My husband Alan and I were both in our 50s when we made the decision to move to Chiang Mai for six months to see if life overseas was for us. We were in search of more adventures and a lower cost of living—and having kissed goodbye to life in Brisbane we found both here in Thailand’s “Rose of The North”...
Happily settled in the growing expat hub of Hua Hin on Thailand’s Royal Coast, Robyn Lynch, 52, and Frank Rizzo, 57, avail of luxuries they could never have considered back in Sydney. “We have a maid come to clean the house for four hours a week for less than $20,” says Robyn. “And we have some garden guys that come for four hours once a fortnight at a cost of $60 a visit...
It’s Tuesday afternoon and my husband and I are sitting with a beer in our hands watching a cricket match on TV. It’s hot outside, the sunshine is dazzling, but we’re being kept cool by perfectly chilled beers and whirring wall fans, so much so I’m considering ordering the toad-in-the-hole for lunch.
Richard was born in Australia, but a taste of the overseas life as a child left a big impression on him. “I spent many years dreaming about moving abroad again, and yet I never did anything about it. I guess I wasn’t ready at that point, but as I got a bit older I figured life is too short. If you have a dream, you have to pursue it relentlessly.” Richard first visited Phuket, Thailand for a two-week holiday. “I ended up in Patong, which is a really touristy area, but after visiting the much more chilled out Nai Harn Beach, I found myself starting to relax and got into the groove of island life.”