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Maha Sarakham

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  1. Thailand initially attracted a lot of people due to the 'value' of living there, your dollar simply went further.  Many do not have an option of 'going back home' with the skint budgets, pensions, or social security nets awaiting them.  I would assume many will stay due to that fact alone, there is simply no better option on the table.

  2. 8 hours ago, 1FinickyOne said:

    I actually rented there for a few months... it was ok - one deficiency was that there was nothing like a 7/11 in easy walking distance.. the mall is not far but... I am not really a mall person... and even driving in and out of there was not that convenient, but the pool was great. 

     

    This is actually pretty important.  Having a 7-11 or Family Mart with-in walking distance is incredibly convenient.

  3. I personally liked the Astra next door to the Shangri'La hotel, but these days the landscape of businesses that are still open has changed considerably, especially on the east side of the old town.  I don't think I'd want to stay over there anymore, as the night bazaar was struggling to stay alive even before covid.

     

    Really depends what kind of lifestyle you are looking for.  If you want to walk everywhere or catch a red songthaew, possibly Hillside 4 or Nimman area just beyond the moat would suffice.  Condos aren't very expensive in Chiang Mai, you should have a decent selection.  I'd recommend Perfect Homes Chiang Mai to help you in your search, my Thai wife used them to rent a condo for a couple months while in Chiang Mai and they were honest, helpful and responsive.


    Good luck!

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  4. Any particular reason you don't want to buy her a new laptop from the States and ship it over?  It will cost about $100 to ship but it will be better than anything she can get there and cheaper.  The one thing I hate buying in Thailand is electronics, its all overpriced and the specs are ancient technology compared to similarly priced computers over here.

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