People in the UK occasionally ask me why I chose to retire to Thailand.
Well, apart from the friendly people, gorgeous women, cigarettes that cost a TENTH of those back in Blighty and the fact it doesn’t drizzle with rain all day, EVERY day – I would point to the HOUSING here.
Whilst it’s true that in the outlying regions, some still live in boxes on stilts – I live in a high-ceilinged, three-bedroomed, split-level bungalow, with a large L-shaped living room, a kitchen, two full bathrooms, a verandah with a balustrade, a rear patio with a sauna, a roofed car-port and a large garden with three trees.
Throw in an infinity pool and in the UK, you’d pay two thousand pounds a week for all that. But here in The Land Of Smiles, I pay less than two thousand a YEAR – or about eighteen pounds a week.
In the UK, eighteen quid a week would get me a SHED, in GWENT.