Okay, guys. It's official, I've decided, I'm going to Thailand, it's going to be 2-3 weeks of eating food, culture, sea and a good time.
I want everyone who has ever been to share all the info and make this the best and official Thailand thread for the rest of /trv/.
THINGS TO KNOW:
Hotels in Bangkok
-How much? Which are the best to cheap ratio? Closest to the city? What to watch out for and avoid? Do you have to book hotels before you arrive?
-Where to go? What signs tell you to avoid street food? What to try?
-Most famous ones? Obscure ones you might not know about?
-Required? What to get?
-Places to visit in Bangkok? Any point in leaving Bangkok and going to another city? Which city to go to? Anywhere that isn't really known about by tourists?
-Which places are memes that are actually shit?
Carry On Only
-Is it useful to do this instead? Can you leave luggage in the hotel?
-Should you get a suit made whilst you're there?
I'm going to be taking a lot of photos as I'm a photographer, I can't wait to go. Should I be worried about my camera being stolen?
I want all the info, I really want to make this a great trip and I can't wait to try the street food.
You can expect around 500 baht a night for somewhere with a refrigerator and bathroom. I'd advise spending a little extra just to get a good neighbourhood. Avoid Asok/Nana.
Hotels are common and cheap, so you don't necessarily need to book. It would make your arrival much easier, though, if you knew exactly where you had to go.
>-Where to go?
7/11 or Aeon for organic yoghurt. It combats Delhi Belly.
>-Is it useful to do this instead? Can you leave luggage in the hotel?
This question implies that you would be wandering around Bangkok in 35 c heat with your entire wardrobe on your back. Why would you do that? I don't even understand fannypacks.
Yes, leave your luggage in your hotel. I'd advise getting hard-cased lockable luggage just to be safe, though.
>-Should you get a suit made whilst you're there?
No. Go to Hong Kong, find a Chinese tailor who doesn't use touts, drop at least 7000HKD for a suit with a "floating canvas" jacket.
Women will look at you like you are a prince.
Bangkok tailors are able to make shirts and trousers. Just make sure they're using 100% cotton fabric - ask for fabric samples (this is standard) and burn them at your leisure. If they turn to ash, they're cotton. If they turn into a blob, they're polyester.
I just spent 2.5 weeks in Chiang Mai area. Go there, rent a motorbike, and ride through the mountains. Chiang Mai is a big city but ride out 2 or 3 hours and you can see some of the beautiful rural areas.
I stayed at my brother's house so can't really recommend a hotel. One thing I regret is I wish I saw a couple more Must Thai matches. It was really fun.
I don't know anything about Bangkok as I was only there for maybe 9 hours. Didn't know where to go so basically asked the cabbie to take us to beer. He stopped us off on some party street which I forget the name of. There were drunk foreigners everywhere, lots of drugs and prostitutes. We sat in the street and had a few beers. That street was a shit show.
Also rode up to Pai. That place was pretty touristy and hippyish but we splurged on a nice resort room that was still dirt cheap.
I want to go back, I had a great time there.
Pic related. One of my favorite spots.
When I was buying my tickets it was much cheaper to fly to Bangkok and then to Chiang Mai. A direct flight to Chiang Mai was maybe $300 USD more than landing in Bangkok, and taking another flight to Chiang Mai.
If I could do another trip I would fly to BKK, train to Chiang Mai (just to experience the train), head to some other north east city, then head south, spending some time on one of the islands before catching the flight home out of BKK.
I kept putting off my trip unsure of when to go. If I had just picked a date and saved I could have bought 4 tickets in that time. Be frugal for a while, it's worth the money and the time spent saving.
I would stay as close to Asoke/Sukhumvit intersection as possible, then you have access to the subway and skytrain.
Food, I prefer the food courts. Start at Terminal 21. There is some good street food, but so much is just oily shit.
Scams: If someone starts talking to you in English in Bangkok its a scam. Also, don't believe any taxi or tuk tuk driver. If you're going to some place and they say it's closed, or there is some place better, its a scam.
Vaccines: none. Once here buy some mosqito repellent.
2/3 weeks in Bangkok would be too long.
Checking in bags is fine, as you go through immigration first, so won't wait long for it.
Lesser known places: Go to Surin and Buriram. They have a ton of ancient Khamer stuff, much which is well worth seeing, yet has a dirth of foreign tourist.
Guys, ill be spending new years eve in thailand. Its not that big a deal for me, but i want the possilbility to party. I am travelling alone, so i need a party crew, this is always hit or miss.
Is there like a go to place, best known party hostel on khao san road? I think its time to book.
Anyone else spending new years?
somebody recently told me that evrything in thailand is sex-vacations and sex will be offered at any hotel near the city. there's tons of ladyboys and you should watch out for girls with big hands, feet and the adams apple on their throat.
other than that I'm sure there's plenty of beautiful scenery and whatnot.
In Thailand ATM.
Spent less than a day in Bangkok then got the fuck out. Over priced big city.
Spent 3 nights in ayutthaya which is only an hours drive from bkk, the old capital. Real nice, lots to do if you like ancient temples and such. They had the world heritage fair there which was interesting.
Then went up to Bangkok on a bus. Defs would recommend the trainz even the first class bus is shit.
Chiang mais okay, saw star wars in 4d, but I wasn't keen on paying for trekking and am not confident enough on the scooter to drive myself around. Moved up to pai real hippy/touristy, but if you get a little out of town you can avoid that. Spending the days learning to drive and doing day trips, plus training twice a day at a Muay Thai gym.
Gunna do this for a week then head to Chiang mai for new years. I imagine watching the town from the top of doing ibotoep would be fantastic.
Anyway I'm blogging.... None of this was planned it just happenee as I went.
Go south for beaches and parties
Go north for mountains and wildlife.
>wrote this in my phone, so grammar is a shit
Thailand is a great place.
Going to stay in Thailand for couple of months and I'm wondering will I be okay with just a debit card? My dad told me I should definitely get a credit card. Will I be able to pay electric bills and whatnot with just my debit card?
I'm asking this because I'm renting a condo and therefore not going to stay at hotels.
>somebody recently told me that everything in thailand is sex-vacations and sex will be offered at any hotel near the city. there's tons of ladyboys and you should watch out for girls with big hands, feet and the adams apple on their throat.
A trip to Thailand is what you make it
If you want it to be a sex trip then it shall be
As for ladyboys they will tell you if you ask them.
If you think a girl is a ladyboy just ask.
What about Tinder? What are LINE, Interpals and ThaiFriendly? Dating websites of sorts?
ALSO HOLD THE FUCKING PHONE.
If I go to Thailand for 2 weeks, how much cash should I bring? I'm not an avid spender, I just want to live there for 2 weeks and do fuck all.
And LINE has a social media platform along with it's messaging. You can get on any mobile store, there is also a PC desktop app.
Yeah, I agree with Mr. Liao. Chinese girls are so easy that westerners should be ashamed of taking them away from Mr. Liao's harem.
I bet all the Chinese girls who heard him were really charmed by his mix of self-hating arrogance and humiliated jealousy. Talk about a dreamboat! He can carry my purse anytime!
Did SE Asia a few months ago. Bangkok twice, for a week each time. There's a lot to do, but there's some vital shit you need to know about scams:
>You think because they're Buddhist, they are peaceful and honest. Not the case. They will even use it to seem trustworthy. There is no such thing as Lucky Buddha Day.
