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Old 03-27-2008, 11:35 PM   #2776
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Re: Thailand returns

ok so i believe next to this, the biggest travel-type thread is the one about Buenos Aires, Argentina. has anyone been to both (or at least know a lot about both)? i know they dont really have much to do with each other but im curious how living costs compare (i imagine Thailand is a little cheaper but about how much difference?). reading through both threads the inexpensive cost of living seems to be an attraction for both places.
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:41 PM   #2777
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im in bangkok for a while any 2+2er wanna hang out. ill let u know my old acct name in pm
is 21 playing in thailand yet?

also ill be in phuket next week if anyone down there want to hang out
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Old 03-27-2008, 11:55 PM   #2778
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im in bangkok for a while any 2+2er wanna hang out. ill let u know my old acct name in pm
is 21 playing in thailand yet?

also ill be in phuket next week if anyone down there want to hang out
Arrival Thailand: 15/5/08

found the answer for the movie 21
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:10 AM   #2779
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One night in BKK made an island man crumble.

PANG MAK MAK EVRYTING!


WTF? Nana shutting down at 1AM?

Spicy was decent but didnt pick up until 130AM and was friken PANG!


Off to Laos.

I reccomend the VIP bus to Nong Khai.

Me and the gf got Mo CHit terminal at 130PM and took the 1st available bus up (a 2nd class bus to Nong Khai for 375baht) because she didnt want to wait around until 7pm for the VIP overnighter.

Holy chit! DO NOT take the 2nd class bus!

The 2nd class cheapo bus stopped about 47 thousand times, the seats were cramped and barely reclined, the bus was baking hot inside WITH the AC on and we reached Udon Thani the bus steward packed us off into the back of a pickup truck to finish the journey to Nong Khai with an old lovestricken Thai dude and a mao young Thai dude who for an hour was trying to convince my Tirak that she should abandon her farang for his poor, angry arse. She spurned him quite nicely without me ever having to say a word. On an amusing note; funny to watch a darkskinned Issan dude turn bright red when we got out of the truck and I spoke to him in perfect Thai, "Thank you very much for the compliments to my girlfriend, but as you can see she is quite happy with me. Best of luck in finding your own lady."
lol Ron nice work.

when are you back?
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:12 AM   #2780
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Hi Guys,

I'm in Phuket at the moment and interested in buying a new, fancy-ish laptop. Anyone had any experience computer shopping here? Am I better off making a trip somewhere out of the country for computer shopping? (I'll need to jet off for a visa run at some point soon...)

Thanks,



Bill
Bill I looked around quite a bit in BKK and Phuket and there pretty expensive. I'm just going to wait till I head to Hongkong, hopefully they will be alot cheaper there.
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Old 03-28-2008, 02:13 AM   #2781
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im in bangkok for a while any 2+2er wanna hang out. ill let u know my old acct name in pm
is 21 playing in thailand yet?

also ill be in phuket next week if anyone down there want to hang out
Theres a fair few of us in Phuket at the moment so give me a shout via pm or somthing when you get here
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:12 AM   #2782
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Theres a fair few of us in Phuket at the moment so give me a shout via pm or somthing when you get here
cool ill definetly do that should be in phuket around monday
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Old 03-28-2008, 04:34 AM   #2783
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Old 03-28-2008, 10:19 AM   #2784
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSkOs_Ljhj8
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Old 03-28-2008, 06:25 PM   #2785
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One night in BKK made an island man crumble.

PANG MAK MAK EVRYTING!


WTF? Nana shutting down at 1AM?

Spicy was decent but didnt pick up until 130AM and was friken PANG!


Off to Laos.

I reccomend the VIP bus to Nong Khai.

Me and the gf got Mo CHit terminal at 130PM and took the 1st available bus up (a 2nd class bus to Nong Khai for 375baht) because she didnt want to wait around until 7pm for the VIP overnighter.

Holy chit! DO NOT take the 2nd class bus!

The 2nd class cheapo bus stopped about 47 thousand times, the seats were cramped and barely reclined, the bus was baking hot inside WITH the AC on and we reached Udon Thani the bus steward packed us off into the back of a pickup truck to finish the journey to Nong Khai with an old lovestricken Thai dude and a mao young Thai dude who for an hour was trying to convince my Tirak that she should abandon her farang for his poor, angry arse. She spurned him quite nicely without me ever having to say a word. On an amusing note; funny to watch a darkskinned Issan dude turn bright red when we got out of the truck and I spoke to him in perfect Thai, "Thank you very much for the compliments to my girlfriend, but as you can see she is quite happy with me. Best of luck in finding your own lady."
Bangkok is a mess ATM when it comes to closing times.

