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Old 07-13-2007, 06:48 PM   #1601
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

bar girl english?
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:39 PM   #1602
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r u guys speaking broken english or with a thai accent yet?
Normal english but slowly and keeping it simple.

Ex to a hot fruit seller :
Hey honey pie could you please give me one kilogram of fresh rambutan?

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Sawatdee kap, one kilo of rambutan please, kap.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:00 AM   #1603
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r u guys speaking broken english or with a thai accent yet?
I'm lucky in that I've been able to talk to Americans on an almost daily basis while in SE Asia. I still find myself saying things like "where you go?" to other farang. My friend here (American) lives in Buenos Aires and speaks with a Spanish accent when he talks to Thai or Lao people in English.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:15 AM   #1604
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currently in BKK for 2 months, was wondering a good place to buy high quality fake watches?

thats an oxymoron. My advice, take a bus to Malaysia go to china town and you'll see more fake watches then u'll ever need for cheap.
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Old 07-14-2007, 07:51 AM   #1605
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It looks like I'll be staying in Laos for a while. I started an "ask WhoIam anything about living in Vientiane" thread in the travel forum if anyone is interested. Drop me a line if you come here for a visa run or something and I'll show you around.
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Old 07-14-2007, 02:57 PM   #1606
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I just came back from the ladyboy bar in Nana Plaza. There was this one which looked like Jennifer Love Hewitt and had the best [censored] ever. She spoke quite good English as well. I bought her a drink but told her that I had no sexual intentions at all. I just wanted to talk and learn more about the ladyboy culture. She kept insisting we went to the hotel upstairs and I just had to try a ladyboy. I kept saying I was tired and kept asking her questions like are you post op or pre op, how many customers do you get a day, etc. She got kinda annoyed and kept on asking why won't I leave with her. I then said I really think you are beautiful but I just want to talk. In the end, she kept quiet and looked really sad. I feel kinda bad. I told her I would come back and buy her another drink another day and left.
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Old 07-14-2007, 04:34 PM   #1607
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I just came back from the ladyboy bar in Nana Plaza.
I m just back from a french maid party for the french national day. Ahh tourists...

joking

PS: Had an interesting conversation once with a ladyboy, he wanted to buy me drinks and i m never against free booze so i said yes, but after I had to listen to him talk about the different aspects of penis removal for about 30min.
not really something i wanted to learn about.
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Old 07-15-2007, 07:10 AM   #1608
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For the 2+2er's living in bangkok, i just found that and I'm smiling constantly now :

Food delivery for 60 bahts:

http://www.foodbyphonebkk.com/restindex.asp

Look at their beer menu :

http://www.foodbyphonebkk.com/restaurant.asp?i=111
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Old 07-15-2007, 10:22 AM   #1609
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Has the Chinese family not hunted you down for execution yet?
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:33 AM   #1610
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ok
i have bought like 14 fake watches ranging from 100baht (!!!) up to 6000.

HUGE difference in quality, if anybody has a real breitling and wouldn't mind taking some photos that i can use for a side by side thing could they pm me?
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:19 AM   #1611
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Last night at a little bar in Vientiane, two other Americans and I spent half an hour discussing the king. It was great.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:48 AM   #1612
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Last night at a little bar in Vientiane, two other Americans and I spent half an hour discussing the king. It was great.
He's done some seriously cool stuff hasn't he? Can't remember any of the things he did tho.

Btw, all the youtube proxie sites open up youtube ok, but the damn video doesn't show in *any* of them. Any idea why that might be?
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:25 PM   #1613
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i remember reading this thread a while back and never really thought anythiong about it but ive been giving it some thought and am seriously considering moving to thailand for a change of pace. im 20 yo and just want to live somehwere exotic. whats the living like over there? avg monthly expenses?
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Old 07-19-2007, 02:26 PM   #1614
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i remember reading this thread a while back and never really thought anythiong about it but ive been giving it some thought and am seriously considering moving to thailand for a change of pace. im 20 yo and just want to live somehwere exotic. whats the living like over there? avg monthly expenses?
gee, you don't think any of that stuff might be contained in this thread? idiot
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Old 07-19-2007, 04:02 PM   #1615
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i remember reading this thread a while back and never really thought anythiong about it but ive been giving it some thought and am seriously considering moving to thailand for a change of pace. im 20 yo and just want to live somehwere exotic. whats the living like over there? avg monthly expenses?
gee, you don't think any of that stuff might be contained in this thread? idiot
Damn. NT!. You having an off day? that was a pretty lowkey flame. After your ATF humiliation of BluffThis I sorta expect more