>Taxis are there to steal. Make sure you agree a price before setting foot in the car. If not, make sure they have a working meter on the dashboard. I payed a guy a week's wages to get my luggage out his boot.
>People approach you about every 50 metres. 9/10 are scammers, so it's easiest to just say "No thanks" and shut them down the moment they start towards you. You have to be REALLY blunt or they don't get it. They'll start grabbing you and shit.
>And the scammers don't just give you a deal. They talk to you and "become your friend" first. So they don't just try and scam you, but they waste 15 mins of your time before they reveal their true motivation.
I got seriously depressed by the lowlife standard of people. So much that it completely ruined the first visit. I had to go back once I was used to the cut-throat, grabby culture.
Other general tips:
>Kao San Road is a great area. Most tour buses drop you off there at the end of the day, so good to live near there. Penpark Place was my fav.
>Bring underwear, but buy all your t-shirts and trousers there. They sell them at markets all over the place and the material is ten times more suited to the weather than western clothes.
>Shirt/vest should be about 80 bhat. Trousers 100-120 bhat. Haggle for everything except meals. If you give them a "final offer" and they decline, walk away with pride. They often call you back and accept.
>Taxis/tuktuks are really cheap. If locals give you a price estimate, add 50% and that's about what you'll be able to haggle down to as a foreigner
>There are 7/11s everywhere for standard food. But there are milkshake stands all over the place and they are absolutely gorgeous
>-Most famous ones? Obscure ones you might not know about?
"You are very lucky sir!"
I felt like punching this guy. Probably could have, the cops are probably sick of his shit.
>street food? What to try?
Som Tam AKA Papaya Pok Pok
It's a kind of salad made from pounded shreds of green papaya or green mango and a great sauce called nam jin. Goes great with a roast chicken which is often at the same places. Pic related.
>Do you have to book hotels before you arrive?
Not if you stay in Kaohsan Rd, just walk down the street until you find somewhere with beds.
>Places to visit in Bangkok?
A few days partying in Kaohsan rd is a lot of fun, especially at the start of the trip to get you into the mood.
>Should you get a suit made whilst you're there?
Not from an Indian guy that meets you on Kaohsan rd. Maybe from an actual tailor shop elsewhere in the city.
>There were drunk foreigners everywhere, lots of drugs and prostitutes. We sat in the street and had a few beers. That street was a shit show
Kaohsan Rd is similar but without all the brothels and hookers (or at least very discreet ones). There was a gogo bar in Kaohsan rd once that I remember seeing but anything like that was so discreet that I never saw it last time I was there.
Also, consider the Tiger Temple.
>Hostels in Bangkok
At Kaohsan rd, go to one end of the road (usually the other side from where taxis drop you) and there is a temple and big carpark/market. There is a street that does a big U around this compound. This street has hotels, hostels, lots of eating and a 7/11. Most of the big hotels are on one side of this street.
Except for the big hotel, most things on this street are cheaper and quieter than the rest of Kaohsan rd and I really like the street bar there.
pic related, rooftop pool at one of the hotels there.
Have basically just over a month off and want to go travelling. I was going to go to Thailand with a friend of mine but they bailed and now it looks like I might be on my own. I honestly haven't traveled very much.
Basically just want to see some cool shit in Thailand and then relax and go diving and shit. Any good tours or should I grow a pair of balls and just find a local girl as a guide. Decided to swipe on Tinder there and got a fuck load of matches somehow.
I have basically 5k USD to blow.
5K to spend over a month in the land of smiles? You're going to live like a king, it's going to be the best experience of your life.
>grow a pair of balls and just find a local girl as a guide
Yes. About a month out from your trip get on tinder, dateinasia, interpals and start networking, or as it's commonly referred to given these circumstances, "pipelining." Find a girl (or a few, if you'd prefer to change it up by region) to be your personal assistant/tour guide.
With a month and 5K USD you can see most of what's worth seeing in the country at a comfortable pace. See some temples. Ride elephants in the sea. Party like a boss at the many, many rooftop bars. Train in the world's best striking art.
I loathe Bangkok and my opinion has not changed one iota in over 25years. Go to the North.
I center my travels from Chiang Mai. This city was a sleepy small city when I encountered it 30+ years ago. Many choices for accommodations in Chiang Mai. I hate motorbikes and scooters but reluctantly understand their economy. Yet, I would NEVER drive one in any country in SE Asia. Luggage can be left any any reliable homestay or hotel/motel. But, do NOT leave any in hostels or cheap economy locale. I'm gay but would never travel to the beaches of the South without a local or 'trusted' traveling companion. Too many hustlers, druggies, con artists, and low lifes of all races and genders esp. male. Beaches -- Vietnam or Indonesia. There are very good tailors and seamstresses in Thailand but do your research.
Nine days? With that budget you can literally live like a king. Beaches, temples, rooftop bars, raves, Bangkok float center, floating market, Angkor wat, maybe do a little Muay Thai.
Now when you say nine days, is that nine days in country, or is that not accounting for travel time?
I suggest you do one of two things: spend the entire trip in Bangkok, it's an awesome city, a great introduction to Thailand, and a central hub with lots of very accessible day trips. OR divide the time between Bangkok and one other destination, Chang Mai, Koh Samui, Koh Phi Phi, Phuket. If you have to spend some of the nine days traveling, leaving you with 7, maybe 6 days of leisure, I strongly recommend setting up shop in BKK.
What about Thailand calls to you? Be honest. The more I know about you the more I can help you plan an awesome vacation. Thailand, Japan, and Philippines are like second homes to me.
Just to see a different culture, way of life, meet new people. Vague I know but I live din an oil town in the south all my life. I've traveled to Canada and Mexico as a kid but I was too young to appreciate the experiences.
Just want to have a good time.
Yes to beaches and woman haha, I've always had a thing for Asian women. And the beaches here where I live are dirty from the Mississippi River and refineries. So some nice beaches would be refreshing.
I've always been interested in Buddihism and the temples. One of the reasons I've looked into Thailand, also because I know my money will go far there.
Like I said, about three weeks out (but never more than a month, these girls lose interest fast and have the attention spans of goldfish) start chatting girls up on Thaifriendly, DateinAsia, interpals. If you're decent looking and not autistic it's very easy to have a mini-harem waiting for you when you arrive.
Last few times in SEA I haven't had impressive numbers, but then again I wasn't trying. Still, we're talking frequent, enjoyable sex with five to seven different sevens to nines (on the ten scale) in the span of three to four weeks with minimal effort.
Back in 2013 I set out to complete the full month cunt hunt (that is, at least one new girl that you didn't pay every night for thirty consecutive nights) and did just that.
My point is, Thai girls you'll meet online love the BWC, and you can add quite a few notches with a little pipelining.
Phuket has some amazing beaches, some of the most western accessible (and legit) Muay Thai schools on the planet, and an infamous party atmosphere. The place is literally like the wild west.
Koh Samui and Koh Phi Phi are some of the more famous islands, Koh Chang is cool if you want to ride elephants, Krabi is also fun and a little less crowded.
You gotta do a full moon party just to say you've done it. Shame you're not going in April, Songkran is one of those things that should be on everyone's bucket list.
Yea man I'm not looking to pay for sex. But I'm young white and fit so I'm sure I'll manage lol. I'll look into seeing about moving my vacation around in April. I've talked to some Thais on Kik and they all seemed eager to hang out when I visit.
I'll take any more advice you're willing to dish. I consider myself open minded.
