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Old 01-02-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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Also Thailand isn't all that cheap as I had expected. I was paying an average of maybe $8 a meal, and not at expensive places either.
You were doing something wrong. There are so many places to get a decent meal for under 100 baht.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:35 PM
 
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You were doing something wrong. There are so many places to get a decent meal for under 100 baht.
I stay at a great place for 250 baht and eat for well under 100 baht; quiet room with TV, internet, integral bath, very large room, centrally located inside the walls, by Tha Phae Gate area.
I have acupuncture and massage at more than reasonable prices from masters of the craft.

Then again, I speak some Thai, and know a lot of locals in the north.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Not everyone (or even most) people who travel to France have the same experience. Period.
Yes, I believe that's what the posters who disagree with you are saying. But because your experience is not the same as theirs, you are dismissing their experiences by calling them "ridiculous" and "wrong."

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And to blame all "gypsies" - ridiculous.
Invalidation #1

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Maybe the poster is simply a bad traveler?
Invalidation #2.

All in one post, too.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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Yes, I believe that's what the posters who disagree with you are saying. But because your experience is not the same as theirs, you are dismissing their experiences by calling them "ridiculous" and "wrong."

Invalidation #1

Invalidation #2.

All in one post, too.
Go start a fight with someone else.
I'm not interested.

I stated different experiences as someone well traveled in France, including Paris. Period.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:19 PM
 
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Then again, I speak some Thai, and know a lot of locals in the north.
That is where we go too, about 80% of our time in country is usually spent up North, unless it is burning season.
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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You were doing something wrong. There are so many places to get a decent meal for under 100 baht.
Maybe because I was in pretty touristy areas (stayed in Khao San Road in Bangkok and Patong Beach in Phuket) and went to 'proper' restaurants much of the time. Even a meal at a streetside stall, of fried chicken and noodles (which was pretty yummy) was the equivalent of $4 US, which seemed expensive for street food.
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:56 AM
 
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Her preference only.
Your mum is seriously inaccurate in her assumption about Thai people.
I know Thailand, as does NightBazaar and a few others.
I've been there 20 times and travel there again for a month from this coming Friday.
There are many places in Thailand where there is not a tsunami of tourists. She chose two of the biggest tourist destinations in Thailand. I'd still disagree with her assertion about Bangkok.

Well, I'm very happy about your answer, Chielgirl, because I'm leaving myself to Thailand for 3 weeks next January 20.
I believe that because my mum lived for 2 years in India (Poona)-a country that she loves for many reasons (she was a follower of Shri Baghwan Rashneesh) -and stayed only for 3 weeks in Thailand, her view is biased, and she is maybe a tad jealous, because she is crippled (can't walk properly anymore because of a condition), travels are a thing of the past for her (besides her description of Thailand is a bit outdated since she was there in 1985!)
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Old 01-03-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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Sorry I meant my answer to Slackjaw, my mistake!
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:05 AM
 
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pigeonhole, if you feel like it, contact me.
I'll be in the North around that time if you're up to a cafe yen or something.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:33 AM
 
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@ I'll be in Bangkok (Citrus Hotel on Sukhumvit), then I'll head South on Jan 23, if you're around, no prob !!!!!!!!!!!!
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