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Old 08-31-2009, 08:13 AM   #8276
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not besides the 300 baht supposedly for E when she brought back vodka/redbull instead
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:00 AM   #8277
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lol crazy story wat, at so many points that could have taken a turn for the worse!

Anyways i'm probably getting laser eye surgery very soon, i will be travelling to thailand sometime within the next 6 months, and i am wondering whether i should get it done before i go for aprox €1200, or in thailand for X price. I've heard good things about healthcare in thailand and i understand that laser eye surgery is a pretty standard operation in thailand, does anyone have any info on this and rough idea of price?
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:16 AM   #8278
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supposedly for E when she brought back vodka/redbull instead
lol this is the funniest part.

i have a feeling it was a ladybody, got any pics?
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:17 AM   #8279
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lol crazy story wat, at so many points that could have taken a turn for the worse!

Anyways i'm probably getting laser eye surgery very soon, i will be travelling to thailand sometime within the next 6 months, and i am wondering whether i should get it done before i go for aprox €1200, or in thailand for X price. I've heard good things about healthcare in thailand and i understand that laser eye surgery is a pretty standard operation in thailand, does anyone have any info on this and rough idea of price?
don't know about the price but if you go to one of the top hospitals you will get the same level of care that you get in a good american hospital, at a fraction of the price. make sure you go to one of the big private hospitals or a highly reccommended clinic. DO NOT go to a government hospital.

bumungrad on sukhumvit soi 1 is one of the best hospitals in thailand and probably not a bad place to start.
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:34 PM   #8280
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ill be moving to Thailand early next year, specifically bangkok. I will be staying 6 months- year, setting up bangkok as my home base,
traveling to other parts of the country and asia as well. I have been to thailand twice just this year. its really one of the best cities to live in. I got a few pms already, but it does look like the best option for a better place is to have a couple roommates. Im no expert on bkk, but i lived there for over 2 months, and was showing some 2+2ers around towards the end of my stay.

There's just so much to do and explore, its like sensory overload really fast. I am scouting out prices now, and did a little research when i was there. It's very easy to stay directly on sukumvit road and get over charged.
it's not unreasonable looking at thai websites to not pay more 10k-20k baht per person for the month each ($300-600), for some sick places. Some of the websites that posted here or some that are in English, blow the price way out of control. I made a few contacts while i was there, and finding a place within walking distance to a short skytrain ride, is just as good as living right on type of busy suk.

Ideally this would be a 3-4 bedroom, penthouse/ balla- semi balla condo. obv all the amenities that a condo has as well, maid cleaning service, nice pool, security etc.

here are some examples of condos in the area, but again pay no attention to the price, ill be trying to get the best deal as possible in a safe area, just not right on type of busy/polluted/touristy sukumvit.

http://www.siamrealestate.com/detail...ya-river-view/


http://www.siamrealestate.com/detail...-Le%20Raffine/

http://www.siamrealestate.com/detail...nt-sale-heart/

this is also a listing for high priced condos for sale, but again it's just to get an idea, and similar places can be had away from sukumvit, for say a 3 bedroom place for under 15k baht person.

--What i am looking for is serious people looking to commit 6 months to this. ideally we would meet up in the same week/ hotel, and then all go see the apartments together. if ur only interested in 3 months, id want to get another person to the fill the other 3 months.

Obviously Thailand in general is one of the sickest place to party and grind. this doesn't need to be restated if u have read the threads at all, but ill post a quote from one of the Thailand threads, that basically made me buy a plane ticket, right after graduating college in jan.


originally post by magicninja

"I figured I might as well just chime in with my thoughts on Thailand:

"Thailand is an awesome place. The food is great. If you go to Bangkok and walk around, you will automatically eat way healthier, since if you're like me, you actually really like stuff like pinapple and watermelon, its just too much effort to go buy a pinapple when you want a snack. In Thailand it's like 15c for a bag for really fresh pinapple and you can get them everywhere. You can get a guy to blend a mango, some papaya and a banana together, for like 20c. The women are hot and friendly. I recommend checking out the south, islands like Koh Pha Ngan (if you're 18-25) and Koh Samui (if you're like 26-X) have awesome night life (check out the full moon party as others have said, it is seriously awesome fun), Koh Tao has some great diving spots and is a great place to learn to dive, Krabi and Koh Phi Phi (one of the areas The Beach) was filmed have incredible natural landscapes and beaches (yeah, definitely no waves though, people kind of just lounge around like crocodiles in the water). I met a guy who was playing 5-10 limit who was living on Koh Pha Ngan playing 2 tables and he was a pretty average player, but he was making enough to live there.

