for the night so I had dinner with his family. We went out on the front porch, like old people, and sat and talked for a couple of hours. Before we knew it the evening was gone and it was time to get to sleep. The next morning we woke up bright and early at 6AM, had a quick cup of coffee, and made our way to the bus station. The ticket on the air-conditioned bus was inexpensive ($22.50). The bus took off in 45 minutes so I had time to walk over and grab some breakfast. After doing a quick scan of the restaurants across the street, I settle in at a restaurant serving BBQ'd duck. One of the problems I had on this trip was keeping enough juice in my iPhone. I have a battery case but I'm always listening to music or a podcast and this depletes it fairly quickly. While eating I gave my phone one last charge and prepared myself for the long journey.
Fortunately the bus was only half full so there was plenty of room. Also, I was sitting all the way in the front which meant I had extra leg room. There was a Brit sitting in the next seat over and we struck up a conversation. A couple of hours into our conversation he gave me the reason for his trip to Bangkok — to sue his ex-wife. Apparently, she had professed her love, talked him into paying a large sum of money for some land, and then run off on him.
One of the upcoming videos I had planned on making was asking the question of whether or not most Thai women are scammers. I don't think they are but then again, I haven't been in a position to be scammed. This is one of the joys of living in Thailand.
Like I always say, there is no perfect utopia. Perhaps the reason why some men get scammed here is because they have unrealistic expectations of Thailand. If you visit or move to Thailand believing it's heaven on earth, or the perfect paradise, you're setting yourself up for disappointment.
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