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I am certainly not grandeur enough to think I know it all, especially on the topic of living in Thailand. But, I do know when it’s time to distance yourself from all the naysayers and wingers who moan about certain things in Thailand.
I hear it all the time and now it just falls on deaf ears. “They don’t want us here anymore!”, “It’s too expensive to live in Thailand now”, “They make it to hard for us to live here” and so on. I think with some people even if they won a millionaire dollars they would grumble about not knowing what to do with it. It is toxic and life is too short to get involved in such negativity.
For sure when I travel throughout Thailand, such as recently my trips to the provinces of Phrae and Nan, it was absolutely delightful. But, strangely, it is the small moments that perhaps give me more joy. And it is these such moments that naysayers are blinded too.
There is a beautiful little coffee bar along Jomtien beach, tucked just off the road but with a view across the coastline. The staff are always polite and happy and it creates a wonderfully pleasant retreat on a Sunday morning. Here I can sit either alone or with my family and just watch, think and relax. It is paradise and a bliss that costs no more than my 50 baht iced cappuccino.