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Old 09-27-2006, 04:31 PM   #76
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:35 PM   #77
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

How common is it to see women doing "tricks" with ping pong balls in bars?
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:38 PM   #78
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I am a Polish / Canadian citizen. How long would I be able to stay, and what do I need to fill out?
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:45 PM   #79
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Degen, you have forgotten to include some very important warning information to NOOBS in Thailand.

BE CAREFUL OF LADYBOYS.

They are all over the place and many tourists don't notice until pants come off.

A telltale sign is the Adam's apple, but I heard that some ladyboys shave these off.

And no, I have not had any first-hand experience with this.
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Old 09-27-2006, 04:54 PM   #80
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How bad a problem is AIDS/STDs? According to the cia they have a 2% rate for aids (sounds pretty big).

Is AIDs concentrated in certain regions? Is there anyway to know if they girls you are having sex with weren't hooking the night before?
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:00 PM   #81
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Also, how is the english.

It would be cool having girlfriend(s) there, but does it get boring if all you can both appreciate is sex?

How difficult is it to meet guys or girls to just be friends with and be able to commyunicate well with?

Also I'll be in Thailand on Nov 21st. Planning on staying there 1 month+. If anyone wants to PM me or meet up that would be cool. I'm 22 and just started playing cards professionally in Jan after I got my degree in music.
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:11 PM   #82
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great thread.


how hard would it be to find a really big house or a couple of them in near proximity to each other?
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:12 PM   #83
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Can any of you guys who live there tell us where specifically you live, what its like, and why you chose there?
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:47 PM   #84
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:50 PM   #85
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The Thailand myspace! SHIP IT!
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Old 09-27-2006, 05:58 PM   #88
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Excellent post man.

I too am interested in the cost of living and quality of life.

1. What would a middle class (North American standards) couple with no children have to spend per month on food/lodging/entertainment etc.. if they wanted to "upgrade" and live "well"?

2. What are the biggest issues with living in what is commonly accepted as a third world country?

3. How reliable is basic infrastructure (electricity/cable/internet/roads/public transport - etc...)?

4. How corrupt is law enforcement (a 2+2 poster was caught with some weed and extorted out of $2000 USD in exchange for not getting booked - is this common?).

TIA - I will ask more as I think of new questions.
At the full moon party they have a nice little racket going. If you are caught with drugs you owe a very large fine in cash on the spot, or you go to jail. I beleive its about $2k US and that might be what happened to said poster.

The cops dont get paid much so I'd imagine if you were in some ish you could bribe them...but there really isn't the need for that. If you are coming to cause trouble...go some place else.

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I'll own up to it - it was me. I certainly wasn't looking to cause any trouble (especially because in my short experience the Thai people are extremely humble and welcoming people). I was also young and stupid and thought I was safe, and couldn't pass up the chance to buy an ounce of weed for <$5. It was actually in a Songtow (sp?) coming back from a trek in Chaing Mai. The cops pulled us over for a 'routine' spot check, but I have a feeling they were tipped off by the driver (who, ironically, was high as hell on opium at the time). Is that common?

Also - how do you handle the influx of North American, White businessmen who come there with the sole intention of getting some 12 year old Thai boys? I found that the most difficult thing to get over when I was there (again - mostly up North). Just seeing it made my skin crawl, but I'm certainly not one to impose my values while in another county. But I will say it detracted from my overall enjoyment of the trip.

Is it true the STD rate among prostitutes is >90%?

Awesome thread by the way.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:03 PM   #89
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I think with Thai girls you just have to be there.
Grow some balls and talk to them.
If you do that in America, you have a higher percentage chance of finding a gf. If you do it in Thailand, you are almost guaranteed a gf.

So go out, party, and have fun, and when you see a girl who you like, just freakin talk to her, and it's very likely to happen.

I know it sounds simple, but it's pretty true.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:06 PM   #90
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So when I got to BKK it was like 11pm and I was tired. There was a long ass line, maybe 60 or 70 people for the standard, taxi. I'm like eff that, so I walk around the corner where some sketchy dudes are like, "you need taxi? we have taxi! we take you anywher".

I get in with them, aware that it could be a scam. But I was tired and didn't think too clearly or care too much.
I arrive at Bill's place after like half an hour, and they say "ok 2000 BAHT" i'm like "that's too expensive'.

Oh yeah tehre are 2 sketchy taxi drivers not just one. So they look at eachother, then look at me and repeat "2000 baht". I kinda was scared, and was like oh well whatever, so I gave them 2000 Baht, and was a fish.

Moral of the story: Only ride in Taxi's with a meter, and make sure they start the meter when you get in.

Also, you will probably get scammed once, but learn your lesson.

It cost me 2000 Baht, not too much, so I learned cheap.
I didn't get scammed again.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:17 PM   #92
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Phi-Phi is the nicest place I have ever been. Can't wait to go back.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:17 PM   #93
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If you have VeganMav skills and make friends with every single person that passes you at any point on your trip, you'll have tons of friends and 11 year old girls to go swimming with.
Obviously in the purest sense.
I made friends with as many people as possible, and love hangin out with people.
Bill and his friends went out to a bar, and I stayed and swam at the beach with a bunch of kids.

It was a lot of fun.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:31 PM   #95
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i did that too the first time i went to thailand. will never forget it. was so scared i was gonna get killed or robbed. i only paid 600 baht though.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:32 PM   #96
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i read somewhere there are a lot of hot russian girls there too. any validity to this? and if so, are they all just hookers?
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:33 PM   #97
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speaking thai is hard as [censored]. i just avoid words phrases i cant pronounce because people will try to correct you, and want you to repeat it (friendly) and it is just immpossible for me.

i understand alot, but speaking is pretty hard.

i learned from some books and gf.
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:44 PM   #98
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Did you only go to bars and such places to pick up girls or were there other different places where you got a number or sealed the deal?
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:54 PM   #99
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How's the healthcare? Did you have health insurance while you were there?
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Old 09-27-2006, 06:57 PM   #100
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Me and Bill were walking in a cab, he saw a girl who he thought was atractive walking down the street.
I got out and got her #.
Then at the McDonald's I got the McDonald's drive through window girls #.

Also just random people anywhere I guess...

On the street, or at the falafel stand or whatever.

Talk to people.
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