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Old 05-29-2008, 11:14 PM   #3426
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Re: Thailand returns

lol internet monitoring...

they are trying to open up a casino in patong... yep poker is frowned upon.


Jappe, they are looking for kindergarden english speaking teachers for about 30k+ a month + benifits.. like right now.
get here asap

nana tonight woot..

saw 1 thai guy dead on motorbike accident today on my way to bangkok... again one of those crazy guys trying to go too fast in traffic
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:45 PM   #3427
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Samet you aren't going to find many secluded beaches but it hits on everything else pretty well. Def stay clear of Phuket (at least Patong, not sure about the rest of the island) and Samui as they appear to have much of what you are looking to avoid. I'd consider Koh Tao, which has a great dive culture and lots of privatish beaches. There is a great resort on the backside of the island called New Heaven which has a great honeymoon suite overlooking the ocean. Koh Phi Phi also strikes me as a place that would be good for a honeymoon, very beautiful island.

Unfortunately July is going to have a fair bit of rain anywhere you go. July here is not like July in Europe or the States.
Agree with the Koh Tao recommendation. The weather should be nicer there than in Phi Phi in July.
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:39 AM   #3428
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i can vouch for koh samet, i went into the highest point of the season and it was still awesome and not that crowded.

The sand/water was much better than phuket, the island was much less good. the nightlife pretty much sucked.

The restaurants though, awesome and u get to sit in the sand.
The massage on the beach are way cheaper and way better. tons of junk for sell too and tons of fruits/sumtam/chicken.

tons of hot jap girls



So winlong view in bangkok is decent for a serviced apartment. i got the second cheapest room, via internet it was 850baht a night(down from 1200) although u can get it for like 8k a month in apt rate.

internet is pretty fast, and working in the ****ters

about 5mins from bts, tons of thai restaurants and university girls
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Old 05-30-2008, 02:47 AM   #3429
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Pumpui, any hotel/bungalow recomendations on Koh Samet? $50/night would be ok but cheaper will do obv.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:37 AM   #3430
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Guys,

Thailand is a 3rd-world country. Just because people don’t run around hacking off limbs with machetes (except for Ron) doesn’t make it a developed country. You people claiming Thailand is an ultraviolent dystopia are even more naïve than the clueless tourists who think the thais are nothing more than a smiling happy-go-lucky people who want nothing out of life other than to serve foreigners. Put down the Frank Miller comic books and look at this from a realist’s perspective.

Do you live in a compound in Montana with a two year supply of food and a 10:1 gun to person ratio? If you do, you probably feel very secure and safe, and rightly so. But you probably live with the rest of us in the real world. Bad things happen in the real world. There is crime and violence. These things happen mostly when you’re careless, but sometimes for no reason at all. Bad **** can happen in Thailand, it can happen in Laos, and it can happen in Kansas City, Stockholm, or Düsseldorf. This is the price of living in the real world.

I’ll grant you that Thailand can have to effect of making certain people think they’re invincible. They do things like start fights, stop using condoms, and even spraypaint dicks on portraits of the king. This has little to do with Thailand and everything to do with the person refusing to understand the society they’re living in.

Cliff’s Notes: Thailand is not utopia but it is also not Detroit with palm tress.
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:43 AM   #3431
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The reason that i finally left was I have a european friend who works on Bangkok, and he told me the Thai gonverment had just invested in a new internet monitoring system.One of the uses of this system would be to catch westeners who are working from thailand on the internet, without a work visa.That means its game over for grinders out there. Never mind that gambling is illegal, which gives them carte blanche to extort even more money from you or add god know how many years to your already substantial prison sentence.
This is ludicrous. They can’t even do a competent job blocking porn sites, gambling sites, and sites critical of the monarchy. How many poker pros do you think live in (as opposed to just visit) Thailand? I’d put the over/under at 25. Are they really that concerned when there are millions of illegal aliens and thousands of English teachers working illegally? I’m sure most people illegally working on the internet do it exclusively through email. Are they going to read every email to see if it is business-related?
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Old 05-30-2008, 05:07 AM   #3432
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Why would thais be concerned with a dozen of players who live here peacefully taking a bunch of money from foreign fish and pumping in into their economy?

On paper it might be against the law but from what I understand of this country nobody would do you harm.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:20 AM   #3433
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yeah people die and stuff.

