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Old 10-22-2006, 09:14 PM   #901
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:39 PM   #902
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Its in the north.

Takes me 2 mins to get to the beach on my bike.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:42 PM   #903
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Here is the view from my porch again.
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:17 PM   #904
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what a complete douche bag.

"He thought he'd pursue a self-designed independent photojournalism project on the notorious sex industry there."

"He'll never forget the first time he was offered a girl no older than 12."

"These children didn't choose anything about their lives," he said. "They're just born into it."


"It's estimated that 25 percent of Thailand's national economy is based on child prostitution."

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Old 10-22-2006, 10:29 PM   #905
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This thread has convinced me, and I am planning on spending hopefully 2 weeks exploring thailand in January. Im thinking half in the bigger cities, half in some remote place hiking/backpacking and just getting away from the world.


I have to give a persuasive speech in class tuesday. I think I might do it on the attractiveness of a vacation to thailand. Which means tomorrow I am gonna read a lot of the earlier posts, maybe browse through the whole thread. INSTA expert on thailand.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:02 PM   #906
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$250 a month for that? wow, if I like Thailand I need to move there ASAP (atleast for the winters, snow has already hit the ground here and will stay put until probably April/May) and just enjoy life.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:14 PM   #907
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Actually, I found a much nicer place for only $200 a month.

Its bigger, newer, and has a shared swimming pool! Buts its not availble yet so I need to wait. There are some sweet deals in Thailand.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:29 PM   #908
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This thread has convinced me, and I am planning on spending hopefully 2 weeks exploring thailand in January. Im thinking half in the bigger cities, half in some remote place hiking/backpacking and just getting away from the world.


I have to give a persuasive speech in class tuesday. I think I might do it on the attractiveness of a vacation to thailand. Which means tomorrow I am gonna read a lot of the earlier posts, maybe browse through the whole thread. INSTA expert on thailand.
Dude, IMO, u want at least 3 weeks. You've gotta realize what a buzzkill the flight over here and back is. You also gotta understand how crazy the jet lag is.

i'd recommend 3-4 weeks.
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:52 PM   #909
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Agreed.

You need like 2 days in bangkok to see some sights, then you hope on a plane to Chiang mai for 3 days, fly to Samui for 2 days. Hope over to KPN for a night. Goto Koh Tao / Nangyuan for 2 night. Back to samui and fly to Phuket. See phuket for 2 days. Head to krabi and out to some islands for 4 days at various places. Head to a few more islands for short trips.
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Old 10-23-2006, 03:48 PM   #910
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Questions:

1. If I was to plan a trip it would likely be for 3-4 weeks and it would be me, my wife and my son. Are you aware of any sort of established babysitting/nanny service? Basically I would want to hire a live-in nanny for a month. I won't ask if it's possible, since you've stated that pretty much anything is on the table for the right price, rather, do you have any ideas on setting something like this up? 18-25 years old and cute would of course be a plus, but as the wife will be along, for viewing pleasure only.

2. My wife really likes the all-inclusive spa style vacations ala Mexico or Jamaica. I don't particularly like the price/quality ratio of these trips. Would it be feasible to go to one the islands mentioned and rent a 4 or 5 out of 5 star apartment or villa for a month that has access to a pool, gym and the like.

3. Alternatly, are the spa resort type places priced at 25%-35% of US costs like everything else, or do you get the standard "This is for tourists so it will be really expensive" markup. There's nothing more irritating than paying $80 for an hour massage when you know damn well the Masseur is getting maybe $5 for it.

4. I understand that the tailors can reproduce mens suits from magazines. Is this possible for women's clothing as well? Or are the tailors for men's clothes only? In other words, do the same sort of services exist for womens clothes?

Random comment: Maybe if I go I can find a nanny/cook/housekeeper and ship her home for like $2000k a year. 4x the average annual wage for her, really really good deal for me.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:50 PM   #911
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Got through looking at half of this thread during class today, gonna tackle the 2nd half now.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:55 PM   #912
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You might be able to arainge a nany for your trip in Thailand. Nicer hotels might even have a service available for you.

Spas are not that cheap here but you can goto a reagular massage place and get a 2 hour massage for $10-15.

There is no way you can get a nanny/cook to come to the USA for $2,000 a year. Your out of your mind. The Aurpair program which is basically what you are looking for makes you pay the Thai girl $175 a week or more. You have to pay standard minium wage. You think just cause they are thai you can pay them $2 an hour? Do you know anything about labor laws? What your asking for is a slave.
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Old 10-23-2006, 09:30 PM   #913
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Here is my pad in Samui for $250 a month
[censored] yooooooou.

your place looks amazing.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:46 PM   #914
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wow just finished.

