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what a muppet this guy is under the influence staggering round an atm machine 2am would cause suspicion any where, you have to read between the lines as the guy deleted his post

Odd encounter with Thai police last night. Warning to people heading to Thailand


Oh shit a cop stopped a drunk guy at 2am??? Holy shit thats crazy. That could only happen in a place that is surely 'risky' and 'has it out for westerners.' Definitely stay out of Thailand. What a dangerous place. Such scams! Good idea to flea to the safe haven that is Cambodia. Please update us on your adventures as you seem to be a seasoned, rational world traveller!

What's weird is I've lived in Thailand for almost 4 years and I have not once been hassled by the police and I have never felt like any Thai person has tried to take advantage of me. I mean I've probably over paid for some stuff because of "falang pricing" but that hardly counts.

Did something else happen to you on the trip? Being questioned by the police and having your stuff searched may suck but it's by no means unusual. That alone doesn't seem like it'd be so traumatic as to make you scared to transit through the airport.

Awareness of what? That the police stopped and frisked you? You are aware that can happen in others countries, including the US and Europe, right? And it isn't that common here. For background, there have been more than a few European gangs here that scam ATM machines with illegitimate cards. By your own admission you were slightly drunk at 2 am in the morning using an ATM machine. It is quite possible they decided to have a check. Nothing was taken from you and nobody hurt you. I am sure it was not fun, but hardly something to make your average tourist think twice about visiting.

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i had to laugh at this article in duel pricing is not only in Thailand but also applies to New Zealand's great walks

Price rise, part of a trial to raise money for maintenance and combat overcrowding, will apply to the popular Milford Track among others

The Milford Track in New Zealand, known as ‘the finest walk in the world’. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian

Tourists to New Zealand will soon have to pay double the fee that locals do to use huts and campsites located on some of the country’s great walks.

The move is part of a trial by the government that seeks to gain extra revenue to maintain the network of walks – one of the country’s major tourist drawcards.
'World’s finest walk': New Zealand’s Milford Track being spoiled by tourist hordes
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“New Zealand’s nine great walks are premier tracks that pass through unique and spectacular scenery and are a magnet for international visitors,” said the conservation minister, Eugenie Sage.

She said the seven-month trial from October will provide information on the effectiveness of pricing as a tool to manage visitor pressure.

“It is also part of setting and maintaining a fair pricing system for New Zealanders.”
Half as serious and less / Re: The great Thailand vloggers war - Village in Korat
« Last post by thaiga on June 04, 2018, 11:56:44 AM »
wonder how many farangs have done the same thing - what you see, that's exactly how it is. a visit is fine and an eye opener, but not many go the distance, that's understandable.

THAI WOMEN, LIFE IN VILLAGE: northern Thailand women, thai village girl, travel from Bangkok Pattaya
Animals & Wildlife / Re: Korat: Farangs Flock to Study Thai Cobras
« Last post by nan on June 03, 2018, 07:11:27 PM »
i read that wrong for minute / Farangs Flock to Study Thai Cobblers, there's a few about  :lol
Scams & Crime / Re: Why Do Farangs Fall For Scams?
« Last post by nan on June 03, 2018, 07:08:42 PM »
Why Do SOME Thai Women Fall For Scams? greed i suppose / Surachet said the gang used the same old tactic of pretending to be handsome western men / is there any  :) let alone give their money up as well / greed and common sense then / all that worry and their names given out.
Scams & Crime / Re: Why Do Farangs Fall For Scams?
« Last post by Johnnie F. on June 03, 2018, 03:15:42 PM »
Why Do Farangs Thai Women Fall For (Farang) Scams?

Six foreigners, two Thai women arrested in alleged romance scam

Tourist police have arrested six foreigners and two Thai women for allegedly deceiving Thai women into wiring them money in a suspected romance scam.

Deputy tourist police chief Pol Maj-General Surachet Hakpal paraded the eight suspects at a press conference at the Royal Thai Police head office.

Surachet said the gang used the same old tactic of pretending to be handsome western men seeking to marry Thai women and sent them gifts but the women needed to wire them some money for customs clearance.

He said the suspects were arrested at a rented house in Krathu district, Phuket province, on Wednesday.

The six foreigners were identified as Nigerians Eriri Franklin, 23, Marcelinus Chijioke Mbakwe, 32, Ogochukwu John Obioha, 30, and Nnamdi Barnabas Agubosim, 32, Ugandan Emmanuel Kasujja, 37, and Pedro Da Silva, 28, from Guinea-Bissau.

The two Thai women were identified as Wijittra Amsuek, 25, and Jiraporn Phannarat, 29.

Jiraporn is the girlfriend of Kasujja while Wijittra allowed her bank accounts to be used for the victims to transfer money to, Suraschet said.

Surachet said the two latest victims were women living in Nakhon Ratchasima and Buri Ram provinces, who transferred Bt28,000 and Bt20,000 respectively to the gang.

The six foreigners were also found to have overstayed their visas, Surachet added.

The Nation
Animals & Wildlife / Korat: Farangs Flock to Study Thai Cobras
« Last post by thaiga on June 03, 2018, 12:56:06 PM »
Farangs Flock to Study Thai Cobras

Photo: Matichon

 A university’s postgraduate program in cobra biology has drawn all Western students and a lack of interest by Thai students.

Pongthep Suwanwaree, a biology lecturer at the Nakhon Ratchasima province school, said no Thai students have enrolled in the program and all five master’s students and two doctoral students are from the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Portugal.

“This specialized biology major at the university is the only one in the world. It is for people who are interested in snakes, particularly tropical-region snakes like cobra and king cobra,” the associate professor said, adding that students get to visit the serpents’ natural habitat for research, as it is only 30 minutes from the university.

The university, established in 1990, is one of the nine national research universities in Thailand.

Asked why there no Thai students enrolled, Ponthep said Thai students feel they don’t know what they could do with such specialized knowledge.

“Thai children have been inculcated to fear and despise snakes,” the lecturer said.

Foreign students, he added, said during application interview that they love snakes, find them charming and cannot find them to study in nature back home.

“At the department, we conduct in depth studies, particularly field work and how to catch snake and radio tag them, be it cobras or king cobras, so we can monitor their movement and life until we can understand their true natures,” Pongthep said.

The snakes’ human neighbors couldn’t understand it either, at first.

“When I first took them out for a field work, local villagers were surprised and wondered what these farang were doing,” the herpetologist said. “When I said we were going after king cobras, they laugh and said don’t you people have better things to do?”

Since then, the local residents have become more understanding and now volunteer to catch the snakes.
like i said the comments. lol ;D the guy seems to think scams are good though, listen 1:20. his name is SICK BUFFALO Arh! i think i know why  ::)

The man said to me "Pussy ping pong show"  being a cat lover I couldn't resist the chance of watching them play table tennis

Top 10 Thailand scams - I got scammed in Pattaya.... What to look out for...
Half as serious and less / Re: The versatile motorcyc - no prizes
« Last post by thaiga on June 03, 2018, 12:23:37 PM »
there's no prizes for guessing what going to happen  ::)

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Don't Answer These Questions in Thailand - sometimes the comments are better than the video

My Thai girlfriend told me that a small penis shouldn't matter in a relationship if we care deeply about each other. Still wish she didn't have one, though.
Don't Answer These Questions in Thailand
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