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Old 12-18-2018, 05:57 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Most people find it too chaotic! Man, my wife really wants to live there! We'll retire in Thailand in approx. 5 years. I'm lobbying for Chiang Mai. Little more mellow.


I could live in BKK but it would have to be out a ways. They did recently expand the BTS tho..
I couldn't live there because the traffic is insane, and the city is just very dirty and polluted. Plus, the small rapid transit system they have limits your ability to get around easily. The boat taxis were cool for a tourist like me, but again they are limited in scope and don't seem very practical for everyday use.

I can't wait to go back though!
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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Most people find it too chaotic! Man, my wife really wants to live there! We'll retire in Thailand in approx. 5 years. I'm lobbying for Chiang Mai. Little more mellow.


I could live in BKK but it would have to be out a ways. They did recently expand the BTS tho..
Nice! Where do you live now?
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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Another vote for Bangkok here. It is a true backpackers paradise. Honorable mention to Kathmandu, and for a small city, I loved Galle, Sri Lanka.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Australia
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Interesting list, I had never heard of Kota Kinabalu. I'm curious - what can you tell us about it?
We have stayed in Kota Kinabalu. It is very nice though hot, as you would expect from its location. Sabah has a different ethnic and religious mix to peninsular Malaysia, with many Christians and ethnic people from Borneo. English is widely spoken and the locals are very friendly. The food is excellent and the prices in the tourist segment are cheap. It is a centre for tourists heading to the rural parts of Sabah where you can view the wildlife and for tourists going to Mt Kinabalu.

But an enduring memory was its very civilised airport. People waited for their boarding instructions and followed them, unlike so many other places. KK was part of a really enjoyable holiday we had in Sabah.

However, for us, Hong Kong is our favourite Asian city. The scenery, the beautiful harbour, the great public transport, the food.
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:02 AM
 
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India, There has a lot historical as well as a park. Eg: Tajmahal,Redford, Aaga Khan Palace, Nalanda University, Pink City... etc
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Nice! Where do you live now?
Seattle WA
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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That's cool! Do you have any ties to Thailand? To Asia? I'm fascinated by people retiring to foreign lands without any connection...not sure if that is you though.
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Old 12-19-2018, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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That's cool! Do you have any ties to Thailand? To Asia? I'm fascinated by people retiring to foreign lands without any connection...not sure if that is you though.

Interestingly my wife is Filipino but she has no desire to live in Phils there so that explains our connection to Asia. We've been married for 12 years. Our fascination with Thailand started 10 years ago. Instead of going back to Philippines to see her family, we decided to bring them over to Phuket because they'd never been out of the country.


In the process, my wife absolutely fell in love with Thailand.
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Old 12-19-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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Seoul. I lived there for three years. Just so much to see and do, including people watching. Great public transportation. Lots of good food at inexpensive prices. And most Koreans were just so friendly and helpful.


Toronto. I visited for several days a long time ago. Folks were so friendly and nice. Lots of attractive women. Lots of specialty restaurants.
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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I couldn't live there because the traffic is insane
Is it as insane as the traffic in Ho-Chi-Minh city?
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