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    Leaving Thailand after 13 Years..

    Yes,you are quite correct-never say never! By the way ,my experiences upon return have been somewhat different to others.Some Aussies are interested in my adventures and others are not.Such is life. I do not feel overpoliced and,to be frank,the Australian (and NSW) bureaucracies have been very good to me. I live in a nice unit not 5 minutes walk from a lovely river and have good access to the medical stuff and have heaps of support. I spend my time having a bit of a chuckle with Aussie's sardonic and straight to the point humour-it's kinda refreshing. I stay well connected with my Thai extended family and that is how it should be.
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    Expats who want to leave, if they could

    'Many know how do enjoy life.." I agree with that-they certainly have a concept of "La dolce vita" I just don't think that it has to be a dualistic thing,an "us against them" mentality as you can take the best of the culture-indeed any culture-including your own and be happy. Even tho' I have returned to my own country I am bombarded with photos from the extended Thai family most days..those photos make me very happy,indeed.
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    Leaving Thailand after 13 Years..

    Ha..ha..ha... As my mate said when I got back.."Get that into ya..you b....!" Chunky steak and pepper pie....
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    Leaving Thailand after 13 Years..

    Hi Lacessit, It is the Manning River,Mid North Coast,NSW.
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    Leaving Thailand after 13 Years..

    Yep... Glorious blue skies.. "and he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended. and at night the wondrous glory of the everlasting stars.."
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    Leaving Thailand after 13 Years..

    Well done Markusss-have a great time when you get back. It's hard to say 'bout the kingdom really but I know what you mean. Have a coldie on me!
  7. Ah!....a little ray of light strikes the ever clouded peaks of Shangri-La.
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    Leaving Thailand after 13 Years..

    I have really enjoyed reading your posts. Yes after seven years full time I returned to Australia (14 years travelling back and forth) for medical reasons and the fact that the climate took an horrendous toll... The reverse culture shock was a bit daunting but the Aussie health care system has been wonderful... I dunno..different strokes for different folks but one of my more humorous tendencies has been not to trust any zebra crossing.-with or without lights.I am still amazed that traffic actually stops.Magic. On the other hand ,a decent meat pie from Baker's Delight has been an intergalactic sensation. Just take it easy when you are settling back in.. Ody.
  9. I agree..he is shocking..just when you think that all is quiet..Colin starts up again.I (and many another poster) have begged him.. "Jest leave yer guns at home Col..jest leave yer guns at home.." But he never listens..the last Isaan cowboy rides on. This is no country for old men.
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    Fewer Posts on ThaiVisa These Days?

    Yes.I like it. It cannot be easy moderating this forum. I posted this elsewhere but I still crack up laughing when I see this ad..
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    Expats who want to leave, if they could

    Have another Leo on me!
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    Expats who want to leave, if they could

    Jeez..I was just joshing you.. However the pic was just taken after a major flood.. Here it is..
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    Expats who want to leave, if they could

    Sorry-I lived in that village for 6 years, Welcome to horrendous Pattaya. Anything else to add?
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    Expats who want to leave, if they could

    I liked the little villages-on the other hand I thought that (take Pattaya for example) the cities were dirty,filthy and horrendous.. Give me a Thai village any time...
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    Fewer Posts on ThaiVisa These Days?

    That is a good point... However it was almost a mantra-and most of them are gone..thank the lord Harry. They,in actual fact,contributed nothing to anything except to attack other posters. The kingdom is endlessly fascinating..
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