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by sandemb
Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Thai Baht vs. USD Dropping Like a Rock
Replies: 18
Views: 2612

Re: Thai Baht vs. USD Dropping Like a Rock

What to Do? A couple of years ago we were looking at TH for retirement. The AUS$ has dropped from just over 30Baht to 25.6. Was in Bali a couple of weeks ago and exchange was !0,000 Rph and spending power hadn't changed much from 3 years ago. Love Asia, but where to go in retirement, Cambodia, Laos,...
by sandemb
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai folk and mental arithmetic
Replies: 26
Views: 1614

Re: Thai folk and mental arithmetic

A think a Commodore64 was only slightly faster than a slide rule! Now I'm showing my age!!!!!!
:cheers:
by sandemb
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?

Aussie pension for retired couple is approx. 65,000 bht on exchange 25bht to Aus$. We can supplement that with house/assets/super equity to about 30,000 a month. All good unless the exchange rate drops further! :cry:
:cheers:
by sandemb
Sun Feb 22, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?

Pray let me in on the secret, I will appreciate any advice after all I have paid in tax for 35 years! Out of curiosity, I just looked on the net and found this: http://www.planet-boomer.com/aus/pensions/ This is all the good information that Aussies thinking of retiring to TH need to know. It can w...
by sandemb
Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?

Another potentially BIG expense will be school fees for your children. The International schools will probably improve as far as quality and choice is concerned, but the expense can be huge. Could send my 40 year old back to school! :D :D Seriously, thanks for all the feedback. The one thing I have...
by sandemb
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Frustrated Aussie!

migrant wrote:Not familiar with how the AUS retirement works, but it sounds like there is no going back!
No plan on going back once we make the move! Just the logistics how to do it to best advantage :D
by sandemb
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:17 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Frustrated Aussie!

Early plan is organize Buddhist funeral on arrival, but plan to be there 'til old and disgraceful!
by sandemb
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Re: Frustrated Aussie!

Thanks, not a party animal any more, but still love a :cheers: or ten. Sick of old work grind, so got to do something!!
Both love street food and home cooking, so food cost low!
by sandemb
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?
Replies: 33
Views: 3704

Retiring to Thailand early, do I have enough?

Been a while since I've been on here. I'm at the stage want to get out of Aus to Thailand. I've turned 65 and eligible for full aged pension, but wife only 59 so a while before she is eligible. I've done all the sums and if we sell up here, can live on 75,000 a month. If I wait until wife gets OAP i...
by sandemb
Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Melbourne Cup results
Replies: 0
Views: 382

Melbourne Cup results

For the Aussies, Gai Waterhouse has her first Cup
1st - Fiorente
2nd - Red Cadeaux
3rd - Mount Athos
4th - Simenon (my bet) :cry:
:cheers: :cheers:
by sandemb
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Photo trip report: North Sumatra, Indonesia
Replies: 46
Views: 3161

Re: Photo trip report: North Sumatra, Indonesia

Great photos again Buks. Have been to a lot of places in Indonesia, will have to add this one at some time.
:cheers: :cheers:
by sandemb
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:10 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Halloween in Hua Hin
Replies: 32
Views: 2461

Re: Halloween in Hua Hin

:cheers: I used to hate Halloween, then I figured - If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. Every year get's bigger and better. Just had a 5am wedding!
:cheers: :cheers:
by sandemb
Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Do You Like Thai Food?
Replies: 14
Views: 1365

Re: Do You Like Thai Food?

Love Thai food, but variety is the spice of life. It is well known that a bit of Prik is good for you, but too much Prik can have bad after effects, build your tolerance to chilli slowly! Most belly problems come from bad hygiene. You can go to a really clean looking restaurant and have problems nex...
by sandemb
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 346
Views: 40579

Re: Snakes in the garden

Like this?
by sandemb
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 346
Views: 40579

Re: Snakes in the garden

Looks like a green vine snake or whip snake.
Danger to humans: Not dangerous to humans. Though it has a weak venom, it only takes effect if the snake is able to chew for an extended period of time and is not potent enough to cause symptoms past itchiness and mild swelling.
:cheers: :cheers: