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Offline Johnnie F.

Korat and Isaan for retirement?
« on: October 27, 2009, 06:29:48 AM »
DD's been talking so much about the "old gits" up here in Korat. Maybe he's right and people up here live longer and can enjoy their pensions and time left while the stress of Pattaya and Phuket doesn't let the "gits" get that old. What reasons do people have to come up here and enjoy their retirement?

Most important is IMO that there is still room for activity like your own garden or a house not too small to do a hobby in there. And last not least the tender loving care of the Isaan women.

What caused you getting stuck" up here in Korat and Isaan? What advice can you give to others still trying to find the answer to what's best for their retirement?
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Re: Korat and Isaan for retirement?
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 05:14:41 PM »
To get away from their criminal background?  Not referring to anyone in particular.

I can't see why anyone would want to retire here.  There's really not much to do here.  The Mall is mediocre at best. Kao Yai is a joke.  The beautiful people of Isaan are almost always trying to rip you off.  It's bloody hot everyday.  I guess it depends on where you are coming from.  Having a house out in the middle of Bumfuckaburi may be nice for some, but it takes a lot more than gardening to tingle my interests.  Perhaps this is why so many old gits spend so much time on the forums?  Wait a second.  Many of these old gits don't even live here.  ;D
 

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Re: Korat and Isaan for retirement?
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 05:26:33 PM »
BF so why do you live here and what constitutes an old git? At 45 am I older or younger than you baby?
 

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Re: Korat and Isaan for retirement?
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 05:47:35 PM »
That's a good question.  I am seriously considering leaving here, actually. Ten years ago this place was nice.  It's grown so much in both good and bad ways.  I don't know what constitutes an old git, but I can tell you that you and I are around the same age.  ;)

I just fail to see what the big attraction is here.  Maybe to drink and poke chicks? ;D
 

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Re: Korat and Isaan for retirement?
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2009, 05:48:54 PM »
I win being the youngest :) barely :(
 

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Re: Korat and Isaan for retirement?
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2009, 05:50:24 PM »
Don't worry DD, you'll catch up in no time.  ;D
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Korat and Isaan for retirement?
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2009, 06:27:55 PM »
I came here at the tender age of 36, financially pretty much on the safe side already but not wanting to give up doing something from one day to the other. So I got myself a teaching job until I was ready to retreat to my own castle. Getting a job with miserable pay was easy then. Gradually I changed my life to not running around that much anymore. Only about four years ago something new came: Internet, slow but very new for me. Now I feel like doing something again but in my nice house and not tied to a schedule.

I was in Pattaya before and lived my life. But at that time there was just about nothing to do there than hanging at the beacvh and in bars. Korat was a challenge. I loved to see it grow and develop. I moved out of town when the development got too fast and scary. But 20 years ago Korat was a very exciting place for me. I chose it because I wanted to.
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