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I first arrived in Thailand in 1999 aged 51. I am now 65. On my second trip to Thailand I met a bar girl called Cat in Pattaya.We spent 5 good years together in Korat living as a family in their home. I have been with my current Thai lady for nearly 6 years and we tied the legal knot in 2013. We live very happily in our beautiful home in a small town, surrounded by trees and quietness. I was a self-employed accountant in England but something was missing in my life. I had my own home and a wonderful golden retriever yet I knew I needed a loving woman to make my happiness complete. I could not find what I was looking for because of my looks and consequent lack of success with English women. I decided to try Thailand and I am pleased to say it has turned out well for me eventually. Eventually? Well life is not a bed of roses anywhere so there have been low moments. Life's roller coaster is on a high point right now though.
on Sep. 11, 2014 :
I like the authors Tweets under the “@luckygeezer” handle, so I thought I would see how he came across in e-book format given that I know through experience just how difficult writing and formatting an e-book can be. I was also intrigued to see what he had to say about Thailand and his own experiences here.
The title suggested to me that there were likely to be two parts to this book. I was right, there is an autobiographical section that gives some detail on how Nigel washed up on Thai shores and what he got up too as a Thailand virgin with another section about Thailand, places to see and how to survive here as a non-tourist.
To be honest I liked the first section of the book but, and probably because I have lived here a while, found the bulk of the other writing routine stuff that I already knew about. That’s not to say it is not well written and referenced with useful links, because it is. It would certainly appeal to a newbie to Thailand both tourist and someone looking to settle here.
For me the strength of Nigels writing is in the autobiographical section. It is quite sensitively written and is certainly not like some of the bar girl meets farang rubbish that gets written about Thailand. My only complaint here is that I want to know more about, Cat, Nigels illegal past(no work permit), how he frittered away his nest egg and perhaps some details of the characters that frequented Thailand back in 1999.
A new Life in Thailand by Nigel Cobbett cost me $1 via Smashwords. Worth a Dollar? Most definitely, just for the limited autobiography.
So Nigel, over to you, how about filling in the blanks in a full autobiography or at least one that covers that part of your life in Thailand?
(reviewed long after purchase)