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  1. Thanks. Very helpful, Sheryl. P
  2. Thanks Sheryl for the info. OK, so the entry is on the ordinary visa. How long does that last before I extend for a year to business visa whilst looking for work opportunities for this period? Thanks PAULINHO
  3. Yes. That's also a factor. Appreciate your point there. Thanks.
  4. Paulinho

    Internet speeds siem reap

    Thanks, Sheryl. I did post here: Many thanks
  5. Posted this in Cambodia forum but edited for general response for VN experts. .... 1. Been in bkk for 10+ years. From UK. Lived central bkk whole time. 2. Had company here but closed down as was not doing well and expensive to run. 10k usd + a year. 3. Will admit. Am bored of living in a 1 bed Condo in a middle of city. 4. Have spent some time elsewhere in bkk but this has been my base. 5. Visa. I have options but costs are Indeed high. I don't do visa exempt. Always get tvs or when had company had non imm b 6. Am tired of bangkok. The vista, no nature or parks really (ok lumphini and Queen sirikit). But generally it is road's and Condos and malls. Of course I'm blinkered and I love the country. But its an issue now with visas and tired of spending time on that. Want a year or so away...... I know many places to live here but feel a move away is now timely. 7. Nothing bad to say regarding thais. I've lived here a long while and it's comfortable. Can read write and speak basically. Would stay but something telling me to try some where else for a while... However........ 1. Zest for living here has gone bit like when I lived in London after 15 years just got weary and bored. Am from UK. 2. Would love to stay thailand but feel like with the whole expense and issues with visa, work permits it might be good to take a step back for a while. 3. Cambodia. Have been many times. Only PP. As many have said it is a hustling city and I lived there for a month but found it hard work. HCMC sounds great but I need nature for a while....... 4. I read the SR forums and maybe I'm being wishful, but I have a feeling that it might be a place to try for a while. But it's hard to know. And people say VN is more beautiful. 5. Went to HCMC 16 years ago last. Again..... Wonder if its a city that might tire me... Need a rest. Elsewhere in VN I don't know... Heard na trang(sp?) or Danang is 'nice'. What I want... 1. A house. No more Condo for a while. Garden. Cat. Kitchen. Found some nice places in Sr real estate on FB. Don't know any areas in VN that I could research.... ( 2. Close to markets where I can buy just basic stuff. I am vegetarian. I could always get stuff sent from BKK also. 3. Just a peaceful area away from central tourist areas (no issue but just want to be in a peaceful type area and away from glut of people peddling tourist stuff although am used to taxis in bkk lol so not that bothered if the guys are working just smile say no) 4. Get more Involved with community, maybe volunteer, and maybe teach, whilst having time to work on personal projects I. E. Online work. 5. Gym. Nature. Places to go for a bike ride weekend or trekking. I'm in late 40s and single no responsibilities. I guess I'm hoping for a reboot of sorts. Don't imagine it will be SReap or VN forever but if I can tick the above then I would give it a go. Learn basic Khmer or VN and live a less hectic life than central BKK. What are your thoughts? I know how to avoid scams to some extent having lived asoke area for a long while. Just want a Walden pond for a while. Any advice appreciated. Not so much thailand vs Cambodia vs VN more like positive solutions regarding a sort of retreat in SR or VN... Or if this life is possible. I feel it is. Go there and see is a bit of an issue as I would rather just make a decision and give it a go. Rent out apartment here. Pack up and just go for it. Else need get a Thai visa again from and come back pack up. All a bit on the fence that. I have about a month to do the research and pack up here and go with at least a 6 month trial.... If it doesn't feel right take it from there. I've checked and there seem some interesting businesses and more nature based activities in SR, VN I know less about. Outside HCMC. I feel like I could get more involved with the expat and local scene. And maybe better and easier to find work opportunities than in bangkok. Many thanks Sheryl? Re. SR? P. S. If anyone wants to jump in with places in VN that checks the 'what I want' list then that would be appreciated.
  6. Will keep this brief..... Ish. 1. Been in bkk for 10+ years. From UK. Lived central bkk whole time. 2. Had company here but closed down as was not doing well and expensive to run. 10k usd + a year. 3. Will admit. Am bored of living in a 1 bed Condo in a middle of city. 4. Have spent some time elsewhere in bkk but this has been my base. 5. Visa. I have options but costs are Indeed high. I don't do visa exempt. Always get tvs or when had company had non imm b 6. Am tired of bangkok. The vista, no nature or parks really (ok lumphini and Queen sirikit). But generally it is road's and Condos and malls. Of course I'm blinkered and I love the country. But its an issue now with visas and tired of spending time on that. Want a year or so away...... I know many places to live here but feel a move away is now timely. 7. Nothing bad to say regarding thais. I've lived here a long while and it's comfortable. Can read write and speak basically. Would stay but something telling me to try some where else for a while... However........ 1. Zest for living here has gone bit like when I lived in London after 15 years just got weary and bored. Am from UK. 2. Would love to stay thailand but feel like with the whole expense and issues with visa, work permits it might be good to take a step back for a while. 3. Cambodia. Have been many times. Only PP. As many have said it is a hustling city and I lived there for a month but found it hard work. 4. I read the SR forums and maybe I'm being wishful, but I have a feeling that it might be a place to try for a while. What I want... 1. A house. No more Condo for a while. Garden. Cat. Kitchen. Found some nice places on Sr real estate on FB 2. Close to markets where I can buy just basic stuff. I am vegetarian. I could always get stuff sent from BKK also. 3. Just a peaceful area away from pub street tourists (no issue but just want to be in a Khmer type area and away from glut of tuk tuks although am used to taxis in bkk lol so not that bothered if the guys are working just smile say no) 4. Get more Involved with Khmer community, maybe volunteer, and maybe teach, whilst having time to work on personal projects I. E. Online work. 5. Gym. Nature. Places to go for a bike ride weekend or trekking. I'm in late 40s and single no responsibilities. I guess I'm hoping for a reboot of sorts. Don't imagine it will be SReap forever but if I can tick the above then I would give it a go. Learn basic Khmer and live a less hectic life than central BKK. What are your thoughts? I know how to avoid scams to some extent having lived asoke area for a long while. Just want a Walden pond for a while. Any advice appreciated. Not so much thailand vs Cambodia, more like positive solutions regarding a sort of retreat in SR. Or if this life is possible. I feel it is. Go there and see is a bit of an issue as I would rather just make a decision and give it a go. Rent out apartment here. Pack up and just go for it. Else need get a Thai visa again from PP and come back pack up. All a bit on the fence that. I have about a month to do the research and pack up here and go with at least a 6 month trial.... If it doesn't feel right taken it from there. I've checked and there seem some interesting businesses and more nature based activities and I feel like I could get more involved with the expat and local scene. And maybe better and easier to find work opportunities than in bangkok. Many thanks Sheryl? P. S. If anyone wants to jump in with places in VN that checks the 'what I want' list then that would be appreciated. I am considering VN also.....
  7. Paulinho

