When it comes to living life to the fullest, for Tony Robertson, old age is not a consideration. He’s only 69, and is spending his retirement enjoying the lifestyle in Thailand’s “Pearl of the Andaman Sea”. “Thailand was a no-brainer for me. It offers a high standard of living with access to everything I need Read more...
Tom fell for the historic and welcoming city he calls home from the day he arrived. His $1,400-a-month more than covers him for everything he needs…including a central apartment with a balcony, great food and regular adventures throughout Southeast Asia. “I came here to be closer to my son, who had built up a new life for himself with a thriving business,” he says. “There is a real freedom to be found here. I made a quick application through an agent, and was able to get a one-year visa residence within a few days. And the local people are very friendly to foreigners.
Twenty years ago, Jim Knight discovered an exotic tropical paradise in Southeast Asia. He fell in love with the sights and sounds of Thailand. During regular holidays, Jim continued to be charmed by the Thai culture and way of life; things like how politeness and respect are ingrained into every aspect of the Thai language and communication.
Once famed as the “Pearl of Asia”, the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, has lots to offer expats. You’ll find a stunningly low cost of living, bustling markets and a thriving food scene, set to a backdrop of colonial French architecture and Buddhist temples. Expat John Grady, 65, discovered all this and more when he moved here. It was Phnom Penh’s beauty, and its people’s warmth, which inspired him to start taking photos as a way to supplement his retirement income.
Richard was born in Australia, but a taste of the overseas life as a child left a big impression on him. “I spent many years dreaming about moving abroad again, and yet I never did anything about it. I guess I wasn’t ready at that point, but as I got a bit older I figured life is too short. If you have a dream, you have to pursue it relentlessly.” Richard first visited Phuket, Thailand for a two-week holiday. “I ended up in Patong, which is a really touristy area, but after visiting the much more chilled out Nai Harn Beach, I found myself starting to relax and got into the groove of island life.”