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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Giggle » January 17, 2018, 5:08 pm

Somtam. I'm only here for the somtam.



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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by pipoz4444 » January 18, 2018, 1:06 pm

Agree with some of the points above, in that Thailand has its attractions and its non-attractions, depending on what stage of your life you are at and probably how old you are. \:D/ :lol:

For me approaching retirement, what attracts me about Thailand,
1a.Affordability, you can live a very comfortable lifestyle in Thailand, in your latter years, for say half of what it would cost for the same, in Australia. Just as one indicator - In 2017 the cost of living in Melbourne city apartment per month, was estimated to be
Utilities $430 or TB 10,750
Rent (45m2 Quality Studio Apartment) $1930 or TB 48,250
Total TB 59,000

I am 100% sure that I could get a very good 45m2 good quality apartment in Bangkok (and pay Utilities paid) for TB 30,000 in the inner area of Sukhumvit Bangkok (i.e.in Nana, Asoke, Phrom Phong or Ekkamai). Near half the price and I can tell you Melbourne is not twice as good as Bangkok.

1b. Many of those that I have worked with for the past 10 -14 years, are doing the same and retiring to Thailand for their own various reasons, so it will simply be a continuation in part of the present circle of friends.

2.A reasonably laid back lifestyle - You can do what you want any day and at your pace. It not overly regulated, not up in Issan anyway, from what I have seen.
3.Easy to jump from Country lifestyle to City lifestyle or Beach lifestyle, only on hour by plane. Try having the choice of three lifestyles places in Australia and see what it costs you.
4.Relatively safe, provided that you move in the right circles. I know some will disagree about Thailand being safe, but haven’t at any time felt unsafe in Thailand in the past 15 years. Cant say same about Australia these days. :-k =;
5.An OK-Good Medical system. You can get reasonably good private coverage for TB 50,000 per year (BUPA or....). If you don’t trust it in Thailand, then its within easy reach in Singapore.
6.All year round good weather - I can acclimatize to the humidity for a few months of the year, but I cannot do the same with the snow and the cold, not at this age.
7. Most importantly girls without a fat arse. To have to walk down the street behind a fat arse (as you would every day in Australia) is not my cut of tea =D> I didn't work all these years, just to have to walk behind a Bus on the Footpath :lol: \:D/

Dislikes:
1. Try and get a straight answer like a Yes or a No out of a Thai Shop Assistant. No, what you get is a 10 minute conversation between her and your TG and even then you still don't get your answer of yes or no?? :confused: You get a Maybe :confused:
2. Try and get a Taxi Driver or anyone for that matter to read a map and give you directions. Thank god for Google Map and its street locator map and street view
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Raoul Duke » January 18, 2018, 1:38 pm

"7. Most importantly girls without a fat arse"
Oh yes indeed.Its so fantastic to live in a land where the mighty,white bush pigs are virtually non existent.
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by colt1911 » January 18, 2018, 1:44 pm

I gotta get right to it....It's the P*ssy!! :D

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by pipoz4444 » January 18, 2018, 2:18 pm

Raoul Duke wrote:
January 18, 2018, 1:38 pm
"7. Most importantly girls without a fat arse"
Oh yes indeed.Its so fantastic to live in a land where the mighty,white bush pigs are virtually non existent.
I wouldn't say that, you get the odd Tourist walking in front of you, blocking the view [-X

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Balthasar G. » January 18, 2018, 8:21 pm

I hope I die in my sleep like my grand dad did, not screaming like his passengers

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by GT93 » June 1, 2018, 3:28 pm

colt1911 wrote:
January 18, 2018, 1:44 pm
I gotta get right to it....It's the P*ssy!! :D
And critically the young P*ssy is easily available for older gentlemen. Even if they look like a bush pig. 8) 8)

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by tooloo » April 30, 2019, 2:25 am

GT93 wrote:
November 6, 2017, 12:55 pm
Thailand is a great country but I don't want to live there all year round.
It's not just about tourism. Thailand is the most popular place among Russian freelancers. My brother lives here every year from November to April at a time when it is cold in Russia. He also tried to live in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, but Thailand was better in terms of price and quality of life. And the beaches here are the best.

