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Old 11-24-2009, 11:35 AM   #9251
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i hope you guys know you're in the 8th most dangerous country in the WORLD (for americans) - http://www.examiner.com/x-3122-Chica...icans-to-visit
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:52 PM   #9252
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i hope you guys know you're in the 8th most dangerous country in the WORLD (for americans) - http://www.examiner.com/x-3122-Chica...icans-to-visit
DO I get mad bonus life survival bonus pointz for surviing 5 out of th 12?

BTW, Thailand is as dangerous as you make it.
IOW if u be screech or SHIPITFMA your lookin at some danger.

If u be cool then shizzz be cool.

MInd you, I wouldn't mind being able to open carry an AK47 like da old dayz.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:56 PM   #9253
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almost every place will try to get 2 months deposit first to get a lot of money in from you. you can get it down to one month or less with couple of mins negotiating. i would never leave 2 months deposit anywhere
He speaks the truth.
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:59 PM   #9254
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Hi,

I'm going to Bangkok by the end of the year.

two quick questions:

which place do you recommend to stay for a single traveller (near Khao San Road)? I want to have a/c, clean room, comfortable bed and don't want to pay more than ~ 700 baht/night.

second, what do you recommend to do on new year's eve? bed supper club? or staying on khao san road?

i would reconsider your vacation plans if you value your safety, thailand is the 8th most dangerous country in the world (for americans).
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #9255
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IOW if u be screech or SHIPITFMA your lookin at some danger.
what do they do that's more dangerous?

they rank thailand as more dangerous than Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Yemen...that sounds bad!
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:10 PM   #9256
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what do they do that's more dangerous?

they rank thailand as more dangerous than Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Yemen...that sounds bad!
Whateva.

GO looking for trouble and you'll find it, in fact it will find you.

Be nice, and on the whole shizz be nice.


That biased little article doesn't really spew much other than spun statistics.

I learned how to spin numbers long ago in Biz school.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:13 PM   #9257
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i would reconsider your vacation plans if you value your safety, thailand is the 8th most dangerous country in the world (for americans).
Now you re going to spam this ******edness in every thread?
GTFO pussilanious DBAG.


Are you the type that runs in fear when a grannie accidently bumps your foot with a shopping trolley in the pathmark?
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:15 PM   #9258
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Whateva.

GO looking for trouble and you'll find it, in fact it will find you.

Be nice, and on the whole shizz be nice.


That biased little article doesn't really spew much other than spun statistics.

I learned how to spin numbers long ago in Biz school.
ok have fun in your death trap
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:21 PM   #9259
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Now you re going to spam this ******edness in every thread?
GTFO pussilanious DBAG.
nope just the two mega-threads about thailand genius

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Are you the type that runs in fear when a grannie accidently bumps your foot with a shopping trolley in the pathmark?
no but i might be hesitant to go to a country where i'm 4x more unlikely to die from unnatural causes than i would be in mexico, where druglords basically have more power than the gov't and murder is prevalent.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:34 PM   #9260
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Legible pics from JJ Market, I think.
http://picasaweb.google.com/stevenla...16812038343250

is the guy in the last pic the same guy on youtube "thailandfreak" who posts all the videos of the thai girls he takes to hsi room

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tv4C3...eature=channel

(shows up at like 13 seconds)
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:57 PM   #9261
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nope just the two mega-threads about thailand genius



no but i might be hesitant to go to a country where i'm 4x more unlikely to die from unnatural causes than i would be in mexico, where druglords basically have more power than the gov't and murder is prevalent.
how many days have you spent in thailand in your life?
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:15 PM   #9262
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how many days have you spent in thailand in your life?
the same number that i've spent in Somalia
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:03 PM   #9263
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the same number that i've spent in Somalia
so what's the point in coming to lecture about something you got no clue about?
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:07 PM   #9264
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so what's the point in coming to lecture about something you got no clue about?
Are you implying that reading an article about the top 12 most dangerous countries for American's to visit doesn't instantly make you an expert on the subject?
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #9265
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what do they do that's more dangerous?

they rank thailand as more dangerous than Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Yemen...that sounds bad!
Sounds like a very bad article. You will end up in jail if you stick it in a 12 year old boy's bum. And if a lot of Americans go to Thailand to do that rather than Mali than it's normal Thailand tosses more people in jail.

Stop sticking it into 12 year olds! 14 is the minimum
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:56 PM   #9266
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well, what is a safe country to stick it a bums of any age
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:10 PM   #9267
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so what's the point in coming to lecture about something you got no clue about?
who says i have no clue about it?
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:36 PM   #9268
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Old 11-24-2009, 08:45 PM   #9269
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ThailandFreak video guy seems to be having a great time, so it's hard to knock him, but most of his girlfriends look like hoodrats lol, either that or they're not photogenic.

I think the globalnanpa guy has better taste, hanging out at Bangkok's G Club's

Speaking of G Club, what are the best one's? Bank, Forte, Caribbean?? And what is the best approach, to buy membership, or just pay whenever you go?
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Old 11-24-2009, 09:10 PM   #9270
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The UK is more dangerous than Thailand imo
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:32 AM   #9271
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where u should look for houses in Chalong/ptown/rawai/kata hills for good deals with nice furniture.. small hidden gems areas (road name/area names)
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:03 AM   #9272
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Whateva.
GO looking for trouble and you'll find it, in fact it will find you.

Be nice, and on the whole shizz be nice.
Getting shot or locked up is a more rare way to die. There are a few tourist murders every year as well. 2 years ago a british backpacker was raped and murdered and found washed up on Lamai beach.

Thailand is notorious for lack of safety considerations - try

* going on a chartered bus and watch how they drive, http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7662654.stm
* take the boat to Ko Pagn Ngan and watch them load 55 people into a speedboat that sits 12, http://www.scandasia.com/viewNews.php?news_id=1316
* lean on the balcony rail of your top-floor apartment and see how safe that is

But in all honesty motorcycles are by far the biggest killer. You have to be careful riding a bike here, most tourists don't wear helmets and ride while drunk which is a recipe for disaster when you consider that most of them have never ridden a bike before they came to thailand, and that the majority of other drivers on the road are maniacs.


Basically if you are thinking of coming to Thailand as a tourist you should definitely think about safety:

* Airplanes are by far the safest mode of travel. If you can fly somewhere you should. It's also much faster
* Don't ride a motorcycle unless you really have to
* Be extremely careful when walking on or near a road, as motorists couldn't really care less if they run you down - especially during Songkran when many drivers are completely wasted and the roads are wet.
* When on a boat, wear a lifejacket.
* Don't expect things to be built to meet minimum safety standards as they are in the west.

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Old 11-25-2009, 03:55 AM   #9273
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That article is moronic. North Korea is probably the safest place for Americans to travel. There's only a very limited number of places you can go and you have to be accompanied by a "driver" and two guides at all times. I can't imagine any way to get injured unless war breaks out. There's almost no traffic, for example.

North Korean tour company

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Old 11-25-2009, 04:17 AM   #9274
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"8. Thailand. Based on government statistics, the odds of an American dying on a visit to Thailand from other than natural causes are about one in 21,000. That’s about four times worse than Mexico. Thailand also has a fairly high crime rate and likes to toss people in prison."

That's pretty broad reasoning. I'd guess most people that die/jail in Thailand have something to do with drugs. I can't seem to find a single area in Chiang Mai that is dangerous to be in.
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:28 AM   #9275
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Most people don't die in Chiang Mai obv. The majority of tourist deaths are related to watersports (especially SCUBA diving) and traffic accidents.
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