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Old 07-25-2009, 07:36 AM   #7901
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i think you should call him and tell him to write the info to me in the thread
WTK?

iz u not allowed to talk to him?
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:44 AM   #7902
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Old 07-25-2009, 07:54 AM   #7903
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and if your getting a apple laptop(macbook pro 4tw) they are almost priced same as in the US here now wich isnt that bad value. and u can buy it with 10% student discount without them checking afaik.
fk. i had no idea you could do this?

how much do macbook pro's cost in the US. i'm sure I payed at least 500 - 1kusd extra for mine in thailand.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:44 AM   #7904
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That Chiang Mai house is baller
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:50 AM   #7905
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going to chiang mai in 3 weeks myself too. hope it is not too nice or i will have to move in there myself
If Chiang Mai isn't your thing, give some of the smaller cities even further up north a try. I know plenty of people who have fled CM disappointed after the first week, only to fall in love with Chiang Rai or Mae Hong Song. IME people have much better attitudes overall compared to the tourist island folk.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:05 AM   #7906
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That Chiang Mai house is baller
no kidding. 100k baht/mo is ridiculously cheap.

love how it says 'for use as a resort or demanding family' and 'living room/reception area'
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:13 PM   #7907
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whoever has gotten a thai driver's license in phuket could tell me where to go and what to bring with. i want to do motorbike license first and car later

ty!
Direction from immigration... exit out turning right, turn right again on the main street, pass the school and the first operationing traffic light, turn right at the next light (this one just blinks red all the time), turn left into the entrance to the Transportation Office. It's basically located two roads west of immigration. There are two building, you want the building on the right, the building on the left is for green books, registration, tax, etc.

You need:

- Passport: copies can be done there they will know which pages (info page, stamp, visa, departure form) you need twice the copies if you want motorbike and car, sign all copies

-Medical Certificate: price ranges from 50 to 100 baht per certificate, can be obtain at all hospitals and some clinics, you need two if you want motorbike and car

-Home/International driver's license: this is optional but exempts you from the tests, i had both car and bike licenses so I didn't take and exam or driving test

-Letter of Residence: obtained at immigration for 100 baht, possibly free if you come with thai gf, need to show rent contract

-Money: for the motorbike test if you don't bring one with you ,you can rent a 20 year old dream bike for 20 baht. The license itself costs ~100 baht. the going bribe rate is around 6,000 baht if you want to expedite the process and not take any tests

There are some vision and reaction tests that everyone takes. Show up before the doors open at 8:30am. Some room have no A/C prepare so prepare to get sweaty. Given that it's a government building it's suggested you wear pants and a clean shirt.
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Old 07-25-2009, 12:14 PM   #7908
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i think you should call him and tell him to write the info to me in the thread
Or nobody calls me and I will see the post eventually
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Old 07-25-2009, 01:45 PM   #7909
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I got a 24" monitor from Siam Paragon in the Power Mall for 10k baht.
that sounds like a good deal there. Is it 1900x1200??

I was reading on thaivisa someone got a 24 incher at Panthip(Pantip?) for 7000k bahts. He did not specify the resolution, so maybe it was 600x480 lol
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:17 PM   #7910
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any help?
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Old 07-25-2009, 02:30 PM   #7911
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ooh is that the LG one tom....
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:02 PM   #7912
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any help?
you would have to say what you are looking for if you want some suggestions

every house in thailand probably has geckos, ants and some can have cockroaches or spiders.

or a snake like in our last house when we went to see it the first time. took it anyways for 6 months.

only saw a scorpion once on the way to that same house. some random thai woman came out and put a tip of a knife on it while we passed and then kicked it back in to the jungle

fun times
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:23 PM   #7913
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you would have to say what you are looking for if you want some suggestions

every house in thailand probably has geckos, ants and some can have cockroaches or spiders.

or a snake like in our last house when we went to see it the first time. took it anyways for 6 months.

only saw a scorpion once on the way to that same house. some random thai woman came out and put a tip of a knife on it while we passed and then kicked it back in to the jungle

fun times
thank god my wife is not reading))))
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Old 07-25-2009, 03:35 PM   #7914
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hope you know what can/will happen when you get 15 unknowns under the same roof?

the ssnl got a house with ~same idea with only 4-5 ppl. i only have some 2nd/3rd hand info + what they wrote in the threads. lets just say there were some problems you might not know that can happen if you havent been here yet.

anyways gl with the plan
I also heard some of "some problems" at the ssnl house in Phuket... even our 4 bedroom house in BKK can get a little out of control. PM me if you have any questions or want advice on managing a 2p2 house in Thailand.

