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    Choices as an expat with kids

    Browsing through the economist I came across this short article about a report on the best places to be an expat. Thailand wasn't in the survey (neither was Japan) but it did make an interesting read.
    Shiny, happy expats | Gulliver | Economist.com

    Of particular interest to me was the report on expats with kids. I clicked through to the actual report and based on their criteria how do you think Thailand would rank?

    For me it kind of underlines our decision to head back to Oz.
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    Re: Choices as an expat with kids

    If you're raising young children then I say that a western country is the best place to be despite the expense. I am so torn between doing what is best for my son and sacrificing his opportunities for a better quality of life. My Thai wife isn't helping matters much, going through bouts of culture shock as she is.

    I'm still in my first year of returning home and hanging tough. When I pick my son up from school and he tells me about his day I am reassured that I made the right choice, just not the most comfortable one.
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    Re: Choices as an expat with kids

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbuku View Post
    When I pick my son up from school and he tells me about his day I am reassured that I made the right choice, just not the most comfortable one.
    I'm in the same boat. my daughter just started school here and she loves it! she has changed so much (for the better) in the last month. Life was good in thailand, but i felt that my daughter would benefit from the education she could get here.
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