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Going out to Thailand . . .

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by kingkong, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. kingkong

    kingkong Registered Member

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    Hey guys I'm going out to Thailand for a few months, between december - march and will be working on my BHW style projects when I'm out there.

    Im thinking of hitting Bangkok, Pattaya and possibly Phuket.

    Looking to rent a condo by the beach somewhere with a good internet connection.

    I've never been out there before, I was wondering whether anybody from here is out there or has any experience of the lifestyle and do's and don'ts .

    Peace
     
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  3. SweetChuck

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    Man your keen to jump right into Bangkok and Pattaya for your first trip. Why not go to Phuket first as its more mellow then Pattaya, but still crazy. Don't hire a jetski, a good possibilty you will get scammed by Mafia, and always wear a raincoat if you know what I mean ;)

    Treat Thailand like the internet , Scammers everywhere, but a blast if you visit the right places.

    Good guide here for do's and don'ts

    Code:
    http://www.phuketplay.com/phuket-info/phuket-warnings-dos-and-do-nots
    or

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    http://www.phuket-info.com/dodont.htm
    Also You realize you are going in the most expensive time of the year !
     
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  4. consciousnesscreates

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    Yeah those Jetski people they try tell you you dmaged the boat and charge lodas of cash extra scam you

    Personally I did not do that luckily and if your in Pattaya do NOT go swimming ONLY go to Jomtien or go up the hill to the swimming park OR go to top of Mike shopping Mall lift

    Also be prepared if in Pattaya of Loads of people asking you if you want a suit

    :D
     
  5. kingkong

    kingkong Registered Member

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    I'm mainly going to concentrate on my work, read and enjoy some of the beaches.

    Not really going for the nightlife or the girls!

    Is it easy to get online out there, how is connectivity in general?

    I'm from the UK, I don't care if it's more expensive then.

    London is fucking miserable for the first few months of the year.
     
  6. SweetChuck

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    Yeah

    They go. Hello my friend , where are from? Where you work?
    you from Australia you need armani suit for work , vely cheap best in Thailand :rolleyes:
     
  7. SweetChuck

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    Anywhere I've stayed connectivity can be sporadic, same with the power plumbing etc :D

    If you want beaches go to Phuket IMHO , more expensive than Pattaya , but if $ no object should be fine. Don't bother packing a jumper :)
     
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  8. kingkong

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    seriously, how do people run businesses there.
     
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    Is it sad that my strongest memory from thailand is that?
    Or maybe it's the repetition.
     
  10. SweetChuck

    SweetChuck Junior Member

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    Make hay while the sun shines.

    Just speaking from personal experience, there may be more reliable connection than what i've used . Ask the question on Thaivisa.com , full of expats doing the same thing.
     
  11. loswarrior

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    I live in Thailand, originally from the UK, so give us a shout when you get here!
    Got to say it is sometimes difficult to focus on the work :D
    Internet connection is a bit hit or miss, but you can get 3G now LOL !
    Anyways can give you more info over a beer if you drink that is : )
     
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    HAVING LIVED IN THAILAND 14 YRS LOL ummm i might know a little bit lol

    i speak thai and laos, oh im a brit by the way.

    1. BKK... to much traffic, expensive, dirty , and not a nice place.
    2. PATTAYA ... FUN CITY if sex is on ur mind. and cheap , like $300 a monht for a 2 bed house, communial pool and 10 mins from 2 beaches.
    3. PHUKET VERY expensive, lovely beach.
     
  13. misulicus

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    come to romania, its cheaper, nicer girls and good conectivity :p
     
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    stay out of touristic ghettos in Thailand, especially from Pattaya... rent motorbike there and be free =)

    find yourself nice place somewhere in the South - rent bungalow near beach and feel like in paradise :)
     
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    Best of luck ! And enjoy
     
  16. consciousnesscreates

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    I never forget this 12 hour bus ride to this girls parents

    Absolutely freezing at night had blankets given and also this bloody fat thai bloke in front lowered his seat as low as possible and my legs hardly could move

    IT was torture:D

    But I still miss it like losing an arm:D

    I really hated Kao San road though absolutely hated that area
     
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  17. kingkong

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    I think Romania will be a little too cold although I am sure the girls are nice there.

    I'm a little worried since many of you are saying the connectivity is poor, I am planning to build my business and carry out with existing work and it is vital for me to be connected so I can communicate with existing clients and partners.

    Pattaya seems like a good choice as there are some cool condos you can get without paying much!

    Phuket could be cool too but seems much more expensive!

    Just looking forward to escaping the british winter weather and getting more work done!
     
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    Bangkok, Pattaya, Phuket = The worst places in Thailand. Whore house all over.

    You can do better friend.
     
  19. mongorock

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    just make sure you know your A-Zs of stds...
     
  20. kingkong

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    So . . . where?