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Old 11-16-2009, 08:49 PM   #9176
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Believe it or not landlords have reputations to protect, especially when a large amount of their business comes from Farangs. The worst I've ever heard happen is overcharging for electricity, which is pretty common.
this is certainly good news. Seems like the motto in Thailand is "money talks, bull**** walks"
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Old 11-16-2009, 10:41 PM   #9177
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So far Bangkok's 2+2 members haven't been too forthcoming w/ answers (see my posts above) . . . perhaps you can help me w/ this one:

Years ago you could buy most any kind of pill at a pharmacy--uppers, downers, whatever. Seems like the last few times I've been in Bangkok I'll I can get is Valium.

Does anyone know of a pharmacist in Bangkok who's willing to sell something stronger?

Any 2+2ers who want to get together for beer, food, poker, whatever, send me a PM.
there are still some drugs which you can get over the counter which will **** you up, i'll ask my friend what some of them are, i've not tried any yet...also if you get the chemical breakdown for something and take it to a some back street pharmacists they will cook it up for you. This prob wont happen in Bangkok tho need to be away from authority's.
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:16 AM   #9178
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I suppose three out of five isn't bad but you are not so knowledgeable about Australia if you think there is a nationwide closing time. Shop and bar closing times vary from state to state, vary according to what day of the week it is, and may vary between localities within a state. For example, bars in Brisbane are currently obliged to close at 5am. There is no set closing time in NSW and some bars are open 24 hours, though local authorities force bars to close at midnight in many suburban areas. Early shop closing times are still imposed in Queensland, South Australia, and Western Australia. The other states have deregulated.
Let's not be too nitty about this.

PokerSpiv isn't 100% correct on everything in his post, but the sentiment is very true.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:11 AM   #9179
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Im going to thailand late november and planning to go to a full moon party on Dec 2nd, can anyone give me advice on accomodation in Koh pangan. I am trying to find something close to the party at haad rin ideally, but doesnt have to be right next to it. Should I try book something online now or just when i get there?, the earliest I will be there is 30th Nov and Ive heard alot of places book out quite early.

Budget up to 1500 baht a night but cheaper is better preferably not a backpackers.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:16 AM   #9180
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Also I live in Perth, so I get the worst of it on all fronts.

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Years ago you could buy most any kind of pill at a pharmacy--uppers, downers, whatever. Seems like the last few times I've been in Bangkok I'll I can get is Valium.
As far as I know you can get ephedra (the actual plant) from Chinese herbalists shops. Not from chemists though (you can buy it over the counter in some places in SEA though, like Bali).
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:21 AM   #9181
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Im going to thailand late november and planning to go to a full moon party on Dec 2nd, can anyone give me advice on accomodation in Koh pangan. I am trying to find something close to the party at haad rin ideally, but doesnt have to be right next to it. Should I try book something online now or just when i get there?, the earliest I will be there is 30th Nov and Ive heard alot of places book out quite early.

Budget up to 1500 baht a night but cheaper is better preferably not a backpackers.
i would try and book in advance, i remember getting there and walking round for hours looking for a place close by which wasn't fully booked
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:27 AM   #9182
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My honda wave is a 100 cc automatic clutch, I think they make them in about 15 different version FWIW...
100cc, with manual gear changer (foot pedal) is pretty low end, especially for Phuket with lot of hills.

100cc would mean it's struggling to go anywhere fast and super struggling to carry a farang up and thru hills.

A used one of those can be rented for 2K/mo in Phuket town and prob bought for 10K or so. But........not many here would want one. A 125cc maybe I could do, but a 100cc would barely move my body around.
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:54 AM   #9183
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100cc would mean it's struggling to go anywhere fast
Don't need a superbike to get from point a to point b. The speed limit in built up areas is 60km/h. Driving faster than that is a good way to get booked or dead.

I can get up hills just fine, it's super easy once you work out how the "manual gear changer" works, in fact it's easier than it would be on an automatic bike which would keep shifting when confronted with a steep hill. And I weigh over 100kgs.

I'm sure like most young farangs though you would need a more powerful bike to prove your manhood. That's fine I guess. But it's ridiculous to say 100cc is insufficient to carry you anywhere, when the majority of scooters sold in western countries are 50cc.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:28 PM   #9184
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How much can someone rent or buy a Harley for in LOS?
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:43 PM   #9185
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I'm sure like most young farangs though you would need a more powerful bike to prove your manhood. That's fine I guess. But it's ridiculous to say 100cc is insufficient to carry you anywhere, when the majority of scooters sold in western countries are 50cc.
LOL nice projection!

