Attitude of Thais to Russians - positive stories in the land of smiles

Why did I throw a cry and collect these stories? In fact, it’s not a direct show of Ty’s "ideality." I am sure that all sensible people understand that in any country there are good and bad, fraudsters and virtues, sincere and burdened individuals with tourism ... Therefore, absolutely any country and people can be represented in the light you need. But! There is one such big "but." For some reason, the number of positive stories among my acquaintances and friends who have been in Tae or living here is overwhelming ... By the way, I can collect so many stories from my personal experience of living in Thailand for the rest of my life in Russia. This is neither bad nor good, just we (Russians) are different, behave and act differently.

Positive stories in the land of smiles

Svetlana Nekrasova

On his first visit to Thailand to Phuket Islandwe had dinner in a restaurant overlooking the sea, which was the first to come to us on the way from the hotel. Of course, we planned to find a cheap Thai cafe, and due to inexperience we wandered into a cool restaurant at a five-star hotel. We sat very well, but decided to continue to eat in simple cafes in order to save. The staff there was friendly and every time when, while walking, we walked past the restaurant (3-4 times a day), the guys came to greet us, smiled at Julia and talked to her. They even spoke Russian “Julia, how are you”. We smiled back at them)

So here. When the watermelon, which we had for dinner, settled on the rocks next to the sea, we heard the Thai man shouting something, as if he called, but did not even think that it was us. A few minutes later a guy from the very restaurant brought us spoons and wished you a pleasant appetite. I was shocked! Enjoyable of course! Just the stones where we are located are clearly visible from the restaurant and he was not too lazy to make such a good person. I rather expected us to be asked to leave there than bring spoons! On the way back to the hotel, we returned them, and this incident immediately somehow kindly set us up with the Thais.


Only in Tay did we manage to play with the whole family in the children's pool with balls

Alexey Matveyev

I forgot my bag with photos and video on the bus,got into the ferry and sailed to Koh Chang, where he immediately found out. I’ve already thought everything, I’ll get back anything, but no, a couple of calls to the transfer company and we were told to return to the land. There we were already waiting with my bag. The bus driver was called and he came back (!), Gave the bag to the employee of the company. Then we were put on the ferry for free and sent back to Koh Chang. In how, to my surprise, there was no limit! They strained so many people because of my confusion, and in general they could take my technique. Special thanks to my companion Nastya, who helped me get her back, since I do not know English, she conducted all the negotiations.

Ekaterina Batova

“Sorry, sorry, sorry” - the smiling Thai doctor just repeated endlessly, trying to take a swab from the throat of our 11-month-old baby. Do doctors often apologize to you in Russia? Before me ever.

We, with our son, with high fever, hitin Bangkok hospital on o.Samui. I have already heard about the level of this hospital. Yes, everything is really very clear, fast and professional. But this is not the point. It's about attitude. I never, well, I’ve never seen so many smiles in our clinics. I'm not talking about free, with this even compare it somehow incorrectly. But even in paid, steep centers, no one ever smiles so much at your kid and so sincerely. While he was being measured for pressure, temperature and filled the map, 5 people from the medical staff managed to talk to him and everyone tried to make the kid laugh, cheer and cheer him up. But what impressed me most of all was that the medical staff explained each of their actions, i.e. they didn’t just climb in the throat or ears of my child, as is customary here, but before each manipulation they would clarify if I am not against it. And when it came to taking a smear from the throat for analysis, our boy rebelled and began to be very indignant. And the doctor began to completely sincerely apologize and continued to do it until the young man calmed down with a cup of tea in his mouth. I was so surprised ...

Later, on the way home, it occurred to meone thought. After all, almost all of us, adults, adequate people are afraid to go to the doctors. And like many fears, this leg grows from childhood. And for some reason it seems to me that if, from childhood, we, going to the doctor, understood that there we would be met by a smiling person who would always clarify whether he has the right to get into your nose / ears / mouth and that he sincerely apologize for the delivered inconvenience, we would have treated doctors in general in a completely different way.

