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Thinking of moving

Postby Cornfed » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:45 am

Since I may be able to earn a living over the Internet for a while, touch wood, I thought I would take the chance to move. I am currently living where I grew up, which would be a paradise if only most of the people here were chained together and dumped into the sea. The question is where to move. Big cities are out of the question since there is only one I'm acquainted with and it is a diversity hellhole. Hence I have narrowed it down to these options:

1. A small resort town near here which is nice, where everything is within walking distance and has a vibrant social scene because of all the tourists. A relatively small price gradient and highway travel time keeps out most of the dirtbags. It is where I was hoping to move in this thread:
http://www.happierabroad.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=27559

2. A small university city I was once very familiar with. Plenty of recent Asian and other female arrivals there, a good social scene and nice aesthetics. It has been a few years since I was there. I don't quite know what it is like now, but I imagine it is still good.

3. An isolated town in the middle of nowhere (well, on a main highway, but 1hr drive from a reasonable-sized town in one direction, and 2hrs from a city in the other). In the mountains, on the verge of great hunting, fishing blah blah. Nothing going for it economically, but where people have restarted a small community. This would be less convenient , but the idea of moving there would be to try to bond with the community, attract a wife from outside and have a plan to retreat (further) into the wilderness if everything turned to crap, as would seem likely.

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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby starchild5 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:43 am

Thailand....Since you working online, You can join communities in bangkok or Chiang Mai..Digital Nomad is a growing movement..You will be guided along the way...Google Digital Nomad Chiang mai
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby Cornfed » Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:09 am

starchild5 wrote:Thailand....Since you working online, You can join communities in bangkok or Chiang Mai..Digital Nomad is a growing movement..You will be guided along the way...Google Digital Nomad Chiang mai

Yeah, I considered moving overseas, but for various reasons, not at this time.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby gnosis » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:36 pm

I think you should visit the university city. If it's still good, move there. That's where the FOB Asian and maybe European girls will be. Alternatively, the resort town sounds nice.

At this point in your life, I think moving to an isolated town in the middle of nowhere is not a good idea. You should wait on that. It does sound attractive, but the reality is that you will probably be bored and there won't be any women. Getting a woman to move out there with you may be harder than anticipated. Maybe better to get a girl first and then move with her to the isolated town.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby The_Adventurer » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:17 pm

I think it depends on if your online endeavour is something you truly WANT to do or not. If it is just something you happened upon, which can pay the bills, then hit the resort town. Tourism can lead to a lot of fun as people are more carefree when away from the prying eyes of people who know them.

If however your online thing is really "your thing", then you should move to the isolated town. It would probably be cheaper, making it less risky if your online income has ups and downs, and you could focus on building your own little empire.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby Cornfed » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:51 am

Thanks for the current replies. I want to bump this thread because I am going to actually move in the next three weeks or so. Any advice to think about would be good.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby Cornfed » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:59 am

gnosis wrote:I think you should visit the university city. If it's still good, move there.

The thing is, I will have to stay in the central city for a while. The problem is if they remember me. God, I hope not. Eight years. Is that enough time to forgive and forget?
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby gnosis » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:37 pm

Cornfed wrote:
gnosis wrote:I think you should visit the university city. If it's still good, move there.

The thing is, I will have to stay in the central city for a while. The problem is if they remember me. God, I hope not. Eight years. Is that enough time to forgive and forget?


Unless you made a really bad impression, I think it won't be a problem. People move on.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby MarcosZeitola » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:39 pm

Go to the mountains. Surround yourself with wilderness. That way, even if you fail to find a wife and end up dying alone after all, at least you will die breathing fresh air and surrounded by a beautiful environment. It beats the lives of those who stay inside instead. Go way out there, it's worth a shot. Maybe you'll have your place in a nice little isolated community, maybe not. Either way it's the type of place your views would be most accepted by people.

What is your age, anyway? So that I know what timeframe you're aiming for.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby gnosis » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:43 pm

MarcosZeitola wrote:Go to the mountains. Surround yourself with wilderness. That way, even if you fail to find a wife and end up dying alone after all...


Inspiring stuff.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby Ghost » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:05 pm

The first one sounds the best to me. Living with everything within walking distance would make life more pleasant, assuming you're coming from the suburbs.
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Re: Thinking of moving

Postby jamesbond » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:58 pm

Ghost wrote:The first one sounds the best to me. Living with everything within walking distance would make life more pleasant, assuming you're coming from the suburbs.


I live in the suburbs and believe me you have to drive EVERYWHERE. Also, in the suburbs everyone hides in their houses and nobody knows who their neighbors are. There is nothing to do and it's lonely as hell living in the 'burbs' and it's all married people out here.

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