Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...
Old 12-25-2005, 10:00 AM   #81
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: No Where for Very Long
Posts: 747
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Have Funds, Will Retire
I thought it was "bar finds"...* :
Yes, they have those as well
__________________

__________________

Lancelot is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Re: Up in Chiang Mai...
Old 12-25-2005, 10:03 AM   #82
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: No Where for Very Long
Posts: 747
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...

Quote:
Originally Posted by BunsOfVeal
I think at 50+, Lancelot's a bit old to be getting into bar fights on a regular basis. I don't think that he needs to bail himself out of jail that often.
You got that right; luckily for me, I can run faster than most of my adversaries
__________________

__________________

Lancelot is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...
Old 12-25-2005, 03:07 PM   #83
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
HFWR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Lawn chair in Texas
Posts: 12,964
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...

The better part of valor... 8)
__________________
Have Funds, Will Retire

...not doing anything of true substance...
HFWR is online now   Reply With Quote
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...
Old 05-17-2006, 03:24 PM   #84
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 3
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...

That brings back great memories! I was stationed there for a year with the USAF 1971-1972. I rented a large house/bungalow, four bedrooms, maids quarters, veranda, etc behind the Rimcom (? spelling) hotel from the hotel management. It was something like $100./mo. I shared it with two other guys and a live in maid. There were only about fifty of us G.I.s there along with a few DEA agents and consulate folks. I've always wanted to go back there and since retirement is coming up in less than two years now, just may do that!
__________________
retgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...
Old 05-17-2006, 11:10 PM   #85
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: No Where for Very Long
Posts: 747
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...

Quote:
Originally Posted by retgi
That brings back great memories! I was stationed there for a year with the USAF 1971-1972.* I rented a large house/bungalow, four bedrooms, maids quarters, veranda, etc* behind the Rimcom (? spelling) hotel from the hotel management. It was something like $100./mo. I shared it with two other guys and a live in maid. There were only about fifty of us G.I.s there along with a few DEA agents and* consulate folks. I've always wanted to go back there and since retirement is coming up in less than two years now, just may do that!
Prices have increased a bit since then :, but come on over! you won't regret it.
__________________

Lancelot is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...
Old 05-18-2006, 05:39 AM   #86
Full time employment: Posting here.
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Worldwide
Posts: 913
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...

We just returned from 9 months in Thailand. The time goes by very fast - so trips back to the US (except for emergencies) once retired, become a moot point.

The waves in Phuket this time of year are awesome. Great for body surfing or regular long board surfing.. and they have jet skis (if that is your thing) boating, diving, snorkeling, etc.

Once you settle in... living is easy and affordable. (the way it 'should' be!)*

Akaisha
Author, The Adventurer's Guide to Early Retirement
__________________
In 1991 Billy and Akaisha Kaderli retired at the age of 38. They have lived over 2 decades of this financially independent lifestyle, traveling the globe.
Billy is offline   Reply With Quote
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...
Old 08-23-2006, 05:47 PM   #87
Dryer sheet wannabe
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 18
Re: Up in Chiang Mai...

Lancelot, Ben
I am definitely moving to Thailand in 5 years. That is when I will reach my FIRE. I will be 50. I am trying to figure out where I want to settle. My wife is from Ubon and I really like it up there. I have concerns however that in the long run I would be happier with some kind of English speaking community nearby (expats). Maybe a expat moo ban? Or near one?
What did you decide to do? Rent/build/own…. In the cities or near to one? BKK /Chiang Mai etc. Or are you in a small village in Issan?
What about heath care? I know of Bumrungrad International Hospital (hospitalized there once. excellent care!) But what about where you are? What do you do for medical Insurance? All the experts say self Insuring is very dangerous in retirement. As an American in a foreign country what is the tax situation for us back in the States? I am not retired so I don't know what I will be paying in retirement.
Thanks in advance
Mike

__________________

__________________
mikeL is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
MJ Sighting!!! in Chiang Mai, Thailand Billy Life after FIRE 26 03-19-2007 11:14 PM
holiday spending Billy Life after FIRE 91 12-21-2005 08:20 PM
Arriving In Chiang Mai MJ Life after FIRE 8 12-06-2005 11:33 PM
My train trip to Chiang Mai a la Woody Allenesque MJ Life after FIRE 9 12-03-2005 09:52 PM
Chiang Mai Nords Life after FIRE 13 06-18-2005 08:50 AM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:49 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.