I returned to the US three months ago, and am currently staying with my sister in Albuquerque. NM.
I nearly died getting out of Thailand, and ended up in the hospital in the US, where I nearly died again. I am now recovering slowly.
Well you are truly starting over with your new life in the states, after such a harrowing experience. Hope you are able to stay comfortable and cared for until you are stronger. It's nice not to have animosity for those with other beliefs, but also a relief to have a haven where like-minded thinkers can share and encourage each other. Welcome back!
Someone suggested Thailand to me as a good place with warm weather for expatriates . . . . I don't think I would even consider it, as I already would have much better deal with South America, something like Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador or Peru, given that I already know quite a bit of Spanish. I just do not have the same enthusiasm for Eastern Cultures that I do for European Cultures.
After what I've just been though, I'm WAY over Thailand. Despite my being fourth stage cancer and too weak to travel back to the US, they arrested me and threw me into immigration prison for a month-140 women packed into a tiny room with just enough room to lie down on the concrete floor-no access to the cannabis oil I'd been taking as I recovered from cancer. It was for overstaying my visa, despite my contacting them beforehand, and paying the overstay fee. I had to make an escape with the help of a guard and my sister sending money for a plane ticket, and I was so sick by the time I made it to the US three months ago, I'm still recovering. I'm currently living with my sister in Albuquerque, NM. My daughter came to help me for two months, and made me more cannabis oil, and I've been improving, although I am coming back from near death. That experience also made me lose my hostility toward Christians..I don't care what they believe anymore.