Yeah paying for sex is pathetic and since you're
>young white and fit
You definitely won't need to. Hooking up abroad is a hobby, and I've never paid for it, nor would I.
Songkran is April 13th through 15th. If you decide to go in April I strongly suggest scheduling your trip so that Songkran falls on the middle or end of your trip. You don't want to get off the plane and straight into pic related.
Seriously. For those three days the entire country is a giant water fight/drunken party, no holds barred, no opting out.
Yea the few Thais I've talked to mention Songkran, sounds like a blast. Thanks for all the help man. Do you know anything about suits? I hear a a lot about getting cheap clothing there.
Yah ever since the bombing in bangkok the police have started stopping every honky they see on the streets to the station. Once there they have you piss in front of the whole squad while they laugh. Then someone tastes the piss to check for weed. Happened to me, so humiliating but luckily i quit weed a month befor my trip so jokes on them lolz
>tourists in Thailand
Depends on the exact place and time of year, some places you'll feel like the last white man on earth, other places Thais are the minority. Nowhere worth visiting though.
>locals are pretty friendly as well
Called the land of smiles for a reason. Just don't get scammed.
>Is it true they really love white people?
Thai women, and SEAsian women in general crave BWC.
Unless you speak Thai, it's best to pick up online though.
If you ever want to know what it feels like to be a hot white chick in America, go to the Philippines.
>Tfw 5'11, blue eyes, white, good facial aesthetics, otter/MMA build
I swear those girls treat me like I'm Channing Tatum. I don't suppose anyone wants to hear about the time I got into a six way with five pinay and an Australian chick in Boracay?
Going to BKK. Chiang Mai, Koh Samai, Pataya and a few others in a couple weeks. Any decent recommendations for must see and do's?
Also, saw a guy do a fight in a YouTube travel channel and he made money for winning the May Thai match. Any idea where some of those shows are? Would live to fund my trip with additional cash and have some fun at the same time.
I trained and fought in Chiang Mai for 5 months. Fought twice. Typically you only make around $100usd for a fight (win or lose) and then you tip your corner guys about a third of it.
You won't be funding your trip by fighting. I broke my leg in my last fight (2 minor hairline fractures in my tibia). Between injuries and training, you'll be lucky if you can fight more than once every 3-4 weeks consistently.
I live in Hat Yai now. Sadly there are virtuallyvirtually no gyms here so haven't been able to continue training.
What are some good accommodations in Chiang Mai?
Actually I was wondering if people had recommendations for accommodations in the following places.
Koh Samui or Koh Thao
Railay Beach or Khao Sok or Ao Nang
Going to be staying around 5 nights in each of those places, have like 25k-30k THB budget for each stop.
>that awkward moment you think you see a penis on the thai girl you are talking to through tinder
Hmmm, let's see. 4th degree in TKD, 2nd degree in kenpo, combat Juititsu and years training in Sgaolin, bagua and San Shou. Over 20 years. And let's face it, most of the May Thai fighters are not that great for all their constant training.
I'm pretty sure that's a cock.
Well I wasn't trying to be a dick about it but
>4th degree TKD
TKD is for children and aspiring Olympians, not full contact combat sports. Also who trained you? What are their credentials? TKD is McDojo as fuck.
Had to Wikipedia this, topkek.
What the hell is combat Jujutsu? Does it come in a non-combat flavor? In any case this won't do you any good in Thailand, grappling isn't allowed in Muay Thai fights.
OK you've dabbled in a bunch of obscure wushu,
>Literally no Muay Thai
Oh god I want to see you fight.
You listed a bunch of meaningless credentials, and nowhere did you mention a fighting record, titles, or anything worth a damn.
>And let's face it, most of the Muay Thai fighters are not that great for all their constant training
You've never been to Thailand, you know fuck all about the country, so what do you base this ignorant, and frankly, offensive statement on? They train twice a day, six days a week, and fight at least once a month. They've been doing this since they were old enough to walk. It's not a hobby or something to show their friends on facebook, it's their life, and the amount of arrogance you're putting on display is sickening.
Well I don't have 20+ years of hard training in a strip mall dojo, but I do have a paltry 11 in training with krus at home and abroad with actual, verifiable credentials, and have fought over forty times in BKK, Phuket, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai.
I've won some. I've lost some. I've gotten hurt pretty bad once. And that's going into it with the respect and understanding it deserves. You're going into it like a goddamn tourist, which is what you are. You're going to end up like this Swedish kid I saw get knee'd so hard his kidney burst last time I was in Phuket.
But fuck it. At this point I think getting hurt (or crippled) might do you some good. SO
You said you're going to BKK and Pattaya, it should be easy to find a promoter any day of the week. Approach them, tell them you want to fight. You might find someone willing to set you up against a Tuk Tuk Driver. Then again you might find someone who loves throwing a silly farang against a proven fighter. But you should be fine. Right?
Much truth here. But where did you find a place willing to give a $100 purse to the loser?
>do's and don'ts
Show people your feet.
Disrespect the king or anything with his image.
Lose your composure or flex nuts, anything that might result in a Thai losing "face."
Eat a bag of horse dicks. My creds aren't needed for you to answer the question. This is a thread about Travel, not you thinking your 5 months of Thai training makes you anywhere near the people I have broken in my life. Fuck off
You dumb nigger, I asked for locations and info. You idiots started into your whole "are you qualified" tard ball shit. I did nothing to disrespect the style you fuck twat, it is still like every other style. Just because you train in it does not mean you are a good fighter. You children are morons and I wonder what you would be doing without the in terwevs to troll
You sound like a big guy.
You literally stated that the majority of native Muay Thai fighters are shit. This is patently false, disrespectful, and your shit's all retarded and you talk like a fag.
As for both of you jerk offs people inquired as to your training because farang can and do get injured, crippled, or worse all the damn time.
Nice do you need a local gym to sponsor you or do you just talk to a promoter?
The gym I trained at was in tight with the promoter at Thae Pae Stadium (the promoter would actually come and hold pads once in a while). First fight I had the gym set it up, the second one I set up myself with the promoter. Just talked to him and picked a date. Was super easy process.
Most gyms will get you a fight without a problem though.
Chay Yai in the Nong Hoi area. Lanna Muay Thai usually has a couple people fighting at Thae Pae each week as well. Pretty sure their farang fighters got the same purse as us except for title fights (but even title fights only pay 5000-7000 baht).
How do I save on air fare when planning my trip in June?
All the flights I find are like $1000+ for a round trip from chicago and I only have around $2200 for three days there minus travel because I want to save for Army Basic the very next month
Going to chiang mai in feb for 2 weeks
How prevelant are stds in thailand in general?
Are prostitutes mainly in bangkok? Or can i find an equal amount of locals/hookers to fuck in chiang mai?
Don't do it bro.
Who the fuck am I kidding? You're doing it. What's your MOS and please tell me you got yourself a bonus. Try to get stationed in Germany or Korea.
Dude stay there at least a week. That said $1200 is more than enough for 3 days in Thailand. Like I'd be legit impressed if you could spend it all.
Bro you don't have to pay for sex in SEA and I strongly advise against it. Get on Thaifriendly/dateinasia/Interpals and pipeline before your trip.
Respect. Go raw or go home.
(Hi Harry, how ya doing?)
>Thai women, and SEAsian women in general crave BWC.
>Unless you speak Thai, it's best to pick up online though.
>If you ever want to know what it feels like to be a hot white chick in America, go to the Philippines.
