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Postby nancybenniti » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:10 pm

I'm going to Thailand at New Year.But my parents don't allow because i only go to Thailand. and i'm a girl. Huhu. So my plans in Thailand breaks. :((. Maybe i will go to Thailand next 3 years.Thailand, wait for me
I love you, my bf

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Postby onni » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:12 pm

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I wish you could be there in someday, Thailand is a beautiful place, if you have a chance to visit my country i recommend you to go to PP island, cause it my favorite place in my mind. :P :P

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Postby Floydian » Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:30 am

I will be visit Thailand and maybe Vietnam in 13-23 April 2007 :). How is the weather in Thailand in these dates?

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Postby zuckbox » Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:02 am

babara wrote:Yes,I think so It is not coz I am a thai but thailand is one of countries that be peaceful and friendly people.

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Postby wllsp » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:03 pm

I have just returned from Thailand where I was on my vacation and I have to say that I really enjoyed being there.

First the weather was almost excellent, mostly sunny and hot. I spent 10 days on the island of Koh-Chang and I could swim and sunbathe as much as I wanted. Besides beaches on the island are very good so you can really enjoy lying on a white sand beach and getting tanned.

Second, the gulf of Thailand which surronds the isle was really warm and it was a great pleasure just to swim slowly in the water. Moreover the seabed around it is mainly sandy and in my opinions it's better for swimmers.

If you like snorkelling or scuba-diving this island has also something to offer. Snorkelling is best to do near small islands which are near Koh-Chang. Often there are coral reefs around these small islands and it's great to snorkel there looking at the beauttiful coral reefs and different types of fish. I also scuba-dived a couple of times while being there. I really enjoyed it because visibility was excelent, the places where we did scuba-diving were full of fish and the seabed was interesting. Besides scuba-diving is not very expensive there.

Finally the life on the island is very quite. So it's best for families with children. But if one day you decide that you want something else it's not difficult to get from the island to Pattaya which is famous for its night life. So if you want a few crazy nights it's easy to get them. Or you can go to Bangkog and take a look at some historic places there.

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Postby babara » Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:34 pm

Oh Wllsp, I am glad to you like here,Thailand. :D
Yes, I think so.. island of Koh-Chang is good and everytime I went to beaches I can see many foreigner lying on the beach also :D


Or you can go to Bangkog and take a look at some historic places there.


...This means you went to Wat Phra Kaew(Temple of the Emerald Buddha)?? :)

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Postby wllsp » Mon Jan 29, 2007 7:12 am

babara wrote:...This means you went to Wat Phra Kaew(Temple of the Emerald Buddha)?? :)


Yes, I was there. Besides the Royal palace and the temple of the Emerald Buddha I also went to the highest skyscraper in Bangkok and took a look at the city from the height of 300 meters. I was really impressed.

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Postby babara » Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:42 am

wllsp wrote:
Yes, I was there. Besides the Royal palace and the temple of the Emerald Buddha I also went to the highest skyscraper in Bangkok and took a look at the city from the height of 300 meters. I was really impressed.


Yes,but I have never tried to do like you but I know It will have to be certainly impressed. :)

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Postby Coolfish » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:19 am

I think my feeling of Thailand is complex. I have been Bangkok for a week. The most amusing thing I remember is that in the summer night hearing the song "Take me to your heart", I enjoyed a seafood dinner.
But to be honest, I don't like the traditonal Thai food. Also, there is a huge gap between the rich and the common Thai.

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Postby noriko*izk » Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:29 pm

thailand
oh it's a good idea
it's a beatiful country

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Postby Cypress » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:16 pm

Unfortunately, it’s popularity among Russian tourists is going to decline

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Postby wllsp » Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:44 am

Cypress wrote:Unfortunately, it’s popularity among Russian tourists is going to decline

What sort of decline are you talking about? A month ago spent two weeks there, still no signs of declining :).

In my opinion Egypt is more likely to experience sort of decrease in popularity because it takes only four hours for Russian and Ukranian tourists to get there comparing with nine hours to get to Thailand. I mean it's sort of expensive for many here.

In addition, Thailand is famous for its go-go bars. I saw a lot of men even quite old ones enjoying being with girls in Pattata. Quite compelling reason for going to Thailand.

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Postby Cypress » Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:58 pm

wllsp wrote:
Cypress wrote:Unfortunately, it’s popularity among Russian tourists is going to decline

What sort of decline are you talking about? A month ago spent two weeks there, still no signs of declining :).


I was talking about two Russian female tourists killed on a beach in Pattaya just a few days ago. It’s so sad.

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Postby wllsp » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:30 am

Cypress wrote:
wllsp wrote:
Cypress wrote:Unfortunately, it’s popularity among Russian tourists is going to decline

What sort of decline are you talking about? A month ago spent two weeks there, still no signs of declining :).


