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Old 02-16-2010, 10:11 AM   #10976
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flying into phuket on the ~25th i want to book a hotel ahead of time that has reliable internet and a gym. preferable close to 2p2ers.
I've stayed in 5 diff hotels so far in phuket and The Beach Boutique Resort in Kata was by FAR the nicest. Also one of the best locations. Think I payed 2200 a night. Would have been happy paying 3000 for how nice it was though.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:45 AM   #10977
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so i have a sick pool, but it needs baksetball hoops & volleyball net. been to central world and mbk sports stores, no luck. anyone know where to get them is invited to our first party.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:59 AM   #10978
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2) Samui is a lot quieter than Phuket. You can find a quiet place to live without having to ride 5km through jungle on your motorbike to find a 7/11 like you do in Phuket.
where the hell have you been in phuket?
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:09 PM   #10979
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so i have a sick pool, but it needs baksetball hoops & volleyball net. been to central world and mbk sports stores, no luck. anyone know where to get them is invited to our first party.

those things definitely aren't fitting in my suitcase when I come back!


starting to plan my move- is it standard to bring desktop but buy monitors there? Has anyone shipped stuff over, or do you just bring as much as you can on the flight?
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Old 02-16-2010, 12:42 PM   #10980
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those things definitely aren't fitting in my suitcase when I come back!


starting to plan my move- is it standard to bring desktop but buy monitors there? Has anyone shipped stuff over, or do you just bring as much as you can on the flight?
if you ship stuff over you might have to bribe/pay customs for x amount of baht to get your stuff in
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:29 PM   #10981
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i booked my ticks last night and now i am hearing about political unrest in thailand. can someone fill me in on the details?
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:28 PM   #10982
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i booked my ticks last night and now i am hearing about political unrest in thailand. can someone fill me in on the details?
well, I just got back from the streets and it was total chaos. there were people angry and yelling, and looking to start some violence.

they were all white, wearing singha jerseys, i don't know what political party they were supporting.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:19 PM   #10983
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well, I just got back from the streets and it was total chaos. there were people angry and yelling, and looking to start some violence.

they were all white, wearing singha jerseys, i don't know what political party they were supporting.
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Old 02-16-2010, 04:23 PM   #10984
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i booked my ticks last night and now i am hearing about political unrest in thailand. can someone fill me in on the details?
seriously tho, nothing to worry about.

Theres been political unrest in Thailand since i got here a year ago and even way way before that. get pumped and congrats on making your next move the best move->
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:15 PM   #10985
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More specifically there's been political unrest since Thaksin was ousted in a coup in 2006.

The funny thing is that he was the first Prime Minister of Thailand to ever last a full term without a coup, making it halfway through his 2nd term before getting the boot.

He wasn't really any big loss though to be honest.

In all reality though it doesn't matter who is Prime Minister of Thailand as long as the King is alive. When he dies though it might be worth checking out another country until they get things sorted out.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:05 PM   #10986
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would be good to print out a copy of map for him
A map wouldn't be useful. In the rare occasion that you'll find a taxi driver who's eyes are good enough to read text on paper, he'll still be unable to visualize how the map markings relate to the real world.

But if he knows the soi, he can just ask someone.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:52 PM   #10987
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A map wouldn't be useful. In the rare occasion that you'll find a taxi driver who's eyes are good enough to read text on paper, he'll still be unable to visualize how the map markings relate to the real world.

But if he knows the soi, he can just ask someone.
Map not helpful? lol i agree most taxis are idiots but it should have the address written in thai <---- which is better than pulling out your passport and saying Visa! to a taxi in a thai area that most likely speaks little to no english.

oh and the persons question im replying to is new and can speak zero thai so yeah print out the map imo. better yet have your assistant do it

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Old 02-16-2010, 10:09 PM   #10988
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There are a lot of reasons I prefer Samui (specifically Lamai) to Phuket
Thanks dude, i have a good friend living out there and plan on visiting sometime in the near future as soon as he harvests the seeds he got from amsterdam it definitely sounded appealing just i may go crazy from to much peacefulness and quiet...but good to get away for a little bit->

when im there ill buy you a beer for always answering peoples questions n ****-)

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More specifically there's been political unrest since Thaksin was ousted in a coup in 2006.

He wasn't really any big loss though to be honest.
while im indifferent about him as an individual my dad has done some business in thailand and his input was basically things went to **** after he got outted. i mean obv the airport closing ext but just that he was more logical with his thinking and granted alot of his moves benefited him immensely, were corrupt.. at least he thought about the actual moves itself which doesnt seem to be the case most the time. One thing is sure though which is economically thailand thrived when he was PM and no im not trying to start a debate just my 2 cents.
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:38 PM   #10989
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thaksin lets diamonds trickle between his fingers. for breakfast.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:29 AM   #10990
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In all reality though it doesn't matter who is Prime Minister of Thailand as long as the King is alive. When he dies though it might be worth checking out another country until they get things sorted out.
yeah i think anyone who signs long-term leases here nowadays is pretty crazy. def gonna wanna go somewhere else when the king dies.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:47 AM   #10991
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long live the king! dunno how long he has left, hes +80 and been hospitalized +1 year now i think, but like others allready mentioned nothing to worry about as long as the king is alive
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:56 AM   #10992
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Ok where next ?

Lets say it all goes tits-up when his majesty dies............where would you choose to live / grind ?

Phillipines?

Cambodia ?

Indonesia ?

??????

Where else in SE Asia has adequate Internet ?
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:12 AM   #10993
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lol not cambodia. maybe phillipines or somewhere in china/seoul/japan depending on what time of year it was.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:57 AM   #10994
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i've heard Phnom Penh's internet is ok. if **** goes down, and i'm uncomfortable staying, i think i'll give south or central america a try. costa rica, brasil, or the like. Belize has nice beaches, decent internet, and use american dollars.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:36 AM   #10995
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I'm off to Colombia, or maybe Seoul/Tokyo if I start winning more monies
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:48 AM   #10996
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is belize expensive?

columbia's def a frontrunner.

since return flight are usually ~ same as one way, over/under on best time after my departure should i book. 2 yrs? 5? never?
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Old 02-17-2010, 09:20 AM   #10997
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Vientiane has decent internet if you're willing to pay a few hundred dollars a month for it.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:09 AM   #10998
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Vientiane has decent internet if you're willing to pay a few hundred dollars a month for it.
now all u need is a reason to live there
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:22 AM   #10999
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Hi all,

since i've a 3 month gap between now and my final exams, I already decided to do some megagrinding. However, in the Netherlands, where I'm from, it's freezing at the moment, so why not go to Thailand where it's 35 degree's?

Is it possible to rent something for only 1 or 2 month(s)?
Otherwise, how much for a month in a hotel room?

What do you guys spend on avrg a month?

Thnx.

(I realize this is asked and answered over a million times already, but I'm to lazy to scroll through 900 pages... )
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:22 PM   #11000
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Hello everybody, i would like to do a visa run for my double entry to Cambdoge. But i have to know if i can go to Cambodge by taxi or if i need a visa or something like that?

And if yes, how much it cost? And how much time it take to go to the capital of cambodge by taxi or bus
Bump, need to leave pretty fast, thank you very much for your futur response :-)
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