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Old 09-02-2009, 06:50 AM   #8301
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dangling skin can give you aids. confirm/deny
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Old 09-02-2009, 06:50 AM   #8302
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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
There are certainly a shyte-ton of motorcycles everywhere. The only thing you'd have to worry about is your license. But if you have a foreign drivers license and a little money, I'm sure it'd be an easy bribe to get out of anything. Crossing borders is a big ordeal though and I don't know how easily that would go over. It takes at least an hour to cross into cambodia and/or loas with all of the Visa stuff etc. I doubt you'd get across w/out the proper documentation for your bike and driving status in both countries.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:13 AM   #8303
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dangling skin can give you aids. confirm/deny
If you also happen to have dangling skin and rub them together, then confirmed.
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Old 09-02-2009, 07:50 AM   #8304
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Firstly......many thanks to the likes of Spiv, Lessu Myrion et al for all your info/posts.

Hugely helpful

I'm arriving in Phuket on Fri 4th and am gonna spend 4 days looking for a pad for 3-6 months

Arriving with my translator/temporary "girlfriend" to help with dealing with non farang landlords...... then shipping her back to Soi Cowboy

Some questions.............

Any rooms in a baller poker house going ?

If not ....is four days enough to find a pad ?

Should I buy my monitor in Panthip or can I get similar prices in Phuket city ?

But most importantly.....How the f**K am I ever going to leave this country ?
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:04 AM   #8305
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Firstly......many thanks to the likes of Spiv, Lessu Myrion et al for all your info/posts.

Hugely helpful

I'm arriving in Phuket on Fri 4th and am gonna spend 4 days looking for a pad for 3-6 months

Arriving with my translator/temporary "girlfriend" to help with dealing with non farang landlords...... then shipping her back to Soi Cowboy

Some questions.............

Any rooms in a baller poker house going ?

If not ....is four days enough to find a pad ?

Should I buy my monitor in Panthip or can I get similar prices in Phuket city ?

But most importantly.....How the f**K am I ever going to leave this country ?
four days is enough if you are not too lazy

you can get 24" here easily. havent seen 30" one ever

why would you leave this country?
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Old 09-02-2009, 09:11 PM   #8306
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There are certainly a shyte-ton of motorcycles everywhere. The only thing you'd have to worry about is your license. But if you have a foreign drivers license and a little money, I'm sure it'd be an easy bribe to get out of anything.
Having a foreign driver's license is enough in my experience. As long as it's current and has a photo, you are good to go. You don't need to hold a Thai license.

I own a motorbike in Samui, I got around the residency criteria by just registering it in the name of a friend's (thai) wife.

Only paid 15k baht for the bike, so it's hardly a huge risk.

If you get a Honda Wave or any one of the more popular models, it's pretty simple to sell it again when you leave. In fact the day after I bought it I had waitresses offering to buy it off me for what I paid for it.
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:58 AM   #8307
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the aircard / wireless internet works pretty good. im on a bus about 1 hour from bkk posting this while grinding stars. pretty cool
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Old 09-03-2009, 05:51 AM   #8308
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the aircard / wireless internet works pretty good. im on a bus about 1 hour from bkk posting this while grinding stars. pretty cool
more info plz, where do i buy this? how much?
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:19 AM   #8309
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the aircard / wireless internet works pretty good. im on a bus about 1 hour from bkk posting this while grinding stars. pretty cool
going to or from pattaya?
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:34 AM   #8310
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more info plz, where do i buy this? how much?
i guess he is talking about cdma. costs about 8-10k to buy and 850 baht a month after that. up to 3.2mbit connection. works everywhere else other than bangkok

www.catcdma.com (didn't see a button to change language so i guess only in thai)
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:42 AM   #8311
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everywhere other than bangkok? lol

is there anything like this for bkk?
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:43 AM   #8312
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nope, no aircard possibilities for BKK (well not fast enough for grinding I mean) you can get GPRS, but that's very slow

get a good ADSL connection if you are in BKK imo
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:17 AM   #8313
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everywhere other than bangkok? lol

is there anything like this for bkk?
http://www.hutch.co.th/index_th.htm 3mbit aircard
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Old 09-03-2009, 08:35 AM   #8314
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it doesn't cover much area in central BKK, I went asking

really, there is no aircard option in BKK
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:37 AM   #8315
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if theres 3g coverage where you live, like here in sathorn/silom and some places around ratchadamri and sukhomvit, that works very well from what ive tried, speeds up to 2mbit with iphone
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:32 AM   #8316
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Anyone know where I can buy a 30'' monitor or have any for sale? Looked everyone can't find any, even pantip plaza was dry
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:43 AM   #8317
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i don't know of anyone who was able to get a 30" in thailand.
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Old 09-03-2009, 12:46 PM   #8318
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i thought somebody just mentioned itt that there are 30" 's in some mall a few weeks back
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Old 09-03-2009, 02:57 PM   #8319
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Anyone know where I can buy a 30'' monitor or have any for sale? Looked everyone can't find any, even pantip plaza was dry
You can get a 30" Mac Cinema Display in Siam Paragon, though you'd also have to get a Mac computer to make it work. You can run both Windows and OS X on a Mac - this is an expensive solution but once you get used to a Mac, I doubt you'll ever use a PC again.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:38 PM   #8320
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Hi, i am a Indian born and raised in Canada, so basically a westerner. I have heard thais are racists towards Indians. I am going to Thailand with 2 white guys for 6 weeks. I was wondering how i will be treated, and will bar girls come up to me at the same frequency as they do with my white friends. Also if any indian westerners could tell me first hand that would be very helpful Any info will be appereciated thanks.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:06 PM   #8321
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your white friends will be treated much better but money talks at the end of the day.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:38 PM   #8322
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Hi, i am a Indian born and raised in Canada, so basically a westerner. I have heard thais are racists towards Indians. I am going to Thailand with 2 white guys for 6 weeks. I was wondering how i will be treated, and will bar girls come up to me at the same frequency as they do with my white friends. Also if any indian westerners could tell me first hand that would be very helpful Any info will be appereciated thanks.
You probably won't see any blatant racism towards yourself and should have a great vacation. As the other guy mentioned, you'll have no problem when people see you have money and aren't just a laborer or illegal. One the bright side, you still have more status than Africans
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:19 AM   #8323
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One the bright side, you still have more status than Africans
The occasional nigerians I meet at RCA always seem to have a good time and a couple of gals around.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:32 AM   #8324
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The occasional nigerians I meet at RCA always seem to have a good time and a couple of gals around.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:33 AM   #8325
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There are tons of indians here, possibly more than farang. No you wont find any racism, indians are as standard in thailand as ladyboys

edit-well one westernized indian friend i know came over and did have problems with the bargirls. some of them flat will not go with an indian. shouldnt' be too big of a problem though, but your white friends will get treated better by most hookers.
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