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Old 03-16-2010, 01:48 AM   #11701
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i gotta admit, some of those old fart Japanese men had some nice looking gals accompanying them..
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:15 AM   #11702
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this. if anyone knows anywhere to get decent deoderant (or gilette fusion razors) lemme know.
um they have all the the brand ones in the malls, or airport.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:16 AM   #11703
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Why?
he is one of them, ldo.
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:22 AM   #11704
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um they have all the the brand ones in the malls, or airport.
what stores? i never see in boots or watsons.

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he is one of them, ldo.
555 nick, is hating on old whitey's in this thread allowed?
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:30 AM   #11705
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what stores? i never see in boots or watsons.

555 nick, is hating on old whitey's in this thread allowed?
perfume department?
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Old 03-16-2010, 03:54 AM   #11706
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Paragon and Central World sell all the good brands of mens toiletries eg. BioTherme Clarins etc. along with all the colognes. Central World Food Hall or any other supermarket, Boots, etc. all sell any other toiletries pretty much.

I think sprayon deoderants are totally useless here but the rollon deoderants are exactly the same as in Australia at least, eg Nivea Mens, I think they have a much higher level of the zinc antipersperant stuff here though, so worth taking note of.

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Old 03-16-2010, 04:25 AM   #11707
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Doi Suthep in Chiang Mai 3~ months ago





And today..




I stand massively corrected about the current pollution levels!
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:46 AM   #11708
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lol u couldn't even see doi suthep in the morning
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Old 03-16-2010, 05:44 AM   #11709
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where can i buy a food scale in Phuket?
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:14 AM   #11710
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Paragon and Central World sell all the good brands of mens toiletries eg.

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yeah this + cheaper than in europe/OZ. and even in every big supermarket you can buy decent nivea products.

There is only one thing that I hate to buy in Thailand. Toothpaste. Feels like cleaning my teeth with sand.
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Old 03-16-2010, 06:22 AM   #11711
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do you guyz know where i could get some thai boxing training lessons in BKK ? Or the Thai word for thai boxing ? lol ty
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:32 AM   #11712
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do you guyz know where i could get some thai boxing training lessons in BKK ? Or the Thai word for thai boxing ? lol ty
lol you joking? it's muay thai
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:08 AM   #11713
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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).
dude you would like phuket better if you want beaches
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:15 AM   #11714
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dude you would like phuket better if you want beaches
he wants bars and action, but none of the old degens that go along with it. i have no idea where such a place exists.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:37 AM   #11715
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lol u couldn't even see doi suthep in the morning
I could barely see kad suan kaew! Stop breathing imo.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:40 AM   #11716
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This time last year some people were hospitalized in and around CM due to problems from breathing the pollution. Schools were told not to let kids play outside between classes.

In Mae Hong Son they're burning down entire mountains. One farang lost his house 'cos the fire spread a little too far.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:44 AM   #11717
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I was going to say that looks like smoke haze rather than smog. Australia gets the same thing in bushfire season.
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:09 AM   #11718
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Old 03-16-2010, 11:40 AM   #11719
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Why so many of you up in Chang Mai lads?
Ive heard its "suay mak mak",but not been myself yet.

I'm down in the dump that is pattaya.
I spend alot of time on koh chang tho,to get away from here when it gets 2 much.
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:19 PM   #11720
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I want to go to koh chang, but I have to go through bangkok, will I face any problems with the protests if I only have to be in bangkok for 2 hours in the morning and get from huampalong to ekkamai bus station by bts?
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Old 03-16-2010, 12:29 PM   #11721
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how long is that smoke gonna stay in chiang mai? or when would you stay is it starting to get better. i felt today was the worst of all (im only here for 10 days now), i couldnt even see the end of the road. i went up doi suthep, but for the nice pictures of chiang mai i could have just photographed my wall.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:04 PM   #11722
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Why so many of you up in Chang Mai lads?
Ive heard its "suay mak mak",but not been myself yet.

I'm down in the dump that is pattaya.
I spend alot of time on koh chang tho,to get away from here when it gets 2 much.
Chiang Mai is nice and laid back. A good place to settle at for my first year here. I also have good friends from previous trips to Thailand... so it's perfect. And from here it's not hard to go on a holiday wherever in Thailand.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:47 PM   #11723
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how long is that smoke gonna stay in chiang mai? or when would you stay is it starting to get better. i felt today was the worst of all (im only here for 10 days now), i couldnt even see the end of the road. i went up doi suthep, but for the nice pictures of chiang mai i could have just photographed my wall.
i read somewhere its only going to last til the end of april, but that article was from a few years ago.
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Chiang Mai is nice and laid back. A good place to settle at for my first year here. I also have good friends from previous trips to Thailand... so it's perfect. And from anywhere in thailand it's not hard to go on a holiday wherever in Thailand.
cm's gotta be the most difficult major area of thailand to take a holiday wherever in thailand. still not that tough tho. plus the commute to the airport is really fast from anywhere.
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:48 PM   #11724
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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$)
Yes and no.

If you get caught, chances are very good that you will spend some time in thai jail and they will probably deport you without you even being able to go home and pack. In BKK they do have ID/drug tests at clubs/etc sometimes so the risk is possible. You can get out of a lot things by throwing around a little money, but I haven't read of anyone getting out of being deported and continuing to stay here illegally... this could be because most people are OK doing the legal steps and only the real low lifes that are completely broke are staying here illegally? Not sure...

Outside of BKK in the boonies the risk is very low. But let's say you get into a fender bender or something - then you will have problems.

Lastly, while the fine is capped at 21K, you will also get a stamp saying you overstayed in your Passport. This will negatively affect your future visa applications, particularly when they see you just totally ignored their rules and overstayed for a very long time. But again, it's hard to gauge how bad this will be for getting future visas...

My point is that I wouldn't look at the max fine and think this is a convenient way to extend your stay.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:02 PM   #11725
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Yes and no.

If you get caught, chances are very good that you will spend some time in thai jail and they will probably deport you without you even being able to go home and pack. In BKK they do have ID/drug tests at clubs/etc sometimes so the risk is possible. You can get out of a lot things by throwing around a little money, but I haven't read of anyone getting out of being deported and continuing to stay here illegally... this could be because most people are OK doing the legal steps and only the real low lifes that are completely broke are staying here illegally? Not sure...

Outside of BKK in the boonies the risk is very low. But let's say you get into a fender bender or something - then you will have problems.

Lastly, while the fine is capped at 21K, you will also get a stamp saying you overstayed in your Passport. This will negatively affect your future visa applications, particularly when they see you just totally ignored their rules and overstayed for a very long time. But again, it's hard to gauge how bad this will be for getting future visas...

My point is that I wouldn't look at the max fine and think this is a convenient way to extend your stay.
Im not saying I would do it myself one of my buddies is in a similar situation. I know they will overstay stamp your visa, but what if you just tear the page out? Or get a new passport..
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