by Buckaroo Banzai; 30-05-2021 at 05:34 PM.

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