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Old 03-15-2010, 04:43 PM   #11676
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Re: Thailand Visas... help please

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Because they are nationalist racists who don't like us or want us in their country.

Similar to the conservative populists in Western Countries who decry foreign investment and immigration, that is what a large majority of Thais are like.
I thought they were only racist toward Indians and blacks..
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Old 03-15-2010, 04:47 PM   #11677
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Did you come in on 30 day? You should be able to get extension but how long depends on what visa you came in on. I get 30 day extensions all the time but come in on 60 day
When i came i was stamped for a month, what should i do ?
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:32 PM   #11678
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anything that is made in thailand is cheaper here. anything that is made outside of thailand is more expensive than in the US.
us is waaay more cheap than europe, especially scandiland!
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:23 PM   #11679
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Thailand overstay past visa

Hi I am just curious how other 2+2ers are staying past the 3 month visa exception. What are your guys experiences? Are you getting them extended past the 3 months or are you just paying a overstay fee?
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #11680
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I thought they were only racist toward Indians and blacks..
You forgot arab's. lol

I agree,they are a very rasicst country.


To be honest,i think us "farangs" dont understand their culture at all.
We misinterpret alot.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:30 PM   #11681
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Re: Thailand overstay past visa

can't you just stay as long as you want past the expiry and they will charge you a max of 21k? (700$)
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:36 PM   #11682
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You forgot arab's. lol

I agree,they are a very rasicst country.


To be honest,i think us "farangs" dont understand their culture at all.
We misinterpret alot.
Ya probably but they think kinda highly of white people. I mean if you go to a village or even bangkok in some places you walk around and everyone stares at you. Not in tourist towns obv. But it's strange for a first time visiter. In their malls all their manikins are white, and a lot of fashion adverts are of white people.
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Old 03-15-2010, 10:18 PM   #11683
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big one carries gillette gel deoderants, though they are a bit expensive.

i think you should bring razors with you from home. the razors over here suck balls.
Razors seem fine for me. I just use the Mach 3 and it seems to be the same as it is abroad. The deodorants here are terrible though. Make sure you bring out what you like to use.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:01 PM   #11684
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Razors seem fine for me. I just use the Mach 3 and it seems to be the same as it is abroad. The deodorants here are terrible though. Make sure you bring out what you like to use.
this. if anyone knows anywhere to get decent deoderant (or gilette fusion razors) lemme know.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:02 PM   #11685
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The deodorants here are terrible though. Make sure you bring out what you like to use.
Is that why almost everytime I took the BTS, I got a horrible whiff of someone's underarm funk? lol
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:06 PM   #11686
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hey guys, I'm gonna be in Phuket in April for 3 weeks. What's the best area/beach to stay there considering I'm travelling with my wife and 2 y.o. son? Can you advise some good hotel in the price range of $50/night or is it better to try and find a villa once we get there? I tried looking for villa on the internet but they're all ridiculously overpriced (like 3k/month for quite an avg. house).
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:11 PM   #11687
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this. if anyone knows anywhere to get decent deoderant (or gilette fusion razors) lemme know.
I got an unused stick of Old Spice with your name on it if you somehow make it to Molly's tomorrow
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:23 PM   #11688
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yeah i don't know wtf i'm doing not spending st paddys day in mollys this year. massive fail on my part
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:27 PM   #11689
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can't you just stay as long as you want past the expiry and they will charge you a max of 21k? (700$)
yeah, I'm guesssing the local cops could care less if Joe Blow from Omaha, Nebraska was there 10 years on overstay.. and if he were, I bet they'd accept gifts to look the other way.. of course I would never condone this behavior..
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:29 PM   #11690
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Re: Thailand overstay past visa

I guess I am more curious not about the overstay...but if anybody has over stayed and been able to re-enter at a different date. Or were you banned from thailand forever lol?
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:33 PM   #11691
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I'm pretty sure if you paid the fine you could leave to Cambodia in the morning and come back that evening on a new visa...
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:41 PM   #11692
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Re: Thailand Visas... help please

[QUOTE = themandude; 17512841] Ya probably but they think kinda highly of white people. I mean if you go to a village or even bangkok in some places you walk around and everyone stares at you. Not in tourist towns obv. But it's strange for a first time visiter. In their malls all their manikins are white, and a lot of fashion adverts are of white people. [/ QUOTE].

