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What Do You Like About Chiang Rai? Dislikes?

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Have only been there once and that was about five years ago. Didn't like it.

All the hills denuded and the most miserable Thais in general that I have ever met anywhere in the Kingdom.

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Have only been there once and that was about five years ago. Didn't like it.

All the hills denuded and the most miserable Thais in general that I have ever met anywhere in the Kingdom.

You must'nt have met any Dutch people.

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Have only been there once and that was about five years ago. Didn't like it.

All the hills denuded and the most miserable Thais in general that I have ever met anywhere in the Kingdom.

Yeah, you should have been here before the hills were denuded...back when there were nudists everywhere.....WOW!!!

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Have only been there once and that was about five years ago. Didn't like it.

All the hills denuded and the most miserable Thais in general that I have ever met anywhere in the Kingdom.

If you think the Thais were miserable wait until you meet the rest of us. Perhaps they didn't appreciate the condescending attitude and the criticism of their environment.

:o Homealone

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If you think the Thais were miserable wait until you meet the rest of us.

Errrrm, think I'll pass on that one if you are more miserable than the locals.

Perhaps they didn't appreciate the condescending attitude and the criticism of their environment.

:o Homealone

Maybe they were miserable because of their degraded environment?

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If you think the Thais were miserable wait until you meet the rest of us.

Errrrm, think I'll pass on that one if you are more miserable than the locals.

Perhaps they didn't appreciate the condescending attitude and the criticism of their environment.

:D Homealone

Maybe they were miserable because of their degraded environment?

Sir Burr – in what part of Chiang Rai were you visiting and at what time of the year? During the Hot Season many of the hillsides are set afire to clear the land for crops or development leaving large amounts of acreage charred and barren. The hill tribes generally get blamed for this - which might have been true ten years ago but less so now.

In recent years thousands of rural acres have been acquired by wealthy, politically connected individuals from Bangkok and beyond who are aware of the government’s infrastructure development plans (as noted in another topic in this forum). They buy from the locals at a low price knowing the value of the land will sky rocket in the future. Then they hire the now landless locals to clear the land and plant something such as tangerine orchards thus qualifying as productive farmland and available for subsidies or tax considerations.

However, there are still many parts of the province with lush green mountain views – particularly at this time of the year. And, most of those who reside in the hills or countryside are very friendly to visitors.

Let some of us know the next time you come and we could recommend an itinerary that might give you a more positive Chiang Rai experience.

:o Mymechew

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Well, thankyou Mymechew. Nice to get a civil reply (and invitation too).

I think I was there in October or November. I first stayed in a hotel that was way out of town, on the banks of a small river. Stayed there one night because it was so far from anywhere and there was nothing to do. Then moved to the largest hotel in town. Very nice place (can't remember the name)

From the town, many of the hills in view were either bare earth, or, scrub that you could see was less than five years old. Not a mature tree anywhere. Very disappointed, mainly because I sort of had a mental picture of what I thought Chiang Rai would be like which didn't fit reality.

I had just come from Mai Hong Son which was the complete opposite, miles and miles of jungle covered hills. The contrast between the two couldn't have been more different.

With regard to the local Thai residents, I didn't find them surly or anything, they just seemed more dour than the average Thai. Not so many smiles, hardly any laughter.

If I ever get up to Chiang Rai again, I will certainly take you up on your kind offer. :o

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Let some of us know the next time you come and we could recommend an itinerary that might give you a more positive Chiang Rai experience.

:o Mymechew

I have friends arriving in Chiang Rai who haven't been here before and would greatly appreciate suggestions of such an itinerary.

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I LOVE CHIANG RAI! This new teacher at my school in Phayao goes there every weeked and hasn't yet left the first bar on Jetyod he landed in, just like me back in the day. We both prefer living in Phayao then Chiang Rai seems like an extreme place when we go there.

Some of y'all mentioned the Dutch in Chiang Rai. So y'all know the old one with the white hair and droopy eyes. He's called me a nigger and white nigger on at least 3 occassions. I've never responded. He's dying of cancer anyway. Somebody tell him the AA meetings are at the church on Mondays.

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Some of y'all mentioned the Dutch in Chiang Rai.  So y'all know the old one with the white hair and droopy eyes.  He's called me a nigger and white nigger on at least 3 occassions.  I've never responded.  He's dying of cancer anyway.  Somebody tell him the AA meetings are at the church on Mondays.

Know lots of Dutch people here but nobody white hair and droopy eyes.

A white nigger?

Cancer? You a specialist?

A.A if you have a problem, you are welcome but dont force people.

Nice sort of bloke aren't you......................not.

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Some of y'all mentioned the Dutch in Chiang Rai.  So y'all know the old one with the white hair and droopy eyes.  He's called me a nigger and white nigger on at least 3 occassions.  I've never responded.  He's dying of cancer anyway.   Somebody tell him the AA meetings are at the church on Mondays.

Know lots of Dutch people here but nobody white hair and droopy eyes.

A white nigger?

Cancer? You a specialist?

A.A if you have a problem, you are welcome but dont force people.

Nice sort of bloke aren't you......................not.

He said something again as I walked by on Jetyod. He is really trying to push my buttons. I know shady Thai people (but who doesn't?). Don't make me start a war.

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^^^^why am I never given an edit option? He is currently in another bar smooching a BG whom I actually am tight with and went to college with her sister. I've circled it and he hasn't said anything. If he did, I just would have told him about the Church and how the sex I'm getting tonight is free. He's just a lonely dying guy. That is all I have to say and let's shift this thread back to a Chiang Rai discussion. I like the other Dutch guys. My life is too good to be concerned about this type of stuff.

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Thanks Tyree for your contribution, even if it didn't contribute much :D .

I am up to 26 Dutch Chiang Rai residents in the mean time (I started to count the women as well). The same color of passport, the same national hymn, the same language, the same national football-team, the same overinflated self-conscience.

Long live the Queen!

But as Mymechew pointed out: Permanently at war with each other, which is a national characteristic. That is why we are so peaceful to the outer world.

Some of them seem to be escaped from lunitic asylums, some act normal but are crazy as well. With other words: Normal Dutch people!

Always divided into changing factions, always gossipping about those not present.

But over all they are OK!

There are some exceptions however, which I would prefer to be Americans or something like that, so that they wouldn't be Dutch.

But I can't change anything about that.

Anyhow, the first Dutchman in 'Thailand' was Cornelis Houtman (1595).

Have a nice weekend, all of you (and I even mean this horrible, annoying, loud and fat Dutchman who is always yelling at other people - between the first and the sixth glass he is OK, but after twelve glasses he becomes a pain in the a)!

Limbo.

PS. I personally like Australians :o

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Limbo.

PS. I personally like Australians  :D

Whats wrong with Irish people?

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Eh...... , the accent ?

No, but generally spoken I wouldn't know actually. I know only one and he is absolutely a nice guy :o

Limbo.

PS. Scottish people OK too! English not bad either. Swedish are harmless.

French, uh, uh.

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