Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by jimmy40 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:57 am

Frank I think you will find Jameswest was just being flippant.
The OP asked for downsides and JW pointed them out. Not to say you can't get around them.
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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by LaughTilIDie » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:34 am

Mags & Billy must wonder what the hell is the matter with some of you. Every place in the world has it's down sides, no ifs and or buts about it. Hell I live in the US, think virtually all the government is corrupt, cringe when I drink water because of the pollution from from the fracking, hacked my lungs out every morning walking to school when I was 10 when living in LA, pay a fortune for health insurance that really sucks and to be perfectly honest I can't wait to get out of this country.

James has his own opinion on the cons and I not only respect that, but look forward to seeing for myself. 30 days and counting down.

Do I need to start a new thread asking what the pros are to living in HH?
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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by brianks » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:46 am

Many here don't seem to have understood what the question was. JW listed many of them whether they were a factor to him or not. Good starting point.
I have moved from Hua Hin much farther south. The one thing I really notice here in Khanom is that the dogs don't bother me. I found the dogs in Hua Hin to be quite aggressive while I can run or walk around here and they won't pay much attention to anyone around them.

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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by hhfarang » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:56 am

I live in the US, think virtually all the government is corrupt,

It's even more corrupt here, in fact, it was so bad that we are living under military rule and martial law at the moment.
cringe when I drink water because of the pollution from from the fracking,

The water is even worse here... you have to drink bottled, boiled, or filtered water nearly everywhere in the world nowadays.
hacked my lungs out every morning walking to school when I was 10 when living in LA,
In LA, yes, that is the Bangkok of the USA, I grew up in Memphis and walked to school in perfectly clean air.
pay a fortune for health insurance that really sucks and to be perfectly honest I can't wait to get out of this country.
True, and that is the only thing keeping me from moving back to that country you hate. I just spent three weeks (mostly in California) in May and it was the best three weeks I've had in ten years (since moving here).

Either it is a case of "grass being greener" or as the Brits say "horses for courses".
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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by LaughTilIDie » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:27 am

HHF hate was probably over the top, disgusted and totally fed up with is more like it. I'm sure I'll enjoy a return trip for an occasional Vegas junket . As far as military rule, I'd guess the NSA has someone perusing any and all foreign blogs/websites for dissidents to incarcerate so, other than the aggressive dogs mentioned are there any real downsides to HH? I bring no wife to embarrass.
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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by Aussie_Allan » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:33 am

Speaking only from my own personal experience after several months living in Hua Hin, after a year or on Phuket, then move to Hua Hin, then Kanchanaburi. In my opinion there are just too many foreigners retired/living in Hua Hin, hence living expenses are on the whole much higher than where I live and in my wife''s name of course, own a very large chunk of property near Errowan Falls, okay.

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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by JamesWest » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:12 am

Homer wrote:JamesWest - the forum software automatically classified you 'Amateur' because of your post count. Responses to your attempted troll means the forum members think you're an amateur, regardless of post count. Carry on, we enjoy a good chuckle or two.
Is your last name Simpson?
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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by dozer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:16 am

I think most of the cons mentioned are relevant and for a farang couple probably difficult to manage, but the OP has lived in Asia and has experience in Thailand so I think they will manage ok.
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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by Homer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:53 am

JamesWest wrote: Is your last name Simpson?
Do you live under a bridge?



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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by buksida » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:02 am

Homer wrote:
JamesWest wrote: Is your last name Simpson?
Do you live under a bridge?
:offtopic: Lets keep this on topic children ... :roll:
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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by Homer » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:10 am

[Mod edit: Dont care "who started it" - consider this a warning, its not the first time. If you have a problem with the way this board is managed contact Admin.]

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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by Frank Hovis » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:13 am

I did understand James West's response, which is why I wrote
@JamesWest I like your original answer, they asked for 'cons' you gave them 'cons'. I might not agree with them all but then what a dull world it would be if we all agreed on everything
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What he missed out was ... You can't buy a proper doner kebab anywhere, and that's probably the worst thing, well that and the fact that you can't but Smith's Square Crisps either.

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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by STEVE G » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:30 am

True, and that is the only thing keeping me from moving back to that country you hate. I just spent three weeks (mostly in California) in May and it was the best three weeks I've had in ten years (since moving here)
To be honest, I think many Brits would be happy to retire to California but a significant downside would be the fact that a decent house anywhere near the beach would cost a fortune.

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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by Pleng » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:33 am

Frank Hovis wrote:I did understand James West's response, which is why I wrote
@JamesWest I like your original answer, they asked for 'cons' you gave them 'cons'. I might not agree with them all but then what a dull world it would be if we all agreed on everything
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What he missed out was ... You can't buy a proper doner kebab anywhere, and that's probably the worst thing, well that and the fact that you can't but Smith's Square Crisps either.
They have a pretty decent lamb doner kebab in Secrets in Soi 80 - not quite as greasy as you'd find back in England, but really tasty.

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Re: Any downside to retiring in Hua Hin

Post by Frank Hovis » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:37 am

Really? Proper Lamb Kebab (greasy is optional in my book)?

Thanks a million ... I'll try that tonight or tomorrow. Not bothered about the crisps now!

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