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Old 10-18-2006, 01:49 AM   #851
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

How long is your trip going to be for?
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Old 10-18-2006, 01:51 AM   #852
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I met the hottest Thai woman I have ever seen last night. We are going to have dinner later this week (supposedly...).

She is a stripper in Las Vegas
Dating a stripper? Better make her pay for dinner.

Wait until more Thai girls find out they can move to Vegas and make 4 million baht a year.
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:14 AM   #853
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Old 10-18-2006, 02:53 AM   #854
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while I dont plan going (near future) I do plan on going (far future).

How much will this cost;
[*]1 round trip ticket from SFO to BKK. Baught 8 month in advance for "best season to visit BKK"
[*]30 nights in a house/condo/apt/hotel that has two beds. Not a total dump, but not a baller pad. Something that would look "regular" in USA. Pool. Kitchen. Internet. Location should not be in heart of downtown. I need a few miles of buffer zone.
[*] 4 meals a day. 1 of the meals is delivered sushi to my pad. 1/2 galon of filtered water every day
[*] 30 days of transportation. (10 miles average trip in taxi/day) 10 miles by public transit/day
[*] 10 nights of clubbing. 12 alcahol drinks each clubbing night
[*] 10 nights of other non-free activities (non prostetution)Fight shows, museums, golf, etc..
[*] shopping; 10 DVDs, 2 "designer" suits, 2 T shirts, 1 hat, shot glass, 3 other things
[*] miscellaneous expenses (picking up school girl and spoiling her etc..)
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Old 10-18-2006, 03:56 AM   #855
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Dude your asking questions that have many different answers. Prices varry greatly and we have already mentioned 'general prices' many times in this thread.

" 30 days of transportation. (10 miles average trip in taxi/day) 10 miles by public transit/day"

Where did you come up with this number?

"1 round trip ticket"

So you want one of us to do a price search online for you? How hard is it to find airfare prices?

All of the things you mentioned are extremely broad and vague questions. You can go clubbing for $20 or $200. Why do you need "a few mile buffer zone" in bangkok?
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Old 10-18-2006, 07:11 AM   #857
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" shopping; 10 DVDs, 2 "designer" suits, 2 T shirts, 1 hat, shot glass, 3 other things"

LOL - I love how you are so concerned about the price of a SHOT GLASS. And what is '3 other things' ??
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:42 PM   #858
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" shopping; 10 DVDs, 2 "designer" suits, 2 T shirts, 1 hat, shot glass, 3 other things"

LOL - I love how you are so concerned about the price of a SHOT GLASS. And what is '3 other things' ??

BR management nit
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:20 PM   #859
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LOL - I love how you are so concerned about the price of a SHOT GLASS. And what is '3 other things' ??
Tonight on Guinness Book of World Records. A man who owns the current record for least amount of faces, with none. You'll also see the world's smelliest tumor. Plus, you'll meet a dog that can't predict anything. And.. three other things!
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:31 PM   #860
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I stay 2 years now in Thailand and I have for the whole time some roommates I really hate (no not drunken thai man):

ANTS!

After eating some chocolate or nuts my girlfriend has to clean up immediately or (in case shes working) after a couple of hours or so I have an antshighway in my room. They hide normally behind the sockets or behind chinks or holes in the wall.

What I do is to try rid of them with Baygon or some other spray but they come back.

You know a better measures to get rid of them or do I just have to live with this problem (what some expats told me)?
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:40 AM   #861
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I stay 2 years now in Thailand and I have for the whole time some roommates I really hate (no not drunken thai man):

ANTS!

After eating some chocolate or nuts my girlfriend has to clean up immediately or (in case shes working) after a couple of hours or so I have an antshighway in my room. They hide normally behind the sockets or behind chinks or holes in the wall.

What I do is to try rid of them with Baygon or some other spray but they come back.

