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Tempted to have a short stay there with a horny pal of mine. Requesting information on the cheapest, but reliable way of getting there and back

(London based). Some recommendations for clean, unfussy hotels, hey I just want somewhere to crash out, and some recommendations on where to go, what to do with system of meeting girls out there. Guys, I haven't got a clue, but heard loads.

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Sometimes I think it is unfair to refer someone to the search facility but, in this case, I think it would be worth your while looking through some of the comprehensive threads on Bangkok that have appeared in this section.

To get you started on costs, try http://www.westeasttravel.com/ for flights. For hotels, try http://www.bkkguestfriendlyhotels.com/. Guest friendly means no extra charge for an overnight guest, although your guest's id card might be retained by reception as a safeguard of your security.

For hotels, anywhere between Sukhumvit Road Soi 1 to Sukhumvit Road Soi 33 will have you not far from one of the two main entertainmant areas (Soi Cowboy and Nana Plaza) or bang in between the two.

Hope that helps for starters.

Gazza

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Getting htere is simple, fly LHR / BKK. Just look for the best price you can get at the best time for you. Most flights are overnight, leaving LHR ~2200 and arriving BKK late afternoon with a flight time of about 12h

I would make sure its a direct flight, i.e.no stops, as these are fastest and shortest. There may be some cost savings by going via other places but usually the savings are small relative to the increased complexity and increased length of the flights. Just looking at one that is offering 16h 20m going out with one stop and 28h 45m coming back with two stops.

For some airlines it is worth checking on the airline reputation !!

Where to stay depends upon what you want to do and your budget and the comfort level you want.

I would guess that you will want to be near Sukhumvit Road between Nana and Soi Cowboy. This is somewhere in Sukhumvit Soi 3 to 23. Its then a question of budget and facilities that you want. There are many hotels in the 1800 - 2200 baht range ( £36 - £45 ) which are basically 3 / 4 star hotles with full facilities, pool, gym etc. Just make sure that it is guest friendly ( you can bring a friend back ) and book the room for each of you as a double as this makes it easier.

There are also many places below these prices with variable facilities but these are harder to find remotely.

You can always book a good place for the first night and then go looking for a better, cheaper place and actually examin the hotel before staying there.

Meeeting girls - bars, street anywhere, you look they are there. Nana, Soi Cowboy, the pop up bars in the late evening.

Just go with an open mind and enjoy yourself.

Traveller

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Best advice is read up on all the Thai specialist forums, these are the top tip I can give.

How long you plan on staying?

What's your budget? you can still find room around Sukh for about 1k baht up to you If you want to pay more, this is not Europe so no need to spend, If you have time take the bus to Pattaya, only 2hr drive away.

System of meeting girls? I don't follow, are you really as clueless as you say?

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System of meeting girls? I don't follow, are you really as clueless as you say?

As I understood it you paid the bar/club to take the girl out. Watching videos on you tube, it doesn't look as complicated as that.

Thanks for the advice guys. Was looking for the experience, so about a week was going to be the term including flying.

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See a girl in a bar, club etc. Buy her a drink or two and discuss life and things. If you agreee on things pay the bar fine ( if needed ) and take her to a ST hotel or back to your hotel, Enjoy yourself and then pay the girl.

One thing that my be confusing you is bars and clubs run a tab system. Your drinks and any lady drinks are charged as you have them and the chits put in a pot on your table. Any bar fine is usually added to the chits and you pay the lot when you leave. So you need to keep an eye on what you are spending as it is quite easy to run up a large tab.

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See a girl in a bar, club etc. Buy her a drink or two and discuss life and things. If you agreee on things pay the bar fine ( if needed ) and take her to a ST hotel or back to your hotel, Enjoy yourself and then pay the girl.

One thing that my be confusing you is bars and clubs run a tab system. Your drinks and any lady drinks are charged as you have them and the chits put in a pot on your table. Any bar fine is usually added to the chits and you pay the lot when you leave. So you need to keep an eye on what you are spending as it is quite easy to run up a large tab.

Traveller

Cheers traveller. You say a large tab, but I was also under the impression it is very cheap out there. What's a typical fine for a good looking girl out there?

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As I understood it you paid the bar/club to take the girl out. Watching videos on you tube, it doesn't look as complicated as that. Thanks for the advice guys. Was looking for the experience, so about a week was going to be the term including flying.

In bar beers and gogo bars, yes you pay the barfine to the bar, this Is to compensate the bar for loss of girl, cost from 300b to up to 600b or more for showgirls. But be sure to discuss with the girl before If It's short time or Long time, many will hustle a newbie, If asked don't admit it's your first visit. For ST many gogo girls will ask 2k, I wont pay over 1.5k, LT you will be looking at 2k to 3k, some girls will want more, don't pay it.

See a girl in a bar, club etc. Buy her a drink or two and discuss life and things. If you agreee on things pay the bar fine ( if needed ) and take her to a ST hotel or back to your hotel, Enjoy yourself and then pay the girl. One thing that my be confusing you is bars and clubs run a tab system. Your drinks and any lady drinks are charged as you have them and the chits put in a pot on your table. Any bar fine is usually added to the chits and you pay the lot when you leave. So you need to keep an eye on what you are spending as it is quite easy to run up a large tab. Traveller

One thing to be aware of, Is some of the gogo's off Soi Cowboy employ hot looking coyote dancers, you can buy them lots of drinks, but they wont go home with you, as for the tab, It can be ran up quickly If you agree to buy the whole bar drinks, I always check mine every time they add a chit, because It's been known for some bars to pad your bill, there is no reason why you can't pay for drinks as you order them, or after a couple, to stop are large tab.

