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09-27-2006 01:36 PM

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CallMeIshmael 09-27-2006 01:38 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
Ever gone in bareback?

NT! 09-27-2006 01:39 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
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NT! I will not answer any questions for you until you publicly state that Amplify has the best Avatar on 2+2 and you post a pic of a chic that you have banged. Its only fair.

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That's ok, me and KKF are BFF anyway. amplify's avatar is good but there are some I like better.

NT

Aloysius 09-27-2006 01:39 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
Degen - this might be too broad a question, but if I had a week in Thailand, what cities / beaches should I hit?

-Al

mattw 09-27-2006 01:41 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
why do you like thailand? what do you do there? describe a typical day. describe a nontypical day. does the political unrest bother you?

09-27-2006 01:41 PM

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McShove 09-27-2006 01:41 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
What is the approximate monthly cost to live well off in Thailand?

2Fast 09-27-2006 01:42 PM

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Are you worried about the Muslim fundamentalists or is that largely in the southern part of the country?

And are the women as insanely beautiful as I hear?

09-27-2006 01:43 PM

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dknightx 09-27-2006 01:43 PM

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do thai women only like white guys or do (rich) asians actually stand a chance?

NT! 09-27-2006 01:44 PM

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Ok fine, I'll reduce my tribute to a pic of a chic you have banged.

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http://subsecta.princep.net/img/Prin/jul05/RuPaul.jpg

tuq 09-27-2006 01:47 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
NT!,

"In your mind on your bed with your legs splayed out" doesn't count. Try again.

Aloysius 09-27-2006 01:48 PM

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Degen - this might be too broad a question, but if I had a week in Thailand, what cities / beaches should I hit?

-Al

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Are you into nightlife, natural beauty, culture? Maybe just give me your age/relationhip status or something.

It is a very diverse country even though what people hear about is a pretty narrow set of activities.

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Degen - thanks, I'm 30 and into beaches and nightlife (at least that's what I'd try to get out of going to Thailand I think). I'd be going with a group of friends around my age (all single), guys and women. I guess cause it'd only be a week, I was thinking like "how long to stay in Bangkok, which beaches with limited time to hit" kind of question.

-Al

jackdaniels 09-27-2006 01:53 PM

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Excellent post man.

I too am interested in the cost of living and quality of life.

1. What would a middle class (North American standards) couple with no children have to spend per month on food/lodging/entertainment etc.. if they wanted to "upgrade" and live "well"?

2. What are the biggest issues with living in what is commonly accepted as a third world country?

3. How reliable is basic infrastructure (electricity/cable/internet/roads/public transport - etc...)?

4. How corrupt is law enforcement (a 2+2 poster was caught with some weed and extorted out of $2000 USD in exchange for not getting booked - is this common?).

TIA - I will ask more as I think of new questions.

Madd 09-27-2006 01:54 PM

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Degen,
how do you get the 90 day visas?
I usually buy the 3x60 days tourist visa. The one year / 90 days visa require a lot of paper work and some "real" documents to my knowledge.

xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-27-2006 01:55 PM

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do thai women only like white guys or do (rich) asians actually stand a chance?

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huh?

jackdaniels 09-27-2006 01:58 PM

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do thai women only like white guys or do (rich) asians actually stand a chance?

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huh?

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Sounds like buddy is a rich AZN and wants to know if the hookers will care that he is not white.

09-27-2006 02:00 PM

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xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-27-2006 02:01 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
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Excellent post man.

I too am interested in the cost of living and quality of life.

1. What would a middle class (North American standards) couple with no children have to spend per month on food/lodging/entertainment etc.. if they wanted to "upgrade" and live "well"?

2. What are the biggest issues with living in what is commonly accepted as a third world country?

3. How reliable is basic infrastructure (electricity/cable/internet/roads/public transport - etc...)?

4. How corrupt is law enforcement (a 2+2 poster was caught with some weed and extorted out of $2000 USD in exchange for not getting booked - is this common?).

TIA - I will ask more as I think of new questions.

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1. A couple can live very good for 2,000 USD a month. 3,000 USD and you are living very large.

2. If you are smart, its very safe. If you dont do drugs or keep bad company. It is pretty easy to have someone killed though if you keep bad company.

3. Infatstructure is great. You can catch domestic flights all over the place. BKK has subway/train, very effective if your apartment is well located.

4. See #2.

Freerollin` 09-27-2006 02:04 PM

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Tuq PM'ed me and requested that I ask you the following:

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Is it easy to get with little kids?

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09-27-2006 02:04 PM

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xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-27-2006 02:04 PM

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do thai women only like white guys or do (rich) asians actually stand a chance?

