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    Sa Wat Dii ,
    we have recently moved up to Mukdahan having spent time in Chon Buri - we have a 2 year old daughter and are building a life in Northeast Thailand. Ive been with my wife for 5 years now and hope to settle close to Mukdahan, we have had 2 trips to England together on 6 month Visa's. My wife does not enjoy our culture or climate so there's no point if she isnt happy.
    Just want to say hello and introduce myself and see if there is an expat community in this region which i may have a chat with from time to time, or offer any advise on Life - Relationships - Visa - Building Homes - or any other subject etc.
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    Welcome to the forum - are you blind - lol!?
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    Thank you caller, - I'm in England until March then i'm out there until June so far but that could change. :-)

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    Welcome

    My knowledge of Mukdahan stretches no further than a 5 hour wait at the bus station in December on my way back from Savannakhet.

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    Hi

    I have visited Mukdahan a couple of times now. My first time to attend my brothers wedding there. My brothers wife family live just outside. Met some lovely people and have made lots of friends Stayed at the Ploy Palace Hotel in the centre. Very nice, friendly and helpful staff.

    Great market by the Mekong. You can look across to Lao and if you want to visit Lao you can cross the Friendship Bridge.

    Hope you settle in and enjoy the area. I would definitely recommend Mukdahan to visit. I hope to go back again sometime.

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    Welcome to the forum .
    Been a few times up to Mukdahan , and over into Laos , but a nightmare with 3 ladies going round the Indochinese market .
    Have a friend she s from Mukdahan City , her and her husband are building a house in the city , but their based fulltime in the UK at the moment .
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    Do the trip across the bridge every year and best way to pass the wait is a trip up to the nearby Big C.
    Eats and shopping, beats sitting at the bus station.
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    I've been to the big tower, but that's about it

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    Welcome we have specific threads for thai visas but none yet for housebuilding. Maybe you could start one?

    Anyway feel free to chat away here on matters Thai or offtopic. Regards Richard
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    hi Englishman in siam just wounderd have you got some sort of medical insurance and how easy is it to get a work visa over there ?

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    Good morning,

    I've spent over 7 years in Chonburi and will be moving to Kalasin/Mahasarakham in the next few months to make a fresh start. I'm not certain how close it is to you but I'm guessing we'll be in the same boat in most situations so feel free to share your experiences. Best of luck to you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardb View Post
    Welcome we have specific threads for thai visas but none yet for housebuilding. Maybe you could start one?

    Anyway feel free to chat away here on matters Thai or offtopic. Regards Richard
    I, for one, would welcome a housebuilding thread. It's certainly in the plan for the next year or two.

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    We won't be building a house however we'll be making big alterations to ours which will involve a lot of redesign & construction so yes I too would welcome an ideas/experience sharing thread.

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    Hopefully in the next year or so will either be buying land or an house...very interested in threads on building one

    To the OP - welcome to the forum


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    Quote Originally Posted by i_hate_theo View Post
    Welcome

    My knowledge of Mukdahan stretches no further than a 5 hour wait at the bus station in December on my way back from Savannakhet.
    I'm getting quite used to the place now, it does seem like any other worldwide border town on the face of it but i'm starting to enjoy it.

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    a friend of mine from Pattaya always stays in the Ploy Palace whenever he comes up with his wife who's from the same Village as my wife. I stay in the Village as we have a more modern style brick house, his in-laws are in the traditional wooden hut above the cattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary & Nok View Post
    Do the trip across the bridge every year and best way to pass the wait is a trip up to the nearby Big C.
    Eats and shopping, beats sitting at the bus station.
    Ive done a couple of Visa trips across to Laos, its a bit backward but I intend to visit the savanaket Vegas Casino next time, it looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardb View Post
    Welcome we have specific threads for thai visas but none yet for housebuilding. Maybe you could start one?

    Anyway feel free to chat away here on matters Thai or offtopic. Regards Richard
    Thats a good idea, just starting on building a new house, the perimeter wall is going up while i'm here in England, my wife is supervising - when I return in March I will take some pictures then we start on the groundwork and foundations

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos View Post
    hi Englishman in siam just wounderd have you got some sort of medical insurance and how easy is it to get a work visa over there ?
    I'm thinking of starting BUPA Thailand cover, another lad who lives in Pattaya has it for him/Wife/Daughter 53,000 bhat per year - Sure safe are another good company, I am looking into that next time I'm out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnet View Post
    Good morning,

    I've spent over 7 years in Chonburi and will be moving to Kalasin/Mahasarakham in the next few months to make a fresh start. I'm not certain how close it is to you but I'm guessing we'll be in the same boat in most situations so feel free to share your experiences. Best of luck to you.
    Think Kalasin is about 100 kilom North of Mukdahan, so you are virtual neighbours. . . . We have a place in Pattaya a small villa/bungalow which we rent out to a teacher from England, that place has too many distractions for me, my wife has threatened to leave a few times due to my partying in Pattaya so for my own good i'd rather live in the North then go for holidays as often as possible - less hassle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydio View Post
    I, for one, would welcome a housebuilding thread. It's certainly in the plan for the next year or two.
    Im on it Boydio, I will post pics from time to time of our build - 1 Rai of Land near Mekong river, perimeter wall is 90m x 20m total 220m 3.5 meters high - its cost £7,000 labour and materials

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    Kalasin and Maha Sarakhamare are west of Mukdahan , south are the provinces of Roi-Et , Yasothon and Amnat Chareon .
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    A thread on reliable tradespeople would also be good, I'm unfortunately having to dip my toes into this.

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    That's a great call Prikphet!

    My apologies to the OP, forgot my manners, welcome to the forum, we are in Ubon about 165km from you.

    Andy.

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    It always fascinates me how many post about their wives objecting to them going to Pattaya.

    Thank you Buddha, my missus knows I have friends there and I love the sheer diversity of the place. You can find any variation of food, drink, nightlife you fancy. She is not a late night person and is more than happy for me to enjoy myself, as long as I stay sensible.

    As far as temptation is concerned, a companion is readily available all over the country, so as she says, why can't she trust me in Pattaya as opposed to elsewhere.

    Lot of people post about staying in Bangkok but never relate it to their wives not trusting them to not stray whilst staying there. In reality there is far more temptation/opportunity there than anywhere else.

    Personally I trust my wife and she trusts me so perhaps I am "Lucky" but if that was not the case I would never have married her in the first place!
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    thankyou will have a look into it ,hope all goes well for you in Thailand

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