Thailand 2014 Index
- Stppped off for 10 days on the way to Taiwan

(Before this see the - 750 UK 2014)
- 786 Taiwan
£=51.5ThB ..flight on Tiger costs 7,000, Flyscoot more expensive, V-Air
other map

My Opinions : Why not UK

bigger LP map
Local language you already know mostly phonetic spelling

, Cow pat- fried rice, My pen li= no problem
saw waht di krap, Klop Koon Krap
vowels all standard
oe as 'we' in "wet" oi as 'wee' in "weed" ou as 'oo' in "took"
"r" is pronounced h, "q" = k , ç = s, ch = sh, s =sh at end of word

g as 'su' in "pleasure" with e,i
gu as 'gee' in "geek" with gui, as
'ge' in "get" with gue
gua as 'gua' in "agua" [gwah]

8% seem to speak English
- Portuguese_phrasebook

Hello - Ola
Thanks - Obrigado (obrigada if you are a woman)
Excuse me/sorry - Desculp(e/a)
Good Morn/afternoon - Bom Dia, Boa Tarde

What is your name? Como se(te) chama(s)?
Yes. Sim. (seen) No. Não. (now)
examples :
cha - (sha) tea
largo = square
asucar = sugar

Numbers all obvious except for 16 dezesseis
.. which they swallow

-
100 = cem
1000 = mil
half = metade


quarto - room
com licenca = excuse me let me pass
- GOOGLE Translate Portuguese

Malay - c=h
cekup Melayu
Terima Kasih = thankyou
bumiputra

Top Links
- main newsblog madeiraislanddirect.com/blog
Good Weather page
- FB Couchsurfing Madeira

Safety
- FCO Warnings for Thailand (don't criticise the coup)

* Accommodation not in guidebook

- check the WWOOF places
Also worth checking http://www.hostelworld.com or http://www.hostelz.com '''Hostel type prices''' may be found through offers
CS page lists many freecamping places
homestay list not cheap

Rationalist Connections

- rationalist : none
- Science - Bangkok Scientifique FBno calendar event found there's a techgrind group also
- skeptic - In the pub Wednesday, December 3, 2014 7:00 PM Hemingway's Sukhumvit Soi 14,
- Taichung Skeptics in the Pub only one in taiwan .. event next event saturday 27thy on Climate
Hong Kong
- freethinkers - NOTHING
- secularist -
- Humanist - NOTHING
- brights - NOTHING

Other Sources of Info : Libraries, newspapers etc
English libraries
- list of libraries

C English language Radio - ICRT

Funny -
Mo Tu Wed Thu Fri 5 Sat Sun 7

Madeira HOT LINKS : Some useful stuff

TOURISM
- Events - see meetup.com

DIRECTORIES
- main newsblog madeiraislanddirect.com/blog
- Forum old
- CoworkFunchal on FB

Couch Surfing Forums (sometimes hidden on FB)
- Complainers are moving to bewelcome.org only 1 member or forums are active
- South East Asia Forum
- Taiwan Forum
- FB Group Couch Surfing Taiwan quite active
FB PAGE CouchSurfing Taiwan quite active, mostly Chinese Hitchwiki Taiwan or from couchwiki.org no page
- wikivoyage Taiwan
- LP Madeira no info .. Madeira LP Forum thorntree thorntree Forum not much

EVENTS

Best list
Taichung March 2015 Taiwan Lantern Festival and Orchid Show Posted in Taichung

Clubs

Want to practice English ?
check groups for Cultural and languages exchange meeting ( CLEM ) checked on Google and FB NONE active
but there is always similar on Meetup
taipei
- Facebook English Bkk None
- Babel's meetups are NOT language lessons, we just meet, talk and have fun together while making new friends. - no group find

- Expat Forums
- alloexpat.com Taiwan not very active apart from news not many posts
- Forumosa is by far most axctive eg Good events list- also worth checking the regional lists not comprehensive Taiwan Events Calendar ; Events in Taiwan Calendar
-Tealit - taiwan forum consider editor list
- Anglo info Taipei need to check properly - NOT rest of Taiwan
- expatexchange.com not active TW
- britishexpats.com nothing found for TW
- expatfocus.com nothing found for TW

Too many Asia TA & VT to keep track - TA Madeira_Islands loads of posts
TA Madeira Forum the busiest forum
- TA Funchal travel guide is hidden away (not on the main Funchal page)
Useful cos already answers most of peoples questions that they post in the forum...can't edit from Internet Explorer
TA FUNCHAL Forum

- VT Madeira island ..some under province also
VT Madeira island Forum quite active
- VT Funchal Guide
VT Funchal Forum on VT (renamed TRAVEL ANSWERS)

JOBS
Hi, English guy hanging out , looking for live-in job.
Engineer & internet expert, but with wide variety of experience from farmwork to festivals, taught English in 7 countries. Super flexible Not afraid of work or dirt, ..but not all artistic... and I don't work for mafia.
- 104.com Taiwan jobsite use terms like English, engineer to search for listings in English
- justlanded.com some beware only top of page is jobs rest is ads and most are people looking for work

- employment Agencies list not found

Gov employment Offices ??

Volunteer Jobs checked
- 11 Volunteer jobs
inc Hippy guy has student hostel in Cijin
There is ECF but it is a church

- WWOOF Taiwan is an alternative to staying at a hostel You pay by working half the day on the organic farm. maybe 100 places
- From Helpx.net 26 ..inc Global Village ..is it a Canadian cult ?

VOLUNTEER check vfp.org- but UK site has better search to filter out younger age projects

Bangkok Tips

FB Events list .. Jobs for models
.. CS Bangkok old grp ,New Bangkok Forum, Events meetups Wednesdays
CLEM Bangkok miss it cos on 22nd Nov

December 6th is a holiday

- Cheap Internet - Free and libraries and youth centres, public wifi in town centres, & 60% of cafes .. why pay ?

- Bargains : Neilsonhayslibrary.com ..only good library ? FB page
Forum

- nearest thing to a anarchist art house Espaco 116

Thailand
TOURISM
- NEW OFFICIAL THAILAND TOURISM website events list, Bankok TIC no events list working
- Bangkok Events - see meetup.com


- Thailand Forum
- FB CS Thailand not active
Check subgroups for province and sub sub for cities
- CS Wiki Closed down
- Instead Use Hitchwiki Thailand good info
wikivoyage Thailand EXTENSIVE,

Events
Science Conferences in Thailand not much for me

Best list

check groups for Cultural and languages exchange meeting ( CLEM ) checked on Google and FB NONE active
but there is always similar on Meetup
taipei
- Facebook English Bkk None
- Babel's meetups are NOT language lessons, we just meet, talk and have fun together while making new friends. - no group find

Forums
- expatforum.com Thailand .. Taiwan not
- angloinfo.com big events list
- alloexpat.com Thailand 1 post/week

Jobs
- It seems diffcult, much of the businesses are BS & jobs are found through knowing someone as jobs are not so often advertised

I've lived (retired) in Thailand for 10+ years. Best advice I can offer is, don’t even try to work here.
- Useful page from expatforum

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