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Old 03-13-2008, 05:20 PM   #2726
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Re: Thailand returns

With be in bangkok on 28th with another 2p2er for a month or two. Maybe we could meet up or something?
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Old 03-13-2008, 08:40 PM   #2727
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Hello, I've been reading 2+2 for a while and this thread has made me decide to go to Thailand. I leave March 26th approx.

Looking to find a few pals that would want to hang out a couple of nights. Here is my current Iten that i got planned. I'm traveling alone so if anyone else needs someone to go with let me know

I plan to stay for approx 25 days.

Iten ( some changes will be made and some of it might not make sense, i'm wondering if i got to much stuff cramed into this iten for 25 days, let me know what u guys think, or if anythin can be left out)

Bangkok

-Siam Ocean World
-Siam Paragon
Paragon is really cool. Ocean World is kinda meh...worth the admission price though (they have penguins!)

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-Wat Pho
-Grand Palace
-Golden Mount
-Lucky Buddha
Temples are temples, but still kinda cool.

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-Pantip Plaza
Never been

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-MBK
Go once, then never go back.

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-Snake Farm
Never been, but heard really good things.

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-China Town
Must see.

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-Phat Phong Night Market
There's so many markets around BKK, and they all sell the same ****. You might like it, but I find them boring and overcrowded.

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-Muay Thai Boxing Match
You won't be disappointed. Matches at Lumphini or Ratchasomething are both excellent.


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Phang Nga
Tour of:
- Limestone Rocks
- Stilt Village
- James Bond Island
Phang Nga Bay is really beautiful. So is stilt village. James Bond Island is just a huge tourist trap. More of a novelty thing to get photographed in front of that big rock then anything else. If you have time, do one of the sea kayaking tours (just before you reach JBI). They take you under caves, into the island and through mangroves. Very cool.


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PHUKET
-Patong Beach
-Phi Phi Island Where Maya Bay is. (The Beach) (Phi Phi Island Tour)
-Khai Island - Snorkeling
-Yong Ksaem (Monkey Beach)
Patong beach is disgusting. Hit up the bars there at night, but don't go to the beach in the day. Try Kata or Nai Harn a bit further to the south instead.
You can't go wrong with the Phi Phi Island day tour.

I haven't been anywhere else on your list. Sounds like you'll have lots of fun though.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:29 PM   #2728
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Re: Thailand returns

lol patpong night market..
just say you're going to go see a pingpong show.. dont be ashamed.
Some people like that and some others like animal porn.
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:54 AM   #2729
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goddamn that ping pong show was the first thing of all time


why did i think that was a good idea
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Old 03-14-2008, 02:10 AM   #2730
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dood.
me and jappe went there one night at patpong.. we had little money on us.. we had nothing to do.
We go in. its the dirtiest place in the city.

Some crazy ladyboy without surgery asks tu for 1k baht each... we deal it to 500 baht each for 1 drink + crazy show
bunch of fat disguting girls doing horrible stuff.
worse night of our lvies.

dear god. never again.


mlagoo are u ever coming back? you're one of the few people i would let use a room at me and my girl's place.
everybody liked u
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:43 AM   #2731
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thanks dude. im surprised your gf is ok with me, i feel like i was kind of a hound when i was around her. but i guess she expects that from white dudes in bangkok.


i dunno man. not anytime soon, too much to do b/t now and the wsop. but maybe sometime later this year. i really enjoyed it. and missed out on some stuff in the islands down south that id like to check out again. so we shall see! but i think i'd like to check out latin america before i head back to SE asia (and if i do head back to asia, it'll be SE asia for sure. its too much fun.). so that will probably take up my next trip.
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:06 PM   #2732
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Re: Thailand returns

Anyone have experience in ordering from Amazon while in Thailand?

Does it get taxed/interfered with by customs?
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:56 PM   #2733
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Re: Thailand returns

ok guys

me and my buddy freaked out as we saw those pictures of the beautiful houses, beaches, bitches, etc.

BUT BUT BUT BUT BUT

we tried to ignore it for a long time, but its worthless. SPIDERS! we googled for thailands insects/spiders and found things, we never wanted to see :<

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huntsman_spider

this little cutie is livin in thailand also (scroll down for action)

please please tell us (BEWARE OF LYING) that you never ever saw a spider in thailand especially in your superduper villa. :<

ok i calm down.

so what about spiders in thailand?
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:15 PM   #2734
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so what about spiders in thailand?
While frequently very large – in Laos, Heteropoda maxima males can attain a legspan of 250–300 mm (9.8–11.8 in) – Huntsman spiders are not deadly to humans. They do bite if provoked, but the victim will suffer only minor swelling and localised pain, and will recover in a day or two.


