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Posted by: Taman Tun
« on: October 30, 2018, 06:32:26 PM »

The rumour is that the whole block on Soi 11 which once included Cheap Charlie’s will be developed as an annex of Bumrumgrad Hospital catering mainly to Arabs.  Soi 11 is not what it used to be, or am I just getting very old?
Posted by: Johnnie F.
« on: September 15, 2018, 03:22:58 PM »

Hitch hikers, of course. It's still pretty much in use in Europe and some other parts of the Western world, where public transportation costs a fortune. It was extremely popular for college kids once. Often you met people who not only gave you a ride, but were hospitable in many ways. But once you looked beyond that age most people expected you to pay for your rides, take the train or bus or organize a shared ride over the local newspaper etc. The share-a-ride traveling became popular. The internet helped that with social media like, a way of traveling considered much safer than hitch hiking.

In Thailand hitch hiking isn't only in conflict with the image of the rich foreigner. For college kids over here it might be dangerous; for adults inappropriate.
Posted by: thaiga
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:27:48 PM »

So what would you call these guys wandering round different countries, begging lifts, beg packers, back packers or hitch hikers cheap charlies or scroungers even. the question being, have they really got no money or are they saving their money to buy other things. does it make the farang/expat look good in the eyes of some people. foreigners trying to get money to pay for their travels have been in the news a lot lately. I hitch hiked when i was a teen in my country, nobody seemed to think it was wrong, although i don't think i would of done it here. But people will video anything nowadays, who knows they might get 5 minutes of fame.


Posted by: thaiga
« on: August 26, 2018, 02:10:25 PM »

Two Twatpackers Fined For Scamming Phuket Locals   heres the story

pic@ TTP/Newshawk
Posted by: thaiga
« on: May 06, 2018, 09:29:17 PM »

great sale lol

Posted by: thaiga
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:54:10 PM »

Saturday Night On Silom Road  full story + pics

Posted by: nan
« on: February 28, 2018, 10:19:45 PM »

the new expat nothing in the pocket,nothing in the head,or on it with most :)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: February 28, 2018, 05:05:11 PM »

Whenever you think times are hard - think again
Posted by: thaiga
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:21:02 PM »

The famous Cheap Charlies bar which was loved by so many is making a comeback after it's farewell in march, to reopen at a new location.

Cheap Charlie’s has been a roadside bar for 35 years, loved by so many, opens dec.1st location close to on nut, under The Beacon Place on Soi Sukhumvit 50
Posted by: thaiga
« on: September 30, 2017, 05:12:17 PM »

dual pricing does it damage farangs mind or Thailands image ;)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:09:06 PM »

You can see he's not a buffalo  ;)
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 24, 2017, 07:14:27 PM »

My SUPER CHEAP $80 a Month Apartment - Not an apartment it doesn't have a kitchen

My SUPER CHEAP $80 Apartment in Thailand!
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 13, 2017, 07:12:23 PM »

From tonight, Thursday 13th July, the 700 baht bar fine fee is back :-[ at Bangkok Bunnies

Why well here's the story

Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 09, 2017, 09:22:56 PM »

of course someones got to foot the bill - but i can't believe some pay up to 5k :-[ as in stickboys article below.

 I’m not even mentioning that 5k madness from some Cowboy bars. That’s stupid money.
Posted by: Baby Farts
« on: July 09, 2017, 07:03:13 PM »

This reminds me when car dealers have promotions where they give a rebate on the purchase of a new car...say 1,500 dollars, but then increase the invoice cost of the car by 2,500 dollars.  The customer thinks he's getting a good deal.  No bar fine, but the cost for short time and long time will increase.  Just watch.
Posted by: sowhat
« on: July 09, 2017, 12:30:00 AM »

lets hope they have enough girls to go round or they'll have a dry pub  :lol :lol :lol
Posted by: thaiga
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:42:39 PM »

WOW! will all the cheap charlies be on the move to nana as Stickboy reports there is no bar fines at Bangkok bunnies at nana, is this a sign of the times, is this saying something  :) The article states. From this Monday, July 10, Bangkok Bunnies on the ground floor of Nana Plaza will not be charging customers a bar fine to take a dancer out the bar.

Bunnies Go Bonkers And Abolish Bar Fines
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 30, 2017, 09:02:34 PM »

RIP Cheap Charlie’s, Shame to see it go, been there about 34 years, The legendary dive bar is being closed down for urban development. Very popular with expats was cheap charlies, the patrons of the bar have been 80 percent foreign and 20 percent Thai. A humble little bar that people were happy to go, condo here we come.

Cheap Charlie's is Closing Down
Posted by: thaiga
« on: June 30, 2017, 01:17:52 PM »

What is a cheap charlie, if you don't think whatever is on offer is worth the value to what's being asked, then you don't buy it, yes you might get called a cheap charlie, better than getting mugged off.
You often hear thai people speak, Farang good or Cheap charlie, the good farang is the one that hands over his money on demand but the cheap charlie is the one that refuses to do so. Maybe he has worked hard all his life and is not throwing his money away on people he doesn't really know. So he avoids being taken to the cleaners, does that make him a bad guy, a cheap charlie, or a sensible guy. not a mug.

The saying came from vietnam from the war days and was usually directed at the GIs that would try and get laid for a chewing gum. you hear it in pattya and the likes of.

Now if you don't like being called a cheap charlie or kee-ne-el then go and ring all the bells in the bars and you will be called, farang jai dee or charles until your money runs out ;D

Cheap Charlie bar, Bangkok
Posted by: nan
« on: June 29, 2017, 02:50:32 PM »

cheap charlies  Twatpacker Express

why are some called cheap charlies,are they mean or maybe they just no an attempt to define the term “Cheap Charlie” which sounds a bit of an insult,but is it,just opposite to a big spender. many times the farang will call other farangs Cheap Charlie.a cheap Charlie does not want a good deal but want two times the value for nothing. a bar girl might call you a Cheap Charlie as one last attempt make you pay too much.

GOOD NEWS for the cheap charlies,  A new Cheap Charlie bus service where Twatpackers can travel from Khaosan Road to Suvarnabhumi Airport. just 60 baht. If you plan on using the service in the future, remember to come prepared with nose and ear plugs. The bus is gonna stink of sweaty twatpackers and the
ballsh*t-meter will be in the red with all their worldly tales.i was an airline pilot once,i was in the sas before that