Simply if you were not very satisfied with life back home you shouldn’t expect Thais to perform miracles for you, some time a short falls may be on your side expecting too much for little or nothing at all.
My friend Toom ( who is my brother now and pure Thai ) Once told me you may be still thinking and act like a foreigner here but after 15 years and your true love of Thailand you have become one of us. So we consider you as a member of the family and since then he has called me brother welcoming me to all his family and note here clearly that he is not after any thing from me ( money or things ) since he has more then me. He is my Brother. I love Thais .
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I do not live in Thailand, I wanted to but decided on Malaysia.
Until now I used to come up to Thailand for 3 weeks at a time 3-4 times a year.
But this month I have given up on Thailand.
In January this year I went to Cambodea to visit an orphanage and ended up down in the country buying, only little as my money is not much.
I found the Kmer generally much more courteous, friendly and helpful. Even the tuk tuk driver(hahaha) were great.
Your comments about reading Thai so true.
The dragon show in suphanBuri B199 for local and 499 for "Farang". Of course they do it in Malaysia but at least displayed in English.
In must say as an aussie they do not do this in Australia. One price for all with discounts to pensioners. I tyhink the policy in Australia is rob everyone the same.
The only reason they charge more is they think we have more money.
And the bad mannered, ignorant, ill educated, rude, I could find more words,of th people on the immigration department?????
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the opinion of many farangs varies regarding shopping, sure you have rip offs, what country in this wide world doesnt have the ripoff merchants? i rather be ripped off in thailand than anywhere else in this world. i dont mind paying a little over the 'marked price' so to speak, it is still extremely cheap to shop in this country and no one can deny this.
wonder how many of the moaners have visited places like london and paris etc in the past few years? on a recent visit to the west end of london i paid the equivalent of 120baht for a small coke and 275baht for a sandwich i wouldnt feed to my dog!
as for reading the signs behind the smiles......... all i can say is this, you treat people like you would expect to be treated yourself. i havent come across any 'sharks' yet thank god! my brother lives in thailand now with his wife and step daughter, he is not a 'rich' man by any means. when he first settled here he bought his wife a small restaurant and spent a few thousand baht renovating it. he hasnt had to put any more into the project. the restaurant pays for itself and the family, the whole family, shares in it. his thai friends know he isnt a rich man but surprise, surprise they are still his friends!
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