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I would guess he has actually lived here for many years 😋

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1 hour ago, cornishcarlos said:

Here you go champ, can rent my little shack in Chaiyaphum for 100 baht a night.. There's no nightlife, no crowds, come to think of it there's not much of anything !! But you'll be able to practice your Thai and might get lucky with a massage ??

String your hammock up on the deck and listen to the rain 😉

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Thats really nice...is it yours?

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You probably need a time machine to find a basic clean guesthouse for a hundred or a halfway nutritious meal for 20 Baht. If you travel back to 1979 (my first time in Thailand) 40 Baht for a room and 3 to 5 Baht for food is all you need. 

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39 minutes ago, baansgr said:

Thats really nice...is it yours?

I've never really liked Mazdas !    LOL

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The personal attacks aside (which were quiet predictable by the way), I will shed some more light on my situation. I actually do have money to travel, I just don't want to spend more than 200B/night on accommodation. So let's make it 100-200B/night, but 200 is the MAX. And for food, let's make it 20-40B/meal (no meat, no egg, no seafood). A nice spicy, red veggie curry with rice. My prices were from my memories of Thailand 15 years ago, when I first visited as a young one. I remember having a bungalow in Pai for 100B/night, it had a mosquito net, double bed, private room, a very nice garden shower outside with frog sounds, and a restaurant  where they cooked in front of you, for 30b/meal. I also remember Ko Mook, another 100b/night place (in low season) for a tent with a double mattress inside, tent was already set up (not mine), but food was more expensive, so that wasn't idea, also the australian guy running the place was a bit racist. And Pattaya I also remember visiting, but actually found a hotel room there for really cheap. Why is Pattaya really cheap? As for transportation, I prefer those pickup trucks with benches in the back for short journey or motobike taxi or just walk or cycle or rent my own motobike, and for longer journey I like the plane. Not a fan of long bus journeys unless it is a sleeper bus with something that resembles a bed, and the turn off the music/tv for people to actually sleep. Otherwise, domestic flights. But I think I will just fly in to Chiang Mai (didn't really like Bangkok). and then spend the 30 days in Chiang Mai, Pai, Mae Hong Son, maybe Chiang Rai, Nan, etc..that would be a good use of 30 days, (just the north) then maybe fly to Hanoi (and spend 30 days there doing Sapa, Ha Giang, etc..) and then fly back to Bangkok and do another 30 days in just Isan alone. Just don't get the wrong idea, I am not a poor, dirty backpacker with smelly disposition, I am just a minimalist. 

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Beautiful dream, followed by a frightening nightmare and a very hard awakening.

Good luck.

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It's heartening to find that TV has such kindly-disposed members who will take this out-and-out troller seriously.

 

If he is not a troll, then he is an example of the kind of Westerner who will think he is a "good guy" by showing that he wants to live at the level of the lowest-paid peasant in Asia, when all the peasant wants in life is to live at the kind of level that the OP can CHOOSE (domestic planes!!!! - go to Hanoi!!!!-- fly from the West at the kind of expense a peasant can only dream of).

The peasant cannot choose.  The OP can fly back to San Francisco and live happily ever after..... 

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1 minute ago, blazes said:

If he is not a troll, then he is an example of the kind of Westerner who will think he is a "good guy" by showing that he wants to live at the level of the lowest-paid peasant in Asia,

From the forum name it's more likely he is Indian, Thailand's current favourite tourist.

Doubt very much it's a white guy.

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