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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:32 am
by tal
it all depends on circumstance.
my trip to thailand i had no problems

but then i've been robbed at knifepoint in bali, which is meant to be wonderful for tourists, so go figure.

of course its harsh to paint a whole country badly if you had a bad experience but it's difficult not to

tarz, you don't seem to have much luck when travelling :)

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:55 am
by mangomagic
I didn't have problem when I was there either. I only was in Bankgok for 24 hours but I was in Phuket, phi phi etc for a week.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:03 pm
by Tarz
[quote="fredrikw"]Hey, let's not get all dramatic and generalize a whole country's population, ok? I know several people that has been in Thailand and got home in one piece. I'm sure you've had some bad experiences while being there Tarz, but that's no reason to pass judgement on all men living in Thailand.

No, I've had no problems personally, but I'll still tell it as it is.

So to repeat once more - avoid any confrontation with Thai males as there's a fair chance you'll be coming home in a casket as a result.

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:54 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="Tarz"]No, I've had no problems personally, but I'll still tell it as it is.

So to repeat once more - avoid any confrontation with Thai males as there's a fair chance you'll be coming home in a casket as a result.

But how do you know how "it is", you have no experience of your own, and you should know better than to generalize over a whole population like that. Don't you see how prejudice and narrow minded your "recommendation" is?

Then again, avoiding confrontation is probably a good idea in general no, but not because all Thai males are crazy people that will do everything in their power to kill you if cross their path :roll:

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:38 pm
by Tarz
You really haven't got a clue what you're talking about Fredrik.

I talk to people and read up a lot on places. I find out what somewhere is really like. I've witnessed things. I've heard first hand accounts. Obviously that doesn't count as it didn't happen to me. :roll: Discount all you've seen and heard until it happens to you.... What naiviety. Just because you don't have direct personal experience of something doesn't make anything less so. Some would say it's dangerous to go walkabout in Tora Bora or Helmand, then again by your logic it can't be true until you've experienced it for yourself. :lol:

It's not prejudiced or narrow-minded at all as it is a characteristic of Thai's to use extreme violence and normally kill as a result. I'll repeat once more for you Fredrik - do not get in altercations with Thai's as it is extremely dangerous to do so. Like it or not it's true. Now get over it.

I'm just passing the information on, up to you and others if you choose to believe it or not.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:58 pm
by fredrikw
[quote="Tarz"]It's not prejudiced or narrow-minded at all as it is a characteristic of Thai's to use extreme violence and normally kill as a result.[/qoute]
If this isn't prejudice I don't know what is... :roll:

Anyhow, I think we need to agree to disagree, I think it's wrong to generalize over whole population just based on a couple of anecdotal episodes, and you have no problem with that.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:35 pm
by Tarz
What it is Fredrik is a fact.

Call it anecdoctal evidence if you wish. Didn't realise it had to happen to me for it to become a reality.

Speak to anyone who has any real knowledge of Thailand and they'll all say the same.

I was speaking to some guy in my gym about Thailand and how it is out there. He worked as a dive instructer for a year on one of the main islands.

Told me about how he witnessed a couple of Scouse lads give a Thai bloke a kicking in one of the main bars on the island. He later told his Thai girlfriend about it, and she told him to wait until tomorrow night. He said why, she said wait and see.

Next night, the Scouse lads were in the same bar swanning around rather proud of themselves. That was until they got kidnapped at gunpoint by a group of Thai's, bundled into a car and driven off. They were taken to a beach somewhere, made to kneel and had the guns pressed to their heads. The guns weren't in the event loaded but these Scousers still had the fright of their lives. They were very lucky indeed as just as easily have been shot dead and their bodies dumped somewhere coz that's how it goes out there.

Currently reading a book by Sandra Gregory, a British drug 'smuggler' who did four years in the Bangkok Hilton, but had lived in the country for a couple of years before, so someone who would know about these things. She has it spot on:
'When you fight a Thai you don't just take on an individual, you take them all on. It's not possible to fight just one of them, because they stick together, hunt in packs and make sure their friends are looked after'.