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Old 09-27-2006, 02:14 PM   #26
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

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1. A couple can live very good for 2,000 USD a month. 3,000 USD and you are living very large.
i'm seriously considering taking 3-6 months over there next year but $2000/month is more than i'd heard as far as cost of living (even taking into account that you're talking about a couple living comfortably).

i'm a 32 yo guy, looking to rent a simple apt in bangkok for my full stay, get a good internet connection, live well but not extravagantly, and take a few weeks here and there to see other parts of the country. i know this is the sort of stuff everyone asks, just wondering if i can do this for closer to $1000/month or whether i'm dreaming...any advice appreciated
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:21 PM   #29
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

"i'm a 32 yo guy, looking to rent a simple apt in bangkok for my full stay, get a good internet connection, live well but not extravagantly, and take a few weeks here and there to see other parts of the country. i know this is the sort of stuff everyone asks, just wondering if i can do this for closer to $1000/month or whether i'm dreaming...any advice appreciated"

easy to do if you dont allow yourself to be ripped off.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:25 PM   #30
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

How much English is spoken there? Is it hard to communicate with most people?
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:37 PM   #33
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Geez, tuq, Degen has provided you with an afternoon of activity with those websites.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:39 PM   #34
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Wait, so the Thai are very laid back about everything, but if you smoke a joint they cut off your head? WTF

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Old 09-27-2006, 02:40 PM   #35
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:44 PM   #36
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

how easy would it be to get a job in thailand?

off topic: is there a porn industry in thailand?
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:44 PM   #37
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Wait, so the Thai are very laid back about everything, but if you smoke a joint they cut off your head? WTF

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No. But if you are friends with a drug dealer, and his girl friend smiles at you...Or there is a party at his house, and one of his other friends is drunk and his gf smiles at you...
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:46 PM   #38
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:47 PM   #39
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Degen - awesome response thanks! I have heard Phuket is fun, but have a feeling I'd prefer the smaller (assuming less crowded) islands.

I'm really psyched to visit, I've been to alot of parts of Asia, but never Thailand. Will let u know where we end up staying.

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Old 09-27-2006, 02:50 PM   #40
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Degen,
Can you post a picture of what, in your opinion, a perfect 10 thai girl looks like?
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:50 PM   #41
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Deg is totally right about not letting things bother you. In Thailand, its very important to never cause anyone to lose face. That means that you never insult anyone or raise your voice. For narotic Americans who "Didnt want onions on it" this will probably be the hardest part.

Also, so many farang are incapable of handling and understanding thai women, or the way that thai people think and how to get what they want from them.

if you are the type of guy who "doesnt care" but is arguing because "its the principle"... just stay home you will get eaten alive.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:52 PM   #42
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"It is pretty rare to have deep conversations with Thai people because of the language barrier."

LOL.. I kinda like this about Thailand!

Dont think too much is a phrase you will hear 1 million times!
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:56 PM   #44
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btw, as you mentioned its not jsut the language barrier that prevents deep convo. their minds just dont work like that. hard to explain.
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Old 09-27-2006, 02:59 PM   #45
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but seriously who cares? the last thing i want to do is have a deep convo with a thai girl. id rather roll around in the sheets giggling and than let her cook for me!
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:00 PM   #46
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

What positive traits have you picked up from being in Thailand, surrounded by thai ppl. Basically, How have you changed?

Also, do you feel you are getting ripped off alot by "hustlers" in Thailand?
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:02 PM   #47
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as for hotness, thai women exude feminity. tehre is jsut something so intoxicating and sexy about them. maybe its because they are so conditioned to please their husband/bf. when i get free time, im going to write up an essay on difference between thai girl and western girl approach to relationship.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:04 PM   #48
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What positive traits have you picked up from being in Thailand, surrounded by thai ppl. Basically, How have you changed?

become more polite and patient.

my english has also gotten bad. ive picked up some incorrect wordings, and stopped using higher vocab.
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:06 PM   #49
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Does being around thai women make it harder to have a relationship when you come back home?

It would be a lot harder for me to deal with [censored] from my GF if I was used to a woman giving me what I wanted all the time

Same thing for being somewhere that is so relaxed. Is it hard to readjust when you get back home. Or does it carry over and you just generalyl have a better attitude when dealing with "normal" life back home?
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Old 09-27-2006, 03:07 PM   #50
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Assess the veracity of Brokedown Palace.
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