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Old 10-10-2006, 01:16 AM   #801
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Im heading for Samui in two months, and I know this has probebly been asked before but its not easy to find answers in this thread now that it has become this big.

I'm planning on staying there for two months and i would like to have reliable internet so i can at least have 4 tables running (cant really afford not playing for 2 months). Is this possible for Koh Samui, it doesnt have to be in room im renting and i can leave with couple of disconnects in a month ( maybe up to 5).

Last time i was there but i didnt played or used internet but i remember this IT Complex just outside Lamai, is that an option for reliable internet?

Thanks and im sorry if these questions have already been answered.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:09 AM   #802
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Whats your budget?

You might be able to find a room in Chaweng and also be able to pick up a wireless signal. Some nicer hotels have free wifi provided. Your only other option would be to play at internet cafes but I cant imagine that would be too fun.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:54 AM   #803
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If you're planning to move to Thailand though, I think you have to be the right sort of person. I couldn't do it personally, since I hate being waited on hand on foot for everything, I can't handle people who avoid confrontation at all costs, and also because I think the life that you can live there is almost too easy. Even if you just teach english there, it's easy enough to get enough money to buy some ok clothes, get happily drunk and hook up with some random chick every other night. I just don't feel like you progress any as a human being in this kind of environment, personally I had troubles having any kind of real conversation with anyone about anything. But the people are great and friendly. Hard to explain.

great paragraph and I agree.

I might try to come back with a couple of friends next summer, but I don't think I could live here for more than a year for the same reasons.

I'd like to live here while I'm 25, but if I'm 30 and still living here I gotta examine my life, know what I mean?
I totally agree with you both. This is exactly why this summer I decided to head back to the states after living in Bangkok for the last two years. I'll miss a lot of things but it's all good, I had a real good run here. I'm flying out this weekend. Peace out!

When it comes to vacation destinations or even for a year, I think it is hard to beat Thailand. I have vacationed here since 2000 and every year it was fuggin awesome!
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Old 10-10-2006, 08:34 AM   #804
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

My budget is 1k for a month rent i dont want to spend more on a room, but i just might? Is 1k enough or do i have to stetch my budget?
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:14 AM   #805
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$1,000 = 40,000 baht and is plenty for a month of rent here.

What are you looking for? A decent hotel, or a private little villa?

Here is something I just found in a Local Samui magazine:
2 Bedroom little villa.
1 bathroom
full kitchen
TV with sattellite
ADSL Internet
Shared swimming Pool
Daily house cleaning

30,000 baht per month.

You could also get a monthly rate from a hotel for around the same price.
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:41 AM   #806
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Lets say you wanted to live a lifestyle like an american college student over there. How much are we talking per month?
The only real expenses are eating, housing, and boozing.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:02 PM   #807
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$200 rent.
Food costs vary. If your eating thai food then its like $2 a day. If your buying and making your own food you might spend a few hundred a month on food. If your getting Mcdonalds delivered for lunch everyday it will be more.

Booze is pretty cheap.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:07 PM   #808
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And we have a winner!

4 chicks

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. THERE NOT THAT HOT, BUT THEY ARE ON A MOTTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

btw for anyone into darker skin just hop over Cambodia
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #809
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Is anyone on this forum NOT planning a trip there at present?

Also, more pics please
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:55 PM   #810
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$1,000 = 40,000 baht and is plenty for a month of rent here.

What are you looking for? A decent hotel, or a private little villa?

Here is something I just found in a Local Samui magazine:
2 Bedroom little villa.
1 bathroom
full kitchen
TV with sattellite
ADSL Internet
Shared swimming Pool
Daily house cleaning

30,000 baht per month.

You could also get a monthly rate from a hotel for around the same price.

So basically I can live like a baller for a month for what I make in a day playing poker
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Old 10-10-2006, 05:11 PM   #811
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Degen / KKF / Beats / Plug / Anyone I Missed:

This thread is totally awesome. Thanks guys - Thailand Tourism Board should seriously consider linking to this thread

-Al
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Old 10-10-2006, 09:00 PM   #812
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That is correct
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Old 10-10-2006, 11:48 PM   #813
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Ok that seems like good offer, one more thing should I make a reservation in advance since Im going in peak season (december) or are there planty of offers similair to this one (doesnt matter if its an appartment or a hotel room).
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:22 AM   #814
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I thought of another question. You guys have talked a lot about going to pool halls and such. Is there a big pool scene there? Are there tournaments and gambling and such? If so, what sort of stakes are involved? Please tell me everything you know or have observed.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:30 AM   #815
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Food costs vary. If your eating thai food then its like $2 a day. If your buying and making your own food you might spend a few hundred a month on food.
A. so eating @ resteraunts and foodcarts is cheaper than homecooking?

