I'm going to Bangkok in January for the first time and I will be travelling alone.
I'm meeting a Thai women whom I have been talking with online for about 4-5 months..
Staying on sukhumvit rd.
I am am asking for advice on where to go and what to look out for?
Thank you for any replies!
You new friend will be able to show you around.
Assuming you are considering a future .....
Did she recommend Sukhumvit?
Don't make this a total "holiday".
Meet her friends
Ask to go to work with her.
Don't know where you are from. But, ask if she would want to move to your country. The answer will be quite telling.
I too think your friend will know better than any of us what places to see and will show you around. If not, this is the VT page with links
[original VT link]
This is what I saw and did in Bangkok
[original VT link]
Don't miss the Grand Palace.
You already have someone who can show you around.......Just be careful with your money!
And don't get drunk, otherwise you will wake up somewhere and everything you have is gone. Never trust anyone although you talk to her for 5 months.....no one get serious by talking someone online
I will pay more attention to your friend, 5 months isn't long make sure you know where you are going, as soon as she talks about money or family problem etc, you know what to do. she is probably out to net a good fish, just becareful, although I could be wrong.
"I'm meeting a Thai women whom I have been talking with online for about 4-5 months.."
"...where to go and what to look out for?"
* Can you tell the difference from a real woman and a ladyboy?
If she (or he/she) starts talking about the buffalo needing medical care or the family is going to lose the farm - run!
A quick Google search will give you some ideas of what to see and do. This V/T forum has a Travel Guide section with information on Thailand. You can bring a guide book for Bangkok with you. Do some research for changing money. Usually with Western currency you get a better rate changing money in Thailand. Do a Google search for scams to avoid. DO NOT GIVE ANYONE THE PIN NUMBER FOR YOUR DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD! Have a back up source of spending money like a second debit card hidden away. Tell your bank you will be in Thailand using their cards before flying out of the country.
Got a return ticket and proper visa?
Good answers already. Often locals have a different idea of what foreigners like and you may end up in a tour of the shopping malls! Don't forget to take a trip on the river, perhaps a day or two in Kancahanaburi, an overnight in Ayuttaya.
As above iy is quite common for foreigners to be scammed by women on the internet but having lived in Thailand of and on, and now 21 years in the Philippines i have met quite a few people who ended up marrying Asians and have a wonderful life together. If you are going to have a serious relationship the rules have to be set beforehand so there are no complications later on . For instance it is common for the whole family to share your house and refrigerator !. Maybe you can limit family visits and say no money to the family. When you marry an Asian you marry the whole family , and in Thailand the locals really don't like their daughter to marry a foreigner.
Not quite agreed about the locals don't like their daughter married with foreigner. They used foreigner and married them to get out Thailand
So many Thai women married with Belgian man, but the marriage only good for a couple of year. When Thai woman found a better man with lots of money they left their husband.......I feel sorry those men, their life ending up in hell
My Thai best friend she also done the same to her husband, she found a diplomatic Maltese guy good looking with good salary, she divorce her husband. Now, I never heard from her anymore
Good luck to your Thai lady or boy :)
Shavy, i was talking about respectable families! Many foreigners go to Thailand and Philippines and end up marrying bar girls, and these are the type of people that would rip the foreigners off and become heroes in their family !
There is quite a lot to see and do in Bangkok. And, not knowing the language will hamper you from getting around. Be careful of the tuk tuk drivers. They tend to take you places that you didn't want to go to. And, some of the taxi drivers are not running the meter. The water taxis work well and the metro in getting around. Here is a link to my travel page for ideas:
[original VT link]
What can I say; other than Sukhumvit is a notorious Sex Trade Area c/w the fleshpots of Nana Entertainment Plaza (in Soi 4) and Soi Cowboy (between Soi 21 and 23), along with plenty of more (and less) salubrious bars. I think your "lady" is a bit suspect, if Sukhumvit is her local neighbourhood. Look on your trip as a quickee fling at worst and a pleasant surprise if it works out. Suggest your check out the extensive You Tube Videos on "Thai Women", before you hook up with her.
I think if i was a Thai VT member living in Sukhumvit i would be a bit offended at the above answer. Yes, there are many girly bars there, but there are many businesses, hotels and apartment blocks where plenty of hard working respectable Thais live. I have two friends who live there, one an accountant, and another a bank cashier. For every bar girl that lives in Sukhumvit there are another 1,000 or more hard-working people
Living around Sukhumvit, and hanging around Sukhumvit, are 2 different things. The latter is what comes under scrutiny.
The Benjasiri Park I believe is just along the Sukhumvit Road. The Benjakitti Park is just distant away. You could take her to either for some talk. The Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant is also a popular resto among foreigners. Hope you'll have a good time together in Bangkok!