On a more interesting note : got my salary ( 41k ship it ahah ) and pumpui is in bangkok with a newbie...

vodka!,vodka!,hookers!,hookers!,gonorea!,gonorea! and stuff
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:22 AM   #3434
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its kind of sad that this guy made almost half my salary for the month working about 1/20th of the time i worked
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Old 05-30-2008, 08:07 AM   #3435
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its kind of sad that this guy made almost half my salary for the month working about 1/20th of the time i worked
Its just your salary that is sad :-)
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:49 AM   #3436
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@ phuket right now staying at JW marriot

its friggin mesmerizing here. lobby with ocean view/ open structure lets the breeze flow through. obv everything is costly but damn. i coulnd't stop smiling/being amazed at how sick this place is since i got off the taxi.

im sure this will get me motivated enough to put in the hours/and try to save my self a nice nest egg while i can.
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:48 PM   #3437
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"we roll up........ 48 baht. i shipped him 200"

hahaha funny how we farang do so many things like this in thailand. its not about the money, its the ego. we don't care about paying them the extra $2 we just don't want to get hustled. i relaxed on this a bit and have tried to see things in absolute terms instead of relative terms (as in its only $2 not its 200% more expensive than it should be) and it makes life a little easier and less stressful
ya same. i got OWNED SO HARD in Cambodia at Angkor by this kid it crushed me psychologically for like two days. i can't even recount the story without feeling sorry for myself. it was for like $15 or something though so ya, definitely better to think about it that way vs a 500%+ markup
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Old 05-30-2008, 06:54 PM   #3438
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But tuk tuks and banana pancakes is like the REAL Thailand, because it says so in my Lonely Planet I stole from a library!!!
banana pancakes are real good though....

sigh i miss thailand. had a ****ty meal in london today for 10 pounds. in chiang mai i used to go to this nice restaurant like 5 times a week, stuff my face, get drunk, and get an hour long massage. for like half the price of that goddamn nasty ass calzone i ate today. ****!
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:37 PM   #3439
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@ phuket right now staying at JW marriot

its friggin mesmerizing here. lobby with ocean view/ open structure lets the breeze flow through. obv everything is costly but damn. i coulnd't stop smiling/being amazed at how sick this place is since i got off the taxi.

im sure this will get me motivated enough to put in the hours/and try to save my self a nice nest egg while i can.
Phuket is a 3rd world crime ridden country. Hard as ****. Youre lucky you're ***** ass hasn't been capped.
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Old 05-31-2008, 12:27 AM   #3440
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But tuk tuks and banana pancakes is like the REAL Thailand, because it says so in my Lonely Planet I stole from a library!!!

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Ofdabeats backpacker song in the Lao airport has to be one of the most awesome things ever.... ahhh Thailand I miss ya!
I have no idea what the real thailand is but I loved my first tuk tuk drive across bangkok.
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Old 05-31-2008, 03:26 AM   #3441
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This place is nuts...

I told one of those guys that have the friendship band things - when he came up to us in a bar that i was from Outer Mongolia cos I knew he wouldn't have it.. 15 mins later he came back with an Outer Mongolia band for me. Legend.
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:03 AM   #3442
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ZOMG Buckets!
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Old 05-31-2008, 04:24 AM   #3443
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ship the buckets
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Old 05-31-2008, 06:52 AM   #3444
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ship the stumbling schreech

LOL I think you done set a record for more drinks spilled then drank last night
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:01 AM   #3445
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LOL I think you done set a record for more drinks spilled then drank last night
hahaha so true
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:25 AM   #3446
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LOL I think you done set a record for more drinks spilled then drank last night
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Old 05-31-2008, 07:31 AM   #3447
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I saw a gibbon today on my way to Nai Harn beach just chillin on a guard rail. I stopped my bike about 10ft away from him and watched him for a bit until he started moving towards me. Then I sped off. Phuket is too hot right now.
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I saw a gibbon today on my way to Nai Harn beach just chillin on a guard rail. I stopped my bike about 10ft away from him and watched him for a bit until he started moving towards me. Then I sped off. Phuket is so hot right now!.
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Old 05-31-2008, 08:56 AM   #3449
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Ok folks help me out here please. My honeymoon will last for two days and it's gonna be Koh Tao vs. Koh Samet. It will be in early July. Which one has the better weather on this time of the year? Which one has clearer water? Which place has more activities once we get bored to the "paradise beach"?
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Old 05-31-2008, 09:30 AM   #3450
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This place is nuts...

I told one of those guys that have the friendship band things - when he came up to us in a bar that i was from Outer Mongolia cos I knew he wouldn't have it.. 15 mins later he came back with an Outer Mongolia band for me. Legend.
haha this is awesome
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