I'm planning to retire in Thailand and Chiang Mai seems more my lifestyle. Not interested in tourist or golf resorts. I am now corresponding with someone in Hua Hin, but want to broaden my contacts. I would to hear from folks that LIVE there and can give me the realities of everyday life. I am not naive to travel nor new to Asian cultures. I'm single so only have to fend for myself and very adaptable.
I would also be looking into utilizing local, high quality machine shops for my small side business of custom CNC parts. The business is virtual, so would only be contracting for small run production, which would be bulk shipped back to USA.