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Old 01-08-2010, 06:14 PM   #9901
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Wow, pretty impressive for someone who hasn't even been here for that long yet.
Kotkis just insta solves everything. ez game
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:21 PM   #9902
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Not been on this thread before but this is a shout out to

LEX, SIMON, RICHARD, ARNAUD

and specifically

MYRIONTHUMB.

Or if you know them and are currently in contact can you please direct to this post.


Acombfosho (Josh) has arrived safe and sound but has got lost, he's on skype right now so get on it ASAP and hook him up before his battery goes!

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Old 01-08-2010, 11:36 PM   #9903
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clicking buttons works for you in poker so why don't you try that in writing thai also !?
i try mak mak. the characters are on the right side of the keys and i did shift + key, control + key, and alt + key. running out of options!
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:09 AM   #9904
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Not been on this thread before but this is a shout out to

LEX, SIMON, RICHARD, ARNAUD

and specifically

MYRIONTHUMB.

Or if you know them and are currently in contact can you please direct to this post.


Acombfosho (Josh) has arrived safe and sound but has got lost, he's on skype right now so get on it ASAP and hook him up before his battery goes!
well he got there in the end SUP!
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:11 AM   #9905
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Not been on this thread before but this is a shout out to

LEX, SIMON, RICHARD, ARNAUD

and specifically

MYRIONTHUMB.

Or if you know them and are currently in contact can you please direct to this post.


Acombfosho (Josh) has arrived safe and sound but has got lost, he's on skype right now so get on it ASAP and hook him up before his battery goes!
Damn sorry was out last night and missed this. Josh give me a call on 0822717105 if you can. I'm heading back to CM now so I guess I'll see you when you get there!
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:10 AM   #9906
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Anyone know where to get a nespresso or keurig coffee machine in thailand?
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:19 AM   #9907
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Havent read the whole thread so apologizing if it has already been written.

I would like to get in touch with someone living in Chiang Mai as Im moving there end of May.

Can anyone please let me know who, from 2+2, live up there?
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:44 AM   #9908
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NO..that's Vietnamese as you know..because you obviously like it..but haven't seen it.. there are a few Thai equivalents, also Singapore has Laksa which is more of a curried flavour..

So noodles in broth with meat is everywhere..but not the Vietnamese Pho where I've seen..my experience with 'FOOD WAYS' is that it's the territory or the immigrants bringing there home dishes..

for example..my favorite Thai Dish is Kao Soi..but has been hard to find for me outside of Chiang Mai..
****. I just assumed there would be Vietnamese food everywhere. I've tried some rice noodle and beef thai soups, they just aren't the same. I suppose I can fly out to Saigon for visa changes.
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:05 AM   #9909
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i just picture kotkis getting off the plane and hearing a couple sentences of thai, thinking for like 15 seconds then being fluent
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:52 AM   #9910
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i try mak mak. the characters are on the right side of the keys and i did shift + key, control + key, and alt + key. running out of options!
EZ, just change tha language of your keyboard, in XP you might have a blue EN box at the bottom right, if you have that click it and change ti to TH.

Else:
-go into control panel
- regional and language options
- then the languages tab
- click details
- click add and choose thai

If it's not in the list, you should go to the languages tab again, and check the checkbox "install files for complex script...."

Hope this works..
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:25 AM   #9911
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i try mak mak. the characters are on the right side of the keys and i did shift + key, control + key, and alt + key. running out of options!
will your keyboard insert a smiley face if I draw one to your enter key?

