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Old 10-30-2009, 12:36 AM   #8951
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I am thinking of signing up for a thai language school
anyone with any experiences to share? positive or negative?
anyone tried Walen or heard good things about it?
i am probably after quality over price
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:45 AM   #8952
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-How do the people who live there get money into the thai bank account from overseas? I have a usa saving and checking w/ bank of america. can money from this usa bank account be transferred online to the savings account of a thai bank account like kasikorn or bangkok bank? is there fees from transferring your money online from your usa savings account to your thai bank account, if it can be done? do i have to make sure my bank here in america will allow me to transfer to a bank there first, or is the transferring done more with the thai account online?
The transferring will be done from your american account so yes you need to make sure you can transfer to foreign bank accounts, which i assume all can do. Its just a question of how (online functionality or not) and the cost. Most normal banks will give you a pretty decent fx but its probably worth checking it out with a smaller transfer before doing a big one.
I transfer from my swe bank account to kasikorn for 150 baht (charged in swe) and it takes 3-4 days and fx is ok
Another way would be via moneybookers (neteller wont work in thailand) but dont really see the point of that since the fees would def be higher
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:46 AM   #8953
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i read how easy it easy to open up a bank account at say bangkok bank or the green KASIKORN BANK. basically my plan is to walk in w/ my tourist visa and 10k baht or whatever. my question is funding it.

-How do the people who live there get money into the thai bank account from overseas? I have a usa saving and checking w/ bank of america. can money from this usa bank account be transferred online to the savings account of a thai bank account like kasikorn or bangkok bank?

i have a norwegian account, and transfer often, np.

is there fees from transferring your money online from your usa savings account to your thai bank account, if it can be done? yes, there is a fee.


thanks, 2.5 months till bkk!
gl, knut
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Old 10-30-2009, 02:27 AM   #8954
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I am thinking of signing up for a thai language school
anyone with any experiences to share? positive or negative?
anyone tried Walen or heard good things about it?
i am probably after quality over price
there is a big thread about the walen school in thaivisa

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The transferring will be done from your american account so yes you need to make sure you can transfer to foreign bank accounts, which i assume all can do. Its just a question of how (online functionality or not) and the cost. Most normal banks will give you a pretty decent fx but its probably worth checking it out with a smaller transfer before doing a big one.
I transfer from my swe bank account to kasikorn for 150 baht (charged in swe) and it takes 3-4 days and fx is ok
Another way would be via moneybookers (neteller wont work in thailand) but dont really see the point of that since the fees would def be higher
are you saying you want your US bank to convert your dollars to baht and then ship the monies?

NEVER EVER do that. thai banks rates are much better. send your money in dollars and let kasikorn or whatever change them
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:16 AM   #8955
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also, BoA is **** and will screw you in whatever way you let them.
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Old 10-30-2009, 04:33 AM   #8956
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there is a big thread about the walen school in thaivisa
thanks i know but they are heavily sponsored by walen so i just wandered if anyone here have any experience or know anyone who has
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Old 10-30-2009, 05:59 AM   #8957
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thanks i know but they are heavily sponsored by walen so i just wandered if anyone here have any experience or know anyone who has
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i know a guy in bkk who just got the ed-visa

i will shoot him an email and ask for TR
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Old 10-30-2009, 06:34 AM   #8958
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i bought a flying ticket to bangkok today and just read about the ladyboys. this stuff is so ugly. then i made this test: http://www.bangkokpicture.com/nightl...thekatoeys.php ... really horrifying... now i really worry about accidentally picking up one of these ****ing pieces of ****
When in doubt ask, and you'll see most of the time is paranoia. Full operated ladyboys can be a problem but there aren't many like that.
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Old 10-30-2009, 09:09 AM   #8959
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They all carry Id cards so you can always make them show you.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:31 AM   #8960
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haha got 9/10 on that test, but its way easier in real life than on one photo.
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:30 AM   #8961
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They all carry Id cards so you can always make them show you.
and this wouldn't dampen the mood either


test was pretty easy too, snap got 10/10. iirc, there was a better one with 20 photos that was posted a while back
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Old 10-31-2009, 06:31 AM   #8962
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you can always make them show you.
FYP
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:43 AM   #8963
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Your score is = 10/10

simple rule of thumb is.....

when in doubt, leave it out

if your not sure, it ain't pure

if not 100% she...its a he

See ID...but i have heard of some specific instances where they have fake ID's so best thing to do is just steer clear of anything that is questionable.
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Old 10-31-2009, 08:28 AM   #8964
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shiip, 10/10. I'm finally getting better
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Old 10-31-2009, 10:47 AM   #8965
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i always see this thread, remember it from years ago. why is the op completely erased from memory, not just like posts still show and it just says banned.
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:19 PM   #8966
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should i learn some thai before going there?
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Old 10-31-2009, 12:25 PM   #8967
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should i learn some thai before going there?
don't wolly about it
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Old 10-31-2009, 01:33 PM   #8968
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should i learn some thai before going there?
if you can say have, can, hallo and walcome you have basically mastered the thai language
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Old 10-31-2009, 07:35 PM   #8969
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Another way would be via moneybookers (neteller wont work in thailand) but dont really see the point of that since the fees would def be higher
Withdrawing from MB to Kasikorn is really really cheap and you get good rates.
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:46 AM   #8970
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and this wouldn't dampen the mood either


test was pretty easy too, snap got 10/10. iirc, there was a better one with 20 photos that was posted a while back
**** the mood, im not romantic

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Old 11-01-2009, 09:13 AM   #8971
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is there a certain unsure % where it is still ok to receive a bj? please lmk what the standard is. mine was 80%
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:54 AM   #8972
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I'm going to Thailand in December/New Year for 3 weeks. I'm going to Phuket but will be travelling around a fair bit.

Anyone in a summary post say what places I should go see and do?

Already know a little about the night life.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:04 AM   #8973
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think hand job can be as low as 60%
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:35 AM   #8974
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think hand job can be as low as 60%
555 i thought she was like a 30%?
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:56 PM   #8975
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you can be sure it's a ladyboy, and it's still not gay to lick her nipple while your friends take your picture and post it to facebook
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