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    Off Track Travel Advice

    I coming to Thailand for three months in late October was looking for a few ideas for my trip.

    Planning to spend a month in Burma, buying the ticket in Bangkok. I believe there is now a ligit way...
  2. Thread: Thai Monsters

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    Thai Monsters

    I was wondering what are the common monsters in Thailand. We have werewolves, bogeymen, witches, trolls and so on. I was wondering what they have in Thailand and how they compare to western ones.
  3. Re: Alternatives to Khaosan Road for budget travelers

    The other famous backpacker area is soi Ngam Dupli near Satorn. It's only one small road but quite cheap.

    Pretty much the whole of Bangkok is stayable though. I don't know a place without a cheap...
  4. Re: Chart Thai accepts invitation to join PPP-led coalition: Banharn's son

    This was very obviously going to happen the second the election result came through. PPP just wanted to get a few parties on board first so Chart Thai had no negotiating power when asked to join. Now...
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    Re: US praises 'free and fair' vote

    I wonder if the Thai Military praised the US for fair elections back in 2000
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    Re: Struggle to become Thai Citizen

    ความกลัวหรือเกลียดชาวต่างประเทศ is a word for word translation of the definition in many English dictionary. English thai-dictionary.com gives โรคหวาดกลัวชาวต่างชาติ it certainly seems more likely...
  7. Thread: Thai jokes

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    Re: Thai jokes

    Here's one I was told years ago.

    In New York while digging a new subway line engineers discovered long lengths of copper cable 100 metres deep under the ground. They called in the archaeologists...
  8. Re: Any UK party animals going to Bangkok for new year??

    It's great for us in blighty though. Two less to accidently bump into. Sometimes I thank god for Ibiza, it takes the UK pillock count down out of double figures every summer.
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    Re: Nang Nak location

    Great place to visit, walk around the river location afterwards some beautiful sites. So easy to get to too. Motorcycle taxi driver asked if I was a Buddhist when I asked him to take me there,...
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    Re: Ceiling of cash brought into Thailand raised

    Isn't $20,000 today worth the same as $10,000 a few years ago?
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    Re: Going to Mukdahan

    I went on the train and got a sleeper. Couldn't stand a bus that long. Nowadays I'd get the plane.

    Suwanaket is also part of a Lao idiom. "Are you going to Suwanaket?", it means are you going to...
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    Re: 100 Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    I thought the red ink thing was Chinese not Thai, and perhaps crossed over to Chinese-Thai.
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    Re: Going to Mukdahan

    Get a train/plane/bus to Ubon and then a bus from Ubon to Mugdahan. Be sure to get tuk tuk ride while you're in Ubon.

    Last time I was there, no bridge, only farang in town and no guest houses....
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    Re: 100 Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    103 Thai men who complain about conscription to the army now, should be happy they weren't around 100 years ago.

    Initially all men were conscripted to the army for a period of two years. Upon...
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    Re: Hassle-free Bangkok to Siem Reap

    I don't know how relevant this is, it was a few years ago now. I took the train from Hualampong, B50, to Aranyapratet. The motorcycle taxi B20 to the Border. I then noticed a load of tourists being...
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    Re: Breaking up with a Thai girlfriend?

    You could always say something along the lines. "Bad news yai yee, I just lost all my money in a share crash, I got nothing left and owe 10 grand, we're gonna have to start regularly borrowing money...
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    Re: 100 Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    Sorry not from the web. From a Norman Lewis essay.
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    Re: 7-Eleven to raise prices of over 500 products

    I've never encountered being overcharged covertly in Thailand. Unless you count duel pricing at tourist places where the put the Thia price in Thai numbers. Or Ta Chang pier where they try and rip...
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    Re: 100 Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    101......... I can't count.

    Thailand's first stripshows weres in Had yai in 1953. It was ordered no less than by Phibun Songkran himself as part of a drive to westernisation he began that year....
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    Re: Good Morning..Good Evening... Good Night..

    Yup, my spelling of 'na' is lousy. It's a well known humorous saying, a bit like saying, don't call us, we'll call you.
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    Re: Foreign Boyfriend, Foreign Husband

    Issan girl in bar, in a skimpy dress making eyes at you.....Maybe gives the impression she's not looking for a lifelong husband but a shorter relationship and attract a certain kind of man only.
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    Re: Thailand's (Best) Worst Noises

    Moobahn Life


    An ice cream barrow playing "Somewhere over the Rainbow" walking up the village soi every hour on a sunday afternoon.

