Author Topic: Ah…Thailand! Home sweet home!  (Read 687 times)

Offline thaiga

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Ah…Thailand! Home sweet home!
« on: August 01, 2017, 06:43:07 PM »
When I think of Thailand I think of……home

A survey carried out last month and announced this week said that Thais believe when foreigners think of Thailand they think of sex.

It got me thinking – did I ever think like that or have my rose tinted
specs blurred all distinctions and left me not only old but somewhat
blinded and senile.

I think the truth is that while in my earliest days in the kingdom I
never really thought the day started till about 11pm and bedtime
before four AM was vaguely square, there have been many intervening
years in which Thailand has constantly reinvented itself in my mind.

There is however one constant that I have felt ever since I was a wide
eyed 20 year old crossing a bridge on foot at Sungei Kolok and
entering Thailand for the first time – it has always felt like home.

I count myself lucky in this regard as so many on a forum like
Thaivisa seem, at the very least, to be miserable in Thailand and
often quit its shores altogether for some place where the grass
appears greener.

Good luck with that – I once thought along those lines after a
romantic disappointment until I woke up one morning in Copacabana and
thought what an idiot I had been. I dashed into a travel agent and
bought a ticket straight back to Bangkok before I ran out of money.

The day I got back – two days before Wimbledon beat Liverpool in the
FA Cup Final in 1988 – I met the woman who became my wife. On the same
night I also met the woman who became my girlfriend…but that is
another story.

Still, it was no surprise to me to see that Thais think foreigners
associate the country with sex. If the truth be told, if Thais were
able to shrug off the stock-responses that their culture often demands
of them they would admit to the self-same thoughts.

Lots more here
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

Offline sowhat

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Re: Ah…Thailand! Home sweet home!
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 02:28:49 PM »
Thais believe when foreigners think of Thailand they think of sex :o

i think that is correct,on my first days of coming to Thailand,if i mentioned to people in the UK, off to Thailand for a holiday, they would smirk :evilgrin give that grin and say something of the sexual nature jokingly.

beautiful beaches, temples, great food, But for a lot of people, the first thing that comes to mind when they think of Thailand is