You know a better measures to get rid of them or do I just have to live with this problem (what some expats told me)?
Baby powder works ok. Or, you can get some stuff at a hardware store that works well.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:54 AM   #862
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push this thread up to 1k posts.

"10 miles day travel" = pulled out of my ass. Have no idea, rough estimate.

"buffer zone" = have an image of downtown BKK being a wild area with noise and action 24/7. I'd like to be away from the center where Im not a sardine squeezed into can. I guess a little more remote location, while still being in the hairy part.

"3 other things" = yet to find out. I guess 3 things I cant get in USA. We shall see. BR managment is correct; IM not trying to buy expensive stuff.

I agree many of my questions seem like im high/drunk/ not thiking clearly.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:17 AM   #863
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"buffer zone" = have an image of downtown BKK being a wild area with noise and action 24/7. I'd like to be away from the center where Im not a sardine squeezed into can. I guess a little more remote location, while still being in the hairy part.


I'm renting a nice 2 bedroom appartment pretty much in downtown bkk (Sukhumvit soi 2). I'm in the end of a dead-end street 5 min walk from a main artery and its very quiet most of the time. Also, you dont want to take a 1 hour taxi ride each day you want to go out or go to a nice restaurant. Bangkok is huge, and the traffic can be very slow. The nice thing about my place is that I can go to most daily places walking, and the big shopping-cinema areas are a 10 min taxi ride.

Also, most bars close at 2 am...
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:24 AM   #864
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if you want to live in Bangkok and are worried about transportation, live near the skytrain. it kicks total ass.

Also, why are you coming to Thailand to live in an apt for 30 days? TRAVEL Go all over. In 30 days I went to like 8 places that were awesome. I had a lot more fun than living in some apt in Bangkok for 30 days. I didn't spend a lot either, less than 2k I'm 99.9% sure
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:48 AM   #865
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"buffer zone" = have an image of downtown BKK being a wild area with noise and action 24/7. I'd like to be away from the center where Im not a sardine squeezed into can. I guess a little more remote location, while still being in the hairy part.


I'm renting a nice 2 bedroom appartment pretty much in downtown bkk (Sukhumvit soi 2). I'm in the end of a dead-end street 5 min walk from a main artery and its very quiet most of the time. Also, you dont want to take a 1 hour taxi ride each day you want to go out or go to a nice restaurant. Bangkok is huge, and the traffic can be very slow. The nice thing about my place is that I can go to most daily places walking, and the big shopping-cinema areas are a 10 min taxi ride.

Also, most bars close at 2 am...
i stayed at the atlanta hotel at the end of soi 2 for about a month when i first arrived. its a very nice little hotel and has a nice pool and resteraunt downstairs. if you dont know, a motorcycle taxi to take you to plenchit bts instead of the end of the soi, much faster than having to walk to nana BTS.
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Old 10-19-2006, 03:44 PM   #866
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"buffer zone" = have an image of downtown BKK being a wild area with noise and action 24/7. I'd like to be away from the center where Im not a sardine squeezed into can. I guess a little more remote location, while still being in the hairy part.


I'm renting a nice 2 bedroom appartment pretty much in downtown bkk (Sukhumvit soi 2). I'm in the end of a dead-end street 5 min walk from a main artery and its very quiet most of the time. Also, you dont want to take a 1 hour taxi ride each day you want to go out or go to a nice restaurant. Bangkok is huge, and the traffic can be very slow. The nice thing about my place is that I can go to most daily places walking, and the big shopping-cinema areas are a 10 min taxi ride.

Also, most bars close at 2 am...
i stayed at the atlanta hotel at the end of soi 2 for about a month when i first arrived. its a very nice little hotel and has a nice pool and resteraunt downstairs. if you dont know, a motorcycle taxi to take you to plenchit bts instead of the end of the soi, much faster than having to walk to nana BTS.
I have a free tuk-tuk ride to sukhumvit, I'm in Amar Garden in case you know. I may try the restaurant you talk about when I want to have a quick meal. And Degen, thanks for the tip, sometimes I want another beer at 2 am, because its too damn early to end a night sometimes.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:27 PM   #867
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"buffer zone" = have an image of downtown BKK being a wild area with noise and action 24/7. I'd like to be away from the center where Im not a sardine squeezed into can. I guess a little more remote location, while still being in the hairy part.


