Ever wonder what island life is like as an expat? This is my own personal experience of a living life as an expat in Phuket, Thailand for 6 months. I’d do it again, but next time will be much longer.
A move to SE Asia does not need be permanent, nor daunting. Why not take it easy at first. Consider a ‘Seniors Gap Year’. It’s like an extended year-long holiday. It may be just what you needed.
Nestled in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines is the smallish island of Panglao. It’s been a popular local tourist destination for a while now. International tourism is slowly catching up along with an increasing number of expats starting to call this place home.
Sitting on the fence whether to make SE Asia your home for a few years? This article expands on the concept of looking at SE Asia as an investment strategy, by highlighting some useful cost differences between ‘home’ and SE Asia. The financials really do stack up. Oh, and it’s in the tropics with great beaches, warm waters and climate and relaxed and friendly people and so much more. Sounds awful.
Consider living in SE Asia as an investment strategy for early retirement or to limit spending until the Age Pension kicks in. If you own your home, moving to SE Asia can be an ideal option. Enjoy the relaxed tropical climate all year round. Read this article for more information.
This week we take a look at two amazing Thai cities that offer very different ex-pat experiences. We travelled from Hua Hin to Pattaya for the last week of our trip to Thailand. In my opinion, it’s worth visiting both. Although I understand why some will turn their noses up at Pattaya.
Why not hire a car and take a road trip through Thailand from Hua Hin (Bangkok) to Phuket? The roads are excellent, the scenery incredible, and the people are hospitable. There is lots to see and do as you experience heartland of Thailand.
Back in Thailand again after my last trip back in February. Things have changed since then. Thailand is back to normal as is most of the world. There is one change though that I didn’t see coming, and it’s EVERYWHERE.
I love being in the Philippines. For me, it’s kind of like two countries in one. There are the main cities and central hubs for each region and the main tourist spots. Think Boracay (boy has that place changed since I was first there 18 years ago), then there is ‘everywhere else’.
Thinking of retiring to Asia? Well here’s a little taster of what we have been working on over this year. A tool to help you compare and plan for your move to SE. Asia.