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Old 05-28-2008, 09:33 AM   #3376
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Re: Thailand returns

me and at least 1 friend (mayb 2 or 3) will go to phuket this summer


http://www.siamrealestate.com/detail...-talay-laguna/


goood?

good location?
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:42 AM   #3377
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me and at least 1 friend (mayb 2 or 3) will go to phuket this summer


http://www.siamrealestate.com/detail...-talay-laguna/


goood?

good location?

it is overpriced at about 5x what people usualy overprice thinking 'haha goddamn ******ed white boy'

and imo location is 2/10

can find cheaper stuff in kata/kata noi
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:16 AM   #3378
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what (quiet) area of phuket would you recommend?

id rather look for a better house at the same price than a cheaper one....
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:41 AM   #3379
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look a couple post above, i posted a sweet link in a good area in the middle of the island
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:44 AM   #3380
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wtf @ overpriced? And you guys are sure Phuket is cheaper then BKK?

Pls someone enlighten me. How can I find a house like that in BKK. Im not looking for suk/sathorn...I browsed various sites but I couldnt find something reasonable.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:49 AM   #3381
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Re: Thailand returns

well we definately want a pool and and a bigger garden + i dont like the outside shots very much, doesnt look like a very nice area....


which areas are the most secure and quiet (not toooo far away from nightlife)?



wheres most of the night life for non-sex-toursits happening?
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:49 AM   #3382
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http://www.mart2day.com/internationa...h.php?id=18131

price is def lower than what it syas
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:58 AM   #3383
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well we definately want a pool and and a bigger garden + i dont like the outside shots very much, doesnt look like a very nice area....


which areas are the most secure and quiet (not toooo far away from nightlife)?



wheres most of the night life for non-sex-toursits happening?

wtf you expect, this isnt a first world country

yes the road often smell, yes the roads are often run down in small house communities...

big garden? def have to be far far far away from the beach and will rarely find one with nice grass, unless its a brand new developement


from what you want i want to say you should look into 300$/night+ villas but they rarely have yards.
and all the pimp houses for about 2.5k usd a month with huge swimming pool/gardens were mostly rented out 2-3months ago.


Theres still a couple decent ones though but far from beach



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Old 05-28-2008, 12:16 PM   #3384
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http://www.mart2day.com/internationa...h.php?id=18131

price is def lower than what it syas
damn is this an aquarium next to the TV? And the kitchen is awesome.

Thx so much for this Link pumpui I already send an email. How do you find this stuff?
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:20 PM   #3385
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i got connections in high places yo

ofdabeat lives near it and he linked me to it. def no backpacker land there
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:32 PM   #3386
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haha
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:00 PM   #3387
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i got connections in high places yo

ofdabeat lives near it and he linked me to it. def no backpacker land there
Another plus for phuket is the lack of backpackers. BTW max you better head out friday when the dal kid gets here. We'll probably go skabar then safari then drive around the back roads of rawai. Should be a blsat!
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:07 PM   #3388
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no backpackers but 25 times more old white dudes with 18 year old hooker girlfriends. i'd rather see smelly dreadlocked backpackers than those dudes...though obv they both suck to varying degrees
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:10 PM   #3389
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mh ok guess location is more important than a big garden ^^

whats wrong with the location of the house i posted?



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which areas are the most secure and quiet (not toooo far away from nightlife)?



wheres most of the night life for non-sex-toursits happening?
anyone?
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:12 PM   #3390
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no dude im leaving for bkk thursday night. but when i come back with my canadian friend, we'll party a lot!
i should grind up enough cash in the next 10days to party it up like a madman like i did in bangkok (about 5k usd a month in clubs)
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #3391
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no backpackers = no european girls in phuket?
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Old 05-28-2008, 02:43 PM   #3392
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Yeah those old dudes with young girls just isn't right. I was riding the skytrain earlier and was standing next to this gorgeous 20-something thai girl, we glanced and exchanged sexy smiles. Then I noticed she was with this guy who must have been in the upper reaches of his 50s, and he became defensive and insisted that they hold hands. She looked so embarrased
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:39 PM   #3393
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I dont know how u guys will look when ur 50...but yeah most of those are disgusting but lately i noticed that chinese/japanese man in their 40 or 50s are the most disgusting...however sometimes I just have to smile to myself when I see that...the girls dont care much otherwise they just wouldnt do it...

I just thought about the fact that those dudes are using the skytrain, at least get a taxi goddamnit...
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:35 PM   #3394
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Before you all pack your bags and leave your home and go to "Paradise" you should probably realize that there is a flipside to the coin. It's not all beaches, cheap beers and hot girls.

Like some people mentioned this IS a 3rd world country and that includes some not so appealing stuff too (I will skip the bad hygiene, rotten food/water and illness stuff):

People are poor (especially in off-season which it currently is) and even "good people" can get desperate in these times.
This includes but not limited to burglaries and robberies which often includes knives, guns and even machetes. These people WILL kill you for 20$
if you don't do as they want and/or they are too messed up on "mad medicine" (yabah) to give a crap.
There have been cases of people shooting people driving home on their motorbikes minding their own business to rob them of their petty change.
Attacks while the farang is using the ATM is also a commonly used technique. It can get stressfull constantly looking over your shoulders while withdrawing your hard earned (?) money.

