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Why Are There So Many Americans In Chiang Mai?

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As an American, these are a few of the reasons that I am here:

1. Police are not on every street corner.

2. Taking an airplane does not require you to have your privates fondled by a pervert.

3. The corruption in Thailand is much lower than in America.

4. The women are not ashamed to be a woman nor act like one.

5. The women on average are 25k smaller.

6. Problems can usually be resolved without a lawyer and huge expenses.

7. Healthcare is much cheaper tho not as good.

8. 0bama bumper stickers are nowhere to be found.

My country seems to be having a few problems lately.

Same anywhere in LOS, thread is about CM. cowboy.gif Still say cos 5 McD's.

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If you're American please dont come here thinking its SF; you will simply add to the problem.... the unis already have an 80% population of those 'batting for the other side' hard to believe but true.

my biggest fear is that i will turn one day (all said tongue in cheek!)

Why is a large gay population a problem? BTW, I think you are grossly exaggerating. Even San Francisco includes only 30 percent gay people.

That sounds about right, but wouldn't you say that's still 3-4 times the national average? Or more, I don't know.

As far as gays turning CM into a SF, I don't think that will happen. I DO believe gays are AT LEAST as exploitive of the local people here as are normal "sexpats" who come here to exploit locals sexually. Anyway, it's not much to do with Americans. I find bthe hetero and homo from whichever country are pretty much similar on their visits here.

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If you're American please dont come here thinking its SF; you will simply add to the problem.... the unis already have an 80% population of those 'batting for the other side' hard to believe but true.

my biggest fear is that i will turn one day (all said tongue in cheek!)

Why is a large gay population a problem? BTW, I think you are grossly exaggerating. Even San Francisco includes only 30 percent gay people.

That sounds about right, but wouldn't you say that's still 3-4 times the national average? Or more, I don't know.

As far as gays turning CM into a SF, I don't think that will happen. I DO believe gays are AT LEAST as exploitive of the local people here as are normal "sexpats" who come here to exploit locals sexually. Anyway, it's not much to do with Americans. I find bthe hetero and homo from whichever country are pretty much similar on their visits here.

Yes, San Francisco has been a gay mecca and probably has the highest percentage of gay people as any big city on the planet, but still just 30 percent. In the entire population, probably about 2 - 3 percent. I seriously doubt the expat population of CM is anywhere even close to 30 percent. I agree gay people are no better and no worse than anyone else. However, I don't appreciate the trash talk about the gays taking over and how bad it is, especially when quite obviously the gays are not taking over.

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( Jingting)Yes, San Francisco has been a gay mecca and probably has the highest percentage of gay people as any big city on the planet, but still just 30 percent. In the entire population, probably about 2 - 3 percent. I seriously doubt the expat population of CM is anywhere even close to 30 percent. I agree gay people are no better and no worse than anyone else. However, I don't appreciate the trash talk about the gays taking over and how bad it is, especially when quite obviously the gays are not taking over.

What has this got to do with Americans in Chiang Mai? is it not off topic? Who cares which way you put it in?

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( Jingting)Yes, San Francisco has been a gay mecca and probably has the highest percentage of gay people as any big city on the planet, but still just 30 percent. In the entire population, probably about 2 - 3 percent. I seriously doubt the expat population of CM is anywhere even close to 30 percent. I agree gay people are no better and no worse than anyone else. However, I don't appreciate the trash talk about the gays taking over and how bad it is, especially when quite obviously the gays are not taking over.

What has this got to do with Americans in Chiang Mai? is it not off topic? Who cares which way you put it in?

JT is thinking of moving. cowboy.gif

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The only reason that I tip is to piss off Europeans who won't. Since it doesn't seem to piss off the Thais, I figure that it's a win win.

Strange way to think, why would it piss of Europeans if you tip.yeap giving away your money makes you a winner and pisses off us Europeans cheesy.gifcheesy.gifcheesy.gif

I don't know if it pisses off real Europeans in real life, but here on ThaiVisa Europeans express a lot a resentment over the tipping practices of Americans.

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The only reason that I tip is to piss off Europeans who won't. Since it doesn't seem to piss off the Thais, I figure that it's a win win.

Strange way to think, why would it piss of Europeans if you tip.yeap giving away your money makes you a winner and pisses off us Europeans cheesy.gifcheesy.gifcheesy.gif

I don't know if it pisses off real Europeans in real life, but here on ThaiVisa Europeans express a lot a resentment over the tipping practices of Americans.

Me for one. cowboy.gif

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I tip everywhere I go. I haven't been to CM yet. I might head that way, and see what is going on. Thanks.

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I tip everywhere I go. I haven't been to CM yet. I might head that way, and see what is going on. Thanks.

Drop by my place and leave a tip. Would like a new motor. giggle.gif

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( Jingting)Yes, San Francisco has been a gay mecca and probably has the highest percentage of gay people as any big city on the planet, but still just 30 percent. In the entire population, probably about 2 - 3 percent. I seriously doubt the expat population of CM is anywhere even close to 30 percent. I agree gay people are no better and no worse than anyone else. However, I don't appreciate the trash talk about the gays taking over and how bad it is, especially when quite obviously the gays are not taking over.

What has this got to do with Americans in Chiang Mai? is it not off topic? Who cares which way you put it in?

JT is thinking of moving. cowboy.gif

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Yes, as others have said, loads of missionaries from america here. They have a history of trying to convert others into their ways, especially through religious means.

Also will be the resident cia population, doing their level best to keep the empire going.

But other than that it is an interesting question. There literally are loads of american families here in cm, and outside of religious and political fanatics, why would they all end up here? When it comes to travelers, there are really not many americans at all. And you don't see the travelers in other parts of thailand as you do here in chiang mai.

Maybe the travelers hate beaches.

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Pretty simple. There are over 300 million Americans. They should equal almost all the Europeans combined.

Try again.. the population of Europe is 731,000,000

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Pretty simple. There are over 300 million Americans. They should equal almost all the Europeans combined.

Try again.. the population of Europe is 731,000,000

He might have meant working ones.

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