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Old 10-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #8726
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

I don't gauge eating well in terms of calories. It's delicious and healthy food that leaves me full and satisfied and I'm in way better shape than I was in the states. If you have a different definition of eating well then more power to you.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:34 PM   #8727
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There's a ton of foodcourts with amazing food for < 40 baht.

or

som dom = 25 baht
bbq chicken = 20 baht
bbq jerky things = 10 baht
curry = 20 baht
fried rice + shrimp = 30 baht
phad thai = 35 baht
pork noodle soup thing = 30 baht

add in fruit for 10 baht a serving and you're set.

I was told by the travel doctor (I leave for se asia nov 10) that I could not eat any fruit unless it has a peel (orange, bananna, grapefruit) because of food and water contanimation.

Is she over-the-top with this advise?

Street vendor fruit is safe to eat?

She was very specific, no uncooked vegies + no unpeeled fruit

What is the real deal in LOS?
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:45 PM   #8728
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Hahaha, well it depends on how long you're staying. I remember when I first got here I was also paranoid and was even brushing my teeth using bottled water. That didn't last very long.

If you're not going to be here for long then I would probably pass since you could easily end up with a case of the ****s for a while if you're not used to some of the bacteria or whatever from the food. But if you're going to be here for a while then you're really missing out if you don't get to enjoy street food.
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:56 PM   #8729
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dire:

where do you live and what do you do
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:00 PM   #8730
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lol at your doctor, she's definitely being a bit over cautious for you there. I think even if you are on a 2 week holiday it's fine, unless you have a weak stomach or something. You're just missing out on some really nice food. I think even if you really try to avoid the 'dodgy' food and the tap water then you will still have an slighty upset stomach for a day or two, everyone seems to in my experience.

And I can't imagine a day without 10baht fresh pineapple !
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:19 PM   #8731
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can I connect to pokerstars from Thailand?
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Old 10-09-2009, 08:31 PM   #8732
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where do you live and what do you do
BKK/shove into the nuts
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Old 10-09-2009, 09:53 PM   #8733
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can I connect to pokerstars from Thailand?
Yes np
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:24 PM   #8734
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a "restaurant" here has a awesome soup for 60 baht, and its a full meal. i live in the jungle though (petchabun).

adam, hope you can come to our opening party for the pool, prob around middle nov.

oh, and cdma is the total nuts, not a second of dropouts yet.
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Old 10-09-2009, 11:46 PM   #8735
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I'll try to be there for sure, a soup and a swim in the jungle sounds good to me

My CDMA is the nizzles also, it's my preferred grinding choice over my adsl line at the moment
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Old 10-10-2009, 02:37 AM   #8736
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because you are too lazy to upgrade your adsl to the premier package. i told you the indy is basically no internet
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:17 AM   #8737
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Has anyone had items from Pokerstars VIP store delivered to Thailand?

I want to ship an IPOD with some FPP's but am hesitant to change my listed address to Thailand as technically poker is illegal here.

My guess is its not a problem but i wanted to check first to see if anyone has successfully ordered/received items from them while in Thailand.

Thanks
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:21 AM   #8738
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i asked them and they said they dont ship anything to asia. that was a year ago though
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:22 AM   #8739
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A friend ordered some blue rays on amazon 6 months ago. He hasn't received them yet...
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:48 AM   #8740
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amazon has been working for atleast 2 of my friends
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:14 AM   #8741
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Has anyone had items from Pokerstars VIP store delivered to Thailand?

I want to ship an IPOD with some FPP's but am hesitant to change my listed address to Thailand as technically poker is illegal here.

My guess is its not a problem but i wanted to check first to see if anyone has successfully ordered/received items from them while in Thailand.

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Neer used the store but I changed my address to Thailand years ago no probs
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:42 AM   #8742
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Neer used the store but I changed my address to Thailand years ago no probs
yea address no prob

just to be clear i asked stars if they can ship monitors here: this is what they answered

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We don't send electronics to Asia. You would be able to make the purchase
on your own. Email the receipts and we will debit the FPPs/credit your
account within 7 days.

Thank you for the email.

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Old 10-10-2009, 07:50 AM   #8743
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amazon has been working for atleast 2 of my friends
Thai post variance I suppose. I wouldn't risk shipping expensive items though.
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Old 10-10-2009, 07:54 AM   #8744
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did you get a red stamp in your passport lon?
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:00 PM   #8745
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umm no

you get 30 days from the day when your permission of stay stamp was going to expire. it doesn't matter when you go get the extension but some people suggest to do it about a week before.

example: i got my last extension in august. i came in to thailand 26th of june and got permission of stay stamp for 60 days as i should have and was stamped until 24 august
I just went to immigration yesterday and unfortunately I didn't get 30 days from my expiration date (this tuesday, i went early). I got 30 days from yesterday. So maybe the BKK office is different in this regard, or it just depends on whether you hit a friendly immigration officer.

Oh, and there is a copy shop/passport photo service in the new immigration building.
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Old 10-10-2009, 01:06 PM   #8746
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I just went to immigration yesterday and unfortunately I didn't get 30 days from my expiration date (this tuesday, i went early). I got 30 days from yesterday. So maybe the BKK office is different in this regard, or it just depends on whether you hit a friendly immigration officer.
wow that blows. pretty sure that is a mistake on their part. maybe start a thread on thaivisa and ask if anyone has similar experiences? i dunno if you care but i do

fwiw i've been to phuket immigration 3 times and always gotten 30 days from the stamp's date
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:27 AM   #8747
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I just went to immigration yesterday and unfortunately I didn't get 30 days from my expiration date (this tuesday, i went early). I got 30 days from yesterday. So maybe the BKK office is different in this regard, or it just depends on whether you hit a friendly immigration officer.

Oh, and there is a copy shop/passport photo service in the new immigration building.
Alomost certainly a mistake. I spotted it once on one of my extensions and politely pointed it out. The dude did a pen and ink change. Then restamped below the error the correct date and signed.

Don't know about BKK, but the PHKT immo workers hae always seemed polite and acommodating to me as long as you are calm, repsectful and friendly with them.

SUPPLEMENT: When Anders first got here, the immo guy at BKK airport had incorrectly stamped him in on 30 day an neglecte dhis actual TR visa. The PHKT immo guys fixed it all up 3 days later using his TR isa all with a minor chuckle and no cost.

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Old 10-11-2009, 02:32 AM   #8748
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did you get a red stamp in your passport lon?
I got deteained for 48hrs, no visa and a 5 day deportation order to go to FInland.
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Old 10-11-2009, 02:34 AM   #8749
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did you get a red stamp in your passport lon?
OR in actuality, I got my dbl entry but with this:

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The holder of this passport traels to Thailand under tourist visa several times which may result in the refusal of a visa in the future.
Guess I won't be heading back to Laos soon.
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:33 AM   #8750
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OR in actuality, I got my dbl entry but with this:



Guess I won't be heading back to Laos soon.
What happened?

I've heard about getting a red stamp if you have 9+ tourist visas (with a double entry counting as 2, etc) in your passport but nothing else. I'm heading to Laos next month and I'm still well below 9 but this is making me a bit nervous. I should probably just go back to the states and get a type O but that plane flight is brutal.
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