Bangkok is a cool place to spend money, there's good night life, places to shop like crazy, etc. It also has the best hospital I have ever stepped foot in in my life (it's also very cheap, especially compared to your ******ed American version of healthcare, and even our slightly less ******ed Australian version). If you want something more cultural you can check out Chiang Mai in the north which is usually the starting point for trekks people go on with the hill tribes and there's lots of temples and such there, it's an interesting place but not my favourite.

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.

Go there for a holiday and check it out, place is mad good. Go dive on Koh Tao, get wasted on the full moon, meet heaps of whacky backpackers, hook up with thai chicks and easy going euros, go run a crazy 60 hour bender in bangkok, and then decide if you want to live there. Bit like Vegas, really. I'd get depressed if I lived there for more than a few months though, I think, but that definitely doesn't mean you will."

--In order to really enjoy the place u have to throw caution to the wind, go, let people show you around as to what the best places are, and what areas should be avoided, chill, drink, and bang, all on a ssnl budget.

I've been to vegas and partyed heavily there, but bangkok is the real sin city. its like vegas on steroids, (w/o casinos). what an awesome feeling it is to get a bad beat, turn off poker, and go out, and know w/o a shadow of doubt you'll be getting hit on by hot chicks.

It's true u have to be a special type of person to really enjoy bangkok though. just feel free to join us if after long sessions of poker you like

-serious degeneracy
-lots of hot women
-alcohol



It's looking like this will go down feb. of next year. so pm me if ur interested, also add ur msn or aim, and defiantly your skype.
i'll be setting up a skype conference call where we can all talk about what we are looking for ( not for a while though) , but if u have a skype let me know it.

peace
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Old 08-31-2009, 05:59 PM   #8281
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I am American and heading to Asia, probably Thailand in a couple of months. I am getting a bit concerned with the banking/poker site situation in December. Basically I want to have other banking options in place before Dec. I can go back Latin America and get one, but I prefer to stay with my plan of returning to SE Asia.

Any Americans have first hand knowledge of getting and using banks in Thailand, along with getting all the necessary paperwork(addresses etc.) for the poker sites and neteller.

Any info from any other SE Asia country would also be appreciated.

If you dont want to answer in thread, PMs are welcome

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Old 08-31-2009, 11:58 PM   #8282
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lol this is the funniest part.

i have a feeling it was a ladybody, got any pics?
nah like i said i didn't have anything valuable on me, was just planning on going for a little walk. she did take at least 1 picture of me though, maybe she will cut it out and glue it on her old boyfriend's face
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:45 AM   #8283
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at some point she turned off on a dirt road that seemed to lead to the middle of nowhere, then took another side road that lead even further into nowhere/middle of the jungle.
Jeje great story. I agree that the most possible explanation is that she checks the full moon party place regularly. (Please, next time use a condom.)
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:42 AM   #8284
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nah like i said i didn't have anything valuable on me, was just planning on going for a little walk. she did take at least 1 picture of me though, maybe she will cut it out and glue it on her old boyfriend's face
Are you sure "she" didn't have something hanging down between her legs too? Sounds like you were picked up by a very horny ladyboy which probably had HIV too from sharing needles or just random sex with a lot of other strangers too. He was probably going to get rohypnol to rape you and then steal your id cards and money, but couldn't find any..
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Old 09-01-2009, 04:49 AM   #8285
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Are you sure "she" didn't have something hanging down between her legs too? Sounds like you were picked up by a very horny ladyboy which probably had HIV too from sharing needles or just random sex with a lot of other strangers too. He was probably going to get rohypnol to rape you and then steal your id cards and money, but couldn't find any..
way to make him feel better
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:05 AM   #8286
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Are you sure "she" didn't have something hanging down between her legs too? Sounds like you were picked up by a very horny ladyboy which probably had HIV too from sharing needles or just random sex with a lot of other strangers too. He was probably going to get rohypnol to rape you and then steal your id cards and money, but couldn't find any..
ya prolly not tho
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:16 AM   #8287
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I certainly wouldn't encourage unprotected sex but it's not easy to contract the aids as a man by just regular intercourse or blowjobs or whatever.

