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    Actually there "Ratchaburi" I've driven pretty much the length and breadth of this country.

    Believe me it has almost nothing to do with the fact rural thaiz don't travel around this country and EVERYTHING to do with the mythical beast known as "face".

    Remember, that's the thing first on the mind of every thai in the country as far as gaining it, giving it and NOT losing it. . . Everything else, even an honest exchange of information is secondary.

    Example; I stop on some dirt road in a one buffalo town ask the thai guy walkin' past if this road goes to such-n-such.
    Now he's unable to come out and say he doesn't know, because he would "lose face" by not knowing.
    He's unable to come out and tell me I'm a dumbfuck foreigner goin' the wrong way, because then by telling me I'm traveling the wrong way, I would "lose face".

    Instead he just smiles and nods like a bobble-head doll. It's only after another 20+ kilometer drive down the road I see a sign which tells me where I was wanting to go was the other way..

    As I said I've traveled pretty darned every where I wanna go here and I've found most thai guys I've talked to the country over knows where the local whores are shacked up. They even know where the gurls are that hang around the "no-tell-motels". You know the one with the curtain that you pull across after you park your car. They're called โรงแรมม่านรูด or โรงแรมจิ้งหรีด.<- that last one we'd probably term a flea bag hotel, but thais call it a "cricket" hotel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toddaniels View Post
    Actually there "Ratchaburi" I've driven pretty much the length and breadth of this country.

    Believe me it has almost nothing to do with the fact rural thaiz don't travel around this country and EVERYTHING to do with the mythical beast known as "face".

    Remember, that's the thing first on the mind of every thai in the country as far as gaining it, giving it and NOT losing it. . . Everything else, even an honest exchange of information is secondary.

    Example; I stop on some dirt road in a one buffalo town ask the thai guy walkin' past if this road goes to such-n-such.
    Now he's unable to come out and say he doesn't know, because he would "lose face" by not knowing.
    He's unable to come out and tell me I'm a dumbfuck foreigner goin' the wrong way, because then by telling me I'm traveling the wrong way, I would "lose face".

    Instead he just smiles and nods like a bobble-head doll. It's only after another 20+ kilometer drive down the road I see a sign which tells me where I was wanting to go was the other way..

    As I said I've traveled pretty darned every where I wanna go here and I've found most thai guys I've talked to the country over knows where the local whores are shacked up. They even know where the gurls are that hang around the "no-tell-motels". You know the one with the curtain that you pull across after you park your car. They're called โรงแรมม่านรูด or โรงแรมจิ้งหรีด.<- that last one we'd probably term a flea bag hotel, but thais call it a "cricket" hotel.
    This is SO true. Thanks, Todd. Right on.

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