"The day I don't like living in Thailand anymore, I know where the airport is."
Can you give us more details why you are starting to regret your decision to live in Thailand ?
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Gee, I can't think of a better place to be if/when I become infirm. The Thais I know readily accept the responsibilities of caring for the aged. In the US I think our fate is to be farmed out to some cloistered "retirement care" facility and pretty much ignored by the outside world. Here, the doddering elderly remain part of the community and family with full support from the younger. While not a factor in my decision to retire in Thailand, my future care is a plus, not a negative.Dodger wrote: ↑Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:08 pmTwo posters here have eluded to the fact that being alone in Thailand when suffering some major medical catastrophe (or, kicking the bucket), is a major reason for leaving Thailand. I almost shit when I read this. What in the hell are people thinking when they retire in a third-world country, or for that fact, any country, when it comes time to hop on that big mystery ship in the sky'?
I don't see anything wrong with complaining. I complain all the time. Most of my complaining is about things I believe belong on my "I Don't Get It" list. And that list constantly grows. But if complaints get people upset and/or frustrated to the point they can no longer enjoy life in Thailand, then that's when to pack up and go elsewhere - and I don't know anywhere in the world where there won't be things to complain about.
Neither can I. I don't know where this stuff about second rate medical care is coming from. People travel from all over the world, for example, to go to Bumrungrad hospital in Bangkok. And that is by far not the only excellent hospital in Thailand.
If you live in BKK, Pattaya, CM. etc. there are so many international restaurants that if Thai food was not your thing you would have little problem finding alternatives to the “local fare”.
“Kicking the bucket” is the easy part however, a medical catastrophe such as a major stroke are two different things. I know you and your b/f. Do you really think he would be capable of caring long term for you?Dodger wrote: Two posters here have alluded to the fact that being alone in Thailand when suffering some major medical catastrophe (or, kicking the bucket)
Also, there is a big difference between capable and willing. Some boys will care for the farang because their relationship is truly genuine. Some just abandon the farang. Some simply can't do it. Some will care out of gratitude, but grudgingly.