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    Where would you retire in LoS?

    I've been toying with the idea of living in Los for about six months of the year to escape the cold and boredom of NZ. So far I have seen Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, a bit of Bankok and Pattaya. Each town had its good and bad points but overall I had a great time and really enjoyed my time in LoS. Just fishing around for ideas at the moment.

    So if you were to retire in a particular spot in LoS, where would it be and what is it about that area that you like?
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    kanchanaburi - a nice teak mansion on the river. the place is lazy, pretty and quiet. i like it.

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    I would certainly consider Kanchanaburi. It is a favourite getaway of mine already.

    Wouldn't want to retire in Bangkok itself.
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    The wife's home province is Kanchanaburi, and we have land up there. But its too hot for me. I have two places in mind. On a mountainside at least 800 meters up in Chang Mai, or a beautiful peace of hill land again on Koh Pan Gnan. Never could spell that island.

    The wife doesnt like the idea of the island though.

    So a nice house about 1,000 meters up on a hill overlooking Chang Mai, and an infinity pool in my back yard. I would like about 1 to 1.5 rai.

    With the value of my house that is paid for here in BKK. I can easily do the place in CX and have a couple million baht left over.
    Just have to talk the wife into selling this place. She's from Kan, but she likes the city of BKK. I friggin hate it.
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    But its too hot for me.
    y'know, air-con settles that...


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    Up in the hills of northern Thailand--I'd have a tea plantation.
    banging the gong...

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    Kanchanaburi is now on the list of places to visit circa April.

    How big is the town by the way? Smaller than Chiang Rai.

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    So a nice house about 1,000 meters up on a hill overlooking Chang Mai, and an infinity pool in my back yard. I would like about 1 to 1.5 rai.
    I took a scooter ride up there. Very nice spot and it was actually quite cool this time of the year. The people in Chiang Mai seem alot nicer than BKK too.

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    Yes unwell, I am an air addict, but I like being outside as well. Up at 1,000 meters its 21 or so everynight that its not butt ass cold, as in this Dec, in Chang Mai. My wife has land in both Ta Maka, and Bal Ploy, both are "the sun" March 15- the first week of May. Never below 30 24 hours a day.

    I think the longer you stay here the more the heat saps it outa ya!!! :chug: Beer the best rehydrator in the world!!

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    i do agree, a.o., was just being flippant. yep, everytime i've been to kanchanaburi it's been as hot as fuck! luckily i've been visiting so there's plenty of laying in the shade with many a cold brew.

    and that's what i plan to be doing when i retire!

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    Phuket, Phuket, Phuket.

    You don't have to live among the tourist hoards. There are lots of small rural villages. It is a BIG island.

    And, no, it's not horribly expensive! About the same as BKK.

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    Look at Bangkok Phill's thread about his parents taking their long holiday between Cha Am and Hua-Hin.

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    Mukdahan seems as good a place as any...

    ... but, not in the 'village from hell'...

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    Chiang Mai (city or region) or perhaps somewhere near Pethcaburi, Hua Hin or Pranburi for example

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    Thats the funny thing. I know I have to take my kids back for two reason. 1] a better elementary education, and 2} to satisfy a US law that says my kids have to live 5 years continuous in the USA. So I am going back.

    But to retire, and live my life out. Here. Quite simple! :chug: Just look above at my plans.



    * If they do not live 5 years continuous in the USA they cannot pass on citizenship unless their husband was an American. Has a bit to do with the fact that I was not born in the USA either. But both my parents were native born US citizens.

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    March 15- the first week of May. Never below 30 24 hours a day.
    Yeah it gets bloody hot there in the hot season mate, but outside of that the weather's pretty pleasant, even gets cold in the "cold season". Not unlike Chiang Mai really. In fact the two hottest days I've spent in Thailand have been in Kanchanaburi and Chiang Mai.

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