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Giggle » April 30, 2019, 3:20 pm

It's the somtam -- and the irregularly scheduled power outages.

Nothing whispers softly "tropical paradise" into your ears like another fai dap at 4 p.m. when it's 46 degrees in the f'n shade.

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

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maxeboy wrote:
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I wonder where You come from!
Being Danish I think no other country is worse than Denmark. :mrgreen: Kind regards from maxeboy
I like Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Finland and Sweden.

But, I can see how the Danish language would make living in that country tedious at times,

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by yartims » April 30, 2019, 7:24 pm

GT93 wrote:
November 6, 2017, 12:55 pm
Thailand is a great country but I don't want to live there all year round.
same for me ,the heat is good instead of the UK winter but the humidity in LOS is a killer literally .
and why did stickman pull out and go home if its so good ?and i know a long list of gents who lived in LOS since the 80s and have now decided its time to leave and live somewhere else .because many things were now bugging them as things have changed since the 80s when it was super cheap
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

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Raoul Duke wrote:
January 18, 2018, 1:38 pm
"7. Most importantly girls without a fat arse"
Oh yes indeed.Its so fantastic to live in a land where the mighty,white bush pigs are virtually non existent.
stickman photos show theres some fat asses about these days just like back home and with braces
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » May 2, 2019, 2:47 am

Izzix, who cares what stickman thinks or does?. He is not the guru of Thailand. But you are right about the growing number of fat people, including farangs, in Thailand.
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by TJ » May 2, 2019, 2:49 am

Some of those old men who are returning to their home country are doing it mainly to receive free health care and welfare benefits.

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by yartims » May 3, 2019, 5:11 pm

stickman gets a lot of feedback from various sources so cant be ignored
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Giggle » May 3, 2019, 5:29 pm

Wanna bet?

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Raoul Duke » May 4, 2019, 9:54 am

Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
May 2, 2019, 2:47 am
Izzix, who cares what stickman thinks or does?. He is not the guru of Thailand. But you are right about the growing number of fat people, including farangs, in Thailand.
:oops: Yes.I must admit I am seeing a lot more "Brown Buffaloes" roaming the sois of the so called "jewel of Isan".
Oh the horror.
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by tamada » October 6, 2019, 6:44 pm

Raoul Duke wrote:
May 4, 2019, 9:54 am
Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
May 2, 2019, 2:47 am
Izzix, who cares what stickman thinks or does?. He is not the guru of Thailand. But you are right about the growing number of fat people, including farangs, in Thailand.
:oops: Yes.I must admit I am seeing a lot more "Brown Buffaloes" roaming the sois of the so called "jewel of Isan".
Oh the horror.
Spotted a throwback from way back toting his rolling port while puffing on a rolly on Soi Sampan a few afternoons ago. Tanned, weather beaten face with all the texture of Uluru, matted hair cut in the once-fashionable, off the shoulder mullet, classic dark denim 'suit' unbuttoned to the belly, drainpipe cut jeans and the shiny, pointy-toed shoes.

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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by Raoul Duke » October 7, 2019, 5:01 pm

tamada wrote:
October 6, 2019, 6:44 pm
Raoul Duke wrote:
May 4, 2019, 9:54 am
Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
May 2, 2019, 2:47 am
Izzix, who cares what stickman thinks or does?. He is not the guru of Thailand. But you are right about the growing number of fat people, including farangs, in Thailand.
:oops: Yes.I must admit I am seeing a lot more "Brown Buffaloes" roaming the sois of the so called "jewel of Isan".
Oh the horror.
Spotted a throwback from way back toting his rolling port while puffing on a rolly on Soi Sampan a few afternoons ago. Tanned, weather beaten face with all the texture of Uluru, matted hair cut in the once-fashionable, off the shoulder mullet, classic dark denim 'suit' unbuttoned to the belly, drainpipe cut jeans and the shiny, pointy-toed shoes.

God's gift has landed!
Tiny hands?
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Re: What makes Thailand the greatest country in the world

Post by laksnrub » October 7, 2019, 5:30 pm

What's wrong with the way I look, my mum said I was always good looking
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