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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    Then my $500,000 savings would dry up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDMA View Post
    my daughter


    Did u bring her wiv u?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    I presume she doesn't view sitting on a plastic chair in front of a shophouse with a large Singha as something to go in the plus column.
    I doubt that she would bat an eyelid. He is on holiday after all..... the guys earned it.
    Don't worry. We all look the same to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangkok Phil View Post
    I presume she doesn't view sitting on a plastic chair in front of a shophouse with a large Singha as something to go in the plus column.
    Compared to doing the same in England... and the price of beer ... even if it's bad, it's still all good.
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    I suspect the major part of all this is for most people (me included) post hoc rationalisation; you find yourself somewhere and then invent reasons why you're there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanR View Post
    then invent reasons why you're there.
    I wouldn't say that. There are things I didn't know about before I came here.

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    Thread summary...

    some would...some wouldn't...
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    Ah, things are never as good as you remember. Besides, why go where you've already been (except home of course)?

    IMO Thailand is over-rated. Cheep beer/cheap sex/available women. All that isn't a draw for me. All their superstitions and voodoo shit, afterlife, pandering to the rich with merit making, yuck.

    I think the mistake we make is our assessment of Thailand through the rose glasses of the farang. Look at stats, cold as they are they're still tell tale. Thailand isn't that hot chick in the Rajabhat mini, it's closer to that granny sitting on a tree stump chewing beetle nut. Nice folks not doubt about it. Poor people are usually nice folks. Being poor and aggressive won't get you far.

    Your attraction to Thailand is only as strong as your having something/somewhere to compare it to. There are (foreign-friendlier) Latin American countries that put Thailand to shame, even if your criteria is booze and women. Y'all don't know what you're missing. You gotta go there to know there. Just an opinion of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    All that isn't a draw for me. All their superstitions and voodoo shit, afterlife, pandering to the rich with merit making, yuck.
    i liked the idea of a "Buddish"country before i got here, until i found out that the Thai version was about how the right amulet can stop the wrong bullet.

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    Latin American countries that put Thailand to shame, even if your criteria is booze and women.
    name names. don't tell My Intended.

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    Here's some advantages, let's take Costa Rica:

    More beautiful than Thailand.
    Animals and cool-looking insects everywhere.
    Christians who will confess to lying and thievery being a sin.
    Better looking girls.
    More comported people.
    Easy to learn language.
    Much more beautiful language.
    Much more useful language.
    A capitol city with an ideal climate.
    More coast line than California.
    Gringo friendly.
    You can go (as I once did) to the home of the president, knock on his door and be received.
    No military.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    Here's some advantages, let's take Costa Rica:

    More beautiful than Thailand.
    Animals and cool-looking insects everywhere.
    Christians who will confess to lying and thievery being a sin.
    Better looking girls.
    More comported people.
    Easy to learn language.
    Much more beautiful language.
    Much more useful language.
    A capitol city with an ideal climate.
    More coast line than California.
    Gringo friendly.
    You can go (as I once did) to the home of the president, knock on his door and be received.
    No military.
    Then why don't you go back there and stop bothering us?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben2talk View Post
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    Carry a gerbil round with you, eh?

    They have Internet you putz. Why not stop faking your teacher prowess?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    Carry a gerbil round with you, eh?

    They have Internet you putz. Why not stop faking your teacher prowess?
    You're saying that I am the only person you work so hard to bother?
    It has nothing to do with my abilities as a teacher. If you think Costa Rica is so impressive then I think you really should go there.

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    It isn't fair to mention advantages without some disadvantages:

    It's kinda far if you live in Europe or North America.

    There isn't much work there.

    The typical Tico (Costa Rican) food is pretty bland. Usually you'll not see even salt or pepper on a dining table.

    Although there's no military there are plenty of cops in plain clothes.

    The capitol city of San Jose has a lot of exhaust smoke. 95% of the cars, buss' and trucks are diesel.

    Not a good place if you're gay.

    Not a good place for a woman unescorted.



    Some more advantages I forgot:

    Tico boys don't get upset over a gringo (Macho is actually the term there) stealing his girl.

    It's a peace-centered society.

    There are about 7-8 facial/body types that are prevalent. Truly a good looking "race." Blue, gray, hazel and green eyes are common.

    They are cooperative. I once saw a boy snatch a woman's hand bag and then a mass of pedestrians descended on him.

    Renewing a visa is no problem.

    They don't discriminate Blacks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben2talk View Post
    If you think Costa Rica is so impressive then I think you really should go there.
    If you haven't mastered grammar-school English I think you should find another occupation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    IMO Thailand is over-rated.
    I think that's about right jonny.

    Still a nice place place to get out of the cold though...

    Maybe not from El Paso, but certainly from Yellowknife.
    When being run out of town, get in front of the crowd and make it appear like a parade.

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