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Reply #15 - 10th Sep, 2016 at 2:52pm
 
A lot of Americans travel to Mexico, but that's just on the west coast. I wouldn't say America has a lot of entertainment, unless you're a very rich American and can afford it. If you live in a medium sized city there might be a few bars you can go to but that's it. America isn't a very fun place to live and they just want to work you to death.

A lot of the Americas who go to Southeast Asia just go there for sex, especially Thailand, Cambodia and the Philippines. It was reported somewhere that roughly 1/2 of Western males who visit the Philippines go purely for sex tourism. Laos isn't a big sex destination but there's a girly bar in every small town, I can tell you that. Even in small towns in Isaan you can find girls from Vientiane selling themselves.
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Reply #16 - 11th Sep, 2016 at 8:03am
 
Yes I heard America doesn't have many bars and clubs, but there are cinemas, theaters, concerts, beaches and you need money to visit Las Vegas and Disney. America is fun depending where you live in America I guess. It's a big country.

There are many girly bars in every small and large town in Laos. It's sad that Laos has become another version of Thailand in this day and age.
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Reply #17 - 11th Sep, 2016 at 8:25am
 
Yeah, it really does depend on where you live.  The call the midwest "flyover country" for a reason, friendly people but very little to do, and definitely not worth visiting as a tourist.

New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco are great if you have money: plenty to do and check out.  But living in one of those cities and trying to grind out a living is just hell.  The US work culture is all about just working until you're dead, no time for yourself.
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Reply #18 - 11th Sep, 2016 at 8:39am
 
I actually live in one of those cities, won't say which though, and I've been to all of them. They have some nice restaurants and sights but that's about it. Nothing can come close to Thailand in terms of fun. Phuket, Pattaya, Bangkok, they all put Vegas to shame.
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Reply #19 - 11th Sep, 2016 at 11:25am
 
Lucky Laos. They got the compensation. They also got another compensation from Alternative Planting Project.

What is the third influx of money?

Every country always has not-well-educated people. That is it.

Who is Bill Shorten or Andrew Little?

I never been to USA,and the places I want to have a look is midwest and the Yellow Stone.

The worst tourist ranked by CNN I recall is from USA Grin Grin Grin Yet, surprisingly, I only met one american in my whole overseas tours. He is living in Netherland. Wink  Maybe they are at home watching Reality Show.
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Reply #20 - 11th Sep, 2016 at 3:23pm
 
It is said that the Chinese are the #1 worst tourists. Bravo China  Applause

Although I personally like Chinese tourists.
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Reply #21 - 11th Sep, 2016 at 4:06pm
 
peterpan wrote on 11th Sep, 2016 at 11:25am:
Lucky Laos. They got the compensation. They also got another compensation from Alternative Planting Project.

What is the third influx of money?



What did he mean by this?
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Reply #22 - 12th Sep, 2016 at 3:33am
 
Probably lost in translation, he's a Chinese speaker. Anyway this donation won't mean anything, the Lao government will probably spend it all on nice cars or build themselves fancy new houses.
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Reply #23 - 12th Sep, 2016 at 12:56pm
 
mitch wrote on 11th Sep, 2016 at 4:06pm:
[quote author=4A5F4E5F484A5B54595253545B3A0 link=1473166180/19#19 date=1473589518]Lucky Laos. They got the compensation. They also got another compensation from Alternative Planting Project.

USA left 90 million bombs in Laos and gave 90 Million USD for compensation. It is not a big money even for Laos. Financial aids were poured in for opium eradication plan million years ago as UNDP called it as Alternative Planting Project.

I thought you all know that UNDP aids, so I put it in short.  or Flyover Aids? hahaha Grin



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Reply #25 - 12th Sep, 2016 at 1:12pm
 
TexasCowboy wrote on 9th Sep, 2016 at 1:12am:
This crappity smacking red diaper doper baby and son of a whore Obama is saying Americans are all lazy and that Americans need to look at Laos as our role model moving forward into the 21st century.



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Reply #26 - 19th Sep, 2016 at 4:15pm
 
all that money gonna go to their swiss account
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Reply #27 - 21st Sep, 2016 at 12:45pm
 
Such is life with the commies. It's not enough to clear the bombs anyway, and the money will disappear like you said.
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Reply #28 - 2nd Dec, 2016 at 11:12am
 
It should be remembered that the USA offered to fund the bulk of the UXO clearing in Laos several years ago but the Lao government rejected the offer. Why did they reject it? Who knows, but it is fair to assume that the USA's proposal was going to include management of the clearance and NOT just a payment into the government's coffers. Under such an agreement, the government leaders could not lay their hands on the money and channel it into their own accounts. I cannot think of any other reason why they would reject such a generous offer. VN
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Reply #29 - 3rd Dec, 2016 at 12:05pm
 
Thanks for the info, Vongvichit. Few people contribute here and that was a very insightful post. I appreciate it.
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