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Old 09-15-2008, 04:23 AM   #5051
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Im in a little bit of a pickle as to where to begin. ive never really stayed outside of the country for long (planning to stay in Thailand 3 months in jan.). So once I get the thai visa, plane ticket and i arrive w/ a laptop, American checking account and a debit card....

---How do i fund the poker sites, once im there an open a new account.
---How do i cash out enough money for rent/other expenses, just go to thai atms w/ an American debit card?
--- do i need to set up a thai checking account?
---- how/ where do u cash out a check from the poker sites?
----when u create a new poker account, and they ask u for location, u just put Thailand even though its "illegal" to play there?

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Just set up everything while you are in the states. Its pretty unwise to make an account with a thai residential adress and a Thai Bank Account because gambling here is illegal.


Atms will work perfectly with your atm card.
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Old 09-15-2008, 06:07 AM   #5052
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i did not get much wet poop when i ate chefxpress almost exclusively...

***** thai food really.. stress a little and u got to take a poop..
I thought it was a major ship ship to buy pork balls for 20 baht ?
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:15 AM   #5053
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Re: Thailand returns

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/39...ailand-232296/

For anyone interested in going to Thailand with us, take a look at the thread. Time to get the ball rolling!
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:22 AM   #5054
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https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/39...ailand-232296/

For anyone interested in going to Thailand with us, take a look at the thread. Time to get the ball rolling!
Your idea on paper is fine. I just hope that you have met all the guys irl before you go and stay with them in the same house for 3 months.

Also, phuket is one of the most expensive, if not the most expensive place in thailand. You wont be living like a king for 1k/month(yea i know that is probably half joke but just in case). atleast not in ">American mansion"

Also, January is still high season here and most places are fully booked. It might be difficult to find a place at that time of the year. And you obviously dont want to rent anything without seeing it in real life.

Come here, scout some places, get to know each other for a few weeks and commit to living together and renting a house after that.

There is a big crew here welcoming you and helping you getting a place etc if you need help.

I didn't read all of your thread from SSNL so I might have stated some obvious stuff for you but from my personal experience I felt that you should know this before you make any big decisions.

I came here in may for a month and then went back to finland for 6 weeks and now staying here for a long time. After the first trip I knew what I didn't want. That's why I felt like i should write this

Good luck and see you guys soon.
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Old 09-15-2008, 08:35 AM   #5055
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Re: Thailand returns

Living with 1 person you've never met in person is probably fine, living with 5 has serious trainwreck potential, especially in Thailand.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:17 PM   #5056
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I agree its not foolproof, but we would only have three to a house, and Ive talked to the others (shipitfma especially), and they seem really cool and laid back. Combined with going out a lot, and having something that takes a lot of time in common (poker), I think it will work out.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:11 PM   #5057
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I'd say Bangkok is a lot more expensive than Phuket... but it's always up to you... can live cheap here too, but very easy to spend 70K bath a month

I used to live on like 40-50K bath a month in Phuket, not cutting back on anything. If you wanna live in Patong and party every night I guess price goes up hehe.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:15 PM   #5058
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yeah, from the original OP we've found out a lot more about thailand and our plan has changed somewhat.

Now we're just going to be staying with a few other in the house and realise that 1k is definately an unrealistic amount on money to spend.

Like, our plan now is to meet up in Phuket around the first week of Jan, just get temporary accom and then do our best to try find longer term accom for the rest of the time we're there. Like you said Lessu, the other 2p2ers I've spoken to said it will be more difficult to find accom during that time, but they definately said it's doable and not to worry to much about it because something will always be there.

Like, worst case scenario is we rock up, pay a little bit more than we should for a house a little bit worse than we would have liked. I'm not really that phased if that happens though, so it's all good
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:09 PM   #5059
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The SM club on soi 33 "demonia" is proper insane.
Serious.

Hooker 1 -Doctor Kris! She need her pussy checked.
Doc. K ( ginecologicaly examining a girl in a cage ) -Well that's a nice pussy no problem
Hooker 2 -Thank you Doctor Kris! please poor more candle max on my ass!


and :

Big boss O: ( using a girl on all four as a cup holder and another one's head to rest his elbow while smoking ) I want to do some dental work on you slave
hooker 3: i have no tooth, i'm a cup holder.
BIg boss O: ( slap! ) silence cup-holder!
hooker 3: hoooii... thank you

oh and :

hooker 4: I don't like when you strangle me
Doctor K : Mai pen rai
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Old 09-15-2008, 11:08 PM   #5060
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wtf lol? ^^

i think i need a little more info
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:11 AM   #5061
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Oh, ok, having three guys to a house would be fine. It would be cool if you could rent a 2+2 compound with a couple houses in it.
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:39 AM   #5062
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Just set up everything while you are in the states. Its pretty unwise to make an account with a thai residential adress and a Thai Bank Account because gambling here is illegal.


