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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by arjay » June 12, 2018, 7:58 pm

Thanks for the various suggestions guys, and the additional supporting info.

Is there anywhere else I should be thinking of (perhaps a bit outside the Asean box)? What about Goa, has anyone been there?

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by Faraday » June 12, 2018, 8:27 pm

Merthyr Tydfil.....

It's in south Wales UK.

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by sunwavessand » June 15, 2018, 7:50 am

Bali and Vietnam. Language-wise, Coron or Cebu in the Philippines.

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by GT93 » June 15, 2018, 2:48 pm

Queensland but you'll need to be a multi US$ millionaire to have the young sheilas interested in you.

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by Hoopoe » June 17, 2018, 6:21 am

arjay wrote:
June 12, 2018, 7:58 pm
Thanks for the various suggestions guys, and the additional supporting info.

Is there anywhere else I should be thinking of (perhaps a bit outside the Asean box)? What about Goa, has anyone been there?
Goa , been the 2 years running now ,in January ,i find it a sh-t hole ,the beaches are filthy ,be careful where you eat ,i was in Calangute area , Anjuna ,Candolim, so can only give opinion on these areas ,depends on what sort of time you want , i found the Bars full of richard brains , tossing bottles ,fighting , puking all over the place ,the noise , honk honk beep beep , bikes racing up and down ,( nice to hear the Enfield though) dust and sh-t everywhere ,word of advice make sure you have adequate insurance ,saw quite a few come unstuck with that one , 600 quid for 2 nights hospital stay , /Sun stroke , , helping him out was such a joy , 3 days back and forth ,trying to get him out of there was fun (NOT ) This is the typical brit mental place ,(i'm a brit ) everyone you talk to thinks it's wonderful ,They are blinded by the sun ,555 but i reason ,("take the sun away and what have you got " ) I wont be going back ,

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by skinner » June 17, 2018, 5:25 pm

Hoopoe wrote:
June 17, 2018, 6:21 am
arjay wrote:
June 12, 2018, 7:58 pm
Thanks for the various suggestions guys, and the additional supporting info.

Is there anywhere else I should be thinking of (perhaps a bit outside the Asean box)? What about Goa, has anyone been there?
Goa , been the 2 years running now ,in January ,i find it a sh-t hole ,the beaches are filthy ,be careful where you eat ,i was in Calangute area , Anjuna ,Candolim, so can only give opinion on these areas ,depends on what sort of time you want , i found the Bars full of richard brains , tossing bottles ,fighting , puking all over the place ,the noise , honk honk beep beep , bikes racing up and down ,( nice to hear the Enfield though) dust and sh-t everywhere ,word of advice make sure you have adequate insurance ,saw quite a few come unstuck with that one , 600 quid for 2 nights hospital stay , /Sun stroke , , helping him out was such a joy , 3 days back and forth ,trying to get him out of there was fun (NOT ) This is the typical brit mental place ,(i'm a brit ) everyone you talk to thinks it's wonderful ,They are blinded by the sun ,555 but i reason ,("take the sun away and what have you got " ) I wont be going back ,
Sounds like Pattaya.. I prefer Sri lanka, nice beaches, nice food, people not so pushy as in India and a lot cleaner

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by DoctorFix » July 5, 2018, 7:45 pm

Sounds like Pattaya.. I prefer Sri lanka, nice beaches, nice food, people not so pushy as in India and a lot cleaner
Ironic that I know a Sri Lankan who worked with me in the past and he hated Sri Lanka. He said it was filthy. I can't comment as I've never been there but you have to wonder. Not much different than when I came here and "discovered" the land of plastic bags. Any naive notions of the past were swept away by the ever present trash.

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by DoctorFix » July 5, 2018, 7:50 pm

Faraday wrote:
June 12, 2018, 8:27 pm
Merthyr Tydfil.....

It's in south Wales UK.

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Funny!... I'm sure it has it's "charms" though I'm certain I won't be digging for them.

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by skinner » July 5, 2018, 7:57 pm

DoctorFix wrote:
July 5, 2018, 7:45 pm
Sounds like Pattaya.. I prefer Sri lanka, nice beaches, nice food, people not so pushy as in India and a lot cleaner
Ironic that I know a Sri Lankan who worked with me in the past and he hated Sri Lanka. He said it was filthy. I can't comment as I've never been there but you have to wonder. Not much different than when I came here and "discovered" the land of plastic bags. Any naive notions of the past were swept away by the ever present trash.
You cant comment because you've never been there but comment anyway . Maybe your Sri lankan associate had never been far . Many people are not well travelled.

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by 747man » July 5, 2018, 8:18 pm

arjay wrote:
June 12, 2018, 7:58 pm
Thanks for the various suggestions guys, and the additional supporting info.

Is there anywhere else I should be thinking of (perhaps a bit outside the Asean box)? What about Goa, has anyone been there?
Mate of Mine went to Candlim,Goa Said it was A Cheapish ( Food & Beer ) But it IS A Shithole....

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Re: Alternatives to Thailand

Post by arjay » July 8, 2018, 6:25 pm

Thanks 747. Hoopoe said something similar (June 17 post), so I've ruled out Goa.

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