    Internet speeds siem reap

    Thanks, Sheryl. I have similar plan. Currently in BKK. Wonder if I could PM you with a few questions that I'm finding hard to get on the Internet? Is that OK? Else I will just post to the he general Cambodia forum as I guess its where you also hang out. P
  8. Paulinho

    Dentists for Crown. Bangkok dental hospital?

    Thanks, all. I will go with BKK hospital as it is in a state as lopburi3 says its gotten wrotten so will get proper gold fitted and dig out all the gum. I don't mean myself of course. Lol. Thanks all.
  9. Paulinho

    Dentists for Crown. Bangkok dental hospital?

    Many thanks. I will go for BKK dental as its worth it I guess.
  10. Paulinho

    Internet speeds siem reap

    Thanks, Sheryl. Is this same in siem reap? You seem to be a source of knowledge on the place. May I ask do you live in CMB? Thanks again. P
  11. Paulinho

    Internet speeds siem reap

    Hi, What kind of Internet speeds can I expect in SR? Is it faster to use data from the phone or can you get decent WiFi in your home and cafes? Thanks
  12. Had some work done at bangkok dental hospital end of last year. Amazing service and as I'd heard top notch all around. They did a head scan type thing (not normal xray) and the specialist looked at the imagery and saw a crown that I got back in 1998. She said it was not looking good. Trust her. She said could get infected. Thing is at 25000 for a new crown I baulked a little. Cheaper than back home. But thoughts. Anyone else got prices of top quality dentists for crown? Else I'll just go with them since am. Sure they'll do a proper job. Also they can make the mould and fit all in an hour or so wait. Many thanks P
  13. Why is that (vn vs. CMB). Siem reap if outside backpacker area is great value and nice people. Where in VN would you suggest for a single person? I live and have bkk for many years. Saigon isn't an option too frantic. And beach type places aren't ideal for long term stay, are they? Na trang? Where in VN would you consider that isn't hectic like BKK but has some work and expat scene?
  14. Paulinho

    Best​ place for travel gear bkk

    Well I bought one on suk shops. OK for a year and I do put a lot of stuff on but lining ripped and zips came. Off. Other I got ground floor of fortune near main entrance. Promised it was a legit Swiss gera. Great bag. Now handle is coming Way and don't feel like taking risk since if computer and valuables in plus hassle of travelling when baggage breaks is a pain... I'll try amari. Does aportsworld even exist still in siam paragon? I can find their number on Google or their website
  15. Paulinho

    Best​ place for travel gear bkk

    Many thanks.
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