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BANGKOK 19 August 2019 00:17
Lemonlime

Why did u guys choose Thailand over the Philippines??

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Just curious

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1 minute ago, BritManToo said:

VISA was easy, flights were cheap 10 years back.

 Now it's the other way round.

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I never looked at the Philippines. Came her for a good job opportunity decades ago. More than happy.

 

I have visited the Philippines 3 times for work matters. Every time less then satisfied with work progress etc. One time a hand guns brawl broke out on the work site. My team, including 3 Japanese engineers fled. Police refuse to come they are frightened by both gangs.

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2 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

Went to to Philippines to meet a woman met on the internet, early days for that as in 1996, she was a banker from Oregon. She grew up in Zambuanga and had body guards when growing up. She was back there to sort out her brothers affairs who had been kidnapped by Islamic militants for ransom, betrayed by his bodyguards but it went wrong and they killed him after the money was paid.

The only place I have ever been mugged was at 8.30 on a Sunday morning in Manila, I tried going to Angeles while she went off to Zambuanga but found that depressing, the girls were far worse than Thai sex workers, some were 'cherry girls' who did not put out others were fond of taking the money (paid up front then) then not putting out. Roxas boulevard in Manila had been cleaned up by then, so yes you can stamp out the sex trade if determined. The whole atmosphere seemed to have an air of desperation about it with people trying to get out of the place, you could not even get into the airport without a ticket. Added to that it's the only place I got serious food poisoning and that must have been from a 5 star Hotel. Some nice people but a horrible depressing place.

 Years back at doors to big shopping malls armed guards closely checked everybody. Most were turned away. If you did get in good chance to get repeatedly hassled by working girls and boys.   

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Previous posts have covered issues about safety, bodyguards and security. (Huge minus.)

A big one for me (and I was friendly with a young lady in the Philippines for a while) - never found any good local food. Even the 'foreign' food was different. Great beer though.

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i had been to neither, but thailand was far and away more famous as tourist destination, so it tipped the balance.

today, i know phil has shitty electric and its painful for me to travel so it tip the scale for staying in thailand

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No Baaloots in Thailand so that's why I settled here! 😊 555

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