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54 minutes ago, Maitdjai said:

. . .  boring shopping malls, and a 7/11 every 200 Meters.

Oh, but Russians love shopping malls and 7/11s. See lots of them in there. Two of Thailand's attractions. 😉

 

I'd miss all those lovely Russian women roaming around Pattaya if they left. Just to watch them, a friend of mine even makes it a point to drink his daily beer ration near an intersection with a Russian-favored hotel and a concentration of 7/11s and Family Marts Russians frequent. Even the old couples often have a lovely daughter in tow.

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Another story and the usual doom and gloom on the future of Thailand's tourist industry.

 

We know of many reasons why less should come to to the land of scams and dangers but still they come, can anyone see it going down the drain any time soon?

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In the tourist areas, the Vietnamese overcharged me way more than Thais do.  

I will stick with Thailand for the lesser of the two evil.  

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The Russians are the only reason I stopped going to Jomtien in high season. Trying to get to Pattaya in a baht bus meant waiting as around a dozen or more buses passed by with Russians packed in like sardines half of them already drunk and trying to get back to Jomtien They storm The baht buses (usually the first 2) like they were evacuating a war zone

 

They are not zero dollar tourists but your hard pressed to see them in restaurauants unless its central world food court or Jomtien markets and most certainly never in bars unless you include 711s

 

Vietnam can have them good riddance

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i was in siagon 2 weeks ago, the main city center was crowded of western and asian tourist. most of the westeners seems to be 20-40 , the " full moon party people" style

Discos open,  no closing hour until early morning

Mortorbiketaxis was chaging fixed rate by grab ,,most trips below 1 usd ..for ex 2 km aprox 15000 or 0,60usd , taxi from airport was only 6 USD

The hotel ,standard hotel big room big bed working aircon and flat tv in disrtrict 1 was only 20 usd

the city seems bussy even in may compare to bkk at night

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3 hours ago, madmen said:

No chance they love walking st way to much. Nothing like that in Vietnam

 

Might not be a walking street yet but there are plenty of dongs waiting

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2 minutes ago, lapamita said:

i was in siagon 2 weeks ago, the main city center and i wonderd because it was crowded of western and asian tourist. most of the westeners seems to be 20-40 , the " full moon party people" style people , very wondering bcs may is low season

Discos open,  no closing hour until early morning

Mortorbiketaxis was chaging fixed rate by grab ,,most trips below 1 usd ..for ex 2 km aprox 15000 or 0,60usd , taxi from airport was only 6 USD

The hotel ,standard hotel big room big bed working aircon and flat tv in disrtrict 1 was only 20 usd

the city is cheaper compare to bangkok

the city seems bussy even in may compare to bkk at night

by the way in saigon at night , have a waling street in district 1

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I have a feeling the Viets will not be as tolerant with all the Russian hookers as Thailand is

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2 hours ago, cheapcanuck said:

Was in Vietnam a few months ago. The Russians have taken over the Island of Phu Quoc.

Completely agree. Went to Phu Quoc this Dec after a 10 year gap and everything is worse. The whole place caters to the Russian tourists - direct flights and no visa required. All signs in Russian, store clerks speaking to me in that sh!t language (and I've got Russian heritage), low class Russians all over the place - just really awful.

I even stayed at a high end hotel and still nearly half the guests were Russian (although a better quality but still rude and obnoxious). A new massive development south of the airport seemingly caters to them as well with signs in Cyrillic. I'm never going back to Phu Quoc.

Last week I was in Da Nang, hardly any Russians there. So that's my happy place.

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For Nha Trang Vietnam the damage has already begun due to the hordes of the Russians first and now the Chinese. What was once a great under the radar place to go and enjoy beaches, mountains with the crowds now is no more. At least so far the slovenly, rude, ignorant Russians have not invaded beautiful Chiang Mai.

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3 hours ago, Ulic said:

No doubt in my mind. Cheaper booze, cleaner streets, and beaches. Nha Trang is full of Russians. The only thing holding back Vietnam on eating Thailands tourism industry lunch on all fronts is Vietnam not currently giving free 30-day visa exempt/visa on arrival service to a wider number of countries (like Thailand) and more direct international flights. Once these two issues are addressed Thailands tourist numbers will plummet.

You don't understand.  We want the Russians to go to Vietnam.  We hope the Chinese will also, but that may be asking for a bit too much. 

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22 minutes ago, lipflipper said:

At least so far the slovenly, rude, ignorant Russians have not invaded beautiful Chiang Mai.

 

Because they are not so ignorant as that;
they know how much the air of the city and the province are more than polluted ...:crying:

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Yes oh yes pretty please. And let the Chinese follow.

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