What You Don’t Know About Thailand


  1. Angela says:

    Nice list! I also heard somewhere that ‘ikea’ means ‘fuck’

  2. Agness says:

    legally You must wear a helmet? that’s something I’m so surprised with. we never did it, uuuups

  3. Jessica says:

    There were a lot of 7-11s that literally had to rope the fridges closed after midnight because drunk people (usually foreigners) kept wandering in and trying to buy liquor.

  4. Eric says:

    I was surprised to hear that sex-shops were illegal, because they were everywhere in China, which doesn’t have anything like the seedy reputation of Thailand. In fact, there were brothels everywhere a well, including on either side of the front entrance of the most prominent elementary school in the city where I lived (which was a small city in the middle of the country that didn’t get tourists). At night they all had “pink lights” – hence “pink houses” – so were easy to discern. They even had lady boys. Yet, even in China they look to Thailand as sleazy.

    • Alana Morgan says:

      I’ve read different things saying prostitution is more prominent in other SE Asian countries, but for some reason, Thailand has the reputation for it… I still don’t have a clear idea of what’s real, what’s hype, how it all works when it’s all supposedly illegal…

  5. Morgan says:

    The word slips is hilarious! I would have turned beat red. Props to you for trying to speak thai, though!

  6. Hahaha I had so many experiences where I tried to speak thai and said something dirty as well! Thai was definitely the hardest language for me to pick up, there being five tones and all! I even made little flash cards and had my friends try to tutor me! even after three years of living there, every time I tried to take a taxi home, I’d end up saying the same thing five times before the taxi driver finally had a clue what I was saying! 😛

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