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Originally from Brisbane, my wife Vivien and I now call Thailand, and more specifically Hua Hin, a Royal Resort just 200 kilometres south of Bangkok, home. We’ve been here nearly two years and every day we find a new reason to love our lives here.
When I walk out my front door, the sweet humidity hits me. I love it because often I am jumping on my red bicycle and heading off to the pool. Nothing like a lazy, mid-morning swim. A delicious luxury.
“Exactly what do you hope to accomplish from this?” asked my mother-in law when we told her our plans to take off overseas. The simple truth was, we had no idea what—if anything—we hoped to accomplish. What we did know was that, for us, it was time to follow our dreams of leaving our traditional jobs and the rat race far behind
For a time before International Living I made my living through crime. I wasn’t robbing banks. I’ve always left daylight robbery to the bankers. What I did wasn’t illegal and far less exciting than banditry.
Here in Vietnam, the French built over a hundred villas in the mountains south of Hue and north of Da Nang during the colonial times because of the cooler air at the higher altitude. But in the wake of the First Indochina War and the Vietnam War (known here as the American War), the villas were abandoned and fell into ruin.
A funny thing has been happening lately…whenever I ask someone about their favourite country in Europe, the same name keeps popping up, again and again: Slovenia. It hasn’t always been like this – there was a time when mentioning Slovenia would illicit a blank stare or some vague confusion with Slovakia.
A few years back, my wife Vivien and I decided to retire early and move from Brisbane to Hua Hin, Thailand for a more affordable retirement. Here in Hua Hin life can be as busy or as relaxed as we want and these days we have the time to savour a diverse and satisfying life in the Land of Smiles.
Chiang Mai, the capital of northern Thailand, is home to a delectable variety of Thai and regional (Lanna) cuisine. The great thing about the food scene in Chiang Mai, is that some of tastiest food is also the cheapest.
Dark roasted coffee steams from my Istanbul mug in the quiet September sunrise. A breakfast of fried Egyptian potatoes, goat cheese and farm-raised eggs cools enough to take a bite, as I look at the chart plotter one more time.