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  1. Hi I haven't been to Thailand in 5 years and I will be back in November. Question I have is doAmerican atm cards still work on Thai bank ATM's ? The reason I ask that is that the world has moved on to chip and pin cards while america is the only country that still uses the magnetic strip cards. Should I get something like the Travelex cash card that has pin and chip ?
  2. Hi I'm planing on taking a very long tour of Asia China India Thailand but instead of buying a multi country ticket in the states . I was thinking it might be cheaper for me to just buy a ticket to Thailand and from there buy tickets to China and India. I would like to spend 3 months in Thailand and the rest of my time in the other countries and finaly returning home from Thailand back to the USA . Question I have is if I arrive in Thailand with a round trip ticket dated 8 months later from entry to return will I have any problems with immigration officials upon entry? Being that Thailand just gives 30 entry visas would they ask me any questions regarding what I'm planing on doing for such a long time between entrry and return?
  3. The cheapist and best way to send money is trough moneygram anything less then $900 dollars is only $10 dollars to send. I wouldn't even trust the post office here in America sending cash. thanks for your advice
  4. Hi Everyone I am thinking of sending a box of various goodies to my Thai friends through the postal service from America. My worry is that knowing how the postal service is in developing countries wil it get through intact? Have any of you had experience with this?
  5. I live in the Bay Area and work in San Francisco I'll drop on by
  6. Actually I just read the writer is American but grew up in Africa. I guess that explains why he finds some Thai foods strange.
  7. A number of these dishes are not all that strange. You can find a number of them in America in any area with a large Asian are Chinese population. Duck beaks, Chicken feet, Black duck eggs, durian can all be found in the Chinatown where I live in California.With the exception of Durian most of these dishes taste pretty good. The author was Probably originaly from somewhere in the Midwest where there wasn't much of a Asian population.
  8. Actually nowadays all people have to do is walk by you and your card number is picked up by a mobile scanner they carry on there person To protect yourself from this you should cover your card in a secure sleeve.They protect your card from electronic eavesdropping. Check out WWW.IDSTRONGHOLD.COM
  9. You should try Moneygram its cheaper $9 dollars to send up to 900 dollars to Thailand,you can pick up money at most thai Banks. Check out there website www.moneygram.com
  10. Actually i've been going there for a number of years everytime I'm in Pattaya Im not British but i do like the huge greasy breakfast they serve there,sausage fried potatoes,bacon,tomatoes,mushrooms fried bread,baked beans tea and toast great deal at 160 baht!
  11. In Islamic history its a tradition to build a Mosque in a place you Conquered are victorius. Even my muslim friends admit this. IT was politicaly stupid for Obama to weigh in,in support of the Mosque.Current polls have 65% of Americans opposed to the mosque and 52% of Democrats against it to. to me this is a slap in the face to America.I was supportive of Mr Obama up to this point, heres another Democrat mr obama lost.
  12. you can buy those in the USA i buy the three in one Nescafes here and other similiar brands. If you live near a Chinatown you can buy them at most asian markets
  13. Wow just took a look at that picture of Buck Angel.Fucking that is not a matter of gay are straight,you would have to be one sick motherfucker fucking! Im going to have nightmares tonight
  14. After one has been to Thailand many times I think one gets jaded.When you first come here its like a adult disneyland with so many beautiful girls.After you been here a long time people start taking things for granted.Once fully satiated with the Asian experience,white girls then start looking good again!
  15. Saw Avatar at Siam Paragon good special effects story not so original'cowboys and Indians in space thats all.However really Enjoyed Sherlock Holmes,downey was great in that!
  16. Thats why I don't usually stay in Bangkok anymore.Pattaya far cheaper and lots to do.You can still get a cute girl for a Thousand,Now a superstar will costs you a lot more but still cheaper then Bangkok
  17. Saw Paranormal Activity,very boring"Men who stare at Goats"was funny Glooney was good in that.Also saw "The Vampires Assistant"Liked that one to
  18. flacko

    A Good Red wine..

    Even gallo wines would be expensive in Thailand
  19. flacko

    A Good Red wine..

    Generaly California wine should have a higher Alcohol content then European wines 13,14 some even 15 percent due to warmer climate higher sugar content longer hangtime with grapes. That is a pretty low price for a California Wine in Thailand.The tarrif for imported wine in Thailand is pretty dam high,I think 80% so i am surprised at the price
  20. T minus 5 days and 12 hours for me Looking forward to meeting old friends and delicious Thai food
  21. Milk enemas! I guess the milk industry could use that for there latest"GOT MILK COMMERCIALS!"
  22. Its not so bad really.I couldn't really taste the meat small and bony taste overpowered by chiles,and according to Thai tradition to be downed with lots of Thai whiskey.Well thats what my host said.Between the two i think the Thai whiskey was the worst!
  23. Had rat at a Thai friends house in Ayuthaya once,prepared stirfried with lots of chilies couldn't taste much flavor of the meat very bony not much meat, overpowered by the Chile's.Seemed like more of a Appetizer to be eaten with friends while drinking Thai Whiskey
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