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Where did you meet your friends in Thailand and how did you become friends?

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In many forum entries many people write that they never made friends with people in bars.

Where did you meet your friends in Thailand?

 

Personally I think I met a lot of guys in bars. To be precise in a few small bars drinking a few beers after work. And with some of them I did (computer) business or I helped them with computers. And then maybe a friendship developed.

And some are friends of friends, all drinking (or used to be drinking) in the same bars.

 

I think the common denominator is that I saw these people over a long time again and again. 

I work and with that I meet regularly new people. I guess that helps.

 

How about you? Where did you meet the people who are now your friends in Thailand? And how did you become friends?

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24 minutes ago, CrunchWrapSupreme said:

I love Lower Sukhumvit. Yes, Nana is overrated. I prefer all the other little sois, far more interesting to explore and less chaotic, providing more opportunities to find whatever little shops, bars, restaurants, and coffee shops one can. Things change more often than Google Maps can keep up with, so it's truly a treasure hunt. I've met and changed many stories with cooks, waitresses, bar girls, managers, cleaning ladies, tourists, backpackers, long term people here for work or retired, and other teachers, who either love it or hate it.

 

I forgot what soi it was, but I had been walking and walking as it narrowed down into a deserted looking place, full of run down apartments and smelly dumpsters. Better turn back. Wait a minute, is that music, and English I hear? One of those abandoned looking places actually had a functioning bar inside, where an elderly American couple were having a lively chat with the proprietress. Where you from? Kansas? What inspired you to make it way out here, then way down into this random alley? Who knows.

 

After my first few months in BKK, after I first got to Thailand, I instead found work out in Issan, where I ended up for many years. I appreciated the slower pace and more tight knit communities of the farang hangouts, where I encountered even more interesting stories from long timers, and long term travelers on some extreme pilgrimages, trying to either find something or themselves.

 

But as you've probably heard, the money out there is terrible, and the teaching little more than babysitting, so here I am back in BKK, seeing what's changed since I've been gone, and waiting for this consternable Corona extension to finally be converted to a Non-B.

I miss the good old days when anyone could set up a bar anywhere........under flyovers, 5th floor of a disused or partly built multi-story car park, wasteland, deserted buildings............it was magical.

 

As good as it still is...it is all a little contrived now.

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1 hour ago, ezzra said:

had a bad run with one eh?...

Maybe he didn't run fast enough 😉 

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consulate and pharmacy regarding thais, mostly a bar regarding falangs

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19 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

How about you? Where did you meet the people who are now your friends in Thailand? And how did you become friends?

Met nearly everyone of them in a bar.

Did meet a few in a petrol station coffee shop (Dave2).

 

Mostly dead now.

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19 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

here did you meet the people who are now your friends in Thailand? And how did you become friends?

in the bar ....  I said hello 

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