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What kind of hobbies can you have in Thailand?


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Let me ask this question to everyone.

What are or were your hobbies in your home country?


Hobbies are best when shared with friends... If you have a few mates then you will find or make hobbies or things to do. Maybe what you miss or are missing is a group of friends to spend your free time with.


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Bird, bug & butterfly watching and listing. Photography...mostly nature, but all sorts. Exercise, swimming, travel, reading, movies, gaming. GF loves cooking and partakes in the above with me.

 

And ALOT of elbow bending! :burp:

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1 hour ago, Mandos73 said:

Let me ask this question to everyone.

What are or were your hobbies in your home country?


Hobbies are best when shared with friends... If you have a few mates then you will find or make hobbies or things to do. Maybe what you miss or are missing is a group of friends to spend your free time with.


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My hobbies in my home country are more limited by climate and finances. I still have friends there. Depends on what is defined as a hobby.

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 Flying  kites ,   and  i hold my breath on this one, reading my two kindles .

  Welcome to Thailand . 555

     

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Depending on where you live.

Gardening

DIY

Art and crafts (but not done as a business>>can be illegal)

Dancing

Activity groups of expats are usually a source of different hobbies.

Sports if your fit.

Learn a musical instrument.

Writing

Charity work if you have the right Visa

Etc.

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Day Trading.  Open an account, fund it , not more than you are willing to lose and have fun. That's my plan when I have more time ,

and start playing my guitar again .Maybe I will volunteer and teach the kids English, just as soon as I learn my self :laugh: 

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If you are a (bad)  musician, you can play your music much louder then elsewhere and no Thai will give a hoot....some pissed of farangs perhaps:cheesy::guitar:

 

Obviously, if you like alpine skiing, you may have a bit of research to do!!....

 

But on the whole, I feel that those with hobbies, who enjoy life, can just do the same in Thailand as back home, with a bit more freedom, provided not done stupidly or by  breaking any laws...and why not learn some new stuff?

 

Flying drones? Better if you are in a RC club for exemple if available in your area...

 

Learn to play an instrument, piano, keyboards, whatever....Thailand has some good music teachers, provided you put in some time to research and not get a quack...

 

Learn carpentry....I can see some smiles out there, but why not?...you could have fun making some great useful furniture elements maybe?...but again, would need some time finding a carpenter who speaks enough english to teach? .. try the farang developpers, they have english speaking supervisors with expertise..

 

Learn Thai...

 

Learn Thai cooking...and  if you are lucky you could end up having your mojo used by the teacher as desert, if the cutie is worth the dish!:cheesy:

 

All the usual water sports, but don't forget to have good insurance in case of a problem..

 

Why not try to pass a  motor boat licence enabling you to do coastal cruising around the area and pilot a hired vessel?

 

Look the Thai Radio Amateur Hb9 clubs...quite fun to talk to strangers on the other side of the world through ham radio....

 

If your health and body accepts, some Muay Thai? .. but then again be choosy on the teacher, don't go in to the clubs that entertain the western rough rogue bouncer tatooed types...

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..and so so many more amazing things that many fine people here and where you are  would be glad to share or teach you........all depends on you my friend what you like, what you can afford  and if you feel at ease, just go for it!...enjoy this lovely country...

 

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16 hours ago, JungleBiker said:

 

Measured after waking up and before getting out of bed, currently about 42bpm. 

Google says you are a fit athlete with a perfect cardiovascular system . Great fitness , you must be happy .

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18 hours ago, thaiguzzi said:

Books and books and books. Lots of licking recquired to keep them stuck in their pages...

:laugh:   :clap2:                     I  am not really interested in stamps

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4 hours ago, JLCrab said:

I have fun downloading and video editing (free) Japanese XXX porn.

I've always preferred active participation to spectator sports - although I must admit your hobby is less expensive.

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20 hours ago, Mansell said:

I have two Folbot folding kayaks which fit into one five foot bag, or to two five foot bags. They are great kayaks. I have done trips of 120 miles down rivers. (Utah) Also took one to Mongolia and did six hours down a river with snow on the river banks. Sadly the company went out of business, but I believe somebody was selling them in Thailand. Some models fit in a backpack. You can take in a car, small plane, big plane, and on the back of a big bike. Takes around twenty minutes to assemble. Fun stuff.

 

Search Lazada for kayak and sort by price and the top half dozen hits are Folbot folding kayaks from 39,000-95,000.

