UA-610852-2 Issue 153|Retire to Pattaya Thailand UA-610852-2

Retire to Pattaya Thailand!

 

 Issue 153

Don't make this mistake in Pattaya...


It was a typical Wednesday morning in Pattaya, around 7am a 'friend' texted me about a short-time rendezvous, and she arrived around 930.

We enjoyed our time together, I thanked and gave a 'tip', and then she left on her 'new' motorbike.

A couple of days later, though, I noticed something; I was missing money. And NOT a few baht but SEVERAL thousand!

Thinking it was 'safe', I had the money (in an envelope) in a zipped case, under some clothing. Not hidden but NOT in the open.

So, did my 'friend' steal it? Unfortunately, I have NO proof and other people were in my abode in the preceding days.

Was I angry, outraged, furious? No, I was disappointed in myself BUT have learned these lessons:



1) ALWAYS lock-up your monies

Whether using the in-room safe, the safe box at the receptionist, or an offsite safety deposit box, NEVER keep monies in your room/residence.

It may seem inconvenient but consider the alternative.

2) Secure your expensive watch, phone, and electronics

Not having cash around is obvisious, but small, portable items that are easily 'pawnable' should also be safeguarded.

3) Have back-up monies, credit cards, and ATM cards

You need several sources of money, immediate cash (see here), just in case.

You do not want one, single, poor decision to cause you serious consequences.

Summary
I take 100% responsibility for my complacency and making a poor decision. Be a wise man, learn from my error.