How would latino hold up
People are saying they crave BWC, because they have big BWC. But Thais, and even Flips, are far less discriminating than that. They are generally just wasy/easily manipulated by Western standards. They take far less work to bag. The effort it would take just to get a number, a nude pic, or a date in the West, you'd already be balls deep in a SEAsian chick. You'll be fine
Always,always, beg for a lower price when you get street food/taxis/whatever. Else they will charge you enormous expenses. You can pay about half of the initial taxi price if you play it right.
My SO and I, currently in Indonesia, would love to spend some time in Thailand - see some temples and have some fun. What are some must-see? Is it better to stay to a few places or should we go around by train/bike/car? What about weed/drug culture there - it's a big no-no in Indo so it's been a long time? She's buddhist so I'd guess she'd like the sacred places and stuff. I have no special interest but I enjoy nightlife.
>The effort it would take just to get a number, a nude pic, or a date in the West, you'd already be balls deep in a SEAsian chick. You'll be fine
I'm not going to SE Asia (not anytime soon, anyways. Going to Japan in March though)
I was just curious how and why they're so easy.
Like how upfront are you guys? Do you just message them online a few weeks before hand and are like "wanna fuck?" or is there still a "date" aspect to it (taking them or ask to be taken somewhere, share a meal, etc)?
The same can be applied to Japan really, to a lesser extent, but still far easier than the West.
IMO it's because the guys are shit. If you're American you know how they have the "Latin Lover" stereotype and how easy it is for these dudes to pick up women. And how part of the appeal is their aggressiveness as compared to American men? Well it's that scenario in Asia. The men are either pussies, indifferent, or overly mysoginistic. So the way they are treated by Westerners, in comparison, is straight out of a romantic novel. Also, in Thailand at least, (and this may be true for the Phillipines) the women outnumber the men during the prime dating/marrying age, so not a lot of dudes to go around.
"Wanna fuck" doesn't work well anywhere, and SEA is no exception.
Online game is kind of my forte, I love it. It's not time consuming, it's consistent, and it lets me keep a fresh rotation of pussy going while I sift through the silt for the occasional girl that's possibly worth being in a relationship with.
One of the first things I picked up on with online dating is very, VERY few women will be open about being DTF, and yet the overwhelming majority of them are. In fact, whenever I run into a girl who has something along the lines of "if you're just looking to hook up don't waste my time" on her profile, those are always the girls who are in my bed, on their back after the first date, assuming a date is even required.
There's a lot of cordial dishonesty inherent in any courtship. Let's be honest, when you approach a woman the core reason is you think she's pretty and you want to fuck, you know it, she knows it, everyone knows it, but we can't just come out and acknowledge that.
The Thai and Flips call it "face." The Japanese call it "tatamae." In the west we have all sorts of names for it. The point is, if a girl is on interpals looking to meet westerners, or especially if she's on a dating site, her desire to fuck is implicit. She's going to present herself as wanting more (and maybe she does) as she has her reputation to consider.
So no, if you see a SEAsian girl you like, don't just ask her to fuck. Initiate conversation, segway into proposing meeting up upon your arrival, have her show you around, get some food, and then find an excuse to get her back to your room.
That applies to online game, you can cold open on Thai women (if you speak Thai) and especially pinay girls very easily, you just have to be confident, respectful, and a little charm doesn't hurt either. Asian girls are a lot more receptive to male interest than they are in the west, third wave feminism isn't really a thing in these cultures, so courtship is still pretty simple.
You need to learn how to read boy. I said they were not that good for their constant training, did not call them "literally shit". I am glad however that you got butt hurt over this, it pleases me a bit. 95% of all martial artists I have ever seen, or fought against end up lowering my expectations. You sir were the first to throw insult towards my Martial background and take things to the extreme. I have no time for fags like you other than this:
Yes I am big and even out of competition shape. I would love to see your skills nigga. Are you in Thailand and how do you feel about meeting for a round or two yourself? Name the gym or venue.
Jesus, you sound fucking insufferable.
Anyway: I'm in Kolkata now. This is my fifth time in India in two years so I opted to book a ticket to Bangkok leaving tomorrow and coming back the 7th of January. Taking away travel time, I'll have five and a half days.
What do I do? The ticket was only $190 round-trip, so I figure I could get a taste of a new place in a few days.
I take that back: half the people in this thread sound fucking insufferable:
>muh baggin nd pipelinin nd PUA terminology
>step up ur online game bruh
You are a fucking autismo sperglord if you have to ask how to get laid online.
>Insecure mangina hating on men doing their own thing, happy with their lives
Sounds about right.
Why would you go there once, let alone five times? I'm genuinely curious as to what the appeal is. I love my cultural and natural beauty stuff too, but I find Indians to be so fucking disgusting, just a very low breed of human.
What keeps you coming back?
its offical ... going back to Thailand in APRIL
anybody else going then ... it will be my 5th trip
>would like to Monger with some other losers like me
>1000 bucks for 2 weeks isnt enough BTW
Just back from 2 weeks at khao lak.
I have one big questions, during the morning hours, between the road from khao lak to phuket i saw many "road blocks". They consisted of some vlc icons, narrowing the street from 2to 1 lane, sometimes some speedbumps and a shit ton of fluorescent lamps. Most of the time there was a few chairs next to it and some dudes sitting there.
What are they for?
Those roadblocks are removed when the sun comes up.
I'll share some info on where I've been m8
>Ao nang, Krabi
Really chilled out place, lots of great restaurants, typical bootleg shopping but still a lot of good stuff. Cheap hotels that are actually pretty decent, however make sure to look around a bit so you're not paying $100/night when you could be paying $20. Great beaches etc etc.
You get a boat there from Ao Nang, this takes about 30 mins to an hour and costs about $5 - $10. This place has about 100 people in total, very quiet and pretty much all jungle. No police so all bars openly sell weed if you're into that. Very cheap accomodation if you don't mind staying in shitty conditions, otherwise there's a nice hotel called Dream Valley or something that will cost you about $50/night. Oh and this place only has electricity from 6pm till 5am.
Great beaches and good partying. More touristy though so hotels cost quite a bit per night ($50 - $100) restaurants are pretty decent but expensive. Overall this place is more of a tourist trap than anything but it's very beautiful.
Typical Thai experience, partying everywhere, crowded streets, pollution, prostitutes. Great beaches though. Definitely a great place to party but apart from that everything is expensive.
Hope that helped.
>If I go to Thailand for 2 weeks, how much cash should I bring? I'm not an avid spender, I just want to live there for 2 weeks and do fuck all.
I'm like you in that sense. bring about $1000 (AU) or $1200 to be safe.
I have about $2000 saved up, planning on going in a few months. I live in America, would it be a bad idea to go during spring break? I feel like Thailand gets full of drunk Australian college kids during spring break.
Save your prejudices, I've been on the fence about coming over to try my hand with some stunning ladyboys. I want to do it in a very clean, respectful and safe manner, try to distance myself from the scummy sex crazed stereotype. I'm still figuring out things, but I know beautiful thai tgirls agree with me.
Probably not a lot of advice here for me about this, but is there generally a market for safe, self-working shemales out here? Or would I have better luck in Amsterdam?
I'm using Thaifriendly. Ladyboys message all the time. Most look like dudes so I'm polite and say no thanks but there's a few gems in there that message that make me think "if I was drunk and didn't know better" haha. Either way, check that out.
As he said Thaifriendly is a godsend also there are some escort services and there are also well known and reviewed girls who are known for being professorial if you are not dumb you can succeed.