Also, if the wrong kind of people spot you spewing money in a bar or club (which people reading this thread are likely to do), chances are that some day somebody will follow you when you leave. People have been beat to a pulp and threatened with a gun in these situations before.

Cab drivers are all part of the mafia. If you screw with them or they don't like you, you can get hurt really bad.
Remember, Phuket is a relatively small place. They will remember you and they WILL find you.
This of course counts not only for tuktuk people but with any Thai person you screw with on Phuket.
If you get drunk and accidently say something stupid to the wrong person you will enter a world of pain if you are unlucky.

I realize some of this stuff can happen a lot of places in the world, but remember you are far far away from home and the farang is ALWAYS at fault here. If you get in trouble with a Thai person even if he is acting stupid it IS your fault and they WILL gang up on you!
The police are currpt as well. They will try to get money from you if you get in trouble and they can **** you up if you dont oblige.
This is not as uncommon as you might think!

Driving a motorbike in the hills of Phuket is anything but safe! if you decide to go chances are you will see dead people on the roads. Typically farangs lying facedown in the concrete with a pool of blood and motorbike pieces around them. Sightings of motorbikes caught under a truck with only the pool of blood remaining since the meatwagon has already been there are typical too.
Hopefully you will not experience this yourself but it can happen even if you drive safely as the police really don't care much about drunken driving and somebody can crash into you. Also, if you happen to crash into somebodys car/motorbike or even worse, tuk-tuk and break/scratch their vehicle, you can go from having a NL1k roll to grinding alongside WCG|Rider on the NL25 tables in a matter of 1 day.

Have fun and good luck.
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:40 PM   #3395
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Re: Thailand returns

i guess you know all that from personal experience?

i thought travel was the last forum on earth without trolling idiots
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Old 05-28-2008, 07:43 PM   #3396
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Yeah those old dudes with young girls just isn't right. I was riding the skytrain earlier and was standing next to this gorgeous 20-something thai girl, we glanced and exchanged sexy smiles. Then I noticed she was with this guy who must have been in the upper reaches of his 50s, and he became defensive and insisted that they hold hands. She looked so embarrased
and manylevels too.

You should be happy for them, girl need money + old man need pussy is a win-win situation.

And why is it so easy for ok looking young guys to shag a ton of girls for free?
because the old / fat ones pay double.

we need more old fat cu*t

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i got connections in high places yo

ofdabeat lives near it and he linked me to it. def no backpacker land there
Bangkae is tough if you need to see white faces in the street and/or eat various international food to keep your sanity.

If being one of the only white guys around and being checked by 99,99% of the girls is your thing then you should be ok there.

There is indeed no pancake to be seen, mostly individual houses for semi rich to rich thais.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:52 PM   #3397
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Before you all pack your bags and leave your home and go to "Paradise" you should probably realize that there is a flipside to the coin. It's not all beaches, cheap beers and hot girls.

Like some people mentioned this IS a 3rd world country and that includes some not so appealing stuff too (I will skip the bad hygiene, rotten food/water and illness stuff):

People are poor (especially in off-season which it currently is) and even "good people" can get desperate in these times.
This includes but not limited to burglaries and robberies which often includes knives, guns and even machetes. These people WILL kill you for 20$
if you don't do as they want and/or they are too messed up on "mad medicine" (yabah) to give a crap.
There have been cases of people shooting people driving home on their motorbikes minding their own business to rob them of their petty change.
Attacks while the farang is using the ATM is also a commonly used technique. It can get stressfull constantly looking over your shoulders while withdrawing your hard earned (?) money.

Also, if the wrong kind of people spot you spewing money in a bar or club (which people reading this thread are likely to do), chances are that some day somebody will follow you when you leave. People have been beat to a pulp and threatened with a gun in these situations before.

Cab drivers are all part of the mafia. If you screw with them or they don't like you, you can get hurt really bad.
Remember, Phuket is a relatively small place. They will remember you and they WILL find you.
This of course counts not only for tuktuk people but with any Thai person you screw with on Phuket.
If you get drunk and accidently say something stupid to the wrong person you will enter a world of pain if you are unlucky.

I realize some of this stuff can happen a lot of places in the world, but remember you are far far away from home and the farang is ALWAYS at fault here. If you get in trouble with a Thai person even if he is acting stupid it IS your fault and they WILL gang up on you!
The police are currpt as well. They will try to get money from you if you get in trouble and they can **** you up if you dont oblige.
This is not as uncommon as you might think!

