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 …

Yangon, Myanmar Yangon is only an hour flight from Bangkok – a very short trip for our first “Visa Run”.  And the shiny new International Airport you enter on arrival is very calm, spacious and welcoming! This is a contradiction to what we found as soon as we were out the door and in a …

Ten months of our first year as Retired Aussies in Asia have already gone and we find ourselves planning a “Visa Run”! Why the “Visa Run”? And where do we go?  Do read-on! Like other expats in Thailand, we are on a 12-month multi-entry (Long-stay/ Retirement) Visa which needs to be renewed before it expires. According to all …

Hello Hua Hin! From our research Thailand looked to have a reasonable ‘Retirement Visa’ that was not overly vigorous in the application process. It’s requirements on Visa holders once they were resident were also, by our evaluation, not onerous. Real estate ownership was feasible but not a requirement. Operating a small business was also feasible …

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