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Are you considering a retirement in a third world country?

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What a sad commentary that more than one person has mentioned a Tim Horton's as a need for a place to live. :facepalm:
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Conquistador wrote: What a sad commentary that more than one person has mentioned a Tim Horton's as a need for a place to live. :facepalm:
I didn't mention Tim Hortons as a must for a place to live. I just gave an example that there is nothing around. Nothing, Not even Canada's most popular donut shop.
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BiegeToyota wrote: I didn't mention Tim Hortons as a must for a place to live. I just gave an example that there is nothing around. Nothing, Not even Canada's most popular donut shop.
that was me because old folks & millennials cannot survive without a tim's, millennials always do the drive through, old folks waste too much time idling to the point some fall asleep

tims is the modern day non-alcholic 'cheers' of coffee shop, similar to the 1950's 'milk Bar', a gathering place, next to 'mall walking'
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Moncton isn't a small town at 70k population.. I doubt I'd want to live there as a visible minority though.
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frogger wrote: Moncton isn't a small town at 70k population.. I doubt I'd want to live there as a visible minority though.
I lived in Sudbury and thought it was too small for me. Couldn't get out fast enough.

Having said that, I also lived in Truro area of Nova Scotia. I would choose Sudbury over Truro anyway
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frogger wrote: Moncton isn't a small town at 70k population.. I doubt I'd want to live there as a visible minority though.
I think this is relative. It is a small city to me. All of NB is "small town" to me.

I grew up in Toronto, which is Canada's biggest city. I spent the last 20 years living in Asia in cities that have more than 10 million people.

It is really weird to go from that to a town where you can drive through it in 5 minutes or so.

Also to the guy living in Bangkok. They have awesome hospitals with foreign doctors. Thing is you need cash or foreign insurance. My insurance pays for me to go to those hospitals. I haven't but many of my colleagues pick Bangkok for their in patient stuff.
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Handcake wrote: I think this is relative. It is a small city to me. All of NB is "small town" to me.

I grew up in Toronto, which is Canada's biggest city. I spent the last 20 years living in Asia in cities that have more than 10 million people.

It is really weird to go from that to a town where you can drive through it in 5 minutes or so.

Also to the guy living in Bangkok. They have awesome hospitals with foreign doctors. Thing is you need cash or foreign insurance. My insurance pays for me to go to those hospitals. I haven't but many of my colleagues pick Bangkok for their in patient stuff.
Even Halifax is too small for me. But really, it's mainly the lack of ethnic foods that is the drawback. Hopefully in 20+ years, it will get better and more diverse with variety.
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speedyforme wrote: Even Halifax is too small for me. But really, it's mainly the lack of ethnic foods that is the drawback. Hopefully in 20+ years, it will get better and more diverse with variety.
What's your lifespan like?

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