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Old 10-04-2006, 10:07 PM   #701
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:14 PM   #702
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yea this thread needs to keep going... trip reports... stories... whatever... my favorite thing after coming home at 7am after my B&M session is reading the 50 some odd posts of the day in this thread before passing out.
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:23 PM   #703
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Old 10-04-2006, 10:44 PM   #704
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did you guys know joey boy's song i love you mean girl is written about 16 year old. my girl jut read me the article and the girls mother said she would always see him hanging around outside the international high school when school let out.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:37 PM   #705
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Anyone been to the new airport lately? I've been reading reports on Stickman; looking classic Thai-style right now with lots of gawkers, bad signage and work still going on. t-minus nine days... hope my luggage doesn't go missing for long.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:39 PM   #706
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I've heard its been something of a disaster. Where you located Octopi?
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:26 AM   #707
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Drexah,
That youtube vid is very accurate...if you marry a bargirl. If you met a Thai woman from a good family, then probably not. In any case getting married after only 2 months is stupid.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:44 AM   #708
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there's atms in laos. well in the capital (can't remember the name), I remember there being like 1 or 2. Traveller's cheques (paid hefty fees) or cash advance on visa cards are probably the best way to go.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:49 AM   #709
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ok, a sex story to get things back on track:

First time I went to Thailand I went with a friend of mine who is 51 and is pretty near-sighted. I met a friend of a woman I worked with in the U.S. and we hit it off immediately (she became my wife about 1 1/2 years later). My friend was involved back home so we didn't do anything other than flirt and get massages/dry humps, etc. from the bar girls during our first trip. 8 or 9 months later he breaks up with his girlfriend and decides to go back to Pattaya alone.

Also important to note is his taste in women. Instead of the soft featured, youngish looking girls that are much safer, he prefers a more "exotic" look with more pronounced bone structure and features. There are many beautiful Thai women who look like this...but unfortunately so do most of the katoeys. Most of them are easy to spot, but not all.

So my friend is at least 5-6 drinks into the evening and starts chatting with one of the bargirls and they really hit it off. After a few more drinks and a few games of Connect4 (very popular at the bars) he barfines her and takes her back to his room. They kiss and rub a bit then she goes to the bathroom to take a shower. She comes back wearing only a towel and they start kissing some more and my friend takes off the towel and she has a dick! My friend freaks out and tells him he has to leave. The katoey said that he thought that's what my friend liked and he still had to pay. Rather than getting in a fight, he pays the 500 baht (about $13).

I have to give my friend credit for telling me about it knowing all the [censored] I would give him. I might have kept it secret if I was him.
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Old 10-05-2006, 04:58 AM   #710
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Do asain girls taste like mango?
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:08 AM   #711
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Guys: tips on buying a phone and bringing it back home? I drooled over the cabinets in the MBK last visit, thinking of bringing something home. Have a concept on unlocking and GSM access, but no idea on how to actually do it. Tips?
This is fairly standard and easy. You can remove the sim card from your american phone and just pop it in there. Change the settings to english (they'll do this at MBK) and you are set.

No warranty and hard to get accessories for phones that haven't been released in the US yet are the two major concerns.

They are also pretty expensive, I paid $650 for mine but its like the most badass phone in history and isn't (or wasn't when i got it) available in the US yet.
I think this depends if the phone has GSM or not. If you buy a cheaper Nokia for example, it may not work in the USA. That was my experience at least. Depending if the phone has Tri-band, Quad-band, CDMA support etc, results could vary. Here's is some interesting related info on GSM and unlocked phones.

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Which companies have GSM in the USA?

There are two main companies that offer GSM service in the USA. AT&T and Cingular are now merged into one company, and the second company is T-Mobile.

If your service is with, eg, Sprint, Nextel, Verizon, or just about any other US wireless company, then you do not have GSM service and your phone can't be unlocked.


http://www.thetravelinsider.info/roa...lockingfaq.htm
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Old 10-05-2006, 05:10 AM   #712
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they taste like sticky rice
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:48 AM   #713
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Are there any basketball courts, indoor or outdoor? How is it trying to find any kind of pickup games? What other sports are popular?