Driving a motorbike in the hills of Phuket is anything but safe! if you decide to go chances are you will see dead people on the roads. Typically farangs lying facedown in the concrete with a pool of blood and motorbike pieces around them. Sightings of motorbikes caught under a truck with only the pool of blood remaining since the meatwagon has already been there are typical too.
Hopefully you will not experience this yourself but it can happen even if you drive safely as the police really don't care much about drunken driving and somebody can crash into you. Also, if you happen to crash into somebodys car/motorbike or even worse, tuk-tuk and break/scratch their vehicle, you can go from having a NL1k roll to grinding alongside WCG|Rider on the NL25 tables in a matter of 1 day.

Have fun and good luck.
Hey Baba, nice gimmick. What happened to your other account?

I agree with most of this except:

1) skipping the bad food/hygeine - I've eaten nothing but great food and haven't had experience with unhygeinic ppl. Obviously I'm balling out of control by eating $5 meals.

2) most ATMs are in heavy populated areas. I would hardly call it stressful taking out money unless it's late at night.

3) yeah, the police are ****ed. but you make it seem a lot wore than it is. if they help you out with a case and you get x amount of baht, they will ask for a percentage for their commissioner (if you are who I think you are then you know this). but then you can get the commissioners phone number and he will help you get out of some jams if need be.....i think. anyway, my dealings with the police have been nothing but pleasant. as long as you don't get in too much trouble, they are very kind and helpful and one even gave me a discount on my fine (even though I was too dumb to give him some of the discount back as a kind gesture).

4) most farang driving motorbikes that have crashed are usually hammered and have almost no experience driving them and driving on the roads of phuket. aside from the recent muggings which are limited to a small section of phuket very late at night, I think driving in the daytime is more dangerous than driving home at night a little buzzed. the roads are wide open and there's nothing to crash into. if you're careful and know how to drive a motorbike, i don't think it's that dangerous at all. the people driving cars here are far more aware of bikes then anywhere I've been in the west.


I'm just nitpicking and agree with most of what you said. You forgot ot mention the crazy thai women though!
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:03 PM   #3398
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no backpackers = no european girls in phuket?
no there are plenty of middle class to wealthy european girls on holidays here with their friends/family/boyfriend. for some reason all the hot blond swedish girls seem to love the thai rastas.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:09 PM   #3399
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Before you all pack your bags and leave your home and go to "Paradise" you should probably realize that there is a flipside to the coin. It's not all beaches, cheap beers and hot girls.

Like some people mentioned this IS a 3rd world country and that includes some not so appealing stuff too (I will skip the bad hygiene, rotten food/water and illness stuff):

People are poor (especially in off-season which it currently is) and even "good people" can get desperate in these times.
This includes but not limited to burglaries and robberies which often includes knives, guns and even machetes. These people WILL kill you for 20$
if you don't do as they want and/or they are too messed up on "mad medicine" (yabah) to give a crap.
There have been cases of people shooting people driving home on their motorbikes minding their own business to rob them of their petty change.
Attacks while the farang is using the ATM is also a commonly used technique. It can get stressfull constantly looking over your shoulders while withdrawing your hard earned (?) money.

Also, if the wrong kind of people spot you spewing money in a bar or club (which people reading this thread are likely to do), chances are that some day somebody will follow you when you leave. People have been beat to a pulp and threatened with a gun in these situations before.

Cab drivers are all part of the mafia. If you screw with them or they don't like you, you can get hurt really bad.
Remember, Phuket is a relatively small place. They will remember you and they WILL find you.
This of course counts not only for tuktuk people but with any Thai person you screw with on Phuket.
If you get drunk and accidently say something stupid to the wrong person you will enter a world of pain if you are unlucky.

I realize some of this stuff can happen a lot of places in the world, but remember you are far far away from home and the farang is ALWAYS at fault here. If you get in trouble with a Thai person even if he is acting stupid it IS your fault and they WILL gang up on you!
The police are currpt as well. They will try to get money from you if you get in trouble and they can **** you up if you dont oblige.
This is not as uncommon as you might think!

Driving a motorbike in the hills of Phuket is anything but safe! if you decide to go chances are you will see dead people on the roads. Typically farangs lying facedown in the concrete with a pool of blood and motorbike pieces around them. Sightings of motorbikes caught under a truck with only the pool of blood remaining since the meatwagon has already been there are typical too.
Hopefully you will not experience this yourself but it can happen even if you drive safely as the police really don't care much about drunken driving and somebody can crash into you. Also, if you happen to crash into somebodys car/motorbike or even worse, tuk-tuk and break/scratch their vehicle, you can go from having a NL1k roll to grinding alongside WCG|Rider on the NL25 tables in a matter of 1 day.

Have fun and good luck.
Good post, I suppose. But did you really have to make it so I dont want to leave my house today??

Oh yeh and Ive not seen any dead bodys yet in the 'scary' hills of phuket in 4 months, I guess they sweep them all away before I drive past?
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:11 PM   #3400
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oh and also I crashed my motorbike and slid into the front of a tuk tuk and he just asked if I was ok and then drove off..crazy mafia guys
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