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    Bangkok over Songkran.

    What's the crack?

    Are there any unmissable events/things to avoid like the plague in Bangers over Songkran?

    Due to forseen circumstances i have to be up in the big smoke for Songkran and would appreciate the heads up from folk that have previously suffered from a similar affliction.

    Cheers.

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    Kao san road

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    Stay away from sidewalks and other tricky things that you don't have up country!

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    Quote Originally Posted by good2bhappy
    Kao san road
    Which category is that in?




    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Stay away from sidewalks and other tricky things that you don't have up country
    Here up country we like to call a hole a hole and not gloss around it with a bit of cement. Those bloody pavements are a disgrace and a death trap.

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    Avoid KSR, Suk soi 4, and the Patpong area of Silom if you aren’t into having a bit of fun. Otherwise, Bangkok is great as it tends to become like a ghost town and traffic is wonderful.

    If you are into a bit of fun. O’Brien’s on Silom is a good place. They have a terrace outside from which you can partake to heart’s desire then go inside and take a break and have beer anytime.

    Soi 4 is just open warfare and unless you are hardcore would not recommend it. For several years, used to hang out during Songkran at a bar in Raja parking lot just off Soi 4 and could decide how wet or dry I wanted to be, but it changed owners and I no longer go there.

    Never tried KSR, but from first hand reports it’s even worse than Soi 4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaihome View Post
    Avoid KSR, Suk soi 4, and the Patpong area of Silom if you arenít into having a bit of fun. Otherwise, Bangkok is great as it tends to become like a ghost town and traffic is wonderful.
    Roger that. Best time of the year to go to Bangkok, imo. It's like having the Expressway all to yourself as well. Recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Are there any unmissable events/things to avoid like the plague in Bangers
    The entire city in general would be a pragmatic starting point. Jump over the fucker in a North Easterly direction and you'll find yourself splashing in a gigantic pool of neat alcohol.

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    Keep your money, cell phone and anything else you want dry in a plastic bag. When you go out wear quick dry shorts and sandals. If you want to stay dry do not go out after 10 am that's when they get reved up. It all winds down after 21:00 they just get plain tuckered out. It lasts for three days in bkk as I recall, fri sat and sun. By sunday they are spent critters.

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    plastic bag your phone etc - twice
    wear sunglasses so cnuts cannot squirt klong water and rub powder in your eyes
    avoid motocycles
    when in a taxi , lock the doors
    keep your hip flask of ya dong stashed down your y fronts

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaihome
    at a bar in Raja parking lot
    honey bar is getting expanded a little

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaihome
    Soi 4 is just open warfare and unless you are hardcore would not recommend it.
    I'm so hard core English that one recoils from water like a vampire to a cross.



    Quote Originally Posted by kmart
    Best time of the year to go to Bangkok, imo. It's like having the Expressway all to yourself as well. Recommended.
    That does appeal.
    I hope the shops are shut as well, and that there is a curfew on people being on the streets for 3 days.



    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap
    Jump over the fucker in a North Easterly direction and you'll find yourself splashing in a gigantic pool of neat alcohol.
    Saraburi and its ilk can fuck right off.
    The highways and byways north from Bangers will be full of red shirts heading to Laos.



    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Earl
    When you go out wear quick dry shorts and sandals.
    Betwixt short and sandal, should one wear a quick dry sock?



    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    keep your hip flask of ya dong stashed down your y fronts
    To protect the jewels?

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    avoid khao san at all costs. i got caught there 2 years in a row. i think that might be my fault as i booked the hotel... but it was horrible. sure... was fun for the first 2 hours but what ya gonna do for the rest of the 4/5 days?

    .. i watched a lot of fucking movies...
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    plastic bag your phone etc - twice
    wear sunglasses so cnuts cannot squirt klong water and rub powder in your eyes
    avoid motocycles
    when in a taxi , lock the doors
    keep your hip flask of ya dong stashed down your y fronts

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaihome
    at a bar in Raja parking lot
    honey bar is getting expanded a little

    This would be the one just to the right when facing the entrance to Ball in Hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke
    Due to forseen circumstances i have to be up in the big smoke for Songkran
    Me too. I think the Pintsman is a must see place.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaihome
    Otherwise, Bangkok is great as it tends to become like a ghost town and traffic is wonderful.
    Very true. I especially appreciate the police making an effort to carry on working, despite being as pissed as skunks. Good effort boys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    I think the Pintsman is a must see place.
    Definately.
    Looking forward to trying a half or two of some queer ale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog View Post
    Me too. I think the Pintsman is a must see place.
    That part of Silom can be pretty wet during the day. It does quiet down at night though, unlike Soi 4.
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    Is your NE Sojourn off the books now?

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    ^ All up in the air.
    Fancy a day in Bangers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    ^ All up in the air.
    Fancy a day in Bangers?
    nah, too far for me to go for a day over the hols mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thaihome
    This would be the one just to the right when facing the entrance to Ball in Hand
    south side of carpark - is expanding into where the travel agents was

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post

    Avoid khao san at all costs. I got caught there 2 years in a row. It was horrible. sure... was fun for the first 2 hours but what ya gonna do for the rest of the 4/5 days?
    Yep cant argue with that as I was there 2 years ago and usually enjoy Songkran but unfortunately was sick with the flu and full of bad attitude as I am when off my game.

    Could not step outside the door with out some cont drowning me and I was teetering on the edge whether to just buy an AK47 and blast of few hundred of these sick bastards from the face of the Earth.

    So now I say a big ," Fuck You " to Songkran and just stay well away from the wankers.

    Much better for my mental health which is fucked at the best of times.

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    Another year I was going on a diving trip out of khao lak and was flying into phuket.

    As luck had it I landed dead smack in the middle of Songkran.

    Mini bus drops me at the bottom of the Soi and by the time I reached the hotel Myself, the Backpack and every other bit of kit on me was foking soaked.

    Cont's did not give a fok that I was just arriving.

    Pissed off again.

    Songkran's foked bro.



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    The best thing to do is stock up at BigC the day or 2 before and don't go outside your house for 2 weeks - has worked for me for the last 10 years in Bkk...

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    ^

    Yep, I remember seeing the staff from the bank trying to go out and eat at lunch time. The retards even drowned them even thou they were dressed up in there good gear for work.

    Some dark looks going down that day with the locals.

    I like a good time but this is on the edge.

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    Nice days to stay home and fix up things around the house, play with the kids and the dogs.

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    I enjoy counting overturned pickups and squashed mopeds over Songkran.

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