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Safety in Thailand

Posted by dangernoodle on 17/4/2012 at 14:16

I've recently been planning a trip to Thailand this summer with a good friend of mine. We have our itinerary, budget, and flights all set up. The only problem is her parents seem to think that Thailand is the most dangerous place on Earth for some reason.

How can I show them that this is far from the truth. I know that the people of Thailand are some of the friendliest people. It is the land of smiles. I would love any help via articles, blogs, personal experiences etc.

Thank You!!

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Posted by altmtl on 17/4/2012 at 14:33

Thailand is very safe, you can find all the info you need by doing a google search... but then again no country is without risks and dangers... my train hit a car in Thailand, but this could happen in any country... motorbike accidents are quite common... your biggest worry - the scams in Bangkok - :) But they are easy to avoid...

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Posted by busylizzy on 17/4/2012 at 14:45

Just point them to this forum and let them see how many happily travel through Thailand without incident.

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Posted by dangernoodle on 17/4/2012 at 14:55

Thanks guys

It will help a lot for them to see these responses from people have been there. I think they are just nervous about letting their daughter travel half way around the world. :)

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Posted by altmtl on 17/4/2012 at 15:26

Check out my FB group as well... link below...

also http://www.facebook.com/travelfish

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Posted by busylizzy on 17/4/2012 at 18:12

I think they are just nervous about letting their daughter travel half way around the world

In that case, it probably wouldn't matter where she went... they would always be concerned for her!

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Posted by MADMAC on 18/4/2012 at 11:18

Tell them you've changed your mind, that they are right, and you rebooked for the Democractic Republic of Congo.

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Posted by neosho on 18/4/2012 at 17:46

Too funny Madmac LOL

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Posted by MADMAC on 24/4/2012 at 08:13

"sometimes some visitors were getting problems due to some problems"

I realize English is your second language, so I'm not busting on you really. But I had to laugh when I read that.

I asked a Thai friend of mine how her father died and she said he was "Mai Sabai". I said no kidding. Most people who die are.

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Posted by sayadian on 24/4/2012 at 09:54

Just don't disrespect the King and that includes putting your foot on a note which you dropped in a breeze.Other than that Thailand is pretty safe.
Mind you you wouldn't believe it walking around Koh San Road.You can buy Mace,Tazers,knuckledusters and combat knives.

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Posted by neosho on 24/4/2012 at 19:28

Madmac....Maybe he was just Mai Sabai. We had an old man that died a couple of years ago in a neighboring village. Put him in the box and and 2 1/2 days later he was taken to the forest for the burning ritual. He woke up. LOL From what I hear, scared everybody. I started teaching the wife how to take my pulse after that.

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