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    Another new Aussie member

    Hi everyone seems like an interesting forum I am not that new to Thailand I have visited Bangkok/Phuket in 1999, Koh samui in 2015 and just returned from Ao nang, Krabi last week. My last trip in Ao Nang it was one of the first places where I actually did not want to leave and felt sad when I did. It is no Phuket but does have a little beer bar area and a couple of Go Go nightclubs which I m not really into although i did visit. The sights like Railay and Cave beach are spectacular.
    So my main reason to join is to get a feel for actually living in Thailand I have the means to retire but going on what I spent in my 9 days in Ao Nang maybe not.
    I am turning 50 shortly never married I do ok with the woman even in Australia but something doesnt attract me to the Aussie girls.
    So just wanted to introduce myself by the way what does 555 mean at the end of a lot of the posts?
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    1,2,3,4,5 = Neung, song saam see, ha in Thai..

    555 = hahaha..

    Welcome to the board..

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    WTTB Joca.
    Keep in mind that retiring and going on holiday are two very different things. Do some research, speak to a couple of retirees (Unfortunately not me as yet 555) And get an idea on what you will need to live there comfortably. Then start making some decisions.

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    ^ yeah true.
    I lived up the road from patong in a modern sea-waterfall-jungle view apartment for 110 AUD/week...just a stone throw and better view than some high end hotels nearby 55

    welcome to the boaerd.
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    Gidday Joca,
    Yes, ao nang and krabi are nice places I can understand why you liked it so much, but for value for money go a little further to Koh Lanta and take a girl with you.
    Lots info here if your planning to retire in Los.

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    Welcome to the board there are many members here that will be able to give you guidance re Living long term in LOS (Land of smiles)
    Loads of good reading...No such thing as a silly question unless it is of coarse.555
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    Welcome Joca,

    Well the Perth chapter gets bigger all the time.....I might have to move over to get the cheap air fares 555555

    Joca, get your post count up and many threads will open up for you. To do that, answer each post/welcome individually, also post a few things about yourself and your likes, dislikes but do them all on separate posts.

    Once you get up the levels then you can reply to multiple posts...how you do that is to click on the little box on the right of "Reply with quote" So chose the ones you want to respond to, clicking on each, then on the last one click reply with quote.
    You will then have them all on the one post, click after the 1st Quote and type qhat you want to say then click after the 2nd quote, type your response do the same for the rest.

    Enjoy
    "Of course you love me darling, I handsome man 55555"

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    Welcome Joca.

    A few members here have managed to retire over there and make it work, so plenty of firsthand advice and knowledge to be shared. There are even entire specific threads on building houses, etc.
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Moderation is for cowards.

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    WTTB , enjoy your time here

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    Welcome Joca. Once married to a Thai girl you get access to the Honeymoon section of TD. That's where all the real action takes place.
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    Welcome to the forum, Joca. There is lots of good info here when you bring up your number of posts. The reason for the post count is to keep members who are truly interested in being a member, rather than someone who just wants quick information or try to sell us stuff.

    I am Canadian and have been coming to Thailand for 20 years for just the winter months back home. I stay up in Chiang Mai because I'm more of a mountain person rather than a beach person. I leave a lot of stuff with friends here when I'm back in Canada. My "system" works for me, but might not for others. Different strokes for different folks.

    Pay attention to what PeteGill said. It's a lot different living permanent somewhere than just being on "holidays" during high season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Welcome Joca. Once married to a Thai girl you get access to the Honeymoon section of TD. That's where all the real action takes place.
    Thanks everyone for the greetings, yep not totally sold on Thailand yet have been to Ho Chi Minh 12 months ago and going again in Feb 2019 the one thing I noticed in Thailand is the 1000 Baht notes were disappearing at a rate of knots,
    especially when visiting the beer bar area. I think Ao nang is as pricey as Phuket. Small bottles of Leo 100 BHT lady drinks 200 bht.
    Not to sure I will be marrying a Thai girl anytime soon I first got to find a good one.
    Good idea Ozzy Damo of going to Koh Lanta with a girl maybe next year I will give it a go Ive always wanted to go to Koh lanta

