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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

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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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Postby wllsp » Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:11 pm

Cypress wrote:Unfortunately, it’s not the only one.

I see you point. It happens regularly.

Cypress wrote:
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?

No, I don't. Just enjoyed this good place.

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Postby phuongngoc » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:25 am

I'm from Vietnam.I have not been to Thailand yet, but I wish I will travel there in the near future. As I know, Thai food is delicious but quite sweet.There are more hightower and cars in Thai than in Vietnam.I think Thailand is an interesting destination for tourists.

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Postby Oriani » Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:35 am

About Thailand... I remember a TV show called " American next Top Model" that was made in Thailand. oh. It was the final event :wink: ! I loved the the traditional dance, the expressions that are made with the hands... Very nice! Enigmatic.

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Postby MissLT » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:01 am

A smile country. Great beaches. Land of Buddhism.

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Postby MissLT » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:03 am

Oriani wrote:About Thailand... I remember a TV show called " American next Top Model" that was made in Thailand. oh. It was the final event :wink: ! I loved the the traditional dance, the expressions that are made with the hands... Very nice! Enigmatic.

I'm watching Cycle 8 right now. You can check the episodes out at youtube. They even have the cycle 8's episodes uploaded already. Or you can go to fansofrealitytv.com to read the recaps, look at the pictures, and read their interviews. I have an account there. See you there! :wink:

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Postby Oriani » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:42 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
Oriani wrote:About Thailand... I remember a TV show called " American next Top Model" that was made in Thailand. oh. It was the final event :wink: ! I loved the the traditional dance, the expressions that are made with the hands... Very nice! Enigmatic.

I'm watching Cycle 8 right now. You can check the episodes out at youtube. They even have the cycle 8's episodes uploaded already. Or you can go to fansofrealitytv.com to read the recaps, look at the pictures, and read their interviews. I have an account there. See you there! :wink:


Oh That's a forum :wink:

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Postby Oriani » Thu Apr 05, 2007 4:50 pm

Very nice but I'm lost! There are lost of people there!!!

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Postby MissLT » Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:42 pm

Oriani wrote:Very nice but I'm lost! There are lost of people there!!!

Yeah. I follow some reality shows on TV, so it's fun to see the fan's arts, interviews, and recaps. They have a rule that you can trash the contestants, but not the forum members. That's why I love it. 8)

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Postby Oriani » Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:57 pm

LennyeTran wrote:
Oriani wrote:Very nice but I'm lost! There are lost of people there!!!

Yeah. I follow some reality shows on TV, so it's fun to see the fan's arts, interviews, and recaps. They have a rule that you can trash the contestants, but not the forum members. That's why I love it. 8)


Oh I see!! Well, I need to spend more time on it to get famiiar to the page because I feel like I don't know where to go, hahah. Really!!

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Postby MissLT » Thu Apr 05, 2007 9:54 pm

Click on Forums. Then you'll see ANTM on the page under reality shows we're covering. Are you registered?


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