I'm renting a nice 2 bedroom appartment pretty much in downtown bkk (Sukhumvit soi 2). I'm in the end of a dead-end street 5 min walk from a main artery and its very quiet most of the time. Also, you dont want to take a 1 hour taxi ride each day you want to go out or go to a nice restaurant. Bangkok is huge, and the traffic can be very slow. The nice thing about my place is that I can go to most daily places walking, and the big shopping-cinema areas are a 10 min taxi ride.

Also, most bars close at 2 am...
i stayed at the atlanta hotel at the end of soi 2 for about a month when i first arrived. its a very nice little hotel and has a nice pool and resteraunt downstairs. if you dont know, a motorcycle taxi to take you to plenchit bts instead of the end of the soi, much faster than having to walk to nana BTS.

From their website. LOL


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The Atlanta is run on conservative principles and
fosters traditional values.
The Atlanta caters to respectable families and couples
for whom there are attractive small (one bedroom) and
large (two bedroom) suites.

SEX TOURISTS ARE NOT WELCOME
78 Soi 2 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel: (+ 66-2) 252 6069 or 252 1650 Fax: (+ 66-2) 656 8123 or 656 8124

no e-mail
The Atlanta is an old-fashioned place of charm and genteel character
in downtown Bangkok
with the secluded and secure atmosphere of a private club
and the facilities of a small resort for sleaze-free and wholesome tourism.

Run on conservative principles and imperiously heedless of fashions and trends,
The Atlanta is untouched by pop culture and post-modern primitivism.
Its style and atmosphere hark back to gentler and more cultivated times.

The Atlanta is popular with cultured occidentals, with writers, academics, artists, cinema & theatre and other professional people, with dreamers and innocuous eccentrics, and their families, who can afford to stay at more expensive places but choose to stay at The Atlanta.

The Atlanta is against sex tourism.
Sex tourism is exploitative, socially damaging and culturally demeaning:
those who want to buy sex should do so in their own country.

The Atlanta has a 'zero tolerance' policy with regard to trouble-makers
and all illegal activities, including the use or possession of illicit drugs.
Such miscreants are reported to the police without advance warning,
without hesitation and without apology.
Those who object to this policy, and those who wish to spend their time in Thailand whoring, indulging in alcohol abuse, drugs or other illegal activities should stay elsewhere.

Tourism is not about going on a rampage through other people's country:
those who cannot go abroad without behaving badly should stay home.
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Old 10-19-2006, 05:58 PM   #868
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yeah. its pretty funny they have a sign outside no sex tourist, and the hotel is in the red light district. it is very cheap for that area which was important to me when i first got there. they could easily charge 2-3 times the prices. maybe its non-profit, i have no idea. there is a church at the end of the soi too.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:28 PM   #869
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Are both major airports currently in operation or has the Don Muang airport shut down?

Also, can someone recommend a hotel in Bangkok? A two-bedroom suite would be ideal, as would being walking distance of a lot of stores and restaurants. My housing budget will be between $800-$1,000 per month. I'll likely be all over Bangkok in my first month in Thailand but I'd like to book a place for the first night or two since I have to connect with a friend of mine who flies in ten hours later than I.
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Old 10-21-2006, 05:42 PM   #870
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Don Muang is shut down.
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Degen, whats the best way to get to Phuket from the States? Should i fly into Bangkok and get a flight from there or try to get a flight from Malaysia since they are so close?
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Old 10-21-2006, 09:04 PM   #874
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I made some work on the FAQ:
http://www.rakereport.net/forum/index.php?topic=19.0
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