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Thailand: Why You Shouldn't Retire To Thailand (Thai Life Book 5) by [The Blether]
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  • Print Length: 36 pages
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As obviously some people have been led to believe that Thailand is a country of cheap living, plentiful thrills and an abudance of glorious women, just waiting to serve every whim. Of course the sex trade is not the only reason to visit. But as a holiday destination, and exotic locations in which to unwind. The wildlife, the flora and fauna, the islands, and cities may be an attractive proposition to many. Fortunately, thanks to this book and many others similarly written, I shall not be one of those people , frollicking in the sun sea and sand. This invaluable information is imperative to anyone contemplating retirement there. Although I doubt wether such a long term future plan seems quite so seductive described as it is here. My friends having spent their honeymoon there and enclosed in an all inclusive complex, saw nothing of the real country, meeting few locals and being ferried around in luxury. They didn't bother reading background truths, only the glossy brochures they had been sold. They were lucky not to have been the victims of some scam or worse. The Blether, who ever he is writes clearly, factually and does not gloss over the often ignored and vicious realities of life in this kingdom.
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You could say much the same about retiring to Detroit or Glasgow! it is just nonsense to claim you cannot find nice accommodation for little money and the street food scare mongering is just nonsense. It is still far cheaper to live in Thailand than in the west and I have lived here for 8 years on $600 a month!
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Waste of money. Just ranting and full of platitudes, most of which can be applied to almost all developing countries in Asia, and their people, including China.
Nothing new. And the writing is very poor.
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I only read the first page and can already tell where this is headed. To complain that Thai food is spicy is ridiculous. Fine, warn people that it is an acquired taste and if they are not used to spicy food they should reconsider a move to almost any Asian country. But it is written in that old colonial mindset of ‘it’s different so it’s wrong’. if you’re a miserable old git stuck in his ways, stay at home! don’t leave your country. Yes, the markets have uncovered meat and fish, be sensible about where and what you eat. I lived in China for years and I can tell you I feel a lot safer about food standards here than in China. There are plenty of reasons to avoid Thailand, extra judicial killings of drug users over the past decade, violence against tourists, political unrest, sex trafficking and religious intolerance and oppression in the south. A dislike of spicy food is not a good excuse to write a country off!
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Great little book; very clear, simple, informative, easy to read, fun and light-hearted, and full of great hints and tips one shouldn't visit Thailand without. It was because of this book that I bought the other by the same author 'Thailand & South East Asia: The Six Month Retirement Plan'. Being objectively critical, the book, would benefit from being professionally proofread, but this becomes part of the charm.
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Points made were valid. Having retired in Thailand as a married couple living here for 9 years, we have had a great time. It is ,as in stated in the book not always easy. Your income certainly does have to be at a certain level to sustain yourselves here. Medical insurance is a must. Don't be fooled by the love you long time ladies. We have heard and witnessed many sob stories here.Saying that, a few have been lucky. You have to be patient, the language barrier is a pain and as for Thai law, well not the easiest to follow. On the plus side weather is fab, beautiful beaches,great food and very scenic countryside. It still holds with great traditions and you can have a lot of fun. Just read the book and be aware of the pitfalls if you are considering making the move.
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It condenses the pitfalls that are beneath the shiny veneer that may deceive the unaware very well.
No money no honey, accidents or , ill health ,you are on your own.
There are many expat thailand forums with numerous good and bad experiences,,life is an adventure, good to try things for yourself,but being Informed can help you remain solvent.
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i bought this book because it stated best book that ever cost 1 dollar, in British money 77p, I have lived in another country ( not Thailand ) the book was so true i have seen all the things happen to other people and a few to myself, anybody going to live abroad 1st class read, what else can you buy for 77p
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