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Old 09-10-2007, 10:28 PM   #1826
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P.S: Can you please pm me your blog adress efficacy?
Or change the one in your profile to the one you are updating :-)
I updated my profile and location.
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Old 09-12-2007, 03:22 AM   #1827
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If anyone happens to be visiting Laos in the next week or two please PM me.
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Old 09-12-2007, 09:42 PM   #1828
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Quick question - exactly how bad is the rainy season in late October, early November? Still worth going over there for a few weeks at that time of year?
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Old 09-12-2007, 11:41 PM   #1829
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Quick question - exactly how bad is the rainy season in late October, early November? Still worth going over there for a few weeks at that time of year?
Unless you plan to go in the south it won't be rainy anymore. And it's not really rainy even now.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:59 AM   #1830
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Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand

How hard is it to get ritalin in the country without a precription?
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Old 09-13-2007, 10:01 AM   #1831
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How hard is it to get ritalin in the country without a precription?
About as hard as finding a virgin in Nana Plaza.

edit: They have a different name for it. Just go into a pharmacy and tell them you want "yaa baa."

re-edit: Seriously, don't do this.
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #1832
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did you guys get rakeback from partypoker for july?
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Old 09-13-2007, 03:25 PM   #1833
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How hard is it to get ritalin in the country without a precription?
About as hard as finding a virgin in Nana Plaza.

edit: They have a different name for it. Just go into a pharmacy and tell them you want "yaa baa."

re-edit: Seriously, don't do this.
nah i dont want to buy i there, my post wasnt clear. I meant to aks how easy it would be to bring my ritalin from germany into thailand without a prescribtion.
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Old 09-13-2007, 11:43 PM   #1834
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That would be a really bad idea, you could potentially spend years in prison. Maybe try to get a prescription and then make sure you'd be allowed to bring some. I'm not sure "how" illegal it would be, but there's no way it's worth risk. Just drink red bull, it's really cheap.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:16 AM   #1835
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I'll be in Bangkok in 3 weeks
I found some websites listing apartments and hotels at what seems to be a good price, esp. the last one:
http://www.bangkokapartments.info/
http://www.thaiapartment.com/
http://en.9apartment.com/

but if anyone has first hand experience I'm a taker cuz I don't really feel like checking out 50 different hotels on my first day there looking to spend ~12k thb/month max (not including water/electricity/internet...)
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:19 PM   #1836
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I plan to travel to thailand sometime between Nov-Mar

Which months do you recommend is best to go, which is not a good idea to go.

Thanks
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:30 PM   #1837
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Which months do you recommend is best to go, which is not a good idea to go.

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please put in a little effort and read the first couple pages at least. i made it halfway through then had to take a nap. now trying to get through the rest.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:41 PM   #1838
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Which months do you recommend is best to go, which is not a good idea to go.

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please put in a little effort and read the first couple pages at least. i made it halfway through then had to take a nap. now trying to get through the rest.
I actually read up to like page 125 a few months ago, i don't remember some of what i read especialyl involving this question. Probably a good idea to just start over and read it again since i'm acutally going to do this trip
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:36 PM   #1839
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November to march is perfect, you may want to avoid late march cause it gets very very hot.
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Old 09-15-2007, 12:41 AM   #1840
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November to march is perfect, you may want to avoid late march cause it gets very very hot.
But there are fewer tourists you big pansy.
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Old 09-15-2007, 01:09 AM   #1841
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November to march is perfect, you may want to avoid late march cause it gets very very hot.
But there are fewer tourists you big pansy.
the hotter the weather -> the more reasons i have to stay in an AC room with a thai masseuse
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:28 PM   #1842
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Anyone going to thailand in janaury 08? I got 1 other 2+2er that wants to go if he can save enough money. Id rather do some stuff as a group so if you want to come let me know.
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Old 09-16-2007, 03:56 PM   #1843
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Awful story as there was a passenger plance crash at Phuket International Airport.
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Old 09-16-2007, 08:43 PM   #1844
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This is crazy. I am in Phuket right now. It rained really hard all day yesterday.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:12 AM   #1845
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Degen,

do I have to do the visarun every 3month or is it possible to acquire a longterm visa, lets say 6month upwards?
And also how is the connectivity in the apartments?

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Old 09-17-2007, 07:24 AM   #1846
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BANGKOK (Reuters Life!) - He may be old, flabby, and far from handsome, but a Western husband can bring a lifetime of happiness, according to a new book advising Thai women on how to meet and marry foreign men.

"Foreign Boyfriend, Foreign Husband", with chapters written by Thai women already married to "farang", or foreigners, sells a Cinderella-style dream to young Thai women hoping for a passport to a better life.

The book is packed with tips on dating, kissing, sexual positions, weddings, living abroad and bringing up children.

An early chapter gives basic advice on how to meet your foreign man: hang out in a bar, hotel or department store, be alone, wear a sexy dress, make eye contact, and, if you get the chance, tell a funny story.

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Once you've found your boyfriend, follow these rules to make him fall in love and marry you: always look good, have sex with him whenever he asks, don't be jealous of other women, don't be too demanding and do all the housework.
A certain stigma has always been attached to poor Thai women marrying foreigners. At worst it is seen as an extension of a red-light transaction, an exchange of youth and beauty for money and security.

But the book portrays a more romantic vision. Western men, it enthuses, are kind and respectful and less likely to have the bad habits sometimes associated with Thai men which include drinking, adultery and violence.

"Thai men may have sweet words," it says, "but they want to sleep with your sister too."

While your foreign man may be years -- even decades -- older than you, see that as a good thing. "An old man is very kind. An old man has more money. An old man is faithful," the guide says.

And foreigners are much more likely to accept a divorcee or widow, it claims, women not considered ideal wives in traditional Thai society.

Written in simple Thai, and available at bookstore chains across Thailand, the slim tome is aimed at impressionable, uneducated women and would be seen as a joke by many Thai women, said Aomjai Sarkhampee, a 27-year-old teacher in Bangkok.

"We don't believe that marrying a farang can make our dreams come true," she said. "We want more in life."

But in rural Thailand, finding a foreign husband is a common aspiration for young women. In the poor northeast, an influx of more than 15,000 foreign men has brought an economic windfall and a welcome alternative to back-breaking work in the paddy fields.

"Foreign men are not handsome, but they have more money," sums up the book.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:48 PM   #1847
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"Foreign men are not handsome, but they have more money," sums up the book.

lol.
even if that was true, at least we have decent sized reproductive engines.
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Old 09-17-2007, 05:48 PM   #1848
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This is crazy. I am in Phuket right now. It rained really hard all day yesterday.
A greman friend/barowner of mine lost a girlfriend in the crash. Very sad day.


PS whr in Phuket art thou? Holidaying or living?
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:40 PM   #1849
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I'm making a move to bangkok in a few days... shipppp ittt
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:36 AM   #1850
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Anyone interested in a 2+2 Thanksgiving in Bangkok?
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