B. If im eating 4 meals of thai food a day; 2 vendors 2 resteraunts would 6$/day be sufficiant?

C. How healthy is the food in comparrison to USA? Is it deepfryed like chinese? Are things prepared oily and buttery?
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:14 AM   #817
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Luckily, my wife is HORRIBLE at pool.

To the guy that axed the question about pool .. I went to a smaller city named Lampang, and I saw that the played snooker and a sign on the front of the building said "No Gambling."
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:17 AM   #818
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Gambling is illegal in Thailand.

John: Getting take out from small Thai shops/food carts is the cheapest way to eat. I just spend $2.50 for my girlfriend and I to eat lunch. We went to a small thai restaurant and shared 2 dishes with rice and also 2 sides.

For dinner im going to a 'korean bbq' and its $1.75 each for all you can eat. They have raw meat and seafood and you cook it all at the table yourself.

You can eat healthy if you want too but their are a lot of fried items.

When I lived in bangkok I spend about $100 a week at the grocery store and made my own western meals at home. I also used to have good sushi meals delivered for $5 each.
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Old 10-11-2006, 04:53 AM   #819
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When you go to eat at a family run place in Chiang mai, the average dish costs about 20-25 baht. A pepsi is another ten baht. This makes the average meal about $1. But, you'll get tired of these and want to go somewhere nice occasionally. A meal at a nicer restaurant will usually cost somewhere from 5-6 dollars.
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:47 AM   #820
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And we have a winner!

4 chicks

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT. THERE NOT THAT HOT, BUT THEY ARE ON A MOTTO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

btw for anyone into darker skin just hop over Cambodia

Thats NOT what I'm talking about. What I'm talking about is when the girl on the back is riding side saddle and its the hottest thing in the world

PS

Surat Thani sucks. My travel agency f'd me over and I got stuck here tonight and I walked around for like an hour and didn't see a single thing that looked even remotely fun


Anyways, en route to this beach at Phuket (Hat Kata or something) where this guy told me there are surfable waves. If it sucks I'm just gonna say screw it and go to Bali or Indonesia or whatever (anyone been here/surfed here?)

The internet says waves should be 5 feet or so on Friday but it might be windy and dangerous. Hopefully its not to bad
Also best windsurfing at Phuket?
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:54 AM   #821
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yeah there isnt much to do in surat. How did you get stranded there? There are mini buses to phuket like every 30 mins most of the day.

Sometimes the travel agencies play games and [censored]. I dont put up with it I just walk on down the road to the next one.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:06 AM   #822
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My first Thailand scam, thats how. I went to three travel places. Basically I got in town at like 5 to catch my bus at 6. So I get in this minibus which takes me to another travel agent, where I switch buses AND GO BACK TO THE FIRST AGENT (alarm bells already going off in my head btw). Anyways, I get in this other bus and go to another place where a minibus is there to go to Bangkok and none for Phuket so I'm like wtf and they take me back to the second travel agency and I'm like seriously, what the [censored] is going on? Then they say opps the real bus is coming it'll be here soon and then "so sorry, bus in wreck" (lol sure dude) and I'm like [censored] you give me my money back and leave and go to another place but it was too late then I went to a third place and it was "too late" so I said [censored] the world and got a room and will get on the bus first thing tomorrow.


And now I'm stuck in the most boring place in all of Thailand. I tried to find any bar no matter how lame and couldn't.

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in short don't ever deal with HOLIDAY TRAVEL
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:11 AM   #823
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rib,

just find a karaoke.
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:14 AM   #824
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My first Thailand scam, thats how. I went to three travel places. Basically I got in town at like 5 to catch my bus at 6. So I get in this minibus which takes me to another travel agent, where I switch buses AND GO BACK TO THE FIRST AGENT (alarm bells already going off in my head btw). Anyways, I get in this other bus and go to another place where a minibus is there to go to Bangkok and none for Phuket so I'm like wtf and they take me back to the second travel agency and I'm like seriously, what the [censored] is going on? Then they say opps the real bus is coming it'll be here soon and then "so sorry, bus in wreck" (lol sure dude) and I'm like [censored] you give me my money back and leave and go to another place but it was too late then I went to a third place and it was "too late" so I said [censored] the world and got a room and will get on the bus first thing tomorrow.


And now I'm stuck in the most boring place in all of Thailand. I tried to find any bar no matter how lame and couldn't.

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in short don't ever deal with HOLIDAY TRAVEL
FAROWNED
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Old 10-11-2006, 10:20 AM   #825
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Luckily, my wife is HORRIBLE at pool.

To the guy that axed the question about pool .. I went to a smaller city named Lampang, and I saw that the played snooker and a sign on the front of the building said "No Gambling."
They have those signs in the US too - they don't mean anything usually, they just keep the owner from being hassled by the local cops. Someone else posted about being hustled for 100THB by some kid so I'm sure wagering on pool isn't unheard of.
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