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    WTTB Joca.......well done being able to retire at 50
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    yep not totally sold on Thailand yet have been to Ho Chi Minh 12 months ago and going again in Feb 2019 the one thing I noticed in Thailand is the 1000 Baht notes were disappearing at a rate of knots,
    My Canadian friend, Brad, used to spend a lot of time in the Pattaya area and Sihanoukville in Cambodia, but now he has moved to Vietnam for the winter. Brad told me the value for the dollar is much better, and Brad really is value conscious. He said the Vietnamese women are all working at careers and not so money hungry. Brad also said that the Chinese mafia recently moved into the Sihanoukville beach area and built gambling casinos for just the Chinese tourists. Even the Cambodians hate them.

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    WTTB Joca plenty of Perth members around these parts, enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Distantpeak View Post
    Once married to a Thai girl you get access to the Honeymoon section of TD. That's where all the real action takes place.
    Well now I know why im not in that section.......55

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    Quote Originally Posted by OZZYGUY View Post
    Well now I know why im not in that section.......55
    DP's lost his marbles ... there is no honeymoon section, only the 'legal-aid-divorce-penis-reattachment' section. 555
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    Quote Originally Posted by joca View Post
    Thanks everyone for the greetings, yep not totally sold on Thailand yet have been to Ho Chi Minh 12 months ago and going again in Feb 2019 the one thing I noticed in Thailand is the 1000 Baht notes were disappearing at a rate of knots,
    especially when visiting the beer bar area. I think Ao nang is as pricey as Phuket. Small bottles of Leo 100 BHT lady drinks 200 bht.
    Not to sure I will be marrying a Thai girl anytime soon I first got to find a good one.
    Good idea Ozzy Damo of going to Koh Lanta with a girl maybe next year I will give it a go Ive always wanted to go to Koh lanta
    You can get a tidy AC/unit ensuite room for 600baht a nite, it's safe to ride scooter there as the traffic is slight- great seafood on the riverside down from saladan pier, its now my favorite spot for a weeks do bugger all except eat, swim and have few drinks(buy them at 7/11, 57baht for a tall singah). Ride around the rural area to get fruit and BBQ farm raised chicken and pork. Lots of reggae bars, an irish pub(owned by a pom), lots of bars but no girl bars- the price of drink is alot cheaper then phuket or ao nang/krabi. There is a bunch of social ex-pats there so always someone to chat too, at the irish pub they met every saturday evening, you get the lay of the land.
    The other place to stay is at old Phuket town, rawai/chalong most of the dive scene people live in that area- alot cheaper then patong or the other beach villages- some excellent restaurants in old phuket town and on the waterfront near chalong pier. Girl bars along the pier rd at chalong.
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    Welcome to the board Joca aand remember to acknowledge these posts with a reply so you get your post count up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OzzyDamo View Post
    You can get a tidy AC/unit ensuite room for 600baht a nite, it's safe to ride scooter there as the traffic is slight- great seafood on the riverside down from saladan pier, its now my favorite spot for a weeks do bugger all except eat, swim and have few drinks(buy them at 7/11, 57baht for a tall singah). Ride around the rural area to get fruit and BBQ farm raised chicken and pork. Lots of reggae bars, an irish pub(owned by a pom), lots of bars but no girl bars- the price of drink is alot cheaper then phuket or ao nang/krabi. There is a bunch of social ex-pats there so always someone to chat too, at the irish pub they met every saturday evening, you get the lay of the land.
    The other place to stay is at old Phuket town, rawai/chalong most of the dive scene people live in that area- alot cheaper then patong or the other beach villages- some excellent restaurants in old phuket town and on the waterfront near chalong pier. Girl bars along the pier rd at chalong.
    Great info ozzydamo I think I will go back to Ao Nang next year and split my time between Koh Lanta and Ao Nang. On another note I am going to Phuket next June with some old school friends they are bringing their wives (sigh) anybody stayed at Tony resort Phuket already booked it any reviews?

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