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Old 01-16-2007, 07:35 AM   #1276
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Old 01-17-2007, 11:49 AM   #1278
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Degen, I'd just like to add that I'm really surprised you told that girl from the first video u wouldn't put it on the internet and u did. Does your word mean anything? Or, am I missing something?
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Old 01-17-2007, 01:31 PM   #1279
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Have any of you had the occasion to use a dentist in Thailand? I need a crown that I was going to get before I left, but now I'm thinking it might be a lot cheaper there. Does anyone have any experience with dentists? How are the prices?
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:29 PM   #1280
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The prices for crowns are cheaper than in america or europe. In fact there even is some kind of dental tourism. People who fly to Bangkok just for their teeth and save enough money to afford the flight and more.
I went here: http://www.dentalhospitalbangkok.com...sh/welcome.htm
and can recommend it.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:38 PM   #1281
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Wait, the $1300 I just spent on a crown could have been spent on a trip to Thailand? Now I feel silly.
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Old 01-17-2007, 08:21 PM   #1282
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Have any of you had the occasion to use a dentist in Thailand? I need a crown that I was going to get before I left, but now I'm thinking it might be a lot cheaper there. Does anyone have any experience with dentists? How are the prices?
I have have never had any major procedures done but I had a routine checkup/cleaning and it was great. In Thailand, the dentists do the cleanings while the hygienists assist. The service I received was, at worst, equal to what I get in the US, and I happen to love my American dentist. I paid 400 baht (around $11). In the US I pay $90.

A friend of mine just had two wisdom teeth taken out last week as well as some crown work. I'm hoping he chimes in here, too.
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Old 01-18-2007, 08:33 PM   #1283
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It sounds like a lot of you guys are really living the life in Thailand. Sounds like an awesome place. I'm an online poker pro looking to relocate from the US (at least temporarily). Thailand seems like a very good option. I have just a few questions though. I'm sorry if some of these questions have been asked and answered before. I've read all these posts at one time or another, but its hard to remember all the information. It would be nice if someone made a FAQ and put it on the first page of this thread.

What is the deal with visas. If I just wanted to live in one spot for a year, what are my best options to get my visa and how long are they good for. I think someone asked if you could bribe someone for a year long visa, but i never read a response to the question.

I've heard you can get good/decent internet connections there, but i've also read people expressing concern about it being difficult to play online poker there. Can someone who plays online poker over there tell me what, if any, problems you run into playing online poker there. Are you able to play on all the major sites? Stars, Party, FT, UB, Bodog?

Can a non-Thai citizen own property there? Can i buy a house there?

Last question, for now, is how to get money off poker sites into my hands while over there. Can i set up a bank account there? Is it easy?

Thanks all.
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:51 AM   #1284
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Bump.

Degen,

I wouldn't dream of trying to get this thread moved to the travel forum because it's my understanding it is mostly sex stories OOT would enjoy. But if you'd like to do a more serious thread in the Travel Forum about living in Thailand and what it is like and how everything works, we'd love to have it. I certainly am quite interested, but sorting through the jokes in this thread is just too daunting.
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:08 AM   #1285
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

"Can a non-Thai citizen own property there? Can i buy a house there?"

you can own a condo (i think it has to be like the 5th floor or higher or something silly like that) in a building where farang own less then 50% of the condos.

you cant own a condo in a farang >50% building or land, however there are some legal loopholes around this which probably arent all that safe. however, you can own a house, and lease the land for a very long contract if that makes sense? check www.thaivisa.com

(Asking Deg to create a new thread is ridiculous.)

you can play all sites, but with the latest gov actions you will still have the problems americans have about funding your account. you can play on party from thailand if you change your addy (rental bill and passport visa stamp)
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:53 AM   #1286
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KKF,

Is there actually information in this thread? I remember reading the first few pages and a lot of it was ZOMG GIRLS!!
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:20 PM   #1289
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Maybe grabbing hookers by the throat in a vehicle you aren't in control of is [censored] stupid. That could have turned out a lot worse.
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Old 01-26-2007, 12:39 AM   #1290
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As [censored] up as that story is, you made about 10 awful decisions to get in that situation so its hard to say it is not your fault.
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:39 PM   #1291
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Any chance you could post or PM the full story? You've obviously taken down the blog post.

I'll be in BKK in less than two weeks. Yay!!
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Old 02-03-2007, 07:53 PM   #1293
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Has there been a change to the 90 day visa rule? How are you getting around that?
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:11 AM   #1295
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Yo I just spent two nights and 3 days in the hospital with diarrhea.. It was about my 6th case of it since i've been here in 6 months.. I won't go into the details, but it was really bad.

This time was just terrible, and I feared dehydration. So i checked myself in the hospital, and got on an IV hook-up...

had 1 TOTALLY HOT NURSE.......... Paid about 18000 baht for the visit... (It was the antibiotics that were quite expensive.)
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Old 02-04-2007, 11:56 AM   #1296
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Haven't read the thread, but just noticed that it has the most replies in OOT history.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:15 PM   #1297
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Haven't read the thread, but just noticed that it has the most replies in OOT history.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:29 PM   #1298
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Has there been a change to the 90 day visa rule? How are you getting around that?
You can get a 60 day visa from a foreign embassy and extend that by 30 days in Thailand. You have to leave again to get another one. Popular spots in include:

Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Australia etc.

I look at it like a mandatory vacation every three months. No big deal.

Just got this question via AIM which hasn't been addressed in this thread:


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2+2er: yo was just reading thru a few pms from a while back from people from the forums about thailand is this true: "2) you *will* get travellers sickness and spend ~3 days running at both ends. This is an unavoidable facet of travel to most foreign countries"
degen: heh it is common
degen: but it isnt' gauranteed
degen: if you haven't spent time in asia, your stomach will likely get pissed at you for a couple of days
degen: i usually have diarhea the first week
2+2er: because of the food? or how come
degen: ya, the food, water etc. its not a big deal reallly, part of the charm
I have heard that you can only stay 90 out of every 120 or 180 days. From your response it seems this is false. You only need to leave briefly to renew the visa, as before?
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Old 02-09-2007, 02:00 PM   #1300
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

Just arrived in bangkok, here are my observaions.

Don't drop cigrette butts on the floor near policemen. Instant 2K baht fine.

Dont be taken in by english speaking thais showing you round the sights and then offering you food at a restaurant. Trust me, the bill will be extortionate. Refuse to pay and you will enjoy the company of well built doormen.

Taxis on the meter are cheaper than Tuk Tuks.

Don't bring a full bag. Everything is soooooooooo cheap, you could arrive without a bag and still be just fine.

If you plan to take a night train north to chiang mai, book well in advance as they fill up pretty quickly.
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