"Sell up, Pack up & Take off" - the book

Sell up, Pack up & Take off Living and working in Shanghai for six years led us on a voyage of discovery in Southeast Asia. Shanghai is a fabulous city but it can be very intense. So whenever we wanted to chill out we would leave China behind and head to Southeast Asia – …

Tropical Sanya, Hainan Island, southern China

When Michael and Vivien asked if I was interested in writing a guest post for their blog, I wasn’t quite sure what subject I would pick. The bottom line is that my life has been so crazy for the last decade, I have too many stories to tell!  Let’s just say that you are never …

Hua Hin views - Hin Lek Fai viewpoint

Retiring to Thailand – is it an option for us? My wife and I retired at the end of 2015 and began to seriously contemplate our future after having experienced a reversal of fortunes during the GFC. We soon realised that our Superannuation fund coupled with a part pension was not going to support …

International Living Australia magazine_May 2015 front cover

International Living magazine (and website) was a good source of info for us when we were researching the possibility of retiring overseas – so imagine the pleasure we felt when the editor for their Australian edition of the magazine asked us to write a profile for their ‘Living the Dream’ section of the monthly magazine. …

A few more lesson As we mentioned in a previous post – there are a few lessons we’ve learned in our first 4 months living the retired overseas life. These lessons fall broadly under the umbrella of “making sure you get all your ducks in a row” before you leave Australia! Lesson 2. So in …

Australia Day 2016 Some of our new (Aussie) expat friends here in Hua Hin offered to host an Australia Day get together and we were very happy to be part of this, and even add to the food offering if possible. So much discussion was had and a menu decided. Our hosts had obviously …

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