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    19 reasons Thailand is the new Darwin

    19 reasons Thailand is the new Darwin
    May 30, 2014

    TOURISM Operators are lamenting that Darwin is losing tourists to some of our Asian neighbours like Bali and Thailand.

    But after looking through some photos of travellers visiting Thailand, it is easy to see why!
    We’ve compiled a list of 19 reasons tourists might be choosing to head overseas instead of visiting the beautiful Top End.

    Why go on a croc cruise when you can drink a beer while riding on the back of one?



    If you’re bored of regular crocodiles, Thailand even has Pandadiles on display for you.



    Tired of Darwin’s toilet shortage? Thailand has plenty of public toilets. Keyword: public.



    Forget Darwin’s misleading signs: Thailand tells it like it is.



    See all the latest blockbusters in Thailand first.



    When you order an ice cream sandwich in Thailand, you get an ice cream sandwich.



    People in Thailand have their alcohol priorities in the right place.



    Thailand's answer to the Northern Territory’s Alcohol Management Plans.



    Why have 20 workers when Thailand only needs one man and a ladder to fix powerlines?



    Don’t rule any ingredient out.



    In Thailand, dogs drive you around.



    Sick of Darwin’s easy to navigate roads? Thailand has the answer!



    Honest and straightforward business names in Thailand.



    Thailand has a wide variety of medications that could come in handy in Darwin.



    Forget Starbucks! Thailand has their own brand of coffee. This is reason enough.



    Darwin isn’t the only place with extensive CCTV networks!



    Thailand quite evidently has Darwin’s sense of fashion trumped.



    People say Australia has some of deadliest wildlife in the world ...



    But we rarely get attacked by monkeys!

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    Damn Foreigners.....

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    Great pics!

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    Yeah, some funny pics there.

    Here are some more:








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    You can;t even fly to Darwin at the moment. All flights cancelled due to volcanic ash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumocakewalk View Post
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    But after looking through some photos of travellers visiting Thailand, it is easy to see why!
    We’ve compiled a list of 19 reasons tourists might be choosing to head overseas instead of visiting the beautiful Top End.



    Don’t rule any ingredient out.
    Myself I prefer cooking with Porn..... Much tastier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeMock View Post
    You can;t even fly to Darwin at the moment. All flights cancelled due to volcanic ash.
    Thank you for mentioning that as I wasn't aware this was happening. I found some news articles that indicated Sangeang Api is the Indonesian volcano that's erupting. That's off the north coast of Sumbawa island, which is a long way from Darwin.

    I have memories of that particular volcano from a trip back in '98 when I took a cruise from Bali to Komodo island to see the dragons, and en route we passed north of Sumbawa. The view of Sangeang Api on the return leg was magnificent as we were passing by during sunset and the mountain was in a minor eruption phase at the time. At 15 minute intervals, the mountain would emit a fountain of lava from the summit. That combined with the cone shaped silhouette against the setting sun was quite spectacular. I wondered when the mountain might go into a stronger eruption phase. I think it would be a bit scarier to cruise by there now.

    > I'd post my photos, but they were not digital and the album is with an ex-wife in another country. Here are a couple of pre-eruption photos from the net:

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