Re: Balloons galore! (PM, Hillary Friday, 21 September 2012) – The myth that pensioners living full time in Thailand on a retirement visa are poorly off irks me to no end. If you are British you must demonstrate your income in order to renew your visa annually. Otherwise you are living here illegally. Also, you can complain? Your income is so much higher and your standard of living is so much greater here than it would be “back home” that any comparison is laughable.