IRT ?inf3kid? I shall be starting a new concise Thailand thread in the Travel Forum. Soz you can wait a few days or PM me with specific ??s
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Old 07-23-2007, 10:51 AM   #1616
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FAO Degen, great GREAT post. I'm trying to read it all but more pages get added than I read everyday ;P

I'd looked into this previously but some advice would be great. How far would 650k THB stretch to? I figure I could live on roughly 44k THB a month or is this being pessismistic. I know you said a little higher than that?

I know its all subjective but really I want to know how quickly you blow money over there as I'd have a steady income but no more than $1000 a month.

Keep the good work up anyway!
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Old 07-24-2007, 01:30 AM   #1617
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I'd looked into this previously but some advice would be great. How far would 650k THB stretch to? I figure I could live on roughly 44k THB a month or is this being pessismistic. I know you said a little higher than that?

I know its all subjective but really I want to know how quickly you blow money over there as I'd have a steady income but no more than $1000 a month.
It all depends where you want to live and what you want to do. If you want to live in a nice Bangkok apartment, go to good clubs all the time, and bang hookers every night, then $1k/month isn't going to cut it. If lounging by the beach and drinking at local bars is more your thing, that's certainly doable. Or do what I did which is move to Vientiane where $1000 will let you do anything you want. I personally prefer it to Thailand but I think most here would disagree.
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Old 07-24-2007, 02:00 AM   #1618
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i'm on phangan right now need somewhere else to go. i was in chiang mai for 2 weeks, so anywhere but there. i leave on august 9th. help
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:13 AM   #1619
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i'm on phangan right now need somewhere else to go. i was in chiang mai for 2 weeks, so anywhere but there. i leave on august 9th. help
I would probably degen it up for the last days in Pattaya but that's not for everybody.
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Old 07-24-2007, 03:52 AM   #1620
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i'm on phangan right now need somewhere else to go. i was in chiang mai for 2 weeks, so anywhere but there. i leave on august 9th. help
Everyone I've talked to has raved about Luang Prabang and Vang Vieng in Laos. Flights from Thailand are cheap and bus/train travel is practically free.
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:37 AM   #1621
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I am running outta money in BKK because I can't beat 50NL for any decent ammount. I spent roughly 30k BHT a month here. Is it any cheaper over at Laos? Got reliable internet connection?
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:46 AM   #1622
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one would think that if you can't beat 50NL, there are probably easier things to do to increase your standard of living than move countries.
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Old 07-24-2007, 05:25 AM   #1623
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Laos is like Thailand except it is much cheaper and the people are friendlier imo. Check out my thread in the travel forum.
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Old 07-24-2007, 06:53 AM   #1624
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I am running outta money in BKK because I can't beat 50NL for any decent ammount. I spent roughly 30k BHT a month here. Is it any cheaper over at Laos? Got reliable internet connection?
eheh remind me of someone
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Old 07-24-2007, 07:18 AM   #1625
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I am running outta money in BKK because I can't beat 50NL for any decent ammount. I spent roughly 30k BHT a month here. Is it any cheaper over at Laos? Got reliable internet connection?
If you are looking to stay in Asia, I'd suggest East Timor (Indonesia area) or Solomon Islands.

If you are looking for cheapest in general, I'd suggest Malawi or Somalia.

To put things in prospective, Thailand's GDP per capita is about 10x higher than these countries. Thus the piss poor economy suggests much lower standard of living. So, I'm guessing you can get by on a few hours of 10NL
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