Sounds like you might have a little inadequacy issue there.

Also LOL @ 60km/hr being a way to get anywhere in any amount of time.

Alos, I wonder about the state of the "hills" in Samui if 100cc is doing the job there.
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:34 AM   #9186
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i remember there being some kind of airport tax when leaving bkk. Anyone know how much this is?
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:48 AM   #9187
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700 baht but you have paid that in the ticket price already
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:20 AM   #9188
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700 baht but you have paid that in the ticket price already
ok ty, has this changed? i remember paying money when going through security a few years back.
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:20 AM   #9189
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yes, it was changed before my time

i have read that you had to pay 500 baht or something at airport a few years ago too but in june 2008 when i left thailand first time i didn't have to pay
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:58 AM   #9190
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http://www.stumbleupon.com/s/#2BLMG6.../pic26777.jpg/

Beyond epic. How I miss Thailand.

Cross posting this in chatter. Shame no picture/video.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:13 AM   #9191
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Alos, I wonder about the state of the "hills" in Samui if 100cc is doing the job there.
There's a pretty big hill between Chaweng and Lamai. Not quite as big as the big windy one between Karon and Patong, but I see people in 100cc bikes riding up there all the time too.
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Old 11-18-2009, 11:37 AM   #9192
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the hill between karon and patong is pretty small compared to other hills here
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Old 11-18-2009, 02:50 PM   #9193
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I know most people plan on long stays with friends here in Poker houses.. but I thought I'd put this out there..

Does anyone have a room available in Phuket? I'm staying longer than I expected..2 more months..and would be appreciated if anyone has a room to lease for a short time. I know it's nearing the high season..and would like to live with some like-minded people..instead of renting a 1 bedroom apt..I have a regular girlfriend..and not bringing new bangla girls in nightly. Respectful to my surroundings, etc.. ASAP if possible

35/m,USA (TX) been around the Island for 6 weeks..and traveling Asia for the last 3 months..
text or call 0876266623

thanks
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Old 11-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #9194
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can someone give me some info about the cat cdma or whats it called, im going to thailand in december, was thinking about getting that, so i have internet and can play wherever i am, and dont need to look for hotels/rooms that have good internet cause its a pain in the ass to find sometimes, is it working good in places like pattaya, surin, phuket, chiang mai? or where does it work good and bad, what price? what brand/model etc, everything i need to know, thank you
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:14 PM   #9195
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can someone give me some info about the cat cdma or whats it called, im going to thailand in december, was thinking about getting that, so i have internet and can play wherever i am, and dont need to look for hotels/rooms that have good internet cause its a pain in the ass to find sometimes, is it working good in places like pattaya, surin, phuket, chiang mai? or where does it work good and bad, what price? what brand/model etc, everything i need to know, thank you
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #9196
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cdma works everywhere other than bkk, i've gotten download speeds up to 250kb/s

quality of service depends on how far you are from one of their towers

costs 845baht/month

all the models they are selling now should work with np

atm the model they are selling costs 6.5k and you get 3 months free of use. after that you get a bill monthly.

i've been grinding on ftp, stars and party with mine and had no problems
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Old 11-18-2009, 08:11 PM   #9197
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ok, thanks for the info, guess i gotta start looking for hotels and apartments close to the towers then just to be sure
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Old 11-18-2009, 09:38 PM   #9198
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HEY PEOPLES (Lessu I'm looking at you especially!)

I have a few friends traveling by land to Thailand. They want to stay 18 days. Can they simply go to the Thai consulate to extend their visas??? Is that okay?
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:57 AM   #9199
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HEY PEOPLES (Lessu I'm looking at you especially!)

I have a few friends traveling by land to Thailand. They want to stay 18 days. Can they simply go to the Thai consulate to extend their visas??? Is that okay?
They will get 15 day stamp at border of land crossing.

They can goto any Thai Immigartion office and get a 7 day extension for 1500THB.

Just need to bring passport pix, copy of front page of passport, copy of current visa stamp.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:37 AM   #9200
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HEY PEOPLES (Lessu I'm looking at you especially!)

I have a few friends traveling by land to Thailand. They want to stay 18 days. Can they simply go to the Thai consulate to extend their visas??? Is that okay?
Hope its not from Phnom Penh. That and the trip from Vientiane to Hanoi are supposed to be the worst bus rides in SEA. Tell them to fly imo
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