The pang mak mak part, is everything much cheaper at Phuket? Standard drinks price? Standard bottle? And Spicey will always be the crappy overpriced farang place that pays the police enough to stay open most of the time...
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:43 AM   #2786
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Re: Thailand returns

are all you young guys in phuket finding people to hang out with?

i'm in chiang mai right now and it seems like there are five groups of people:
1. old white guys either with or looking for thai women
2. young couples honeymooning
3. retired couples vacationing
4. grungy backpackers with long ass hair
5. 18-20 somethings traveling in massive packs with school or church groups

i'm 21 on my own and everyone assumes i'm a big creepo or traveling with my parents. the only people i hang out with are thai except for a few older guys that i met rock climbing. i feel like there's practically no one my age in my situation. thank you poker i guess.

other observations:
1. thai people love linkin park
2. some tourists are unbelievably demanding in that they'll pass up multiple internet cafes with the same rate just looking for one with the best fan placement (i don't know exactly what they're looking for, just that they never seem to be satisfied). same with restaurants. they'll check out a menu at a standard tourist-type place then keep walking, no doubt to settle on a nearly identical restaurant after walking another 10 minutes.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:00 AM   #2787
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holy **** my motorbike driver in cambodia just called me handsome. is that in any way normal? he also stuck around for like 15 min after he dropped me off at my guesthouse while i ate. i need to get back to thailand like nowwwwww
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:05 AM   #2788
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Bangkok is a mess ATM when it comes to closing times.

The pang mak mak part, is everything much cheaper at Phuket? Standard drinks price? Standard bottle? And Spicey will always be the crappy overpriced farang place that pays the police enough to stay open most of the time...
amen about spicy. i went there last year b/c i heard it was nuts but jesus it sucked.
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Old 03-29-2008, 09:21 AM   #2789
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Re: Thailand returns

just bought a dog at market near mo chit, 300baht rofl
300baht for all the other stuff too.

wanted a husky but they were 7k for baby's.. some place sold them for 10k for older ones lol...
they all have 1 black and one blue eye, they're awesome. ill prob get one in a month or 2 when i dont have to put deposits

so awesome, its so cute
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Old 03-29-2008, 01:09 PM   #2790
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just bought a dog at market near mo chit, 300baht rofl
300baht for all the other stuff too.

wanted a husky but they were 7k for baby's.. some place sold them for 10k for older ones lol...
they all have 1 black and one blue eye, they're awesome. ill prob get one in a month or 2 when i dont have to put deposits

so awesome, its so cute
pics?
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Old 03-30-2008, 04:21 AM   #2791
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Is Spicey and Spice Club the same place?
No Spice is on sukhumvit 11. Spicy is located abit away from the city center..
Spice is imo the better of the two.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:01 AM   #2792
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No Spice is on sukhumvit 11. Spicy is located abit away from the city center..
Spice is imo the better of the two.


Arggh!

We got the recco for Spice from a Thai woman my gf was chatting to and asked the taxi driver to take us thr from Nana bt I think he decided to take us to Spicey on his own for a kickback. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH BKK!


In answer to cookie, the drinks prices and overall prices are lower in Phuket (even in most places in Patong) as long as you know where your heading.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:12 AM   #2793
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lol Ron nice work.

when are you back?

Not sure; gettint visa this week.

Aside from no beach, shttty interwebs and early closing times, Viennetienne is quite nice.


WhoIam, me and Na have had some interesting nights so far.

1st night: Lao Original gansta show on the meking riverbank with a Canadian eminem dude, a malaysian hip hop trio and loads of drunk peoples dancing.


2nd night: rented a MB and we drove 18km out of viennetinne to se some backwoods MuayLao. WhoIam and I were the only farangs in sight, and even my Thai GF stuck out a bit. Everyone was way friendly and cool once my gf and I started speaking in Thai with them. One of the highlights was about 20 or so 5-10yr old Lao kids watching the giant farang trying to win at the dart/balloon game. 6 tries at 1K kip per go (totl of about $0.80) and never hit more then 2 out 3 balloons. I think I made some friends though hen i gave away the 6 pieces f candy to the gathered kids.

fuller TR to follow later. Gotta head out and start the nights festivities (remembr everything closes at 1130PM here.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:45 AM   #2794
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Arggh!

We got the recco for Spice from a Thai woman my gf was chatting to and asked the taxi driver to take us thr from Nana bt I think he decided to take us to Spicey on his own for a kickback. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH BKK!


In answer to cookie, the drinks prices and overall prices are lower in Phuket (even in most places in Patong) as long as you know where your heading.
Never say Spice, just ask to go to soi 11 instead.
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Old 03-30-2008, 08:37 AM   #2795
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Ahhn spice soi sipet! free money fo yuuu leoleo!

that always work
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Old 03-30-2008, 10:59 PM   #2796
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Do someone is in Thailand? I want to meet some Poker player

Because Ryu, Yappen, Cookie quit in 8 dayz :'(
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:43 AM   #2797
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I'll be there in a couple of weeks time - I sent off my 3x60 day visa application earlier today so as soon as I get that back I can finalise my arrangements. Looking to stay in Bangkok for a couple of months, then head to Samui or Phuket for a couple of months, then possibly Philippines and/or Laos
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:38 AM   #2798
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I'll be there in a couple of weeks time - I sent off my 3x60 day visa application earlier today so as soon as I get that back I can finalise my arrangements. Looking to stay in Bangkok for a couple of months, then head to Samui or Phuket for a couple of months, then possibly Philippines and/or Laos

lots of ppl in phuket atm. go to samui as soon as it starts raining.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:06 AM   #2799
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just rented a toyota corolla for 1200baht a day
going to phuket tomorow.
Hopefully we can have weekly home games so i can save up some baht
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Old 03-31-2008, 01:04 PM   #2800
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Re: Thailand returns

I'm coming from Canada in May for 3.5 months and I'm planning to use Thailand as kind of a central hub for my travelling. Do I need to pick up a Visa? What about Visas for some of the other countries around Thailand? I'm planning to visit Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and possibly the Philipines.
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