I'm pleased to met you Sneakorocksolid! It's a small world now-a-days and getting smaller everyday, I love talking to people from all over the world. I was actually born in Minnesota, and lived most of my life in Oregon.
Everyone's fake, everyone hates the color of their skin, they try not to speak their own language because it's not cool, being white is the greatest thing ever and there's never been an elected official that didn't take money from the people=)
My brother lives in Thailand , and has done for the last 20 years, with his wife and kids. I am from UK, Bristol, and really want to go visit him. I have been watching a series on TV about Thailand and it's corrupt police, and it has frightened the hell out of me. Everybody says it's a wonderful place, but I am scared for my husband, as I think he would be prime meat over there. Is it really as bad as they say for stitching you up, and stealing your money.
I have lots of friends from different parts of the world, europeans, americans and australians who visted me in the phillipines when I was there, they were amazed about the locals and the scenery and of course it is cheaper, but the place like any other in the world is not perfect., sometimes there are things that happens normally like when you travel to other places also. I know that because i use to travel a lot from, europe, africa and asia,,,
and bangkok thailand is also nice place, I went there thrice and nothing happened to me....but like I have said, no place is perfect..