If you want freelancers who will talk to you in the streets
Take girls to your hotel(guest friendly) and they will have to give their ids to the staff as a precaution
don't leave important stuff laying around use lockbox
talk about price
these are also useful for bargirls who are usually a safer bet
Pattaya or Bangkok btw?
Any other questions?
I've got about 10 days in Thailand. I'll be landing in Bangkok and staying there for part of the time. Where should I go from there? I want to see the beaches, but I don't want to spend a lot of time traveling due to my limited amount of time.
Guys which is the best party island to ? Everybody seems to say something else. Considering that there is no full moon party right now and me leaving bangkok tomorrow.
It seems that starting with phuket and then going to ko phi phi seems to be the smartest choice. Opinion on this, thanks.
How would you rank from best to worst?
Thaifriendly, interpals, dateinasia or pipelines?
Dateinasia is pretty damn great, it's GOAT in Philippines but still does just fine in Thailand. Very accessible and no messaging limit or any other bullshit.
You'll find more "good girls" here. A close second to Dateinasia.
Tons of shemales, and you have to pay if you want to send more than one message every 15 minutes. Not worth the hassle. I generally stick to my trifecta of DIA, Interpals, and OKC. Yes, THAT OKC.
Lots of girls in SEA use this site, if you already have a profile just change your location and start hunting. If not, put together a decent profile and start hunting.
Went Thailand for 3 weeks last May, main places we went were;
>Koh Phang Nang
Samui, Tao and Pai were by far the best places, going again in March this time for a week then 2 weeks in Vietnam. This time we're going;
>Koh Phi Phi
Any recommendations of places to visit/stay/activites? Cheers
I just spent 6 weeks in Thailand and I have to say, the girls were not at all what I was expecting. They seem much hotter in person vs. what you see in pictures (especially in the north), but outside of Bangkok it always seemed easier to get white girls into bed without paying.
Going to Thailand on Jan 18th with a friend for 8 days. We are massive muay thai fans and also fight in the UK. Main reasons for going is to see some fights, visit some gyms and check the country out. So far we've decided to:
spend 2 days in bangkok
spend 3 days in phucket - travel to phi phi island and to koha panyi village
spend 2 days in krabi
spend last remaining days in bangkok
How do I make this trip better? I want to get away from the drunk LADS and party people, want to see more of the country and culture not just sex and alcohol. I know phuket and the phi phi islands aren't exactly the best places to go to as they are crawling with tourists, but I did read that phuket have some amazing muay thai gyms and beautiful beaches. Where else is a must visit near phuket thats away from your average tourist?
Going to thailand too.
About 7 days in country looking to split between bangkok and phuket
Should i spend 4 in bangkok or phuket. This is more of a seeing sights than a party vacation.
Seems to be more sights and day trips from bangkok so im leaning that way. Thoughts?
Uh. Phuket has awesome beaches but it's pretty much the Mos Eisley of SEA. This isn't a bad thing, at all, but it doesn't seem to be what you're after.
I'd spend the whole week in BKK to be honest, lots of cool day trips as you say, and then the nightlife is varied and fantastic.
>In Siem Reap, an hour ago
>long day of temple sightseeing, hostel sucks so totally solo
>get some dinner and a beer
>why not a handjob too
>look around for a cute massage tout
>finally find one that's too short to be a ladyboy, 5' at most and 18-19, pretty cute
>ask her for an oil massage, 1hr for $9
>lead to back private room in back
>"Ok, take all of your clothes off"
>take everything off, cock points at her
>"Now lie down"
>she says something to people outside the room, the door slides open
>THREE more girls walk in and sit around me while I'm butt naked. Two cute, one fat chick.
>"four girl massage ok sir? 15 dollar"
>wtf is this
>put my phone and wallet under the pillow so they can't steal them
>"No, I say one girl"
>"ok ok sir 11 dollar only, four girl oil"
>Four girls rub oil on my back
>turn over after a few minutes
>All four rub oil and graze against my cock occasionally, while chatting in Cambodian
>First girl bends over and whispers, "you want us massage you there sir?"
>she asks for 100, I negotiate down to 60, while being able to play with their tits. Still a ripoff, but whatever.
>Immediately the fat chick grabs it and starts jerking me off, the others just keep randomly rubbing me
>Fat chick is too good, so I pick up the next girl's hand and put it on there
>goes around in a circle like that, finally come with the last girl
>they all clean me up and I have an awkward walk past the people getting foot massages
I may want to get laid there in Thailand when I visit, but I want to do it secretly, not out in the open where everyone can see me go in/browse the shop. Are there any inconspicous massage parlours there?
Try Cherry Massage in Bangkok. It has reviews on Rockitreports http://cherrymassagebkk.com/
Truth is Thais and other Asians whoremonger way more and in a way more depraved manner than the Westerners. The reason western whore mongers are treated with such disdain is not the fucking of hookers, but how out in they open they are about it, and how they have no shame of being seen witth hookers. But you'd be surprised at what goes on in some of those Thai only karaoke bars.
Does anyone have any recommendation for accommodation around the Full Moon Party? I guess I want accessible without being right in the middle so my shit gets smash and grabbed, and ideally would like beach access. May if that makes any difference.
Massage places are everywhere in the country and are pretty discrete, but you can usually only get HJ/BJs there. It's pretty easy to tell the happy ending places vs. the regular ones by the look of the girls out front.
Decent soapy massage places are only in Bkk/Pattaya/Phuket but sex is part of them. I never had a really great experience in one, though - the girls aren't that attractive, and the few that are better looking than the rest get dicks constantly. So the experience isn't great and they can be really sore by the time you see them. The viewing areas with the fishbowl have other people in them when you walk in, though, so it's not totally private.
I've heard there are some gogo bars that have short time hotels upstairs, so at least you wouldn't be seen walking around with the girl outside.
Avoid Bangkok if you can. However, cheap food, lodging and pros. (all genders).
Went to Chiang Mai in July. Had great time - last there 20yrs back. City has grown! Went north, beautiful. Was doing advanced energy and sex training(I'm queer, but training was for straights). Had a great time. Will return in July.
Yeah, just checked some thai birds out on that rocketit reports, not interested in any of them. Which is weird as my friend recently went to bkk and pataya with his wife and said there were loads of good looking thai birds in massage parlours.
Also, and this may be a wierd question, but would you suggest I get laid in Thailand as a virgin? I am a 26 yr old kissless virgin who is approx 240lb, 6'2, and a bit fat/muscular build. Want to finally lose my v card, will it be simple in thailand? This is one of the reasons I want to do is discretley.
Not the anon, you're responding to, but.... You're overthinking this, m8. If you want to lose the V card, Bangkok's as easy as falling off a turnip cart. (1) Go to a massage parlor (any taxi driver will be thrilled to take you as he gets a cut); (2) Pick a girl, pay the cashier; (3) Get massage/poke girl in upstairs room; (4) Profit. No muss, no fuss, simple and discrete -- it's the easiest place for this in the world.
>not interested in any of them
You're poking them, not dating them. But better lookers are of course available, at better parlors, and at higher prices.
Heads up yuropeans or anyone passing through - Norwegian has some ridiculously cheap flights to Bangkok from Oslo in April-May (one way or return). Prices in £s.
Depends on what you want. When will you travel?
