Originally Posted by KaizenK
Beware of criminal 2+2er in Bangkok(or any other turd foreigner)
there's a lot of desperate people with nothing to lose who will not think twice of taking what you have- he was referring to the Thai locals. Never did it cross my mind that it would be a foreigner to be so desperate and insidious to do something like this.
In my experience, Thailand is full of creepy foreigners who live paycheck to paycheck on their crappy teacher salaries. I wouldn't trust them one bit and recommend that people stay as far away as they can, or at least be very careful.
I would not worry about Thai locals outside of touristy areas. Generally speaking, Thailand is super safe - safer than my neighborhood in DC for sure.
If you want to meet foreigners in Thailand, talk to folks that are there for real work - the people who are send by their companies and have normal lives back home. Retirees are also more normal, if grumpy and disillusioned. I also tried - but failed because of limited time in BKK- to meet any 2+2-ers. I would think this is probably the best group of foreigners to meet. My guess is that this is a fairly typical group of poker guys... Next time I will definitely make more effort to meet people from here and Vietnam (WhoIam)... But do your research first and see if these folks actually play poker and post on 2+2...