I've officially changed the name of ours from Baan Itipat Crew (what it do) to Baan Itipat Zoo (what it dont do)
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:53 PM   #7915
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I also heard some of "some problems" at the ssnl house in Phuket... even our 4 bedroom house in BKK can get a little out of control. PM me if you have any questions or want advice on managing a 2p2 house in Thailand.

I've officially changed the name of ours from Baan Itipat Crew (what it do) to Baan Itipat Zoo (what it dont do)
are these problems secret?

i mean it's obv sorta risky living with some super random people who you just so happen to have a minor connection with through online poker. no doubt it can end up great as many of you seem to be good friends, but i definitely think living alone is the way to go.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:23 AM   #7916
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

I just made a post in the Thailand Chatter thread about this same topic but I think this might be the better place.

Mods feel free to keep or delete whichever post.

I just wanted to share a short film that I created on a recent trip to Thailand to other future travelers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Us-sLMAhNg

It will hopefully help show what all the hype is about.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:12 AM   #7917
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someone also mentioned 1 year non-immigrant visas in that url. you know you can only get them easily from hull? for the rest of the world it is mainly tourist visas you can get easily. not that it would be a problem but just wanted to mention that
and perth australia, airasia flies there aswell.

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I just wanted to share a short film that I created on a recent trip to Thailand to other future travelers.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Us-sLMAhNg
It will hopefully help show what all the hype is about.
wow really liked it, i regret leaving my vid camera at home.

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Old 07-26-2009, 06:28 AM   #7918
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There are some vision and reaction tests that everyone takes. Show up before the doors open at 8:30am. Some room have no A/C prepare so prepare to get sweaty. Given that it's a government building it's suggested you wear pants and a clean shirt.
i suggest shorts and tshirt way to hot for pants.

oh and the tests are very easy, though i actually failed the driving test the first time because i got the wrong instructions on one part.
for motorbike its just driving thourgh the obstacle course takes 1min. everyone drove together no one failed, cant say the same about the car test, were like 20% of the people knocked over the markers parking, as you drive around you drive past the instructor, one guy drove up next to her without seatbelt on, insta fail.

i did car and motorbike on the same day, and theory test twice, but it was the same test lol? so back to back same test, 30 questions and very basic stuff, hardest part is understanding the questions/pictures.

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Old 07-26-2009, 07:26 AM   #7919
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If you fail the written test, you get an extra class where they go through every question one by one and give you the correct answer. Armed with this knowledge, they send you off to do the same test again.

I haven't heard what happens if you fail it twice.
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:48 PM   #7920
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:44 PM   #7921
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Im sure this has been asked a hundred times. How much money would you need for a 2 month trip there? Food and partying every 2nd day not incl rent?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:09 AM   #7922
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maybe like 10k
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:34 AM   #7923
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

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I just made a post in the Thailand Chatter thread about this same topic but I think this might be the better place.

Mods feel free to keep or delete whichever post.

I just wanted to share a short film that I created on a recent trip to Thailand to other future travelers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Us-sLMAhNg

It will hopefully help show what all the hype is about.
Great film! Seems like you loved Baraka/Koyaanisqaatsi too
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:47 AM   #7924
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I just wanted to share a short film that I created on a recent trip to Thailand to other future travelers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Us-sLMAhNg
Beautiful. But I'm amazed at how (and why!) you turned a city like Bangkok into a cold, grey, sad, lonely place.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:03 AM   #7925
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Beautiful movie, loved it. One little thing only, I wish it'd have been a little more about thai people and a little less about buildings and traffic.
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