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Old 07-06-2010, 10:42 PM
 
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Which cities in Pakistan have to visited? lived? or would like to visit?

What do you like/liked about Pakistan?

What do you think of the Pakistani folks?

Would you retire there?
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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I just read a travelogue by some folks that rode motorcycles across the country from Iran to India passing through and they needed an armed escort the whole way.

I don't think anyone sensible will be confusing Pakistan as a retirement destination.
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:06 AM
 
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Dang.

Here I was about to sign up for a timeshare in Kashmir. Back to the drawing board I guess...
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:18 PM
 
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I just read a travelogue by some folks that rode motorcycles across the country from Iran to India passing through and they needed an armed escort the whole way.

I don't think anyone sensible will be confusing Pakistan as a retirement destination.
There are places in Karachi like Defense and Clifton that are very exotic and posh.
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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Retirement in Pakistan?
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:33 PM
 
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Yes and yes. It sure is a lot cheaper then living in USA for retirement.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:44 AM
 
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Yes and yes. It sure is a lot cheaper then living in USA for retirement.
Depends on how you want to live.

Also, from everything I've heard, Texas IS cheap.

In general, if you lived in Pakistan...or really ANYWHERE outside of the U.S., you have significantly better public transportation...whereas the U.S. gov't solely puts money into an ever-expanding freeway and highway system.

So, that alone, you'd probably save a small fortune. But that would be true of most places outside of the U.S.

But other than that...to live in a place of Pakistan. There is either two ways to go. Either you buffer yourself from the general society...and it takes money to do so. Or you try to live like a local Pakistani...and be harrassed day and night, because everyone will assume you have money, and therefore they'll work at ways to separate it from you. This isn't just Pakistan, but pretty much EVERY country out there where you're American dollar will go far.

If you are a typical Texas person...i.e., guns, etc. Pakistan and that region has a lot of guns...you might also want to look into Cambodia or the Philippines as well.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:50 AM
 
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Which cities in Pakistan have to visited? lived? or would like to visit?

What do you like/liked about Pakistan?

What do you think of the Pakistani folks?

Would you retire there?
Pakistan appears to be tipping into internal terrorism and collapse into chaos. Another Iraq.
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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Which cities in Pakistan have to visited? lived? or would like to visit?

What do you like/liked about Pakistan?

What do you think of the Pakistani folks?

Would you retire there?
Well i visited Pakistan only once and that was back in 1984 as we were patrolling the Indian ocean and tracking the Soviet Union aircraft carrier the ''Kiev'' and so we had a port call in Karachi for several days.

We'll i and a couple of my friends (shipmates) toured the city as we rode on a cart being pulled by a donkey/mule and a Pakistani guide and we toured the leather and onyx factories as i bought an onyx chess set for about $20 american dollars and also bought a solid leather jacket for about the same price.

One thing that was funny to us was that if you had to urinate you did it in the open on the streets as only the woman used private restrooms and so we would see some of the men just stand behind a pole and urinating as it had us kinda laughing until we had to do the same ourselves .

I also remember seeing a large river in the middle of the city and seeing thousands of people living in tents as they were Afghanastan refugees who left when the Soviet Union had invaded that country back in the early 1980's.

Sadly Karachi, Pakistan along with a port call at Acajutla, El Savador were the two poorest cities/countries that i saw in all my navy travels thru out the 1980's.
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Old 07-08-2010, 01:02 PM
 
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Depends on how you want to live.

Also, from everything I've heard, Texas IS cheap.

In general, if you lived in Pakistan...or really ANYWHERE outside of the U.S., you have significantly better public transportation...whereas the U.S. gov't solely puts money into an ever-expanding freeway and highway system.

So, that alone, you'd probably save a small fortune. But that would be true of most places outside of the U.S.

But other than that...to live in a place of Pakistan. There is either two ways to go. Either you buffer yourself from the general society...and it takes money to do so. Or you try to live like a local Pakistani...and be harrassed day and night, because everyone will assume you have money, and therefore they'll work at ways to separate it from you. This isn't just Pakistan, but pretty much EVERY country out there where you're American dollar will go far.

If you are a typical Texas person...i.e., guns, etc. Pakistan and that region has a lot of guns...you might also want to look into Cambodia or the Philippines as well.
Texas is very low cost of living thats why I am here.
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