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(12-25-2015 10:14 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  Some solid advice here... I already decided to just spend the first month in BBK, and depending on how I like Thailand I will decide whether to stay there, check out another city there, or just head to Indonesia.

When are you heading over?

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12-25-2015 10:27 PM
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(12-25-2015 10:27 PM)CrashBangWallop Wrote:  
(12-25-2015 10:14 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  Some solid advice here... I already decided to just spend the first month in BBK, and depending on how I like Thailand I will decide whether to stay there, check out another city there, or just head to Indonesia.

When are you heading over?

Around Jan 20th
Are you gonna be around then?

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12-25-2015 10:45 PM
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(12-25-2015 10:45 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  
(12-25-2015 10:27 PM)CrashBangWallop Wrote:  
(12-25-2015 10:14 PM)Cr33pin Wrote:  Some solid advice here... I already decided to just spend the first month in BBK, and depending on how I like Thailand I will decide whether to stay there, check out another city there, or just head to Indonesia.

When are you heading over?

Around Jan 20th
Are you gonna be around then?

Sadly not. End of Feb mate.

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12-25-2015 11:00 PM
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I may still be around then depending on how things go. I will keep you posted via pm.

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12-25-2015 11:04 PM
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(12-25-2015 12:13 AM)RatInTheWoods Wrote:  
(12-24-2015 05:22 PM)Brodiaga Wrote:  What kind of dangerous encounters did you have? I got scammed by taxi drivers a couple of times in Manila, but it happened to me in Thailand as well. I also saw an older Western man surrounded by Filipino thugs in a restroom at a night club in Malate called Exclusiv. Just walked past them and stayed out of trouble. I agree, in general, that the Phils is more dangerous than Thailand.

I got taken to a shotgun robbery by dodgy taxi driver when I was drunk.

I've been attacked by a few druggos.

Attempted robbery at knife point.

Ripped off by women, bars and restaurants, supported by armed guards.

Shot at car as drove past village.

Drinks drugged.

Home invasion...

Other than that, it's a nice place.

Maybe I have been lucky in Thailand, but I've had a lot less drama there.

I have to be honest here - most of this stuff I could pass on, but I'm a little jealous I've never experienced the first item on that list.
12-26-2015 12:55 AM
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My friend was robbed at gunpoint by a Bangkok taxi driver so there you go.

PM me for accommodation options in Bangkok.
12-26-2015 01:05 AM
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(12-26-2015 01:05 AM)dreambig Wrote:  My friend was robbed at gunpoint by a Bangkok taxi driver so there you go.

That sucks. I've gotten into one or two arguments with asshole drivers and this could have easily happened to me.
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01-16-2016 01:50 PM
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(04-15-2011 06:23 PM)oldnemesis Wrote:  
(04-15-2011 06:33 AM)Gringo Wrote:  It's the principle of it all though, you're still paying for it.

Well, in Thailand you are basically expected to pay for it, one way or another. It does not matter that you weren't asked money in advance (nobody does), or the fee was not negotiated (it almost never does unless she is charging much more than the going rate, and you are expected to know the going rates). As all local expats say, the only time you can be sure she wasn't with you in hope to make some money would be if you tried to give her the fair amount of money and she refused to take it.

This was posted long ago, but what is that going rate question
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(04-13-2011 10:44 PM)Vacancier Permanent Wrote:  Safety

While I didn't have any problem in either Thailand or Philippines, I have to admit, there were quite a few times in the Cebu City, Phils where I felt a bit hesitant in walking in some parts of the town even during the day. For example, outside 99% of the stores in Cebu, there were guards with machine guns standing while in contrast, I never saw any of that in BKK.

just to clarify (after 6 years living in the PH)... the guards don't carry machine-guns. they carry shotguns. but here's the interesting part.. unless they are guarding an open ATM, jewelry store, money exchange or a bank/business person to make a large deposit... all those other 'security guards' you see at the mall and fast-food joints are carrying empty shotguns with no shells. Smile

most times you see them assisting with opening doors, picking up trash from tables and even mopping the floor sometimes. they are not carrying loaded weapons.

an incident happened earlier this year where two filipinos (rich kids) shot up a jollibee and the first thing that happened is the 'security guard' went running down the street because his shotgun was just for show.
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Yeah that's what I"ve been told by other people in my subsequent trips!

By the way, are you the guy from the Youtube Channel Beyond The Sea? I enjoyed your shows, very eye opening and informative! Are you still in the Phils reekayinasia?

Happy to have you here with us! Someone that truly understand the Philippines! Welcome! Smile
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