KKF owns lol

Degen/Farang- just took a quick look at this site, and was curious what your opinion of the deal was? I think it would be SICK if I could be there for New years and full moon.

http://www.phanganbatik.com/travel/index.html
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:51 PM   #915
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that website = lol.

im not paying money for anything on a website like that.
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Old 10-23-2006, 10:55 PM   #916
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so...possible for me to make arangements similar to those by myself? speaking no Thai? should I just worry bout gettting there then let any problems be solved with $$$
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Old 10-23-2006, 11:20 PM   #917
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Here is the view from my porch again.
What sort of amenities come with your pad? You have good TV/AC etc.? How much is all of that?
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Old 10-24-2006, 02:07 AM   #918
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Internet quality? Bedrooms? How about a 3 bedroom there for 200 each or so?

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How did you find the house? I'm about to be in Samui and I want to check out options for the future
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Old 10-24-2006, 03:41 AM   #919
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The best way to find nice places is to rent a bike and drive around into all the little nooks and sois. Thats how I found this place and another place Im thinking about moving into.

There are 10 houses identitcal to mine on this lot. There are a few emptys as well. They were asking $400 but I got it down to $250. Its a 1 bedroom. Has AC in the bedroom. Comes with tv and cable. Cable is $10 a month but I got it for free cause I know how to sweet talk old thai ladies.

"DSL" is $20. If you spend $100 then you get decent dsl. You can use dialup for $10 a month. I paid $75 to install a phone line. I actually have a sweet hook up. My neighboor has dsl with wifi and doesnt know how to secure it so I just leech free internet off of him. haha

The one thing I dont like about my place is the kitchen. Its just a sink and a fridge. You can gas and a burner but I dont bother. I have a rice cooker a sandwhich machine and pizza hut on speed dial so I get by ok.

You might be able to find a 3 bedroom for 200 each. Id say if you spend like 3-400 each then you would have a nicer place similar in quality to my place.

Ribsauce, if you are comming to samui have a drive and look around. The house next door is identical to mine and is free so check it out. I could negotiate you a killer deal like I got too.
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Old 10-24-2006, 04:01 PM   #920
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Degan: Me and my two friends are gonna move to thailand atleast for 3 months. This thread is SO great! Thx for this. We have few questions...

1. You said that you cant use Neteller or Partypoker..My question is: Can I play online poker there and which sites? Im from Finland and is there any differences between USA and Finland ?

2. If you cant use Neteller, how u can withdraw your money from pokers ? Wire transfer to your account?

3. I know that there is big equality differences between guy and girl but it is okay if I want treat girls like I do in Finland? I dont want that girl makes every fckng morning breakfast for me etc.

4. Tell me three worst things in Thailand?

5. If its not illegal play online poker, is there any problems with that?

6. Is there any places where its not problem to buy weed without big risks? I mean some island or something, if u know some place, name would be nice =)

7. Is it hard to get apartment with internet ?

8. I know that there is big equality difference between men and womens but if I want treat girls like in finland, is it okay ? If not, what are problems?

And one more time, thx for this thread. Here is alot of important & intresting information =) We were gonna move to Australia but not anymore ;D
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:03 PM   #921
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Oh made one question 2 times and there is some errors in my post but i dont know how to edit post cos it was my first post on this forum :P
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Old 10-24-2006, 06:25 PM   #922
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I basically went through this entire thread yesterday. Im like an expert now.


I would suggest doing the same. Just click show all then browse through. the answers to all your questions are in this thread.

on the GF attempting to plz you- from what KKF said this is not because they feel forced to at all. they are pleased if they can make you happy. its not like they are slaves or anything- let them plz you, and go out of your way with other things to plz them. This would work better, right guys? trying to figure out if i understood the earlier posts.
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Old 10-24-2006, 09:30 PM   #924
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Not all thai girls are like that.

My girl friend isnt running around trying to do everything for me. Thats the way I like it too. But my girl comes from a well off family so she was raised under different ideals.
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Old 10-24-2006, 10:00 PM   #925
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Thx for answers. Yeah I was on 22. page when i made that post but now i have readed 20 pages more and have got alot of new information. My problem is that i dont know what we are going to do if we cant play online poker there but I hope that it will work when we go there.
Degen when u r going back to thailand ?
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