yea, just change the language for the keyboard and voila
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:30 AM   #9912
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

kind of a noob on visa runs, i heard ppl saying before that if you leave and reenter thailand by land then you only get 15 days in the country or something like that, does this still apply if i already have 2 entries left on my tourist visa? So basically do i have to fly to get the 2 months
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:37 AM   #9913
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you get 15 days if you dont have a visa

it doesnt matter if you land from spaceship to thailand if you have tourist visa you will get 60 days
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:52 AM   #9914
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seems airasia doesnt have spaceships though
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Old 01-09-2010, 12:46 PM   #9915
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****. I just assumed there would be Vietnamese food everywhere. I've tried some rice noodle and beef thai soups, they just aren't the same. I suppose I can fly out to Saigon for visa changes.
There are still lots of Vietnamese places in Thailand for Pho and all the other standard fare. If you are in BKK you can order delivery from Sweet Basil, via Chefsxp. From there I recommend the Hanoi Marbles - Nam Nuong. If you are Paragon there is a place called Pho on the food floor which is ok and reasonably priced. Just look around a bit more and you'll be surprised at how many places there are. But a visa run to Saigon would def work too. The food there is fantastic and super cheap. Plus two liter jugs of beer (bia hoi) for 42 cents isn't bad either (and hot Viet womenz, cool war museums, and general insanity)
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:10 PM   #9916
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Has anyone traveled up to Issan/Isan yet?? Or is everyone content with seeing other Falangs daily...who make us look like *******s in the eyes of Thais?
Yes some of us have. I tend to prefer Issan peoples , in general to the fake hiso BKK types.

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I'm currently in Udon Thani and enjoying it.. prices are so cheap.. 10baht for a thai coffee, 30-50baht for a thai meal..

I spent the new years with my GF in her home near Nong Khai, and went and got my Visa extension yesterday at the UT immigration office.. a breeze. Not many other young falangs here..but if your running with friends or need a change of pace from Phuket/Bangkok/Chiang Mai.. I recommend to stop over here..
Basiclly, if you get out of BKK or Phuket prices drop almost everywhere in Thailand.

Nong Khai seemed really cool. Stayed there 1 night several times.

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I know a lot of people use the Thai Embassy in Laos these days for Visas, and recommend UT for a few days. I'm staying near the bus station, as I took the bus up here.. I'm a nit lately..trying to find the cheapest ways in LOS (land of smiles for you noobs). I've spent the last 2 1/2 months in Phuket, and it's a nice break to be out of there..so many non-Thais and prices are high right now. Bangkok for a few days this weekend on my travels back south, but thought I'd mention a place I've not seen much feedback on.
Yep Nong Khai is cool.


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I'd also say I've been using a DTAC pay as you go service on an Nokia E72 for a modem..and no problem wherever I stay for modem access...

I did stay in a barn, and **** in a squat toilet for 5 days (with no TP) during New Years. But 400 baht bought the whole party beer, and we had a good time singing Karaoke, etc.. I was at my GF's "mama's" house. But was fed well, and rent was free..( I kickbacked some baht for the good nature of it). And saw some 'real' Thailand for a change.
Yep did the squat shtter multiple times. But, compared to conditions in the field in the military, didn't phase me.


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I'd also like to comment to all the 'playas' who like playing mental games with the bar girls.. get off your computers for a week and see where they come from, and how they live. It was a welcome change to the norm in Phuket, etc.. But I do miss the great beaches and daily swims in the oceans..
Yes, attitudes of the "I have hiso Thai friends who hae Hiso families" can get quite boring.

The beaches/mountains are what kept me in Phuket for years now.

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BTW..there are casinos rumored in the works in the North area
I can't say it any more clearly than to STAY THE **** AWAY FROM ANY LAO/CAMBODIA/THAI CASINOS UP THERE.

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Best luck to all in 2010!! Let's keep the poker players in Thailand connected and welcome all the noobs to the LOS in the best way possible.
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PS WHy didn't you ever meet up with us for BBall or football in Phuket?
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Old 01-09-2010, 03:43 PM   #9917
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reading this travel magazine while i was taking a dump, and this was voted as the best resort in the world.
http://www.fourseasons.com/goldentriangle/
scandi's go and give us a tr? Seems to cost 55k a night
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:06 PM   #9918
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reading this travel magazine while i was taking a dump, and this was voted as the best resort in the world.
http://www.fourseasons.com/goldentriangle/
scandi's go and give us a tr? Seems to cost 55k a night
Yeah that place is insane. They have an elephant camp there and you stay in superballer 'tents'. Last I heard it was $2k/night though.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:59 PM   #9919
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Hi,
so I'm planning on coming out at the end of the month will be looking to rent an apartment for at least 6 months to a year.