 

If I were going to stay in Thailand, I'd have bought one.  Still may if I do decide to stay after my 6 month contract (that's going on 6 years now) ends.  But that's a lot of $$$ for a kayak that's probably going to be abandoned in place because it's not in the highest value category when I decide what's going with me when I leave.  One thing back in the USA where I can take 2 bags at 50Lb each (70Lb each with miles) on the airplane, but when the cost of a second 20kg bag is almost as much as the price of my ticket...

 

Edit:  I've actually taken to stand-up-paddleboards with folding kayak seats for portability.  Not as efficient for paddling, but I love the fact that I can get on and off the board a lot easier than on and off a kayak.  Mine come in at 19 kg with pump, paddle, life vest, etc.

 

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2 hours ago, bazza73 said:

I've always preferred active participation to spectator sports - although I must admit your hobby is less expensive.

24 hours in every day -- can't actively participate in all of 'em.

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Learn the language as a hobby

 

Go to the fitness/gym center

 

Read up on the history of Thailand

 

Volunteer at something

 

Write a journal or blog it

 

Come TV and express thy self

 

Travel a bit in Thailand

 

See the major provinces

 

Become an expert on the food

 

Take a Thai cooking class

 

Hit the Expat spots and activities....

 

What ever suits your fancy

 

Enjoy  enjoy and be safe

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Bicycling is quite popular in this area. someone in power much be a big fan because they are building a paved bicycle path between Loei city and Wang Saphung along side highway 201. That's about 20 kilometers. A waste of money as far as I am concerned but someone must have thought it was a good idea.

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4 hours ago, Gary A said:

Bicycling is quite popular in this area. someone in power much be a big fan because they are building a paved bicycle path between Loei city and Wang Saphung along side highway 201. That's about 20 kilometers. A waste of money as far as I am concerned but someone must have thought it was a good idea.

 

That's the thing about kickbacks.  Ya gotta build something, or it's just plain embezzlement.  And that's too obvious...

 

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What hobbies did you have back home? Pretty sure unless it is something like fixing up vintage Euro cars or snow boarding you should be able to do it here (to be fair Isaan could could put up more barriers than other regions.) 

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14 hours ago, kevozman1 said:

What hobbies did you have back home? Pretty sure unless it is something like fixing up vintage Euro cars or snow boarding you should be able to do it here (to be fair Isaan could could put up more barriers than other regions.) 

 

I didn't have any hobbies at home. I was too busy working. Why would Isaan have barriers? I have many more things to do here than in a city.

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9 minutes ago, 4MyEgo said:

You can always try reading every topic on TVF 555

 

I thought the idea of hobbies was to IMPROVE the quality of our lives...

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11 hours ago, 4MyEgo said:

You can always try reading every topic on TVF 555

 

              OMG , topics  on TVF , what a slow boring  death ,

               Buy a  Kindle  or two,  get a new life ,  boredom in  LOS .?? 

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Learn the language as a hobby
 
Go to the fitness/gym center
 
Read up on the history of Thailand
 
Volunteer at something
 
Write a journal or blog it
 
Come TV and express thy self
 
Travel a bit in Thailand
 
See the major provinces
 
Become an expert on the food
 
Take a Thai cooking class
 
Hit the Expat spots and activities....
 
What ever suits your fancy
 
Enjoy  enjoy and be safe

I keep fit by running away from the above participants.[emoji125]


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On ‎7‎/‎1‎/‎2017 at 11:49 AM, Laza 45 said:

...I had heard that but when I just checked there were quite a few links for a download..  a shame it is no longer available.. I've been using it for years..  I wonder if there is a way to get a copy?  No security issues as far as I know.. it was created by Google.. I believe they have just discontinued it.. lol..

 

A google search shows quite a few free photo editing programs.. GIMP, Pixlar & Photoscape to name a few.... I have't used them but they get good reviews.. worth a try..

 

http://picasa.google.com/

 

Moving on from Picasa

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10 hours ago, Laza 45 said:

Thank you..

You're welcome.  Loads of other free photo editing tools out there via a google search too.  I am sure you'll locate one that woks for you. Good luck in your search; I am looking forward to seeing your photos. 

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On 7/1/2017 at 10:42 AM, howard ashoul said:

What is "horning"?

 

Don't know what's going on today, but you are third guy on ThaiVisa today, who used some word, that I can't make sense of even using dictionary or Google.

seems you didnt try that hard

 

https://www.google.com.sg/search?q=to+horn+in+meaning&oq=to+horn+in+&aqs=chrome.2.69i57j0l5.6030j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

 

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4 hours ago, HooHaa said:

Horning, not Horn In.

 

Horning is to cheat on your spouse.

 

Page 1 of Google "what is horning"

https://akalol.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/horning-for-dummies/

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