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Old 09-29-2006, 12:56 AM   #351
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

So the obvious solutions seems to be this:

Degen buys or builds a giant dorm type setup, we throw in a $500 internet connection, naked thai girls, a pool table, naked thai girls, etc etc, and everyone pays rent from their poker winnings.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:00 AM   #352
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Speaking of Katoys, this morning when I was at Burger King this giant drunk ladyboy would not leave me the [censored] alone. He kept saying [censored] like "Whats your name? Dont you wanna talk to a Thai GIRL?"

Needless to say I got the hell out of there pretty fast
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:07 AM   #353
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Speaking of Katoys, this morning when I was at Burger King this giant drunk ladyboy would not leave me the [censored] alone. He kept saying [censored] like "Whats your name? Dont you wanna talk to a Thai GIRL?"

Needless to say I got the hell out of there pretty fast
See, stories like that turn Alex Levin on.
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:17 AM   #354
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I went to a muay thai fight night when i was in phuket. I'm positive it was real (tons of locals and whatnot) but was absolutely stunned by the average age of the fighters. There were probably 3 fights all night of fighters that looked over 15
this was the same with me, though they also had a few exhibitions with 8-10 yos (2 i think)...kinda scary but they were great fighters and they weren't allowed to throw elbows to the head, so meh.

alot of poorer northern families will send their kids off to muay thai camps. im not sure how it works, whether they sorta 'sell' them to the camps or if they pay for it (the former sounds more correct, but i can't remember for sure). but anyway, they start fighting when they're very young and get food/accomodation. by the time get are 20 they could very well have had 100s of fights.


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Old 09-29-2006, 01:30 AM   #355
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My friend got 40 acers on a small island in the south for less then $20,000 and had the house built himself for like $50,000. If you contract all the work yourself you save a ton but it is a lot of work and most people dont want to deal with all of that.
my parents are building a masssssssive house in hua hin (abt 2.5 hours south of bkk....i think, kinda sleepy atm)..like if it was built in aus it would be in the 10s of millions, but its costing them ~1 (estimate). of course, things take alot longer to do, so expect to wait a while if you want to start from scratch.

parents own alot of property in hua hin/cha am and these are developing areas where in the last year property value has gone up 3 fold (not really, but something big). but value drops almost as fast, and you usually sell to farangs who are looking for bargains if you're tryin to get rid of it, so it can be quite a risky proposition.

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:38 AM   #356
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:45 AM   #357
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$50 bucks for everyone of these guys you get to take a ladyboy home on the first day!
I talked to a friend who's in the marines who was in thailand a few months ago, he said some of the ladyboys even have their adams apple removed to look more like a girl. Is this true? If this is true how the hell can you tell man from woman?
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:47 AM   #358
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yeah i remember my stepdad getting pulled over and handing over his german license and the guy couldnt be bothered translating it, so he says 'germany thailand goot friend' and lets him off.

if you really want to, i think getting a license costs like 500 baht and as long as your over 18 you shouldnt have any problems

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Old 09-29-2006, 01:49 AM   #359
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if you really want to, i think getting a license costs like 500 baht and as long as your over 18 you shouldnt have any problems
wouldn't it be really hard to take a test in thai if all I can read is english? Or would they have a test in english also?
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Old 09-29-2006, 01:51 AM   #360
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"wouldn't it be really hard to take a test in thai if all I can read is english?"

Um, yeah.....
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:00 AM   #362
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Take a test?

My friend got a Thai drivers licese, you pay a fee, wait a few hours and then you get a license. Its that easy.

Most street signs are IDENTICAL to usa street signs. The highways were all made my USA engineers so everything is very familiar looking.

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Old 09-29-2006, 02:01 AM   #363
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xxThe_Lebowskixx: Where in TH are u located?
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:02 AM   #364
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if you really want to, i think getting a license costs like 500 baht and as long as your over 18 you shouldnt have any problems
wouldn't it be really hard to take a test in thai if all I can read is english? Or would they have a test in english also?
It might be hard to read street signs too
Yes this is true as well, which is why I was wondering about the driving thing.

Sorry if I'm asking stupid questions, I'm just trying to get a feel for this because I think I'll be going to thailand in the next 4 months and I think I'll prob be by myself seeing as non of my friends have enough money, or they have to go to class.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:02 AM   #365
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Farang.. I;m so jealous, there are no Burger King's in Chiang Mai.. There was but it got flooded.


Something I was thinking about.. Kid Rock was talking about being a rockstar one time.. and he was like "you don't do it for the music, you do it for the WOMEN... " He was just being blatantly honest, and it was cool..

The funny thing is, with just a little bit of money, you can come to thailand, and be a rockstar for a few months.. lol
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:03 AM   #366
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he said some of the ladyboys even have their adams apple removed to look more like a girl. Is this true? If this is true how the hell can you tell man from woman?
Hairs on fingers foot never lie.

That's the ultimate test after the more common ones:

- size of their shoulder: thai ladyboys have large shoulders very often
- their voice
- hips: they have no hip usually which is one of the reason they have amazing sexy ass.
- big nose for the ones who have not enough money to reduce it.
- biceps too apparent.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:09 AM   #367
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Ladyboys are usually tall and have giant man hands where Thai chicks have nice small hands.

I wonder how many people are serious about comming to Thailand, and how many will seriously stay here for a while to make getting a place togeher more worthwhile.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:13 AM   #369
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I really disagree with Farang on the driving issues.

Driving in Thailand is very dangerous IMO. First of all, I don't know if it has been mentioned that they drive on the opposite side of the road.

Traffic rules are not enforced AT ALL. People do whatever they want. Mopeds are travelling on both sides of the road. People run red lights, and I have even seen police officers doing it. Signage is not clear at all like in the US.

IMO most travel is designed for the local traveller who knows the area. You can be travelling a one way road that suddenly becomes two ways, and you will have no warning what so ever.

People do not stay in there own lanes, and cabs go where ever the hell they want.

For your first few times on the road, you will probbaly have to close your eyes. Its that bad. Even thai people are not comfortable wit hthe way people drive.


It is ez to get a drivers license from what I understand.

The good news is, cabs are very cheap, and there's not much of a reason to get a car.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:15 AM   #370
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Hello Hansum Man!
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:17 AM   #371
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Bkk.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:19 AM   #372
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$50 bucks for everyone of these guys you get to take a ladyboy home on the first day!
I talked to a friend who's in the marines who was in thailand a few months ago, he said some of the ladyboys even have their adams apple removed to look more like a girl. Is this true? If this is true how the hell can you tell man from woman?

Ladyboys look like this:





Thai girls look like this:





[censored]. did anyone else have a hard time telling the difference?
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:21 AM   #373
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farang0,

I'm not planning on moving to thailand, I'm saying I think I'll take a 2 week-1month vacation/poker trip there.

These pics of the man/women scare me though, because I see a chance of myself getting drunk enough where I don't know the difference.
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Old 09-29-2006, 02:30 AM   #375
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this thread is great.

I hope to visit Thailand in January- i have a month break from school and I hope to visit Hawaii and maybe Austrailia in there too.
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