If you have an open wound or something otoh...
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:13 AM   #8288
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I didn't read the whole thread so maybe this was covered but, what about motorcycles? can i buy one as a foreigner and can i take it across borders to Laos Vietnam and Cambodia? is this even done in southeast asia? Im in india right now and have been traveling around on an indian Royal Enfield, but this is very common for travelers and there are motorcycle mechanics every few kilometers. Is Thailand/ southeast asia similar in this regard
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:22 AM   #8289
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dangling skin can give you aids. confirm/deny
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:54 AM   #8290
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I didn't read the whole thread so maybe this was covered but, what about motorcycles? can i buy one as a foreigner and can i take it across borders to Laos Vietnam and Cambodia? is this even done in southeast asia? Im in india right now and have been traveling around on an indian Royal Enfield, but this is very common for travelers and there are motorcycle mechanics every few kilometers. Is Thailand/ southeast asia similar in this regard
you can rent for long periods with no problems

if you want to buy there is some paperwork you need like proof of residence. you need your landlord to fill up some papers for you and then possibly some standard visa copies etc

rutang could write the whole list if/when he sees this

dunno anything about driving the bike to another country

mechanics are everywhere here too
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Old 09-01-2009, 12:28 PM   #8291
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i may go down for a month by myself, i hate the idea of doin this, but none of my friends can take off work. has anyone gone by themselves?

or should u at least find someone to travel with
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:34 PM   #8292
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i may go down for a month by myself, i hate the idea of doin this, but none of my friends can take off work. has anyone gone by themselves?

or should u at least find someone to travel with
depends how outgoing you are. if you are very outgoing then you should be fine and have a great time. either way thailand is a great country to travel alone in. i'd say start in phuket or koh samui - lots of other foreigners, lots of girls etc.
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:56 PM   #8293
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how is the weather end of sept to october, is that rainy season?

sorry if dumb question, jus lookin into best possible spot to go for a month in the next 4, id rather jus pick up and go in a week if the weather is good
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Old 09-01-2009, 06:06 PM   #8294
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ya prolly not tho
You dismiss it like its impossible, but this is a classic ladyboy MO.

Very few real girls cruise around on their motorbikes looking for random guys to take home and shag.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:11 PM   #8295
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You dismiss it like its impossible, but this is a classic ladyboy MO.

Very few real girls cruise around on their motorbikes looking for random guys to take home and shag.
who said it was impossible? i said "ya prolly not tho" if you missed it. also it's very unlikely she was out cruising for random guys at this time when i was the only random guy in sight...

most ladyboys try to act overtly feminine/sexual when trying to pick up farang guys, she was not like that at all. even in the unlikely event that she was a ladyboy, why would i care now?
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:21 PM   #8296
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how is the weather end of sept to october, is that rainy season?

sorry if dumb question, jus lookin into best possible spot to go for a month in the next 4, id rather jus pick up and go in a week if the weather is good
yea rainy season now. if i were you i would come between december and april. yes more people but no rain like at all for ~4 months
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:28 AM   #8297
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i may go down for a month by myself, i hate the idea of doin this, but none of my friends can take off work. has anyone gone by themselves?

or should u at least find someone to travel with
When you travel alone you get the best / worst experiences combined. Worst usually being too lonely sometimes, best being the first actor all the time.

More variance, but not too risky as long a you have a head.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:26 AM   #8298
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LOL sweet story bro.

Kinda reminds me a little of night in Ptown with Mmerli and rogermainfield.


Roger was scared ****less at 1st then was fine once he had chick all over him. Then Mmerli freaked out and we had to leave depsite my assurances that I would slice up any dodgy people who showed up.

Ahhh good times when we was single..
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Old 09-02-2009, 05:29 AM   #8299
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LOL sweet story bro.

Kinda reminds me a little of night in Ptown with Mmerli and rogermainfield.


Roger was scared ****less at 1st then was fine once he had chick all over him. Then Mmerli freaked out and we had to leave depsite my assurances that I would slice up any dodgy people who showed up.

Ahhh good times when we was single..
more on this story please lon imo
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dangling skin is a symptom of aids. confirm/deny
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