Latest Update | 11 September 2022
Hello to All
Wow, just like that and two and a half months have gone by! What have we been up to? Not too much. We’ve pretty much got settled into our condo now (a post will be coming on this soon). We love it here at Magnolias Waterfront Residences at ICONSIAM.
Our plan through the end of this year was to take it easy and get settled back into the Thailand way of things. The first big hurdle was getting my Thai retirement visa reestablished (which is now done).
Completed Last Step of Getting My Retirement Visa
It took multiple visits to Bangkok Immigration Office, but I was able to complete the last of many steps required to get my Thailand Retirement Visa (July 2022). Here is the basic process I followed to get my retirement visa:
RECENT CHANGE: Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has extended the period of stay to 45 days for tourists from countries/territories entitled to visa exemption, and to 30 days for those eligible for a Visa on Arrival (VOA). This will be in effect from 1 October 2022, until 31 March 2023.
For most people, dealing with Thai Immigration is a scary thought, however, if one is patient, remains calm, and is properly prepared with all the required forms and documents, the process is quite easy.
Doctor & Dental Visits
When we were back in the US, we thought we had taken care of all of our doctor and dental visits. However, since being back in Thailand, I’ve (Dean) had an issue with recurring golfers elbow (exercise/pull-up bar injury during COVID) and Kanchana’s recent crown (back in the US) took a turn for the worse and developed infection. So we’ve been taking care of these issues along the way.
Updating Our Website
I (Dean) have been busy updating all the old posts on our TimeToMosey website. I hope to have it all completed over the next couple of months. Just in time for us to start traveling again!
With my new webpage design, I wanted to do something different from all the rest of travel bloggers. Over the last few years, I’ve looked at hundreds of websites to get ideas. Many people just copy what everyone else is doing, so this is why most travel websites all look the same. I’ve had this idea for a while where I wanted to lay out and show our travels in the form of a trip. So I came up with a “Trip Travelogue” format that lists each of our trips in chronological order – the entire trip from start to finish. You can find links to these on our “Destinations” page.
Planning Next Trip
We are also in the planning stages of another family tour to Thailand (end of December 2022 through January 2023). This time we will be visiting the region around Pattaya and new areas around Kanchanaburi. Here’s the Travelogue from our 2020 Thailand Family Tour.
For the remaining portion of the year, we plan to take it easy and complete all of our doctor and dental visits. If all continues to go well, we are hoping to get back into the traveling mode for 2023!