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huh?

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Sounds like buddy is a rich AZN and wants to know if the hookers will care that he is not white.

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if you have money, you are good to go.

Madd 09-27-2006 02:07 PM

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1. What would a middle class (North American standards) couple with no children have to spend per month on food/lodging/entertainment etc.. if they wanted to "upgrade" and live "well"?

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Not Degen, but anyway:
A couple should get by very, very well with 2-3k $. The reason why it isn't less is that you can afford to do many nice things. The price is cheap in each case, but it adds up.

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2. What are the biggest issues with living in what is commonly accepted as a third world country?

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You are far away from friends and family.
It is dirtier than in america/europe/australia.
The traffic is chaotic.
See question #3.

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3. How reliable is basic infrastructure (electricity/cable/internet/roads/public transport - etc...)?

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You have power outages (arund 1 per month where I live). DSL is not very reliable, so you should use a UPS and a second internet connection to be fine. The roads aren't great, but not that bad either. I don't know much about public transport because I use taxis (very cheap) in general.

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4. How corrupt is law enforcement (a 2+2 poster was caught with some weed and extorted out of $2000 USD in exchange for not getting booked - is this common?).

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You shouldn't have problems here with law enforcement unless you kill somebody or do drug trafficking.
That said, I always hear that before and after loy krathong (sp.), xmas etc. the cops need more money and stop more cars for speeding/motobike-driver for not wearing a helmet. 100 baht = around 2.50$.

09-27-2006 02:07 PM

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xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-27-2006 02:14 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
here are my complaints about thailand

1. traffic is really horrible if you want to go somewhere outside of the skytrain/subway range. bangkok is pretty poorly designed. airport to your house can sometimes take upwards of 2 hrs if the traffic is bad.

2. pollution is pretty bad. are there any trees in bkk?

3. everywhere you go, you see 50 year old dudes dressed in shorts and a tank top walking around what is obviously paid company. these are mostly 'tourists' and not expats who dont give a [censored] what thai people think about them or how they are presented.

tuq 09-27-2006 02:14 PM

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Freerollin`,

I said "boys", not "kids", so you changed my question. WTF?

TroutMaskReplica 09-27-2006 02:14 PM

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1. A couple can live very good for 2,000 USD a month. 3,000 USD and you are living very large.

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i'm seriously considering taking 3-6 months over there next year but $2000/month is more than i'd heard as far as cost of living (even taking into account that you're talking about a couple living comfortably).

i'm a 32 yo guy, looking to rent a simple apt in bangkok for my full stay, get a good internet connection, live well but not extravagantly, and take a few weeks here and there to see other parts of the country. i know this is the sort of stuff everyone asks, just wondering if i can do this for closer to $1000/month or whether i'm dreaming...any advice appreciated

09-27-2006 02:14 PM

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09-27-2006 02:17 PM

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xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-27-2006 02:21 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
"i'm a 32 yo guy, looking to rent a simple apt in bangkok for my full stay, get a good internet connection, live well but not extravagantly, and take a few weeks here and there to see other parts of the country. i know this is the sort of stuff everyone asks, just wondering if i can do this for closer to $1000/month or whether i'm dreaming...any advice appreciated"

easy to do if you dont allow yourself to be ripped off.

Alobar 09-27-2006 02:25 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
How much English is spoken there? Is it hard to communicate with most people?

09-27-2006 02:31 PM

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09-27-2006 02:35 PM

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Freerollin` 09-27-2006 02:37 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
Geez, tuq, Degen has provided you with an afternoon of activity with those websites.

NT! 09-27-2006 02:39 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
Wait, so the Thai are very laid back about everything, but if you smoke a joint they cut off your head? WTF

NT

09-27-2006 02:40 PM

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dknightx 09-27-2006 02:44 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
how easy would it be to get a job in thailand?

off topic: is there a porn industry in thailand?

xxThe_Lebowskixx 09-27-2006 02:44 PM

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Wait, so the Thai are very laid back about everything, but if you smoke a joint they cut off your head? WTF

NT

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No. But if you are friends with a drug dealer, and his girl friend smiles at you...Or there is a party at his house, and one of his other friends is drunk and his gf smiles at you...

09-27-2006 02:46 PM

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Aloysius 09-27-2006 02:47 PM

Re: Ask Degen Anything About Living In Thailand
 
Degen - awesome response thanks! I have heard Phuket is fun, but have a feeling I'd prefer the smaller (assuming less crowded) islands.

I'm really psyched to visit, I've been to alot of parts of Asia, but never Thailand. Will let u know where we end up staying.

-Al


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