We, I 24 and my gf 22, german, went in May last year. Its was off season and "rain" season. Had awesome weather and about 2 rain showers which lasted about one hour. Though was a bit humid sometimes. Tripped from Bangkok over the southern islands, up to Chiang Mai and back to Bangkok.
Since it was offseason the prices were really cheap. Cost us about 1500€ for the whole trip. And we even stayed at 5* hotels at some points. Me and Gf were there for a month.
First 2 days of bangkok were a bit of a cultural shock at first, everything was so stressfull and rapid, the tuk tuk drivers were annoying but i guess thats because there were less tourists there and they have to get every client they can get. Either way was happy when we got out of there after two days of checking temples and stuff. After that we went to Ko Phangan and stayed in a lovley little Bungalow hotel run by a nice family (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g303907-d6771444-Reviews-Haad_Gruad_Beach_Bungalows-Ko_Phangan_Surat_Thani_Province.html#REVIEWS) We did a trip around the island by motorcycle and went to a mile long, empty, white sand beach in a bay on the east side of the island. And the owner of our hotel even went to the Half moon party with us. Go to that or the full moon party if you are there. absolutelty worth it. After that we we traveled to Koh Samui were we went snorkling and had awesome days at the beach. Then we went over to the mainland, across it by bus and over to Koh Phi Phi where we stayed in the Viking hotel. Awesome bungalows in the woods next to the beach. And the private beach is just epic. We also did the overnight stay on the boat in maya bay, which i too also recommend very much. You get to be the only ones to stay in the bay or on the island with 15 other guys and pass the time with drinking, eating and playing games. in the night you go snorkle with plankton (you also go snorkling while you ship to maya bay).
Really one of the best things of the whole trip. After that we went to Koh lanta. We stayed in one of the said 5 star hotels. The hotel was cool and we got an upgrade but The island itself wasnt that special. but we didnt do that much to be honest. It was a bit of a short decission since we had some time left. Hotel staff told us that is really bad for the island in off season because really few tourists go there. After our stay there we got a transfer to the airport via van and went up to Chiang mai. Awesome temples and the night market (we accidently met some brits from out overnight stay in Maya bay there too) is are an absolute must. Got a Thai massage, which may hurt a little but in the end it feels great (no,I didnt request a happy end). After our time in Chiang Mai we went to the Elephant Nature Park were mistreated, tortured elephants were taken care of (Im no vegan fag, but animal cruelty is not my thing. Thats why i didnt want to go to the tiger park on riding an elephant either). We stayed overnight, which i also recommend. You sleep right next to the animals in big bungalows. You get to bathe the elephants and feed them. We even had the luck that it started raining and the elephants started playing in the mud while we were out in the field with them. After That we went back to Bangkok with an overnight bus. Take it. Its cheaper that a flight and the buses look like airplanes inside. Even comfier. You have big seats that lean back and a tv in every seat. Back in Bangkok it was much nicer than the first time. Another 5*Hotel (prices were really cheap because offseason), another upgrad to a suite and a roof pool. We visited the markets, the malls and the cinema before the royal snake farm and a rooftop bar. After that great ending it was time to head back home. Awesome time. You really should visit more than just bangkok if you ever get there.
Is it safe to go solo as a female? I would probably stay at a mid tier hotel just to be safe but I'd want to party some drug and alcohol free. Is that even doable or is everything about sex and drugs?
None of my friends are really into travel so I'd really have to shop around. I guess I can look around online for people's experiences too. Sometimes girls get into bad situations cause they're too trusting or not careful enough. Maybe I'd be okay if I was really careful.
>Sometimes girls get into bad situations cause they're too trusting or not careful enough.
>Maybe I'd be okay if I was really careful.
I saw quite a few single grills in Thailand when I went. They were brave, though... I am nervous enough as a man! There are quite a few YouTubers who have done it. Google around, read experiences, and perhaps grab an updated copy of the Thailand (or Bangkok) Lonely Planet guide. They usually have lots of great tips for female travelers.
Also, you can usually make friends with other girls at the hostel/guesthouse you are staying at. I saw lots of them team up for excursions across the city... Traveling is usually funner/safer in a small group anyways.
Anyone has any advice on semi long term renting. As in for a month or two. How shady is it to sort it over the internet? Should I just book a hotel for a few days and then look around once I arrive? Or would it be better to stay at a hotel for that amount of time? I'd be willing to spend up to about 500 dollars per month.
going to thailand in one week! phuket and koh samui! me and my gf! already paid the flights to and from thai! do you think 1500€ per person for 20 days are ok?? we do not drink too much alcohol and we are ok with normal hotels!
DDproperty is a good way, expect to pay a premium as short term rentals usually charge more. Most local rentals are word of mouth or signs (written in Thai) around a neighborhood. Where are you looking to rent?
Phuket is full of scams as well, read up and listen to this Anon, I would say Phi Phi is not worth more than a day though.
or Phayao if you wanna be one of 5 foreigners.
Had some Swedish friends join me for Songkran in Phayao and since they were all 6ft+ they were a hit with the locals.
1km of lakeside street to play, far less crazy than CM, but tons of fun.
Go to CM if you want utter chaos. Getting wet till 9pm at night.
Ehh, maybe more if partying is counted. It's easy to avoid, but every thread about Thailand always ends up about whores and party spots despite there being dedicated forums to both of these.
You will see a few people advocating to get out to places like Nan, Issan, etc though.
In CM are what kind of tourist are to be expected? I love phuket but the aussies who travel all the way there to drink imported VB (aus beer) at Kangaroo Bar, eat western food and snub thai pro's and street food give me the irks.
Im aus in case your wondering :^)
A big reason why a lot of guys travel to Thailand for sex/party is because they cant get such debauchery in their home country.
Partying for sure, but not sex. That's what you see here, but that's not what you'll see when you actually go to Thailand. The sex tourists stand out pretty dramatically and they're a tiny portion of the whole.
Partying on the other hand, yeah lots go for that. But if you're not into it you can just avoid the big party islands and the party hostels. You won't be missing anything.
Yeah, but usually she's going to be an ex-bargirl or interested in getting a long-distance "boyfriend" that sends her money. Bangkok is a different story though- you can get laid easily there just via tinder without paying.
I was surprised to see it, but other places in Asia are much better and easier for hookups.
Yeah, but usually she's going to be an ex-bargirl or interested in getting a long-distance "boyfriend" that sends her money. Bangkok is a different story though- you can get laid easily there just via tinder without paying.
I was surprised to see it, but other places in Asia are much better and easier for hookups. Too many available white guys in Thailand trying to do the same thing, and too much of a "good girl"/"bad girl" culture.
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That's like that guy, on the island, with the Kiwis.
Just guys, and sheep. So many sheep.
So the new guy, right, he says to the guys,
Shit, guys, I don't know how you handle it. No chix? I haven't got my rocks off in months.
And they say, mate, maaaaaaate, dun worry about it. When you get to horny, you just fuck a sheep.
The guys like na, man, that's a trap, aye, you're pulling my leg.
An they're like nahhhhhhh bro, legit. Fuck a sheep, no-one cares.
Anyway, enough time passes and New Guy finally has had enough.
So he walks over to the mob, grabs a ewe, and drags her behind the bushes for some sweet love makin'.
And the other guys, right, they're laughing at him.
And he's like whhhhhhat, you said it was cool! I knew you were yankin it!
And they're like naaaaaaaaaah mate, we all fuck sheep
Just not the ugly ones
Awkward/ugly looking ugly white guys wandering around alone, usually 50+. Other white guys in Thailand are young or with their wives/families.