Yes,i went to my mrs Village "sri si ket" few months ago, i was like a fekking movie star...obv a handsome movie star :P

It is a bit weird,but as i said, there's alot in their culture we dont understand,imo.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:42 PM   #11693
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I'm pretty sure if you paid the fine you could leave to Cambodia in the morning and come back that evening on a new visa...
Or better yet you can go before your visa expires and come back the same day-no fine and no hassles later.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:46 PM   #11694
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lessssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu when u come home?
today (tue) evening. On a bus from chum phae to udon thani atm. Maybe i am becoming a supersized small Adam.

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Hey guyz, i have been in thailand for a bit more than 2 weeks now.

I took a return flight without and i'm not planning to use the return flight (was too lazy to buy a Visa etc) but i think now that if i go for a Visa run they'll stamp me for only 15 days, is that right ? Or is it 3 months ? Ty..
Without Visa by land 15 days
without Visa by air 30 days ( can extend for 7 days)
with touristvisa by air/land/spaceship 60 days (can extend 30 days)
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:47 PM   #11695
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Can anyone recommend a site for finding upscale rental homes in Koh Samui ... say 3-4k budget (3-4 people for 1-2 months) though if it's not necessary to spend that much obviously I'd appreciate cheaper.

Also what's the general consensus on Koh Samui in terms of availability of debauchery and amount of 40-50yo degen tourists (I hate them)?

Basically looking for a nice relaxing place with good internet, balling beachhomes, easy access to bars/clubs but not too many oldies (if the latter is even avoidable).
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:49 PM   #11696
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I thought Thailand usually had items cheaper (minus electronics). I'm actually hoping to buy some tailored goods such as suites, jackets, collared shirts. MAYBE look at some "replica" watches. But mostly just browse around. I've been international traveling before and have found that buying random souvenirs don't really contribute to anything in my room.

If anyone has any favorite items that they have purchased in Thailand let me know!
I think one person said it best: if it's made in Thailand, it's cheap. Otherwise it will not be cheap. The problem is that there are very few things made in Thailand.

Vast majority of tailors just take your measurements and ship your order to the same sweat shop factory outside the city to be made. Fabric selection sucks, but if you choose decent fabric the suit won't have a low prices people sometimes post. See if any of them accepts a very small deposit and allows you to pay after you inspect the goods, because I heard bad stories from friends that went to some of the supposedly well known BKK tailors.

Sure, you can get counterfeit goods cheap - but then you're just buying overpriced brandless goods, aren't you? You can do the same in the US over the internet - probably cheaper than LOS streetvendors also.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:54 PM   #11697
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small yet important feedback in regards to this post. condoms in thailand come in 2 different sizes for the most part. look on the back of the box of condoms before you buy it and check the size... theres a bunch of thai writing on it but somewhere there will be a number either 48mm or 52mm. its definitely worth checking first as theres nothing more tilting than getting home to see that you accidently bought the "thai size" condom which is like wearing a tight ass pair of jeans, rather uncomfortable.
This needs quoting for emphasis. Check the size on the back. You will find anything from 48mm-56mm.

For razors, I have seen 7/11s sell top of the line Gillette Mach3/4 whatever... I didn't think it was an issue... But other things like deodorants and face washes and whatever else you want - you should consider bringing with you if you are happy with what you have and don't want to experiment with new stuff.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:28 AM   #11698
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Also what's the general consensus on Koh Samui in terms of availability of debauchery and amount of 40-50yo degen tourists (I hate them)?

Basically looking for a nice relaxing place with good internet, balling beachhomes, easy access to bars/clubs but not too many oldies (if the latter is even avoidable).
Wow dude I hope I never run into you in Samui.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:28 AM   #11699
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

I just merged a couple visa threads with this one. I feel it's better to keep all the information in one place, and everyone who wants to answer questions about Thailand frequents this thread anyway.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:25 AM   #11700
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Why?
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