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    Reshape Your Next Holiday

    My past holidays were always bar-centric, focused on Boys – Bars – Beer, and I know how disappointed I’d be if any of these delights were kept from me. But what would I do if they were?

    Arsenel made a great point in a recent post saying he plans to “Reshape” his next holiday to compensate for all the “unknowns” out there, which makes perfect sense to me.

    Using arsenel’s concept of “Reshaping”…I’d definitely carve out alternative plans so I didn’t have to contend with all the “unknowns”. Planning for the worst (the bars being closed) I think finding a Boy Special (or two) to spend my time with versus playing the butterfly role would probably work best…either a past flame (or two), or a few new embers… whatever.

    Bouncing around some of the islands, sipping Leo from a frosted mug on the porch of a seaside bungalow, finding private spots for small parties with friends, and of course enjoying sex, are all things that could be enjoyed without worrying 24/7 about Thailand’s ever-changing covid restrictions.

    If the bars and gogo’s happened to be open, that would just be an added plus, but not something that would make or break my holiday.

    Who knows, it could end up be the best holiday ever!

    A special thinks to arsenal, AKA Asa Butterfield.


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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    Yep. Excellent post Dodger. I know many of you wouldn't consider riding a motor bike but I would urge you to reconsider. There are literally dozens and dozens of truly terrible 'tourist attractions' to visit very cheaply as well as quite a few hidden gems but really it's all about the journey. The destination is unimportant. Plus if you're not drinking the evening is never quite long enough...can always have a quick final shufty around one of the holy trinity, just to see if anyone new has turned up. Being sober and taking a boy back to your hotel at 0300 is a right thrill. A ride along Jomtien Beach Road at that time is pure heaven...message the folks back home and ask them what they're doing then sip an iced tea and be happy you're not there.

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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    Use this and you will have attention of all boys

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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal View Post
    Yep. Excellent post Dodger. I know many of you wouldn't consider riding a motor bike but I would urge you to reconsider.
    I normally don't touch a motorcycle, as my travel insurance USUALLY doesn't cover me as someone who doesn't hold a full British motorcycle license.

    However, having read the T&C of my latest insurance policy, there's no such clause. The only exclusion is if I'm wearing no helmet AND riding a bike of over 100cc.
    So I may well hire something for a while, to see how it goes. Carefully.

    The only time I've actually used any form of motorcycle so far was in Bagan, Myanmar. Whilst travelling into the area, I'd already noted very little traffic and some of the tracks looked too sandy to be much fun on a mountain bike.

    I hired an electric motorcycle for about $6 per day and those 3 days were amongst the best I've ever had sightseeing. It's the blue one.....
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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    I don't forget my first ever visit to Jomtien, driven there by an apparently pubescent child who had yet to learn the meaning of fear. As a newbie, I hadn't learnt that the system operates in a strict order, so my choice- as I thought- of a large middle-aged driver, was not allowed. And I ended up with bloody Peter Pan.

    The next day, I discovered the baht buses by the temple. Motor-cycles still don't appeal. Particularly Thai ones.

    One a serious note, I recall one of the dancers at Throb, Song, whom I found both charming and cute, and of his fatal motor-cy accident on the way home from the show. Crossing Second road has its perils, but motor-cys......

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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    Provided you avoid driving a motor bike Thai Style you won’t come to much harm. A few simple rules:

    Drive it like you would at home (except if your home is Italy)!
    Don’t drive it fast
    Avoid Sukumvit...a real death trap
    NEVER drive it even with only a single drink inside you.

    There are many rewards having a bike.

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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    Anyone looking for a new angle to their trip who hasn't tried before, could do worse than look up their nearest Hash House Harriers - subtitled: 'drinkers who have a walking (or running) problem'

    Great fun and strictly non-competitive, but very non-PC.. - most hashes take place in late afternoon crashing through the jungle for an hour or so somewhere, followed by ample beer.

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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    All things considered if you insist on visiting here during this rather unusual time keeping your expectations low and focusing on other than the obvious there is no reason your trip won’t be pleasurable.
    "In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king"

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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    As for a motorbike I’ve always had at least 1 and frankly I couldn’t do without 1, having said that any place will rent you one with or without a license as a fine is only 400 baht however should you be involved in an accident the local insurance won’t cover you for liability etc, and gogi you will find it difficult to rent 1 less than 110cc.
    "In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king"

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    Re: Reshape Your Next Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Manforallseasons View Post
    you will find it difficult to rent 1 less than 110cc.
    The exclusion is "9 Any Claim arising from using a two-wheeled motor vehicle as a driver or passenger if You are not wearing a crash helmet where the engine size of the two-wheeled motor vehicle exceeds 100cc"

    So by my reading of that, to be excluded from cover I have to be riding without a helmet AND have over 100cc. So as long as wearing a helmet, even borrowing a road licensed bike off Valentino Rossi should be covered.

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