Cheers traveller. You say a large tab, but I was also under the impression it is very cheap out there. What's a typical fine for a good looking girl out there?

You need to do some research widdle, Thailand might still be cheap, but Bkk Is the capital, so obviously things Including bargirls cost more, freelancers on the street or discos should still cost 1k ST 2k LT which is about £40, 1 week Isn't very long, especially after 12hrs+ flight, but up to you, go off and read up on Bkk on forums like WSG and ISG.

http://internationalsexguide.info/forum/

http://www.worldsexguide.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?1025-Thailand

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In a bar / club your drinks will be probably be 100 - 150 baht and the lady drinks up to 200 baht. Thus a afew drinks and a bar fine can come easily to 2000+ baht.

The bar fine will depend upon the place and the girl, some places where there are free lancers, such as Soi 7 BierGarden, there is no bar fine but in clubs and gogs they go from 300 baht upwards. In June in Soi Cowboy the bar fine was 800 Baht in some places, and bars in Soi 33 are charging 1500 baht bar fines before 11 pm.

Thailand is cheap, comparatively, but remember that Bangkok is the capital and the prices go up. And alchol is not as cheap as you would expect due to the high taxes that are levied to reduce drinking.

But as jerboa says, do your research, its worth it if you can hit the ground running.

Traveller

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widdlewilly

I will b in Bangkok 12 days from now, August 4 - 10 :D

If u require assistance in searching for true love, I am at ur service :cool: Same a g0-g0es to n e other bro in town at that time

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widdlewilly

I will b in Bangkok 12 days from now, August 4 - 10 :D

If u require assistance in searching for true love, I am at ur service :cool: Same a g0-g0es to n e other bro in town at that time

You said a swear word LOVE! the first rule of LOS......never fall in love lol, ;):)

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You said a swear word LOVE! the first rule of LOS......never fall in love lol, ;):)

Unless you want to sponsor your bargirl who might have a couple of other boyfriends ;)

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Unless you want to sponsor your bargirl who might have a couple of other boyfriends ;)

Yes boyfriend = sponsors some bargirls have a few on the go at any one time.

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How safe is Thailand? Does it have any above ordinary levels of street muggings or any other pitfalls?

I would also like to travel to Thailand but I would be going by myself and I'm not exactly streetwise so I'd like to ensure my safety in order to be able to relax and enjoy myself.

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How safe is Thailand? Does it have any above ordinary levels of street muggings or any other pitfalls?

I would also like to travel to Thailand but I would be going by myself and I'm not exactly streetwise so I'd like to ensure my safety in order to be able to relax and enjoy myself.

I don't think it's that bad for violent crime as cities go, but I couldn't find useful statistics. The murder rate in Thailand is relatively high according to wikipedia - about the same as the US, and about four times higher than the UK. But you're not likely to be affected by that, especially in tourist areas.

It's easy to get into "holiday mode" and think that because all the rules are different, there are no rules and you're invincible - don't do that and don't get too drunk especially if you're on your own. I think I'm fairly sensible with alcohol but I've done some stupid drinking over there. The roads are much more dangerous than here, I take the bus or train when I can rather than taxis, or god forbid motocycle taxis.

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I agree with a lot of what Tomuch said, use some common sense, don't walk around with gold chains and flashy watches, don't get to drunk that you can't remember what happened (I will try to not do this again) if taking a girl back to your room make sure you lock all valuables away, I have done many trips alone in LOS, not had many problems, the tourist areas are safer than many UK cities.

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Oh, and whatever you do, do not insult the King or the royal family. Not kidding, they take that very seriously there and people get locked up for it.

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Never had a problem despite being in some very drunk states.

However, I don't leave anything to chance. Everything of value is locked away, the worst I could lose is the money I take out with me and an old Nokia phone I use in Thailand.

The tourist areas in Thailand are on the whole fairly safe. No need to worry.

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I think a weeks trip would not be long enough. With the flight costing about £500 + at the moment you may be better off staying in the UK

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i'm going to Bangkok for a week mid Oct. Been before several times but always on business with work colleagues. This time it's a well earned punting vacation on my own. Anyone else going around this time and wants to meet up let me know.

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i'm going to Bangkok for a week mid Oct. Been before several times but always on business with work colleagues. This time it's a well earned punting vacation on my own. Anyone else going around this time and wants to meet up let me know.

If one week is all you have fair enough, but you'll be traveling for at least 24hrs, 7 days is better than nothing, but I'd it was me I'd want at least 2 weeks.

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Jerboa - unfortunately 1 week is all I can do. Flights and hotel now booked. Leave UK Saturday 13th and arrive BKK on Sunday. Leave BKK on Sunday and arrive UK Sunday evening, so not too bad. Hopefully I'll be well knackered and sleep all the way home :)

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Jerboa - unfortunately 1 week is all I can do. Flights and hotel now booked. Leave UK Saturday 13th and arrive BKK on Sunday. Leave BKK on Sunday and arrive UK Sunday evening, so not too bad. Hopefully I'll be well knackered and sleep all the way home :)

Is that October your going out? As I'll be in country at that time.

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Jerboa - Yes, I arrive 14th October.

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