I was talking about two Russian female tourists killed on a beach in Pattaya just a few days ago. It’s so sad.


Of course, it's possible. Yet, I have some doubts whether this event will make any impact on popularity of Thailad. Tourism is one of Thailand's priorities. I hope, we will do everything possile to investigate this case and eventually to reassure tourists that it's safe to be there.

My own impression is that Thailnd is pretty good place for tourists. Even such a crowded city as Pattaya is quite safe. When I was there I saw only once two men who were going to fight. Besides there are other resorts. So if this is the only incident and there are no other ones of this sort in my opinion there will be no consequences.

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Postby wllsp » Fri Mar 02, 2007 2:15 pm

mrLenin wrote:The girls are beautiful in Thailand )


As far as I understand you should not have put the definite article before "girls". Seems you are not talking about particular girls.

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Postby Tora » Fri Mar 02, 2007 3:04 pm

Cypress wrote:
wllsp wrote:
Cypress wrote:Unfortunately, it’s popularity among Russian tourists is going to decline

What sort of decline are you talking about? A month ago spent two weeks there, still no signs of declining :).


I was talking about two Russian female tourists killed on a beach in Pattaya just a few days ago. It’s so sad.


rather cheap resources with drinks and hookers and Russian tourists will never give up frittering away their money there. Remember, after the tsunami in Indonesia not so long time ago Russian contingent there was still pretty numerous... I mean nothing can stop them, even human deaths

as for me I don't feel anything special to these young ladies, death is a thing that's always happening :roll:

I mixed up two expressions :oops:
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Postby wllsp » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:39 pm

Tora wrote:rather cheap resources with drinks and hookers and Russian tourists will never give up flattering away their money there. Remember, after the tsunami in Indonesia not so long time ago Russian contingent there was still pretty numerous... I mean nothing can stop them, even human deaths
:roll:


To me it sounds like you emphasize that it is russian tourists who are kind of bad guys. If it is your point it is not correct. I saw lots of people from Western Europe and guys looking like they were from Japan or Korea. They enjoyed being there as well as Russians. So there is nothing spesical about Russians .

Besides, as far as I know Pattaya was not hit by the tsunami. So wasn't Koh-Chang. It was the island of Phuket.

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Postby Tora » Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:45 pm

wllsp wrote:
Tora wrote:rather cheap resources with drinks and hookers and Russian tourists will never give up flattering away their money there. Remember, after the tsunami in Indonesia not so long time ago Russian contingent there was still pretty numerous... I mean nothing can stop them, even human deaths
:roll:


To me it sounds like you emphasize that it is russian tourists who are kind of bad guys. If it is your point it is not correct. I saw lots of people from Western Europe and guys looking like they were from Japan or Korea. They enjoyed being there as well as Russians. So there is nothing spesical about Russians .

Besides, as far as I know Pattaya was not hit by the tsunami. So wasn't Koh-Chang. It was the island of Phuket.


so you say you have seen, does it mean you witnessed? I'm just curious if you were there those unlucky days :roll: I'm not talking about the current situation in Pattaya but I'm talking about the year of tsunami.

there are many bad guys in the world - and so are the groups of russian tourists spending their time in Phuket.

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Postby wllsp » Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:44 pm

Tora wrote:so you say you have seen, does it mean you witnessed? I'm just curious if you were there those unlucky days :roll:

No, I was not there then. Probably I didn't get you when I was writing my last post in which I described the current situation.

Tora wrote:I'm not talking about the current situation in Pattaya but I'm talking about the year of tsunami.

Understood. To be honest I am sitting and keep thinking about it. If I had had a chance to spend my holidays in Pattaya in the year of tsunami would I have went there? Still can't find why it's wrong. If I had been there for example in Pattaya could it have created obstacles for rescue operations? If not why not go? Is it immoral? What do you think? Take into consideration that Pattaya is long away from Phuket.

Tora wrote:there are many bad guys in the world - and so are the groups of russian tourists spending their time in Phuket.

What do you mean by that? Didn't get your point.

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Postby Cypress » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:44 pm

wllsp wrote:
So if this is the only incident and there are no other ones of this sort in my opinion there will be no consequences.


Unfortunately, it’s not the only one.

Despite its reputation as a holiday paradise, Thailand has seen a series of gruesome murders of tourists in recent years.

In Kanchanaburi, 100 kilometres west of Bangkok, a 26-year-old female Australian tourist was killed in a drive-by shooting last year. A young British couple were gunned down there in 2004 and a French tourist was shot dead in 2003.

On New Year's Day in 2006, a 21-year-old British female tourist was raped and murdered on the southeastern resort island of Samui.


wllsp wrote:I hope, we will do everything possile to investigate this case and eventually to reassure tourists that it's safe to be there.


Why? Do you work in a tourist agency?


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