What are the fees your US bank charges for using ATMs there?

Is tipping similar to the US? I have a feeling this was already discussed.

Connect4 in bars, now this is exciting news. Who needs poker, I can multigrid against four bargirls with my perfect strategy.
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Old 10-05-2006, 08:51 AM   #714
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Are there any basketball courts, indoor or outdoor? How is it trying to find any kind of pickup games? What other sports are popular?



Dude, its like 500 degrees here.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:06 AM   #715
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shopping is the most popular sport in bkk.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:37 AM   #716
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Tipping is a whole nother post. They dont really have a tipping system here but because so many forigners here are tipping some people kind of expect it. Thais almost never tip. If you do tip, 20 baht (50 cents) is standard and accepted.

The general rule of thumb is to leave all of the coins and take the bills when they bring you your change. Sometimes I leave a few bucks just to make someones day.

You can play basketball at schools. Some condos in bangkok have a hoop for their residents.
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Old 10-05-2006, 09:55 AM   #717
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Guys, I had just had this woman over my house to give me a massage. I actually got a boner cause she was getting in real close to my groin, and even touching my junk at times. She was like 50 years old and not hot, it kinda sucked cause i was all embarrassed.

Anyway, what kind of massage do you prefer,(aside from the naughty ones), the traditional thai massage that hurts like 50% of the time, or one that feels good most of the time and is more relaxing?

Farang, I pretty much follow your same tipping rules, unless I get awesome service, like a really good massage, for example.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:00 AM   #718
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What are the fees your US bank charges for using ATMs there?

Wells Fargo charges me $5 if I withdraw from an ATM here. The exchange rates are pretty good though. If I go into the bank and do a cash advance using the same ATM/Debit card, they only charge $3. Amazingly, the Bank (siam commercial) does it for free.

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Is tipping similar to the US? I have a feeling this was already discussed.
I leave the small change and usually a small bill (20 baht) Depends on how much the total is. If it is a taxi, I don't really feel bad if I don't have enough small money on me for a tip. Tipping is pretty much expected in all the touristy areas. 10% ish is fine.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:14 AM   #720
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This thread has really gotten off track. More lurid details of sexual exploits please.

With pics - don't forget the pics!
Here's a pic for you. Sorry no details.
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #721
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Do asain girls taste like mango?
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Are there any basketball courts, indoor or outdoor? How is it trying to find any kind of pickup games? What other sports are popular?
i usually play at my old school...we sometimes get random farangs, and some schools are cool with it some arent. i cant remember but i think there might be a few public bball courts in BKK - again, dont quote me. if you can get onto a court a ta a school, the quality of the players will vary. at big international schools like ISB there will likely be some very talented players, though as a whole, players will lack the fundamentals that guys from the states will have. those that do play take it as seriously as they can there though, so it can get quite competitive.


dont think that helps, but hey, i tried
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Old 10-05-2006, 11:51 AM   #722
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There are b-ball courts. I hooped nearly every day at a school in Santitam when I lived in Chiang Mai. Played a bit in Bangkok near Sukumvit 31 where my friend lived. Some good competition there. Do drink tons of water; it does get super hot.

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Old 10-05-2006, 11:59 AM   #723
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There are b-ball courts. I hooped nearly every day at a school in Santitam when I lived in Chiang Mai. Played a bit in Bangkok near Sukumvit 31 where my friend lived. Some good competition there. Do drink tons of water; it does get super hot.

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You took time to shoot hoops in between prostitutes?
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Old 10-05-2006, 12:09 PM   #725
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No, no, no. KJS moved to Thailand with His American wife. He would never have intimate relations with another woman, much less a THAI PROSTITUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WELL, GOD BLESS AMERICA, THERE GOES ANOTHER THAI PROSTITUTE WITHOUT DINNER!
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