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20 hours ago, owl sees all said:

Yes Sakoo, thanks for the heads up. An advanced member that has been on TVForum for many years. Most of the farang on here would be simply jealous of your exploits and future conquests. And indeed your sheer adventurism.

 

"And why do you think the ladies offer me food for free?" Well the ladies in the cheaper provinces are very welcoming. They will offer to share their food with you. And if you are lucky, offer a spare room for you to get your head down. However, don't be surprised if sometime in the night you are joined by the lady of the house, or her sister or daughter. If you are unlucky it could be her mum. But, as they say. 'many a good tune played on an old fiddle.'

 

And for the cheapest provinces; Nong Khai is right up there as is Udon. But for sheer economy try Sakon Nakon, or is it Nakon Sakon? Always get confused with that one. Not to be confused with Nakon Ratchasima (khorat). Stay well clear of that place. The food is expensive, the ladies too wise for their own good and is too upmarket for what you seek.

 

They do still have a thriving dog market in Sakon Nakon, and a plate of dog stew (on the bone), shouldn't set you back more than 20 baht.

 

So there we have it. Do keep us informed on the forum, on how you are progressing. And keep a detailed log, take plenty of pics. Could be in the future that "Hike around Thailand", could be as well read as "Around the world in 80 shags."

 

Respect 'bro.

I got cakes on the griddle..life aint nothing until you've played an old fiddle..thank God Im a country boy!

 

I might have to try the red handkerchief on a stick and travel the LOS looking to share some sticky rice and a place to lay my head..leaving the door cracked and lie in wait!!!!   Love is in the air!!!

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23 hours ago, Tagged said:

 

Edit, 11 000 usd today. 

 

I could easy live on that budget for 2 years alone in Thailand today. If I had to

US$11,000 x 30bhat =330,000/365= 904 bhat per day. Pretty meager budget- no smoking, drinking, women or excess in that budget. Still easier to live on that amount here than in US or any Western European country. 

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20 hours ago, sakoo said:

CHAKA: Why wouldn't you suggest Thailand for me? Is it because you don't think I will find 100b/night rooms? Or other reasons? I am usually OK with heat, I don't use A/C. A fan is all I need both for bugs and to fall asleep. I also have a silk bed linen that I travel with, so I can put it on any bed and feel comfortable, as long as the bed is not broken, etc.. Bed bugs are a concern, but I think I have enough experience to know what's what when I enter a guesthouse. So do you still think Thailand is not right for me? I used to live there. So i am not 100% sure why Thailand doesn't seem like the place? I am also going to Laos, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam. All will be visited on a 100b/night budget (or better). I speak Thai as well and several other languages including many Asian languages. 

 

OWL: Thank you for the admission about jealousy. I am very interested to learn more about this jealousy. Is it personal? Or do they simply resent something in themselves? An inability or unwillingness that they seem be succeeding and then want to bring me down? Is it like a form of macho behaviour between men? Or would they attack a woman in such a personal way as well? 

 

Regarding these ladies of the night, do they want a farang who pays them? Or are they simply attracted to handsome men? Do they want anything other than a sexual experience? For example, will they leech or latch on after it's said and done? And do they realize not all farang are a like? And that we have different cultures related to sex and women? I can't imagine having to explain that in Thai, but it may be necessary. Do they respect a pro-family farang? Or they think we are all after sex? 

It seems you recommend ISAN provinces over Chiang Mai and Pai. Don't you think Chiang Mai and Pai will actually be cheaper than Isan? Because of the volume of people? I can possibly get 100b dorm with fan, and eat the market. Can I do that in Isan for less? Or about the same? 

And when you say Nong Khai, do you mean the city in Nong Khai as well? What kind of deal can I get in Nong Khai? Let's say I want to spend a week in a guesthouse, how much do they want compared with what I can get by browsing in Chiang Mai or Pai? 

In Pai for example, there are 300 guesthouses and hotels, I could check into one I find on Agoda or Booking for the first night, let's say for $2 or 3/night, and then spend that day looking for even better places around the same price range that have shared open air garden showers where you can wipe yourself down under the moonlight. Romantic yes, but possible, no? That is the question for you! 

