can i know your opinion ?

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can i know your opinion ?

Post by gaplem » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:22 am

hello, i think that khmer are more open and more interested to talk with foreigners than Thai, is it only me or a shared opinion ?
what is your experience ? thank you.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by Ricky Dunn » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:18 am

Maybe a slight edge to Cambodians.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by phuketrichard » Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:49 am

Thai's, even if they speak English, are more shy about using it for fear of making a mistake an losing face
If you speak thai, they are very open an talkative.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by explorer » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:07 am

In the tourist areas, most people are focused on getting your money. There is very little genuine friendship. It is mostly a fake act.

In the villages many people are genuinely friendly.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by clutchcargo » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:21 am

Broad brushing here but from my experience, unless a Thai is well educated and has traveled/lived overseas, they generally consider foreigners inferior. They are pretty much taught at schools that Thailand and the king is the centre of the universe. As a result, they consider farangs uncultured and I'd go further and say they inherently dislike them. On the other hand, thais are very tolerant..

It's interesting that most thais would rather live in Thailand and don't want to live in another country whereas in the Philippines for example, the opposite is the case.

I haven't found the same superiority attitude amongst Cambodians. Whilst they are very proud of their country, I reckon they are more open to foreigners. One of the reasons I chose to live in Cambodia..I feel accepted here. When I was in Thailand, I always felt like an outsider.

Again, it's all subjective and depends on individual experiences but that's my view anyway. So OP I agree with you.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by bangkokhooker » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:23 am

thais stopped giving a duck about farang in the early 90s

Cambodians r much more friendly but u need to smile!
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by fax » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:26 am

explorer wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:07 am
In the tourist areas, most people are focused on getting your money. There is very little genuine friendship. It is mostly a fake act.
What, you mean my friendly driver who takes me on city tours and restaurants far out of the city is not my true friend? Posting a picture of us together let me know if you what you think.

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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by newkidontheblock » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:14 am

He must be related to the guy who tries to drop
me off at ‘the best guesthouse’, not the one I’ve reserved and paid for. Also related to the guy who sent to me the Khmer restaurant ‘all the locals eat at’. Tourists only, local motodops at the back.
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:36 pm

phuketrichard wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:49 am
Thai's, even if they speak English, are more shy about using it for fear of making a mistake an losing face
If you speak thai, they are very open an talkative.
yeah i hear some are shy about their Thai/English accent too
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Re: can i know your opinion ?

Post by gaplem » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:33 am

explorer wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:07 am
In the tourist areas, most people are focused on getting your money. There is very little genuine friendship. It is mostly a fake act.

In the villages many people are genuinely friendly.

And they speak english in the villages ?
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