I do feel sorry for the old guys that fit the sex tourist profile but are really just there for regular tourism. The sex tourism hotspots might not be the best place for 40+ y/o solo travelers IMO.
I was trying this up when that Pro thread got deleted before I hit send, so a little advice for that OP if he sees this:
It's not hard if you get in with a local, these young girls can often be found in the back of restaurants or karaoke bars that farangs aren't generally allowed.
That said don't do it or seek it out for 2 reasons, one practical and one moral.
1. Practical reason is that of you actively seek it out you might be setting yourself up for jail time or a significant bribe, the same way they do when you ask locals or taxi drivers for drugs.
2. Most of the underage girls aren't doing it voluntarily (aside from the argumentof what age someone can give consent) the underage women in these places (and often the of age women in these Thai only joints) are trafficked from Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Malaysia. Mostly Laos and Myanmar, though.
Age of consent laws in Thailand are odd as they differ for locals and non locals. I know it is 18 if you are not a Thai citizen, I think it's 16 if you are, maybe 14, didn't bother to remember as it doesn't apply to me.
I lived in Chiang mai for years and have only been out for 2 years, but Damn has it become heavy Chinese and lost a lot of its charm from the influx of Bangkok Thais. There is a big backpacker scene but also a young expat scene. Unless you are going to Zoes or backpacker bars, dress up when you go out. CM also has a larger "hippy" group.
me and a friend just booked a room in the space zone (aparrently around 50th - 60th floor) in the baiyoke sky hotel.
didnt really do much research, but i always wanted to stay in a hotel room with a nice view, so i figured it cant be too bad. especially when i pay 40euros/night for it.
can anyone tell me anything about it? especially if the location is good? im mainly in bangkok for the nightlife.
Heading to Thailand for four weeks, 3/3 - 3/28.
Doing BK, a quick trip to Siem Reap for a couple of days, Chang Mai, then to the south for the final ~12 days.
For the Islands I think we want to do:
>Koh Pang nang
And then back to the mainland to fly from BKK to Japan. Is this a bit ambitious for the amount of time we have? Are there better islands to check? Want a good combination of history, partying, and relaxing times on non-crowded islands
Going to Thailand in March. The girl I'm seeing suggested we rent a car for 15000 baht.
Is this even worth doing?
Also she has a place in Khon Kaen, whats the most worthwhile things to do round here?
Has anyone been full moon party?
Any help would be appreciated!
Going to chiang mai in a week. How easy is it to fuck girls over there? Whats the most ill be spending to fuck a hooker if i have to?
Are there thai milfs?
>inb4 get a dating app
I checked out thaifriendly and dateinasia and wasnt too impressed. Most of the girls seem sad and desperate.
In CM you'll probably need to get a hooker if you want to fuck a local. Top end (desu the only girls I was really into) went for 3000 baht for short time (about $90) at Foxy Lady gogo. Stay on Loi Kroh and you can get HJs from the massage girls for 1000 baht.
Keep in mind that the locals are only really easy in Bangkok and many of those are hookers. I had the same experience and met up with one girl, she wasn't a hooker but was just really really weird and crazy, I had to bail.
Military checkpoints. I couldn't get an answer from locals as to what they were looking for, but they're all around the country. North of Khao Lak our van was stopped and they looked around inside.
Wtf were you doing for two full weeks in khao Lak?
Is it arrogant to be disappointed with the way tourism in SE Asia is going now? i.e., I think it's a shame how easy and cheap it is to get over there, because it's filled with Brits and Aussies with no respect for the culture, who just see it as some laid-back place to party. Don't get me wrong, I like to get drunk when I'm abroad too, but that's not the main reason I'd go to a place. I also get annoyed when people like that come home and pretend they a real traveller had a really deep/spiritual experience in Eastern culture, when in reality they spent 99% of the time getting drunk at the hostel with other first-worlders or visiting tourist traps that are inacessible to actual locals.
t. real real traveller
yeah, it means you're a faggot snob who thinks he can tell other people how to have fun. If you don't like spending your whole holiday fuck arseing around drinking beers on a beach, don't do it. Doesn't give you the right to demean people for doing what they want.
I have seen alot of different parts of the world, not all one way or the other. In a few weeks I'm going to phuket for a fortnight, to party and relax with my friends. If I was really interested in getting to know thailand I'd do it much differently, but that's not what this trip is for.
t. a real human bean not a travel snob cocksucker
That bit was a joke 2bh.
Never understood why you shouldn't judge other people really, it's perfectly natural and sensible to judge others. "Hurr durr if you don't like raping women then don't do it. You can't tell me how to have fun".
Now I'm not saying there's anything morally wrong with what you're doing, and if you're a decent person then it will probably be a bit of harmless fun. For other groups of tourists, I think it's a bit of a shame, because they treat the place like shit and make fun of the host culture. I'm sad that countries like Thailand are so cucked by their reliance on tourism money that they allow groups of twentysomething Anglos to disrespect them like that.
Maybe for the tauts and such specifically that make their money from tourists, but try disrespecting the culture or someone personally, to their face, and see how that goes for you. And it's not going to be a one on one fight. And the police will side with the local.
Gym guy here. So long as it has some accommodations and trainers, I'll go with whatever works. Air conditioners and the like aren't necessary, because my native country tends to be hot.
I can personally recommend Banchamek in BKK and Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket.
Banchamek is some fucking legit training, is all I can really say. Not hostile to farang, but not accommodating either. You get out of it what you put into it.
Tiger is pretty much designed to cater to farang. You'll see all types here, but they'll take your training as seriously as you do. At the end of each month they throw a BBQ/party/open fight night.
I used momondo and this screenshot is from an external site, probably a few pounds less to book directly through the airline.
I personally prefer skyscanner, google matrix is pretty good too.
Yes, by a lot. Anything luxury costs more there unless it's a Chinese knock off. Its getting better. 5 years or so you would be paying 2x for the same laptop or camera in Thailand compared to the US
Is the Phuket old town as fucking crazy as the Patong area?
Me and my gf are staying htere for a couple of nights. We wanted somehting cultural/natural. Trekking, exploring and shit. We hated magaluf and mallorca as it was filled with drunk chavs.
Are we safe?
Thanks mate. Found the Tiger website with a quick google search, it really does look like it's made to serve westerners.
The Banchamek gym seems a lot more difficult to contact as a fellow from outside the country, tin comparison—how did you go about doing it?
Why are you going to Phuket then? GTFO Phuket and take a bus or ferry somewhere. It's quick to get somewhere that might actually be interesting to you. Maybe an island, or Khao Sok is a couple hour bus ride north for trekking/exploring.
Was very good "friends" with a girl who trained there. Really good gym, they'll take care of you, arrange fights, etc.
>TMT caters to westerners
And how. Not that this is a bad thing. They'll provide the McDojo experience if that's what someone is looking for but by the same token they're staffed with proven fighters who will help you succeed if fighting is what interests you.
30mins and 500b to get to Patong from there. I did my TEFL cert there in 2006. Getting to beaches and other places is easy enough.
>>1070803 thanks, rarely drink hard anymore, Hell I drink far less often now that I twach in the US and not Thailand. No more "just 1 more promotion" with Thai friends after dinner. The cold has a lot to do with that.
For the longest time I've wanted to have one big, expensive holiday while I'm young (26 almost 27) and I was thinking of Japan (like all good 4chan nerds) but as time goes on I see it more as a sterile, clinical, structured country with a stifling culture and atmosphere. Would that be fair?
