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    Begpacker Attracts Crowds of Thai Women By Selling Photos of Himself For Money

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    Posted on January 11, 2018



    A man, reportedly from Ukraine, became a viral sensation after a video of him selling photos of himself to fund a flight back home was uploaded on Facebook.
    The video of the “cute” begpacker was taken at Hat Yai’s Greenway Market on Wednesday night by Facebook user TaiiwaN’ Yanawimuti, who urged people to share it and help get the man back to his home country.

    “He’s traveling the world and looking for money to go back to Ukraine. He’s selling the photos he took himself. We can pay how much we want. He also tells a story with every photo. Let’s help him. #PleaseShare,” the woman wrote in Thai, as translated byCoconuts Bangkok. The woman also revealed that she paid 100 Thai bhat (roughly $3) for a photo.
    “Isn’t he cute?” she wrote in a post while showing off one of the photos, which show the man at different locations around the country.



    “Are you interested? He’s white! You can get a picture and talk to him. So worth it,”another Facebook user wrote, and tagged her friend.



    While some commenters admired the man’s positive attitude, there were others accusing him of taking advantage of being in a foreign country.


    Over the past year, there has been a rise of Western backpackers traveling to Southeast Asia just to beg for money on the streets.



    Maisarah Abu Samah, a young Singaporean, told
    France 24 last year that she found it “extremely strange” to see “White people” asking for money to fund their trips.



    “Selling things in the street or begging isn’t considered respectable. People who do so are really in need: they beg in order to buy food, pay their children’s school fees or pay off debts. But not in order to do something seen as a luxury!”
    she said.



    The situation has gotten so bad that the Thai government is cracking down on begpackers. Tourists are now required to show that they have at least 20,000 Thai baht ($748) in cash before they are allowed inside the country.


    https://nextshark.com/begpacker-attracts-crowds-thai-women-selling-photos-money/

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    He isnt begging though .
    He is selling a product that people can purchase, if they want too

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    Hmm, I have photos of me in various states of undress, with gimp mask, flippers, shackles and a rather-fetching latex bikini.

    Do you think I can make some money by offering these tasty photos on Sukhumvit Road?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon43 View Post
    Hmm, I have photos of me in various states of undress, with gimp mask, flippers, shackles and a rather-fetching latex bikini.
    That would appeal to a limited customer base , you would be better off selling them online on specialist websites

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    Apart from that beard, he could be a decent lookin' lad.

    At least he isn't strumming a guitar at random while pretending to be a hippie with his dreadlocked bird, while bonafide Thai beggars employed by a mafia struggle to make a living nearby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    He isnt begging though .
    He is selling a product that people can purchase, if they want too
    to people dumber than rocks

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    People like this make me a bit sick.. considering I work hard for my money to travel.
    I mean I get travelling is a must for younger people, but don't go if you can fund your own travels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    Apart from that beard, he could be a decent lookin' lad.

    At least he isn't strumming a guitar at random while pretending to be a hippie with his dreadlocked bird, while bonafide Thai beggars employed by a mafia struggle to make a living nearby.
    Yes, with a descent shave, a shower and a splash of brut, he could sell his ass to a randy Arab no problems. But isn't that going to far to fund a two week holiday snorkeling on Koh Tao?

    And why come to Thailand if you're from the Ukraine? Ukrainian woman are hot as f@ck. Weirdo if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    People like this make me a bit sick.. considering I work hard for my money to travel.
    I mean I get travelling is a must for younger people, but don't go if you can fund your own travels.
    I do disagree, people should travel when they can fund their travels , its when they cannot fund them is when they shouldnt go

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    ^ I meant don't go if you can't afford your travels.
    Learn to budget.. even though it may be hard for some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    “Are you interested? He’s white! You can get a picture and talk to him. So worth it,”another Facebook user wrote, and tagged her friend.
    which is why you really have to question why Lulu needs to pay for it.

    TaiiwaN' Yanawimuti


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    ^^The clue's in the name- begpackin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    ^ I meant don't go if you can't afford your travels.
    Learn to budget.. even though it may be hard for some.
    Then again, if you had the choice of either not going , or trying to earn money along the way , what would you do ?

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    I've never really been in that situation. There was one time I went to catch a flight in Sri Lanka and I went a day early. I didn't have much money to get a hotel. My taxi driver who was Sri Lankan lent me money and actually let me stay the night with his family. It was a miracle, because he was so helpful to me. To this day, I speak to him on fb. I wouldn't beg for money. He seems to be using his charm to get money from people that may not even have enough money themselves. I don't care if he is a man or a woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    which is why you really have to question why Lulu needs to pay for it
    In one of Punty's 200 and odd page Thailand pics threads, i cant be arsed to find it-

    Luigi and Punty say something along the lines of "why don't you people believe that a couple of handsome 30 somethings like us cant pull regular horny babes with real jobs in Thailand off Tinder without paying for them"

    A week or so later Pat posted up one half of the brothers grim's photos
    Months later Luigi was....well you know

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    ^^The clue's in the name- begpackin'
    Thanks for the insight. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    There was one time I went to catch a flight in Sri Lanka and I went a day early. I didn't have much money to get a hotel. My taxi driver who was Sri Lankan lent me money and actually let me stay the night
    That place is probably the rape capital of the world

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    I've never really been in that situation. There was one time I went to catch a flight in Sri Lanka and I went a day early. I didn't have much money to get a hotel. My taxi driver who was Sri Lankan lent me money and actually let me stay the night with his family. It was a miracle, because he was so helpful to me. To this day, I speak to him on fb. I wouldn't beg for money. He seems to be using his charm to get money from people that may not even have enough money themselves. I don't care if he is a man or a woman.
    This guy isnt begging though and he isnt using his charm to get money from people .
    He is selling a product that people can buy, if they want too

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    Im sure he wont have a work permit or be paying any tax.

    Chuck his sorry ass into the IDC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilsonandson View Post
    Yes, with a descent shave, a shower and a splash of brut, he could sell his ass to a randy Arab no problems. But isn't that going to far to fund a two week holiday snorkeling on Koh Tao?

    And why come to Thailand if you're from the Ukraine? Ukrainian woman are hot as f@ck. Weirdo if you ask me.
    Yes, but Ukrainian women are only interested in money...


    Oh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluke View Post
    This guy isnt begging though and he isnt using his charm to get money from people .
    He is selling a product that people can buy, if they want too
    Yes, you are right. He is using his pic to get money which is ridiculous. It seems like he is still begging to me. Whoever, buys the pic is just as ridiculous, but I guess a white face sells.

    Just like in getting a job, a somewhat attractive white face sells.

    I think it is sad as well that the Thais would want to even buy the picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thailandbound View Post
    Yes, you are right. He is using his pic to get money which is ridiculous. It seems like he is still begging to me. Whoever, buys the pic is just as ridiculous, but I guess a white face sells.

    Just like in getting a job, a somewhat attractive white face sells.

    I think it is sad as well that the Thais would want to even buy the picture.
    He wasnt selling photos of himself though , he was selling photos of his travels and he was just in some of the photos

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    ^Well, I think he was selling himself. The travel part was part of the bigger picture.

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    This is all due to that twat of The Kindness Diaries. (it's on Travel Channel) bumming his way around the world using peoples kindness to house and feed him.

    Useless Seppo cnut.

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    A late developer ?
    For those who don't read there is a war in Ukraine and grazing in the sun better than be conscripted or live on piss unless your an Earl.

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