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  1. I stayed here for 3 nights of my last trip, and have only one complaint:

     

    My last night there I brought 2 girls back with me... and was told I would be charged 500bt each for them, since I was bringing more than one.

     

    I said ok... am not a penny pincher... but I did think that was pretty messed up.

     

    After all... since we all shower together, its not like we used extra water lol.

     

    Other than that... its a great hotel. Internet in the room... large beds... nice hot shower... nice staff with good english. 2 thumbs up, with that one exception :)

     

     

    Frosty

  2. Torrenova:

     

    I am considering it actually, but I want to hear from someone who has one (or personally knows someone who does) before forking that kind of cash over.

     

    I like the idea... the perks would, at least to me, be worth the expense. (Its only 30k USD... a nice chunk, but not a fortune). But I just dont see something like this being... real?

     

     

    Frosty

  3. Is there anyone here that has a Thai Elite Card or knows someone who has?

     

    With current exchange rates it would cost approx. 30k USD... and while most of the benifits of the card I would not use on a regular basis, the 5 year renewable visa might just be worth it. (not to mention the expedited passport policies... kinda nice, that).

     

    Anyone have any other input on this?

     

     

    Frosty

  4. Heh. I hear ya.

     

    No, I did not inherit a large fortune...

     

    I am a business owner, and on top of that I am a technology expert with a leading mobile application developement firm. I don't want to get more specific than that, but between the profits from my consultation firm and the salary from my job, I will be able to budget a loose retirement very soon.

     

    I say loose because I am sure I will end up telecommuting weekly and making several trips back to the US every year... and my business here will continue to expand with our without me here leading it (I hope lol). Either way tho... I am ready for an extended stay, as it were.

     

    As things are now I cannot stay longer than 90 days in any 6 months... so I need some method of bypassing this. I dont know that I will live there forever... nobody can tell that... but I do want to have the ability to do so, if I so choose.

     

    So... Thats why I ask :) - Any push in the right direction appreciated!

     

     

    Frosty

     

    Another small note...

     

    I do not plan on not doing anything while I am there... I plan on working at least 20 hours a week on my consultation projects, which I can do so long as I have the computers there with me (will be fun trying to get them all in to the country tho lol). So its not like I will not have an income or be so restless I will get bored... More like I want to be on semi-retirement, just not in this dusty good-for-nothing city.

     

    Frosty

  5. Haya all,

     

    I have read a number of posts about retirement or type O visas.. and most do not mention the age requirement. The official website states that to get one you need, in addition to the other things, to be 50 years old or older.

     

    I am 33 years old, and within the next 2 years I will have my finances at the point where I will want to retire, and am seriously thinking of LOS.

     

    Is this even possible at my age? If so, what hurdles do I need to jump thru? Since I will need to have a 51/49 company set up to buy a condo anyway, can I use that same company to arrange a long term work visa? If so, what are the draw backs to that? Is there any other way?

     

    Any info appreciated!

     

    Frosty (14 days to wheels up!! WOOT)

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