I am just asking if it's even worth it to go to rural Thailand when i can just get the best deals in places with the highest volume? Like Chiang Mai and Pai? They are not islands, or beaches, so no reason for them to be expensive, and if I go in low season, I can avoid the riff raff and jealous types. I can then also focus on Thai language acquisition, exercises (such as yoga, weightroom) and maybe even cooking classes, if they can be found for under 1000b/full day class. 

But there is no way I want to be around anywhere with a dog market. I am an animal lover and I have cats and I cannot bear it. That's not for me. I also avoid certain markets that deal in animals. I can pick up on the suffering in the eye contact I make with the animals. Elephants especially, I feel their pain, especially the baby elephants who are abused to have their will broken from a young age to ready them for a lifetime of servitude to disgusting human beings with no morals.

 

 

Well if you speak thai then go for it---I found trying to sleep above 70 degrees was rough but I did do it on many 80-90 degree nights......just sucked....I did stay in Nong Khai for a month and liked it..found a whole thai house for 150 a day..3000 a month..2 bedroom-2 story...was next to mut mee GH I think the guy died though and the place looked a bit run down last time i stopped by...mut mee private room was 200bt

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17 hours ago, owl sees all said:

Depends what you want from life I guess. My backpacking days (did the Caribbean and Africa) are finished and I know that it can be tough as well as rewarding. As most farang on TVForum are advanced in years, and are mostly living on memory, it's only natural for them to be jealous of a young person doing now what they used to do themselves in their younger days. Nowadays, I get more pleasure from feeding my fish (which I did 2 hours ago) than visiting new places.

 

As for the ladies. Thai ladies can be very accommodating. They are also very generous. But if it's not for you, they they could respect that.

 

I put my foot in in by suggesting a stewed dog meal for 20 baht. Sorry! There is a place near Sawang Dan Ding that does some good grub on the cheap. It's located behind the abattoir, near Tesco.

 

Good luck with your traveling.

 

Respect bro'.

Now you have my attention as far as the thais ladies and how they can be "accommodating"..do tell!!!

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13 minutes ago, Onrai said:

US$11,000 x 30bhat =330,000/365= 904 bhat per day. Pretty meager budget- no smoking, drinking, women or excess in that budget. Still easier to live on that amount here than in US or any Western European country. 

Im know there is some who would love to share a flat and some expenses, so not completely true no woman. And a night out or two could also be managed. Some bottles of beer on the beach with the locals, as locals do as an example. 

 

Edit note, I see your budget is one year, and 30 000,- a month, is very comfortable managable with all the fun you need. At 15 000,- still doable, but takes a bit more effort when it comes to food, and accomodation, and finding the right woman to share if you living with some one, but still doable alone. 

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4 hours ago, RedPill said:

lol, excellent, after all your rants, that was what you were looking for, liquor or homemade methanol in a dorm room? 😉

 

Take care your eyes with the cheap booz! 😉

 

Whats your thoughts about Sangsom and the vision thing.as I like it with a dash of ginger ale and lime!

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1 hour ago, owl sees all said:

I like this post.

 

It reminded me of an incident in London about 20 years ago. I was reported to the police for putting Lidl cooking oil into my Diesel van.

I literally just texted Lidl to someone and then read this...............mind..blown!!..Love my Lidl!!

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I would try to budget on 10000 a month and 100 for meals a day....had a room with fan for 2500..bought an old 95 honda dream....ate 3 meals at 35 bt..like red curry with egg on rice...it can be done but I was kinda just existing...scraping by when i didnt have to....might upgrade to AC room and a large bottle of sangsom!  🙂

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Yep I even had a thai wooden house right on meekong in nong khai for 3000 a month..liked that town..

and super easy visa runs!

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53 minutes ago, ChakaKhan said:

Now you have my attention as far as the thais ladies and how they can be "accommodating"..do tell!!!

Any old survey will show that Thai women are the most promiscuous in the world. The men are right up there too. Not to say there is anything wrong in that. but if he was that way inclined a traveler could use this knowledge to his advantage. Obviously you need to do the groundwork. Thai ladies love to be complimented. So although it might not seem to be of importance, those little things, those little touches, will really count for something. Offering to help with the washing up for instance.

 

When the lady is talking you look at her lips, and when you talk you look into her eyes. This is basic animalistic traits. If you have a cat you will know that when it is hungry you not only get meows but the eye too. 

