Goodbye, farewell and amen... #3: More about Thailand

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Blog entry by degoose posted 05-17-2018 12:13 AM 1284 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I will land in Thailand with a change of underwear and a toothbrush… will be selling all goods and chattels… house cars furniture etc.

The one bedroom Condominium we are renting is fully furnished and costs only AU$$90 per week… food is really tasty and cheap and I will rent a motor scooter to get around.. other than that will use TukTuks and SongTeows … [small means of transport…]

I have already started learning to read write and speak the Thai language and will continue taking lessons at one of the many language schools in the town.

I intend to assimilate into the community where we will be living… and study the customs and traditions of my adopted country…

Travel around Asia is also on the agenda… very cheap within Asia…

I will also make a Vlog about our retirement on YouTube. Will notify LJs when i put up my first videos… and hope that you all will subscribe to my new channel… thanks in advance…


-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 05-17-2018 12:32 AM

Looking forward to following your adventures, เพื่อน.. Guess I can’t call you “mate” any longer!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-17-2018 12:46 AM

Lew, yes FRIEND…. I can actually read a little thai script…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 05-17-2018 05:09 AM

Never a dull moment with you Larry.

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#4 posted 05-17-2018 05:28 AM

Sounds like an adventure, Larry. All the best to you and the Mrs.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 05-17-2018 09:32 AM

Best of Luck Larry, Enjoy every minute!!

-- Nick, Virginia,

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#6 posted 05-17-2018 01:05 PM

the beer must be better in Thailand, although I can’t imagine it.
Good luck to you and yours Larry.

-- Smitty!!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 05-17-2018 01:26 PM

I look forward to see where you travel! Do they sell VB in Thailand?

Best of luck…................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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will delaney

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#8 posted 05-17-2018 01:33 PM

I wish you lots of happiness, Larry. It was always enjoyable to see your woodworking projects. I’m looking forward to seeing your next adventure.
Best of luck

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#9 posted 05-18-2018 08:36 AM

OMG shades of Homer Simpson in his undies arriving in Thailand…!!!!
and degoose will now be AKA Brendon Burney Mk 2.

But wait there is more.

I need to complete the workshop wiring before you advertise the house, and remove my trolley before you completely vacate and leg it. Any projected dates yet?

Whats happening to the dogs?

As for beer, see if there some of this about.

ack Murray

However on a more serious note, God speed and enjoy.
Keep in contact and dont go doing a Jim Thompson on us.

-- Regards Rob

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 05-21-2018 03:05 PM

Larry, do let us know when you start putting up videos, sounds interesting.

My wife and I will be taking a cruise starting in Singapore early next year. My oldest daughter and family are living in Singapore for three years, so that’s our excuse for going there.

Have fun, and remember to stay safe, as well…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#11 posted 05-26-2018 02:42 AM

On ya Larry. Good luck to you both.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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