Atms will work perfectly with your atm card.

theres no way you gonna fund sites like ipoker and crypto with just an american bank account.


geta thai bank account. easier said than done though. you may have to try 20 bank s be4 you get a yes
you may open a bank account.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:17 AM   #5063
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Its easy to open a thai bank account, go to a kasikorn office on sukhumvit and show a lease agreement and your passport, take 30 min. They dont need a work permit.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:46 AM   #5064
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whatever u do just odnt listen to bkkdude since opening a thai bank account, even soi dogs and monkeys can open one.

bkkdude has to be really ******ed to get refused when they accept actual animals.


I only brougt my passport, nothing else, i had a debit card, online credit card, savings account and oportunity for investments.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:53 AM   #5065
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I only tried it once at siam city bank and they asked me for a work permit meh, ill try kasikorn then.
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Old 09-16-2008, 04:57 AM   #5066
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you are using a thai bank account to send money to and from sites?
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:13 AM   #5067
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I use moneybookers to put money in my thai account. After some time then can even remove your outgoing limit.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:22 AM   #5068
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Have you done that within the last two weeks? They changed something regarding thailand a while back u know
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:39 AM   #5069
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moneybookers doesnt allow gaming transactions to Thai bank accounts

But any money could be clever enough to open one with thai bank and one with normal bank, then send from normal to thai one then withdraw.. costing a little more than a wiretransfer but easiere.

Or am i wrong and most monkeys could not?
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Old 09-16-2008, 12:52 PM   #5070
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which thai bank allows monkey to have bank account. maybe if they have work permit i guess.


i checked with mb if they stopped transaction to poker sites from thai ip address. they said no and a guy did conduct a wd but i wont realy know till next week when i go back to thailand.



mb is so convenient. i would hate to have to start using bank wires, not ex and expensive.
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Old 09-16-2008, 01:27 PM   #5071
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i get money wired for 10$ to my thai bank account from prima...

very expensive.. yes bkkdude.
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Old 09-16-2008, 02:00 PM   #5072
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i dont have a hi so gf like you!
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Old 09-16-2008, 09:34 PM   #5073
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BANGKOK – The nine judges of Thailand’s Constitutional Court have agreed to try former Prime Minister Samak Sundarevej’s gaeng keo wan in order to determine if his green curry betrays the national cuisine.



“I have ordered Samak’s gaeng keo wan for lunch in the court chambers on October 20,” said the court’s secretary-general Paiboon Varahpaitoon. “I will invite the other eight judges to the trial and, if we agree it is mai aroi, we will ban Samak from cooking.”



There are only two verdicts possible in Thailand: aroi or mai aroi. ( NDLR: Delicious or Not Delicious )



Analysts predict that even though Samak will have a whole month to prepare the curry, the judges will unanimously dislike it and declare it mai aroi.



“The tide is clearly against Samak now,” said legal expert Thanit Changthavorn. “Even if his recipe is authentic and the gaeng keo wan is actually ‘aroi mak mak jing jing’, the judges will find fault. They can argue it is too salty or too sweet.”



PAD leader Chamlong Srimuang, who claims to have tried Samak’s recipe, said it is “a total corruption of Thai traditional recipes.”



Chulalongkorn political analyst Thitinan Phongsudhirak said that Samak may choose to flee the kitchen if he believes the court will be biased against his curry, but that the action would have its own risk. “If the green curry does not appear in court on October 20, the judges will be very hungry,” he said.
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:01 PM   #5074
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does anyone have experience with getting to thailand from a non west-coast us city? i'm wondering if there's any use in booking a flight separately to a place like san francisco or la and booking my flight to bkk from there (rather than from washington, dc to bkk).
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Old 09-16-2008, 10:35 PM   #5075
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BANGKOK – The nine judges of Thailand’s Constitutional Court have agreed to try former Prime Minister Samak Sundarevej’s gaeng keo wan in order to determine if his green curry betrays the national cuisine.



“I have ordered Samak’s gaeng keo wan for lunch in the court chambers on October 20,” said the court’s secretary-general Paiboon Varahpaitoon. “I will invite the other eight judges to the trial and, if we agree it is mai aroi, we will ban Samak from cooking.”



There are only two verdicts possible in Thailand: aroi or mai aroi. ( NDLR: Delicious or Not Delicious )



Analysts predict that even though Samak will have a whole month to prepare the curry, the judges will unanimously dislike it and declare it mai aroi.



“The tide is clearly against Samak now,” said legal expert Thanit Changthavorn. “Even if his recipe is authentic and the gaeng keo wan is actually ‘aroi mak mak jing jing’, the judges will find fault. They can argue it is too salty or too sweet.”



PAD leader Chamlong Srimuang, who claims to have tried Samak’s recipe, said it is “a total corruption of Thai traditional recipes.”



Chulalongkorn political analyst Thitinan Phongsudhirak said that Samak may choose to flee the kitchen if he believes the court will be biased against his curry, but that the action would have its own risk. “If the green curry does not appear in court on October 20, the judges will be very hungry,” he said.
lol this is awesome, <3 Thailand
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