Reading this thread makes me want to change my mind. I'm not that interested in sex (not to say I'm disinterested, but it's not the focal point for going) and it sounds like Thailand has a lot to offer despite its reputation.
I'm very introverted and when I was in Boracay last year I really came out of my shell in a couple of the nightclubs. Dancing (badly) with a local girl and having her grind my dick for about twenty minutes. It was the closest to sex I've ever come and were I not with a big group of friends and sharing a room with five others I'd probably have tried for a bit more.
Is Bangkok the sort of place that would suit an introvert by breaking down that normally rigid and "anti-fun" attitude that we tend to have? Nothing about Japan screams "fun". Bangkok does. Are the locals friendly and welcoming like the Philippines where they will invite you to their table and treat you like an old friend?
I was with my friends but went to the toilet and on the way back a group of locals thought I was on my own. They seemed like a fun bunch so I join them for an hour and eventually my friends all came over and we pushed the tables together. Is that likely to happen? Is the language barrier much bigger in Thailand?
Thanks for any response. Sorry about the big wall of text.
Alright lads. Going to Bankok next week for two days. After that not sure where to go as I only have 5 days left. I want to go somewhere away from drunk white chavs, sex perverts and annoying russians. I was deciding between phuket, krabi or chaing mai. What does /trv/ suggest?
My girlfriend is Thai, though pretty tall and thick for a Thai person, though an average to slim western women build. She sued to wear her hair short but added extensions because she was tired of that question..
Oh, easily one to avoid that shit hole, but know that Phi Phi is full of the same people, just less guys trying to bang working girls. For like 2005 and a tiny bit of 2006 Phi Phi was damn nice, before the bullshit returned after the tsunami.
We are staying for a night at Phuket old town, then two days in phi phi, to hit the beaches (hopefully not many chavs in the more secluded ones) and the mainland again, so I'm less worries now.
Help pls. I'm getting fucked by the Visa thingy
I'm traveling to Thailand from jan 27th through MAYBE feb 11th, some more if doing Bangkok. Thing is I wanted to visit vietnam and Cambodia too, but my flight home is from Bangkok. Since I don't have my internal flights yet (I don't know how long I'm staying in bkk and nam) I can't apply to a transit visa.
Can I do a second visa on arrival? Like, Thailand on a visa expedited before arrival, leaving, then coming back for Bangkok or my return flight and get a visa on arrival?
Which country are you from? If you are from a developed country going in and out of Thailand is never a problem. If you are from a third world shithole, it might be more problematic.
I'd be pretty surprised if you couldn't. It would be obvious that you weren't abusing the system.
If you don't want to risk flying into BKK and not being able to enter, try entering Thailand from a land border. The guards there are more relaxed.
In any case, Thai tourist visas are not very difficult to get. I've heard of it being over and done with within a day, at least in Penang.
So it would be safe? As in a decently fcentric place and not incredibly fuck happy burocrats trying to keep me out?
I don't even know how reliable taxis/public transit is in Vietnam, so getting there might be troubling for a first time solo traveler.
>Like getting a Thai visa in vietnam
Thailand is on arrival for nearly everyone.
>Could I get a regular visa, and then exit the country to Vietnam
Vietnam is only visa-on-arrival for the Saigon airport and even then you have to register online in advance or something.
Get your Vietnamese visa from the embassy in Bangkok, if you're quick and careful and pay for same day then you can get it in about two hours. Turn up in the morning a little before closing time (about 11am I think) and hand in the paperwork and visa photo, turn up at 1pm-ish and collect your visa. It's pretty easy to get.
I don't have on arrival privileges with Thailand. Again, passport isn't from any non shit tier country.
Vietnam visa is easy and a couple of friends are guiding me through getting one in Bkk. The only problem is getting into Thailand again for my flight home.
By Krabi I assume you mean Ao Nang? Railay is 10 minutes away by taxi boat and you don't really need more than 1-2 days in Ao Nang and 1-2 days for the whole of the Railay/Phra Nang area
Okay, so I didn't know a few countries had been given new temporary visa-free powers just a few months ago. Bongs get 15 days, which us Nordics have had for years. And your visa waiver is set to expire next year, ours is forever.
Because that room is for couples idget. Sleep in the dorm like a normal hosteler and it's about 11 euro. Or are y'all specifically looking for hotels? On this board if you don't specify people will assume hostel.
Hi i budget 500 baht a day for everything. But i don't move around the county much just started in 1 place for my whole trip. 250 for room 150 for food 100 for transport and ciggetes and other things,. 25 to 35 baht is how much you should pay for most thai food sometimes a little more.
>it's going to be 2-3 weeks of eating food, culture, sea and a good time
this is an anonymous Angolan acrobatics board op you don't need to lie to us
>it's going to be 2-3 weeks of cheap thai pussy, getting hammered and general degeneracy.
>Should you get a suit made whilst you're there?
Only if you're an autistic faggot.
>(Vaccination)Required? What to get?
Just wear a rubber and you'll be fine.
>Which places are memes that are actually shit
Literally everything but the hookers and alcohol is meme tier, hell even the hookers are shit tier but at least they're cheap.
>I'm going to be taking a lot of photos as I'm a photographer, I can't wait to go. Should I be worried about my camera being stolen?
Going to Thailand/Philippines at the end of the year and into next year.
Right now the plan is to spend two weeks in Philippines, do new years in Boracay, then fly to Thailand, do some island hopping, and finish up with the full moon party.
I'm wondering, would it be better to spend all four weeks in just Thailand or just the Philippines? If so, which?
What would be better for new years, Pattaya, Boracay, or somewhere else in one of those two countries?
I'm going on this trip to get laid (won't be paying for it, don't have to), get fucked up and party like a degenerate, check out natural beauty, and check out cool cultural shit like temples. More or less in that order so keep that in mind should you choose to answer.
>>(Vaccination)Required? What to get?
>Just wear a rubber and you'll be fine.
Not from HepB he won't be.
OP, get your Hep B shots. Also Hep A if you aren't already immune.
You basically get Hep B if you're going further than your letterbox, it's pretty common and easy to catch. Anywhere that serves kind of dirty food can give it to you.
Boracay is horrendously overdeveloped and busy at the best of times. Not to say I don't recommend it (I really do) but NYE must be insane there due to the poor infrastructure and crowds.
You can play the never go raw card, but all these knocked up women and single mothers shows raw us pretty common, no matter how you feel about it.
Side note: whoa how is this still bumping past 300?!?!
You will have to be quick to catch the last train. Otherwise you'll need to get a taxi and that'll be 300-400baht. If you weren't on a budget I'd just tell you to stay at the airport hotel. Or, hell, if you arrive late, sleep at the airport. Plenty of people do that.
Bros, gonna be in Thailand/Cambodia for a month.
Vaccines yes/no? How big of a deal is it and which ones are super important? I'm fairly sure I'm up to date on Hep A/B because I had to get shots for a finger print card 4 years ago, but I'm foggy on the details. Some say yes, some say no.
>My flight will be arriving at bangkok 11 pm local time. Any good 24/7 hostels you could recommend
As you go through immigration, keep an eye on anyone that looks like backpacker scum.
Say hi at the baggage claim and suggest sharing a taxi into Kaohsan rd.
Then just walk down Kaohsan rd looking for a hostel with a free bed, there'll be some. And they'll all have someone on the door at night to get money from people like you.