Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

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Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Post by RCer » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:33 am

404cameljockey wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:58 am
This thread is supposed to be about other benefits also. If Thailand isn't cheap for you, what do you find better than at home?
Actually, it isn't about Thailand. Its a general discussion of being an Expat vs living "back home".

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Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Post by 404cameljockey » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:56 pm

RCer wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:33 am
404cameljockey wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:58 am
This thread is supposed to be about other benefits also. If Thailand isn't cheap for you, what do you find better than at home?
Actually, it isn't about Thailand. Its a general discussion of being an Expat vs living "back home".
And all of the recent replies have been about the cost of living. In Thailand. I'm trying to get off the 'it's not cheap now' tack and back to something more positive. And I just assume on this Hua Hin forum most discussion will be about people's experiences in Thailand.

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Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Post by handdrummer » Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:10 pm

404cameljockey wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:58 am
This thread is supposed to be about other benefits also. If Thailand isn't cheap for you, what do you find better than at home?
Nothing.

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Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:21 am

Has any body mentioned female companionship? There are 90+posts, I can't go thru them all. I think that it is nice that the opportunities for finding the company are always there. Even if you don't use the opportunity, knowing that you could if you wanted is a nice feeling.

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Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Post by STEVE G » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:48 am

404cameljockey wrote:
Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:58 am
This thread is supposed to be about other benefits also. If Thailand isn't cheap for you, what do you find better than at home?
For me, the greatest benefit is being able to spend most of the time outside due to the climate, I don't like being indoors and I spend the vast majority of my day in Thailand in the open air. I cycle early in the mornings, I go for lengthy walks on the local beaches and I have a large amount of covered terrace at home where I relax, eat or entertain, whatever the weather and even if I go out, I go to open fronted bars or restaurants.
In Northern Europe, you can only live confortably like that for a couple of months a year, I work outside a lot at airports and I spend most of the year being cold and wet.

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Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:39 pm

I agree steve, over several years i weaned myself off air conditioning and sat on my patio, sometimes with a fan, hiding from the heat makes no sense, if you don't like hot weather--why are you here?

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