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Old 09-28-2006, 01:40 AM   #201
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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Old 09-28-2006, 01:40 AM   #202
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First, I like the fact that this thread is growing about as fast as I can read it. Best OOT thread I've seen in a long time, and although I don't post I'm a religious lurker, thanks a million Degen. Makes me want to visit for a month or two, especially considering the cost.

I have come up with a few questions as I read through, but since I'm unmotivated I didn't write them down. I would have remembered them, except I'm a recovering pothead and I'm a bit drunk at the moment.

My closing comment is that I find it pissyourpants hilarious that at the moment, the bargirls.com site is experiencing difficulties due to excessive bandwidth.

By no means does this mean that I have tried to peep this site, and I know that none of 2p2 has either.

viva la biba, and go thailand
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:43 AM   #203
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degen, where's a good place fore me too look to stay for a month or so? All the better if it's with more 2+2ers.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:48 AM   #204
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hey degen, I'm coming to thailand and i have a feeling i'll screw up with the girls even there, will you make sure i get laid?

there are a few things i'm interested in doing in thailand and was wondering if you knew how they worked. i would like to do muay thai, learn thai cooking, and learn thai massage. anything you know about this, like is it easy to get into "schools" for these easy? how many hours is it? are there a lot of places to do these htings or just a few? thanks. oh and also scuba diving of course. and how about rock climbing?
Hey, there's the adventurous bruiser I remember from a post asking what to do with his life a few months back. Cool -- there world is way too full of cool things to be bored, especially with the kind of access poker money affords you.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:49 AM   #205
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PokerFink,

You will find very authentic chinese food. In fact, a lot of Thai's are of chinese descent, and take pride in that.

I'm not really sure about Japanese food. I eat at a chain restaurant called "Fuji" and its really good food, i'm just not sure about authenticity.
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Old 09-28-2006, 01:49 AM   #206
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ill feild it - generally speaking chinese and thai are similar but different. while the chinese use lots of noodles in their cooking, thais use more rice..however there are plenty of dishes that are similar (lots of the stir frys for eg). if your not into hot food, but like chinese, you'll probably find most of the thai noodle dishes to your likeing.

if i had to describe thai food generally, i would say its sort of a cross between chinese, malay and indian food, but its not really similar to any one of those in particular.

someone asked abt whether or not you should worry abt islam in thailand - i would say NO. i lived a good amount of time in the south (where a the majority of the thai-islamic population is found) and have never had any issues, as most thai-islamics are only loosely islamic and despite news to the contrary, you'd be hard pressed to find any radicals living in thailand - more likely they live would be based in malaysia but of thai origin or whatever.


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Old 09-28-2006, 01:57 AM   #207
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C'mon Pug, The muslims are certainly an issue in southern thailand.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:03 AM   #208
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1) I know about the 80K tax exemption, but what about taxes to Thailand? Are there any? If not, you basically get 80K of free income per year?

I'm a tourist there. I'm not allowed to work when I am there. I am also not allowed to access Party or Neteller.

Claiming income would be like a drug dealer declaring his income, no?

Thanks for an awesome thread guys. I think I will come visit. Degen, when you say "access" are you referring to pulling money out of your accounts for expenses in Thailand? You are still playing poker online while you are there right?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:07 AM   #209
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southerndog, its never been an issue for me, though politically i'd have to agree. again, my family lives there and i see nothing that affects day to day life.

i dont actually remember where i lived, it was near that university, and it was a big mango farm...also near some sort fish farm. i lived there from when i was born till around 4, and we're renting the place out atm. many good memories of chaing mai, but i havenet been in ages.

edit: i think it was near maejo university (at least i remember we had to go through maejo at some point), and it was around 20k outside of the city. also, there was this awesome italian place, run by an old gent who insisted everyone call him granpapa (he was italian married to a thai i think).. hope its still around.. (this wasnt near the house, just a random memory)


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Edit #3 Found the restaurant i think

'Piccola Roma Palace Italian Restaurant, at corner of Charoenprathet Road & Sri Donchai Road near Chiang Mai Plaza Hotel +66 53-820297 / +66 53-271256 - open lunch & dinner. An unforgettable dining experience amid beautiful surroundings. Serving residents over 15 years.'
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:13 AM   #210
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I'm a tourist there. I'm not allowed to work when I am there. I am also not allowed to access Party or Neteller.
But you still do? Playing poker online (not too big of a concern) and accessing funds shouldn't be a problem, right? KKF plays poker just fine


Either way, awesome thread as others have said, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to visit next year. Maybe mason55 and/or Parlay Slow will go with me.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:20 AM   #211
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So, it's cool to have multiple girlfriends. But, let's say you get sick of one, how do you dump her without her losing face and stabbing you?

How down are Thai girls with threesomes?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:24 AM   #212
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He was responding to a tax question, not allowed doesn't mean can't.
I'm not a US citizen so that part didn't pertain to me, but is gambling and whatnot illegal in thailand? Are thai banks ok with Neteller/Firepay?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:28 AM   #213
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Pug, I actually know of the restaurant you are speaking. Haven't been there yet, though.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:29 AM   #214
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Degen probably doesn't have a Thai Bank account. That would require a work permit, etc.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:31 AM   #215
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While on the topics of banks.... will my visa/debit card work over there or how do I get cash/baht?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:35 AM   #216
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southerndog, good, then i suppose i wasnt just rambling pointlessly:P
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:37 AM   #217
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How do you get cash out of online sites/neteller?
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:45 AM   #219
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Degen : Do you have a thai bank account? What do you do for money (not like what as a job, but like how do you get money around / out etc).

If they will let me into the country I may be in Thailand within a couple weeks or a month. This sounds amazing.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:52 AM   #221
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Guys, I think there are some issues with using Neteller and party in Thailand. For cashout issues and other banking matters, it may be best to have someone in the states you trust that can handle these things. Just realize you can travel here with $10k legally which would be a TON of money to have for a visit.

I am married to a Thai woman, so we have a bank account and stuff, and we are able to transfer $$ from the US.
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:58 AM   #222
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Have you heard about the new policy about the visa on arrival ? It basically say that they will not issue more that 3 30 days visa with the borders run within a period of six months. So you cannot stay more than 90 days in Thailand this way in a a 6 month period. It was the way to go for the long-time tourits to stay in Thailand and it seem like it will not work anymore. You can apply for a 90 days tourist visa from out of the country, but nobody seem to know if they will issue them more than one time in a six month period. It concern me a little because I'm leaving for Thailand in one week and I was planning to stay there until mid-winter.
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:03 AM   #224
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IMO, the way Thailand handles visas isn't optimal.

Here's an underdeveloped country with people wanting to visit and spend their money OR work here and help people learn english. In return, they make it a MAJOR pain in the ballz. I am married to a thai woman, and I have to go through a big friggen hassle to stay here. I believe if I get a work visa or show them that I have money in a bank account, I am ok, but overall their process makes a lot of people unhappy.
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Old 09-28-2006, 03:06 AM   #225
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Guys, I think there are some issues with using Neteller and party in Thailand. For cashout issues and other banking matters, it may be best to have someone in the states you trust that can handle these things. Just realize you can travel here with $10k legally which would be a TON of money to have for a visit.
Just a note - doing this sort of thing from a foreign country as long as you have access to a machine in the US is truly trivial. There are probably some legal issues, but with enough anonymizing you can get past them just fine. Someone who can ensure that you have a PC on US soil may well be enough, but if you can trust someone enough to have them do your actual banking that's certainly an option.
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