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Does being an Expat make you miserable?

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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby Felipesed1 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:34 pm

Personally I would be more concerned about residents of Pattaya coming to Huahin.
It does seem to attract a lot of criminal falang, and the Thai people that feast off them.
Phuket would appear to be a close second in terms of attracting "undesirables".
Lets keep the criminal element in Huahin to a minimum; there are a few here already, we don't need anymore.

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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby RCer » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:42 pm

HHTel wrote:The older you get, the more there is to whinge about. Doesn't mean we're miserable. Just part of getting old!!

Re the ferry, I believe the only real complaint is the price. RCER, there was some info (can't be bothered to look for it) that the initial ferry is passengers only and transport carrying ferries are planned for the future depending on the success of project.

I just watched the video on the other thread. That boat looks like its strictly a people mover. Not what I imagined a ferry would look like and far to small for bikes and cars. Plus no roll on, roll off deck.

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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby caller » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:41 pm

I think being miserable and being a naysayer are two different things - the latter being largely justified here.

As for the ferry, I have no interest in going to Patts so it doesn't really bother me, If however, it does eventually go to Bkk and there are good transport links provided, then that would be of interest.

Also if the ferry does morph into one for cars, then Patts being a gateway for that part of Thailand to it's south, would be of interest.

However, I would hate all of that if a road to the fishing port is created along the front where the piers are, which would change the character of Hua Hin forever.
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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby Big Boy » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:58 pm

caller wrote:I think being miserable and being a naysayer are two different things

Debatable. IMHO miserable old gits tend to disagree with things just for the sake of it.

I intend using the ferry, but only en-route to somewhere i.e. not Pattaya.

However, there are activities in Pattaya outside of the obvious that my son takes part in, so I won't say I'll never use the ferry just to visit Pattaya.
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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby migrant » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:44 pm

Big Boy wrote:
caller wrote:I think being miserable and being a naysayer are two different things

Debatable. IMHO miserable old gits tend to disagree with things just for the sake of it.

I intend using the ferry, but only en-route to somewhere i.e. not Pattaya.

However, there are activities in Pattaya outside of the obvious that my son takes part in, so I won't say I'll never use the ferry just to visit Pattaya.


Agree, the bar scene in Pattaya has no appeal to us, but I envision the ferry use to visit other areas
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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby HHTel » Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:34 am

My kids loved Pattaya, a place we always stopped for a few days on our tours. It's not all bars/girls etc. There is a lot of family stuff outside the bar area. Water parks, theme parks, shows and more. Pattaya has a bad reputation based on media reporting of the 'night life', but it's not all like that. Each time we've been we have a great time as a family but never visit the beach road soi's. Everybody to their own.

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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby Big Boy » Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:23 am

Funny, I originally wrote the OP on the Ferry thread, but decided the question was much wider ranging than that. Many comments are taking us back to the ferry :?

I guess most initiatives tend to work eventually, and the naysayers (me included) are proved wrong. One initiative that still has to work IMO is the improvement to Petchkasem Road. It has to be the worst designed road for many miles. The only saving grace is that they've built/identified many rat runs that allow you to by-pass the mess they've created on Petchkasem.
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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby Takiap » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:58 am

Well, I quite enjoy having a good moan every once in a while, but I can't recall myself ever moaning or criticizing things like the airport, the high-speed train, or the ferry. My moaning is almost entirely about the fact that the whole bloody country gets water apart from our road, or at least, a section of section of our road. My other occasional gripe concern soi dogs, but even they don't cause me to moan very often.

The way I see it is, the more time you spend moaning, the less time you have for laughing and being happy.



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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby bsdk1960 » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:35 am

Takiap wrote:Well, I quite enjoy having a good moan every once in a while, but I can't recall myself ever moaning or criticizing things like the airport, the high-speed train, or the ferry. My moaning is almost entirely about the fact that the whole bloody country gets water apart from our road, or at least, a section of section of our road. My other occasional gripe concern soi dogs, but even they don't cause me to moan very often.

The way I see it is, the more time you spend moaning, the less time you have for laughing and being happy.



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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby Nereus » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:00 pm

Takiap wrote:The way I see it is, the more time you spend moaning, the less time you have for guzzling beer and being happy.

Fixed the spelling for you. :thumb:
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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby RCer » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:06 pm

I really only have one gripe. I can't understand how having cell phones and internet is more important than safe drinking water.

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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby STEVE G » Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:35 pm

Judging by my experience with elderly relatives in the UK, you don't have to emigrate to be miserable, just stay at home and complain constantly about everything that's changed since about the 1950's!

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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby handdrummer » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:40 pm

it's not the change per se, it's the results of the change that make things worse i.e. more difficult & more expensive instead of better.

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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby hhfarang » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:48 pm

Living there or being an expat there certainly made me a miserable old whining git. Now that I'm away, I seldom complain about anything and have a much rosier outlook on life.
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Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Postby Takiap » Mon Jan 02, 2017 8:26 am

Nereus wrote:
Takiap wrote:The way I see it is, the more time you spend moaning, the less time you have for guzzling beer and being happy.

Fixed the spelling for you. :thumb:


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