Holiday Or Money


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Rambutan
Hi guys,
i need your opinion on something.

My annual holidays are coming soon and I cannot decide between going on holiday wit my wife an 2 year old child to relax at a Thai beach or to do the mature thing, save money for the first time in our lives.

We just got settled and both start to earn enough to put money aside so that we can move to SE Asia in 2 years from now but something in me wants to go and have some fun in Thailand ( even if going on holiday with a baby isn't as easy as it used to be backpacking in the past).

What would you guys do? choose for security( money) and think of our long term goal or spend 2-3000 euro on a 1 month trip?

I won't be able to train or travel around due to the child so if I go it will be a beach destination close to BKK....

Croatoan
Holiday.
Live for the day as no-one knows what tomorrow might bring.

Rambutan
That is what I did for years and I ended up with no money and a broken heart because I miss the Philippines and Thailand due to travelling long periods without thinking of my future...no I have a good shot of moving forever ( or at least years) in 2 years from now, but to make that move easier I should save now...

Croatoan
Then why are you asking us if you've already made up your mind?

Rambutan
i didn't make up my mind at all,
i just wanted to give some exra info on why I am doubting :-)

rainey
im in the same position, we always want to go but we need to invest in our future, we havent been since feb last year.

if you are moving there in 2 years then personally id wait.

Rambutan
Thanks for the advice you guys,
i should decide this week...

another option is going alone without my family and have some nana plaza fun :-) hehehe

MC2
I would just save the hard earned money... You don't necessarily need to go and spend lot's of money to have a good time.... Happyiness/Fun/Enjoyment really should come for free... Maybe just use your annual holiday to simply relax, go on a camping trip, go out to dinner with your wife and get your kid a baby sitter, go to the movie theaters, have a picnic in the park, invite friends around for dinner, go to some yoga classes, just enjoy your free time meeting cool people where ever you may go, or just enjoy your free time to do nothing but have sex all day and eat in bed while watching t.v.......Save the money.

Vlad
If you can really save that money than save it
If You think you would waste that cash step by step then go on holydays AND spend it on nice things

Rambutan
nah if I stay home I will really save, my child is all the entertainment I need :-)

we are still discussing if we ll go or not,
i actually also just realised Thailand was alot of fun but with a young child I won't be able to do as I did before....
We were thinking of Pattaya because it is close to BKK so no need to travel far but Pattaya and a baby don't mix ( used to love Pattaya when I went with my wife)

damiant
maybe too personal but is your wife from Thailand? what is your reason for wanting to live there? my own personal view is that living in SEA/Thailand is very different and much less enjoyable than holidaying there

MC2
I live in S.E Asia, I been here too long, fuck this place and it's corrupt lawless shit and racism towards foreigners shit, i'm outta here soon. It's a hole.

Rambutan
Damiant,

no,
my wife is Filipina and we want to live in the Philippines because of the weather and business opportunities.
Thailand is nice but there we are both foreigners.
The longest I stayed in the Philippines was 1 year without leaving and during that time I was the happiest ever, even if I had no money.

damiant
thats good man...you have a good experience and know what to expect....2 years is not too long to wait then

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