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    The Dangers for Foreigners in Thailand

    Now here's an article you won't find in tourist guides.

    There is no shortage of tourists who are clueless about the dangers which they could get themselves into at any time in Thailand and how a seemingly placid Thai person, who is smiling all the time, can just explode into a violent rage over the smallest things.

    29-year-old American woman, Faetra Petillo, was found in a guesthouse in the Sai Yuan Rd, Rawai, Phuket.

    The violent attacks against tourists in Thailand are actually quite common and anyone who tells you otherwise is either clueless, or doing this because they are affiliated with the tourism industry and are afraid of a drop in tourist numbers.
    There are literally violent attacks on tourists daily and the Thai authorities do their best to not report these incidents to other countries as they know it will ruin the tourism industry. The violent attacks are usually the result of a mugging gone wrong, or a tourist misbehaving or being disrespectful.
    It doesnít seem to matter how many foreigners get hurt or killed, there are always new tourists who get into trouble that donít know a thing about Thailand which fall victim to crime.
    Remember that life is cheap in Thailand and a death isnít as big a thing as it is in most other countries and in particular Ė the death of a tourist, doesnít mean much to them at all.

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    The Dangers for Foreigners in Thailand | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper

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    but this women didnt die of a violent attack ? did she ?

    i read, that this women just stayed a few hours in the guesthouse and was found dead...
    the police said they found "various drugs"...

    some weeks later i read they found sleeping pills in her room...

    but one doesnt die so quickly of sleeping pills, in case she took an overdose, and further its quite normal for travellers to have sleeping pills with them...

    does anyone know what the autopsy said ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall
    Now here's an article you won't find in tourist guides.
    Because it's fvcking rubbish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Shagnastier View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall
    Now here's an article you won't find in tourist guides.
    Because it's fvcking rubbish
    Indeed - even TAT put out better than that, and they are shite!

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    Millions of tourists, some of them are going to get assaulted if they behave badly and some are jusy unlucky innocents being robbed. That's life the world over. Most farangs who get murdered in Thailand took bad risks or pissed or the wrong person.

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    ^ Same story the World over,it is always the Farangs fault. Other races always are well behaved.

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    Reminds me of the Westerner I knew in Rangsit some five years ago. He had been to Pattaya for a weekend, was drugged and robbed by a katoey he met in a bar. He returned to the bar with the intention of recovering his mobile phone and money.

    Boy, he was a mess the next time I saw him.

    There are rough people everywhere. Avoid them.
    I see fish. They are everywhere. They don't know they are fish.

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    Just love the bit about guys falling for bar girls and when the " fantastic time" comes to an an end they jump off balconies- what were their lives before that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall
    or a tourist misbehaving or being disrespectful.

    Yep thats the one

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    On my first trip to Thailand I got totally blitz on Thia whiskey at the roof-top bar in Chiang Mia I remember calling a tuktuk but nothing more until I woke up next morning with a nasty cut on my foot and blood all over the bed and floor, I jumped up and checked my pants and there it was my wallet with cash and credit cards still in my pocket so I guess not all idiots end up mugged or dead and not all tuktuk drivers are crooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainfall View Post
    Now here's an article you won't find in tourist guides.

    There is no shortage of tourists who are clueless about the dangers which they could get themselves into at any time in Thailand and how a seemingly placid Thai person, who is smiling all the time, can just explode into a violent rage over the smallest things.

    29-year-old American woman, Faetra Petillo, was found in a guesthouse in the Sai Yuan Rd, Rawai, Phuket.

    The violent attacks against tourists in Thailand are actually quite common and anyone who tells you otherwise is either clueless, or doing this because they are affiliated with the tourism industry and are afraid of a drop in tourist numbers.
    There are literally violent attacks on tourists daily and the Thai authorities do their best to not report these incidents to other countries as they know it will ruin the tourism industry. The violent attacks are usually the result of a mugging gone wrong, or a tourist misbehaving or being disrespectful.
    It doesnít seem to matter how many foreigners get hurt or killed, there are always new tourists who get into trouble that donít know a thing about Thailand which fall victim to crime.
    Remember that life is cheap in Thailand and a death isnít as big a thing as it is in most other countries and in particular Ė the death of a tourist, doesnít mean much to them at all.

    ...

    The Dangers for Foreigners in Thailand | Chiang Rai Times English Language Newspaper
    The article begins talking about violence in Thailand and how dangerous it is in Thailand , then the article says that a young lady was found dead , then the article continues talking about violence in Thailand .
    The article doesnt mention that the Lady died of a suspected drugs overdose .
    One would think that the Lady came to a violent death if quickly read the article

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    ^ Same story the World over,it is always the Farangs fault. Other races always are well behaved.
    Yes, even in Farang's world - it's Farang's fault.

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    Problems in Thailand did not/do not exist without farang to instigate.

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    Where's Emperor Tud when you need him, he knew this all along FACT...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasabi View Post
    ^ Same story the World over,it is always the Farangs fault. Other races always are well behaved.

    ^^^ Not true at all - western media nearly always takes the side of the farangs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rural Surin View Post
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    ^ Same story the World over,it is always the Farangs fault. Other races always are well behaved.
    Yes, even in Farang's world - it's Farang's fault.

    In farang world the farangs are the Asians

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thormaturge View Post
    Reminds me of the Westerner I knew in Rangsit some five years ago. He had been to Pattaya for a weekend, was drugged and robbed by a katoey he met in a bar. He returned to the bar with the intention of recovering his mobile phone and money.

    Boy, he was a mess the next time I saw him.

    There are rough people everywhere. Avoid them.
    If he was hanging out with trannies sooner or later they would fuck him in the arse

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    I could have been robbed when I passed out with a seizure in Pattaya a few years back. When I came round a group of motorcycle taxi guys handed me my phone and wallet and cash which had fallen out of my shorts pocket. All the cash was there and this lot were rough looking guys.

    Maybe someone did try and steal my stuff and they stopped him/them.

    It's not all bad.

    But shitholes like Soi Buakao are an obvious nmagnet for the robbers: Full of obnoxious, ugly fat farangs with bargirls. If I was a robber I'd target c**ts like them.

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    Feel you on that final bit, Pat.

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    If I was a theif, I wouldn't be targeting busto TEFLers and odd-job falangs trying to get by, that's for sure

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    ^Well, they probably did check my wallet and pass on it

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    Shit can and does happen anywhere..just be aware of who you are with and what you say to whom...99% of trouble in bars ect comes from to much drink...just don't get to pissed...when that I'm pissed feeling comes on you just pay your check and go home

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    Too many sexpats get aggressive when drunk, it's a mixture of impressing the whore they're with and totally changing personality after a few drinks (alcoholism)


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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Pat View Post
    ^Well, they probably did check my wallet and pass on it
    They might have felt sorry for you and added a few baht.

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    What is it, some 15 million tourist a year come to Thailand and some die, really shocking. Think I read somewhere, besides from motorbikes and drowning, coconuts hitting people on the head was one of the main killers.
    Found a coconut killing myself on Samui, like to see the real numbers before I comment on how dangerous Thailand is.
    Lots of dead tourist in OZ over the years, lot less tourists. Jim

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