    The men in the pickup truck witrh the loudspeaker, driving...
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    Re: 'Kill switch' dropped from Vista

    Someone sent me a pirated copy of Vista without me even asking. I wouldn't dream of putting it on my XP legally running computer. Not because of the 'kill switch' or because of all the anti-piracy...
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    Re: 7-Eleven to raise prices of over 500 products

    Almost everything you can buy at 7/11 there's generally a family run shop a few doors away you can buy an equivilent at a cheaper price.

    It's good that it may encourage people to walk those few...
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    Re: Good Morning..Good Evening... Good Night..

    If you want to say goodbye to someone at anytime of day, just say ชาตินาเจอกัน and to hell with it. I do....
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    Re: Magnetism of a unique monarch

    "almost" isn't that Le se Majeste (bloody Nation commies ) :laughlong






    The whole philosophy seems to me to be both anti-thai and anti-chinese. With the Thais in the countryside it's at...
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    Re: please please help me translate something

    ใจแข็ง is usually used as an insult isn't it?

    How about ใจคอหนักแน่น ?
  28. Thread: ไทย

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    Re: ไทย

    When I see ไทย Thailand comes to mind.

    When I see ไท Pan Tai-ism (Thai-Lao, Thai-Shan, Thai-Tai, Thai-Assam) Phibun, the army and the Lao border wars.... come to mind,
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    Re: Prostitution free areas to live

    It's the blatentness of it, on a main road next to a busy market.
  30. Thread: ไทย

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    Re: ไทย

    I'd be quite happy to be associated with ขบวนการเสรีไทย
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    Re: Prostitution free areas to live

    The old Thai, lets hide them behind a facade so you don't know what they are, then umm make clear what they are at the same time.


    Here a wonderful example outside a place in Chinatown, I laughed...
  32. Thread: ไทย

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    Re: ไทย

    You could use the word, เสรีไทย, it kind of implies both meanins you want.
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    Re: Thung Gaew Market along Lampang/Chiangmai

    Doi Internon, the waterfalls on the way up are spectacular, espcially now, best time of year to visit.
  34. Re: Bunch of perverts coming through to thai-blogs

    There was a bloke in the news who had the same problem. Instead of re-directing to the Thai police, he redirected to another page on his own website. To which he added the FBI insignia, entitled the...
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    Re: How To Get To Sriracha?

    When I went there the bus from Ekkamai stopped next to the pier.

    But if it doesn't you can get a tuk tuk from anywhere in town. Just tell the driver, "Ta roo-er gor see chang"
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    Re: How much Lao do I need to learn?

    Laos also are lot more outgoing than Thais and have a wicked sense of humour.

    The Lao word for tired is Muay same tone as the Thai word Nuay. And Laos have cottoned on to the tonal thing with...
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    Re: How To Get To Sriracha?

    Off to Ko Si Chang I take it.

    One thing you have to actually tell the bus driver you are going to Sriracha otherwise he'll bypass the town and won't stop.
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    Re: How much Lao do I need to learn?

    I lived in Lao for 6 months about 10 years ago. Basically you can speak Thai and the Lao will understand. Lao had lousy TV and Thai TV could be picked up in Lao, so most Lao became fluent, growing up...
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    Re: Tiger Temple, Sai Yok

    250 people visit the temple a day on average. B300 to get it, B1000 for the head in lap photo, souvenirs and donations. That's an average say of B500 per person. That's B125,000 per day. It cost...
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    Re: Patriotism bill 'goes too far'

    Whoops missed that bit.

    Love the way they mentioned airplanes won't have to stop in mid air as well.
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    Re: Patriotism bill 'goes too far'

    Does that mean they'll be installing speakers along the Tollways (and halting the Sky Train)?

    Rumors of Phibum Songkran's death have apparently been exagerated.

    Next we'll have to be goose...
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    Re: The new spirit of Loy Krathong

    Loss of religion is something that has happened to every country as its population became more educated and sophisticated. And in all of these countries as it was happening there was a lot of old men...
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    Re: Rosetta Stone Software..

    It's level 1 so a bit simple. Also the method only teaches very basic statements, howver not bad for drumming vocab and grammar into a beginner used along with another method. A bargain too at B100...
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    Re: 100 Things You Didn't Know About Thailand

    97.

    If you go into the home or business of many katoeys. Instead of the almost obligatory painting of Rama V surrounded by candles and food offerings, you will often (oddly) find a picture of Rama...
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    Re: Snakes in Thailand Stories

    1. First time I went to Thailand as a tourist in 91 I was in the National Musuem in the central courtyard bit walking under the tree, when a snake fell out the tree and landed about 3 feet in front...
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