The changing rules of living in Thailand
|Overlooking the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok|
Today 7 July it is more or less exactly that I am living for 20 years Thailand. I lived a few years in Bangkok, moved to Pattaya, Khon Kaen and finally Nan. And I love it! Especially our new house in the middle of the rice fields and overlooking the mountains. But of course everything has its pros & cons. Also living in Thailand. Although living here now 20 years I still need a yearly visa to stay here. And slowly there are more regulations being enforced for foreigners living here. And slowly I start to dislike that sometimes. Also life begins to be more expensive with the current exchange rate. So I am even considering to think about other options, about a exit strategy. And with the current exchange rate it is a perfect time to recoup investments made in the past.
First they came for the blacks & illegals,
and I did not care for I am not black or illegal.
Then they came for the criminals & overstayers,
and I did not care for I am not a criminal or overstayer.
Then they made it more difficult for getting a visa,
and I did not care as I could still easily get a visa legal.
Then they made it more difficult for retirement visa's,
and I did not care as I am married with a beautiful Thai lady.
Then they started to enforce registration of foreigners,
And I do not care yet as it is easily done by internet (hopefully).
Then ..... what is next?