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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebor:
    That's what i say about ladyboys.
    I admire your honesty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo:
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    I wouldn't exactly call Phuket a paradise, It's a sleazy craphole
    Well if you compare to Lai Chi Kok.....

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    A mate moved from HK to Mexico with a 1,5 months old, not easy but a few months in and they are doing fine.

    But it must be well prepared. That is all I am saying.

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    A couple I know, Scottish FWIW, spent the first year of their daughter's life in Azerbaijan and then spent three years in Colombia. He is 'in oil'. Admittedly they lived relatively privileged expat lives inside secure compounds, but, in the end she couldn't stand it. He was away most of the time working and she was mostly stuck in the apartment.....part of the problem was no other people had kids..

    Also, Vicky is a highly educated professional in her own right so life as a trailing wife might not have worked out for her anyway.....

    Anyway, they are back in Banchory now!!


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    For what it's worth, my "read" of your opening post is that you want to go. (you call it a paradise island.. if you didn't want to go you'd have called it something else). If you want to go, go. Have fun. I'm sure you can find helpers even if not full time. Spend some quality time alone with your new baby. Sure, it'll be tough but if you are happy it'll work. And if you REALLY hate it - come back. THailand is not that far away; one of my team lives there and commutes to HK every other week!


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    Thanks everyone for the responses. I would imagine it is tough being a trailing wife in a new place plus a new baby minus the husband being there. MovingIn07, you are right, I would love to live there, have been wanting to get out of HK for a while now. But moving and being a semi single mother might be too much stress during a time of a major change. Ah decisions decisions! Thing is I've moved so many times, tired of moving again and again, would like to avoid moving to 'paradise' and then moving back to HK again!

    Anyways, thanks again all for your input. Good to hear different opinions.

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    If its an island in Thailand, whats stopping you from hiring a local as a nanny + house keeper, cheap as peanuts, well lot cheaper than HK I reckon.


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    Not sure if anyone is interested in an update but considering the new 15% tax slapped on properties here, now seems the ideal time to make the move to somewhere with a bit more reasonable cost of living (and less people and no pollution). Ahh, I can almost feel the sand between my toes!!! So long HK!

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    How have things been for you in the last 6 months?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Maracas Bay:
    Not sure if anyone is interested in an update but considering the new 15% tax slapped on properties here, now seems the ideal time to make the move to somewhere with a bit more reasonable cost of living (and less people and no pollution). Ahh, I can almost feel the sand between my toes!!! So long HK!
    I don't see how the 15% tax has much to do with moving to Scamland because you can't buy property there. Farangs can only buy condos without messing about with companies and long leases. Any update? Most people hit a wall there after being ripped off for the umpteenth time and all their silly visa rules.