What you worrying about you pussy, only a day or 2 to recover..........
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:40 AM   #2735
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Dude, these are probably the most common spiders in Australia as well. They're absolutely nothing to worry about. Keep some bugspray in your house and spray it on the spider if you ever find one.

For scary spiders, check out redbacks funnel webs and whitetails - also common in Australia.

Edit: PS. When living in spider territory, keep your house tidy.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:07 AM   #2736
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i will have some hand grenades with me. :<
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Old 03-15-2008, 03:35 AM   #2737
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Haha I'm just trying to imagine this.
Maybe it's not as crazy as you think. When I order shipments to Australia and opt for the top of the range shipping (3-5day), they send via a courier service (DHL?). They probably have the same setup with Thailand.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:50 PM   #2738
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god.. **** you dude.. never knew they were spiders in thailand..
now im gonna be freaked for the next 2months
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Old 03-16-2008, 09:38 AM   #2739
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please please tell us (BEWARE OF LYING) that you never ever saw a spider in thailand especially in your superduper villa. :<
I've been here for over two months and haven't seen a spider bigger than a 1/4 inch long. Haven't seen snakes or scorpions either. Just cool looking geckos.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:53 AM   #2740
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Here are some usefull links if you have trouble communicating with the locals, and you have internet:

Virtual Thai Keyboard:

http://www.learningthai.com/thaikeyboard/

Copy paste in this translator:

http://www.thai2english.com/dictionary/index.html
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:48 AM   #2741
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Re: Thailand returns

(this is broken, forgot my password)

Anyways I leave next Wednesday the 26th for Bangkok, I'm very excited. Anyone have any good suggestions for hotels on khoh san rd (sp).

I want to go cave spelunking, is there any paticular place where i can do this? I'll also be visiting laos on my trip.

Any 2+2ers interested in hanging out please let me know or email me brokensync@gmail.com
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Old 03-17-2008, 01:09 PM   #2742
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srsly... how can poker players not afford a real hotel...

***** khoa san.. why not goto the soho area in NYC? its about the same thing.. closer.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:19 PM   #2743
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To be honest i'm open to any suggestion.
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Old 03-17-2008, 02:40 PM   #2744
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if you want cheapstakes.. goto Sathorn Saint View (pretty sure its on google)
Cheap. a little cleaner than khao san and its in a good neighborhood
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:16 PM   #2745
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Was reading another message board and found a really nice hotel. Would i get a better rate doing it now online or in person for a hotel like this?

http://www.dreambkk.com/
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Old 03-17-2008, 04:15 PM   #2746
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this is minimum 140$ a night..
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:55 PM   #2747
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I stayed at Dream recently and paid $95 a night by booking through hotels.com. Had to pay up front though.

if you use www.hotelscombined.com, they search all the major sites (official hotel sites to aggregators and discount sites) to see what the lowest prices are.

Dream is a nice place and well located. Good value if you get a deal. The walls were a bit thin and even 9 floors up we could hear the club's booming music, but we didn't care much. Free WiFi too.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #2748
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Another suggestion would be for the newly opened King Power Pullman hotel. It's run by the people who run the Novotels, I think, and this hotel is winnings raves on Tripadvisor. Good luck getting a room though; I tried, and it was fully booked. They (had?) have good rates on their website directly ($80 a night was their promo rate in February), but look around.
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:17 AM   #2749
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I think the dry season is from Oct to April/July, depending on where you stay. The monsoon hits Phuket first, then tracks east to samui like a month later. I'm going to split as soon as it get wet (I love the beach and sun too much), but I have friends here who swear by the low season. Not many farang and the girls are even easier to pull.
I'm thinking of jetting off to South East Asia for 4 month this May with Thailand being my first stop. Like schreech, I want to the enjoy the beach and the sunshine. Am I crazy for going at this time of year with the monsoon season around?
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:41 AM   #2750
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I'm thinking of jetting off to South East Asia for 4 month this May with Thailand being my first stop. Like schreech, I want to the enjoy the beach and the sunshine. Am I crazy for going at this time of year with the monsoon season around?
meh i was there around that time last year and it was fine

i just got back from dublin for st. patrick's day and my flight for bangkok leaves in 4 hours. have no real plans except siem reap in cambodia sometime for 4-5 days. i'll probably be in chiang mai for a week or so then head south to do some rock climbing in krabi before hitting the beach on koh phangan to do nothing for several weeks
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