 

Now, as we are all aware in Thailand, 'face' plays a big part in people's lives. So when you retire for the night, don't epect a lady to join you in your room immediately. When she is sure all the others are asleep she will creep into your bed. She will leave before the other house members awake. Only you and the lady would be aware of the passionate joining together.

 

42 minutes ago, ChakaKhan said:

I literally just texted Lidl to someone and then read this...............mind..blown!!..Love my Lidl!!

 

Absolutely. LIDL cooking oil 1 pound a litre; local pump price diesel 2 squids a litre.

I was reported because I was putting litres of the oil in the tank. A neighbor was watching me every day. Evidently it was illegal to do this and also not to put it on your tax return. Fuel duty, and all that. Later I noticed that at each store there was a notice saying they were restricting customers to 12 litres (case) a day.

 

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16 minutes ago, owl sees all said:

Any old survey will show that Thai women are the most promiscuous in the world. The men are right up there too. Not to say there is anything wrong in that. but if he was that way inclined a traveler could use this knowledge to his advantage. Obviously you need to do the groundwork. Thai ladies love to be complimented. So although it might not seem to be of importance, those little things, those little touches, will really count for something. Offering to help with the washing up for instance.

 

When the lady is talking you look at her lips, and when you talk you look into her eyes. This is basic animalistic traits. If you have a cat you will know that when it is hungry you not only get meows but the eye too. 

 

Now, as we are all aware in Thailand, 'face' plays a big part in people's lives. So when you retire for the night, don't epect a lady to join you in your room immediately. When she is sure all the others are asleep she will creep into your bed. She will leave before the other house members awake. Only you and the lady would be aware of the passionate joining together.

 

 

Absolutely. LIDL cooking oil 1 pound a litre; local pump price diesel 2 squids a litre.

I was reported because I was putting litres of the oil in the tank. A neighbor was watching me every day. Evidently it was illegal to do this and also not to put it on your tax return. Fuel duty, and all that. Later I noticed that at each store there was a notice saying they were restricting customers to 12 litres (case) a day.

 

oh man..that info is gold!!! Im be back this week and got a dozen gals lined up on LINE..lined-LINE-online!

 

Anyhoo makes sense as the ones Ive met have been secretive and stuff....any thoughts on the chinese gals?

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6 hours ago, sunnyboy2018 said:

This thread, like you I suspect, is a fraud with little or no grounding in reality.

Indeed

and i wonder how many times this joke will continue. 

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On 11/16/2019 at 4:30 PM, cornishcarlos said:

 

40,000 baht. Local labour but we already had most of the hardwood from a previous small house 

Thankyou.

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9 hours ago, sakoo said:

That sounds more like mid-range spending. I usually spend far less than that in a day. 100b/day for food. 100b/night for accom. That is the way of things. 

I wrote "fine" bungalow or little house...😉

You can rent a room for 3,000 baht a month...👍

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4 hours ago, owl sees all said:

Any old survey will show that Thai women are the most promiscuous in the world. The men are right up there too. Not to say there is anything wrong in that. but if he was that way inclined a traveler could use this knowledge to his advantage. Obviously you need to do the groundwork. Thai ladies love to be complimented. So although it might not seem to be of importance, those little things, those little touches, will really count for something. Offering to help with the washing up for instance.

 

When the lady is talking you look at her lips, and when you talk you look into her eyes. This is basic animalistic traits. If you have a cat you will know that when it is hungry you not only get meows but the eye too. 

 

Now, as we are all aware in Thailand, 'face' plays a big part in people's lives. So when you retire for the night, don't epect a lady to join you in your room immediately. When she is sure all the others are asleep she will creep into your bed. She will leave before the other house members awake. Only you and the lady would be aware of the passionate joining together.

 

 

Absolutely. LIDL cooking oil 1 pound a litre; local pump price diesel 2 squids a litre.

I was reported because I was putting litres of the oil in the tank. A neighbor was watching me every day. Evidently it was illegal to do this and also not to put it on your tax return. Fuel duty, and all that. Later I noticed that at each store there was a notice saying they were restricting customers to 12 litres (case) a day.

 

Actually, they are 19th in terms of promiscuity and science has proven that staring at their lips will have them dislike you.  Plus, 74% will join you immediately and has no problem staying after others are awake.

 

Where do you make this stuff up?  lol

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