I want to know which areas I should be looking at where are most of the 2+2s at?

When you guys came out how did you do it book a hotel for a few nights and just explore in them few days looking for a place to rent?

I have about 6 months living expenses saved up and also grind online for future monies so need a place with good internet.

Will bring my laptop is it easy to buy a new monitor over there?
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:45 PM   #9920
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Can answer for BKK.

The main areas 2+2ers stay are Sukhumvit (Asoke/Phrom Phong/Thong Lor/Ekkamai) and Silom. Ratchada is another area 2+2ers stay which is a bit cheaper but a bit further from the 'main' attractions/nightlife.

You can look online for ideas, but best to stay in a hotel for a week and get an agent to help you look when you arrive. www.thaiapartment.com and www.bkkcondos.com are two good websites. Alot of places only accept 12 months rent, some will accept 6 months usually serviced apartments, most require 2 months deposit upfront and 1st months rent.

Internet is usually best when you install it yourself, true our what I'm using and would reccommend, rarely disconnects and achieves 8mb download speeds. It's ~1.2k baht a month. Think it takes 2-3 days to install.

24" monitors are easy to buy in BKK, sell for around 10k baht in stores like Siam Paragon/Emporium.
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:52 PM   #9921
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Hi,
so I'm planning on coming out at the end of the month will be looking to rent an apartment for at least 6 months to a year.
good plan

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I want to know which areas I should be looking at where are most of the 2+2s at?
Bangkok&Phuket. They are completely different kind of places so you have to see both to know which one you want to live in.

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When you guys came out how did you do it book a hotel for a few nights and just explore in them few days looking for a place to rent?
yup stay in some hotel first and look for a place is the best plan imo

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I have about 6 months living expenses saved up and also grind online for future monies so need a place with good internet.
can do

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Will bring my laptop is it easy to buy a new monitor over there?
not as easy as in western world but still doable. depends how big you want. you can get under 24" easily anywhere. atm if you want 24-26" in phuket you have to order it from bangkok (store can do this for you). havent seen one live for a while. from bangkok you have better choice
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:56 PM   #9922
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Yes some of us have. I tend to prefer Issan peoples , in general to the fake hiso BKK types.

Basiclly, if you get out of BKK or Phuket prices drop almost everywhere in Thailand.

Nong Khai seemed really cool. Stayed there 1 night several times.

Yep Nong Khai is cool.

Yep did the squat shtter multiple times. But, compared to conditions in the field in the military, didn't phase me.

Yes, attitudes of the "I have hiso Thai friends who hae Hiso families" can get quite boring.

The beaches/mountains are what kept me in Phuket for years now.

I can't say it any more clearly than to STAY THE **** AWAY FROM ANY LAO/CAMBODIA/THAI CASINOS UP THERE.

khap

PS WHy didn't you ever meet up with us for BBall or football in Phuket?
have to agree with our oldtimer here

i have yet to experience the **** in the squat toilet but i am sure it beats ****ting with on a field with 1m of snow with no cover at -25C. has experience of that
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:43 PM   #9923
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Thanks for the quick feedback.

I'm not really looking for a place where the nightlife is crucual. I'm 22 from UK so been going clubbing for 4 years now and theres days I much prefer just drinking in a pub/bar.

What I want to get out of this is just to get away from life in Uk (London) looking to grind online 5 days a week, while living near a beach and hopefully meet some other poker players who play online.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #9924
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if you want beach+2+2'ers you are left with phuket

and it's not a bad choice
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:52 PM   #9925
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.... i am sure it beats ****ting with on a field with 1m of snow with no cover at -25C. has experience of that
OOOOH! Never tried that one. Brings up frightening stories of Germanz troops dieing on the eastern front from congealed *******s.
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