Positive thailand

Positive thailand

Oleg Lazhechnikov<.htmla>

Once we were looking for a bungalow in Pai, we came in onecomplex and we were called a certain price. We decided to ask the fools: is there somewhere cheaper? What was our surprise when we were told: they say yes, there go around the corner and there will be bungalows at the price you need. Ahhh, who does business like that? After the Russian realities, where everyone tries to convince that only he is the cheapest of all and we’ll find nothing better, such a Thai desire to help even to the detriment of his earnings seemed something unreal.

Tatyana Shtengauer

The story is banal. They lived on Riley and decided to go to the end of the Peninsula, reached the bar, or rather the hut and the bar and the lonely Thai. We went to collect shells and decided to drink a beer. He was delighted to us as his family, drank beer with him. Then the story of the Thai about his dream of seeing a hippopotamus and a long story about what they were, after that we gave him Russian money and a bottle of whiskey, he started and went somewhere, came back with huge shrimps that we prepared together and ate by the fire ate and drank . just a mental attitude, and the fact that he shared his food with us is also evident that he lives very poorly and did not take money from us, although we drank beer in the bar. On the island of Phi, where we spent quite a lot of time, at the kiosk, the shop assistant gave us ice cream and beer all the time to the water, although we never asked for them, we just bought them all the time. Just their emotional attitude ...

Alla Kovaleva

When you are a mother, you perceive people independing on their relationship to your child. We, of course, read before the trip that they loved children in Thailand, but didn’t think so much. Every day, our almost 10-month-old daughter, someone cheers, praises, and generally shows every attention. Taika Lina, with whom we rent a house, congratulated Gerda on the 9th month, she gave her a dress and a note with the words “Gerda, Happy B-Day, I love you. Lina. And she really loves her very much. When the child was ill for several days because of teeth cutting, Lina asked several times a day how she gave us a teether, worried.

And my husband and I are always very grateful when in the cafe or in the massage salon the staff entertains and tinkers with the daughter, and we can relax a little.

New girlfriend Gerda)

New girlfriend Gerda)

Alexandra Bulygina

Once at the Tesco store, which is 2 km from ourthe condominium, we stood loaded with bags and could not catch a taxi. A policeman approached us, brought a cart and loaded our bags there. And then, together with us, I went on the road and drove each taxi with a rod, until one of the taxi drivers agreed to take us home. We were completely confused and chuckled to ourselves, thinking about how our policeman would act in a similar situation.

Bangkok Cosplay Competition

Bangkok Cosplay Competition

Animal little

In the spring of 2012 rested with a girl on Chang. Somehow they were returning to the motorbike from a long trip around the island. On the road, they were overtaken by moderate rain. Having managed to pass on the slippery asphalt the most difficult part of the road, near one of the view-points they unexpectedly lost control of the vehicle. At the exit from the roller coaster, the bike led, and we (I, the girl and the bike) separately went a little further along the road to the turn on the view-point. Glory to the gods, everything was done with abrasions and a little shock, without serious injuries. Not having time to really come to our senses after the fall, we immediately found ourselves in the hands of several Thais, who appeared as if from under the ground. Local residents quickly began to wash us with water from a hose and treat them with antiseptics. Making sure that we are intact, rinsing the bike and evaluating his condition after the fall, as satisfactory, with gestures and facial expressions, we were released on a further journey).

Muay Thai Wrestlers

Muay Thai Wrestlers

Maria Sokhatskaya

Two years ago there was a warning about the possibletsunami. In Indonesia, there was an earthquake and the risk of a wave. So, when the warning sirens howled, I was at home with my one-and-a-half-year-old son, with a secret girl who cleans up from me and with her two children, they helped her with cleaning. My husband was in the sea on diving. I am without a car. Thai on a moped, on which we all do not fit. We consulted with her, we decided that she would take her children to a safe place first, and then return for us. They left, we began to collect documents and all sorts of things and watch as neighbors are loaded in cars. We went out on the porch with a rucksack in the back — there were things in it and a backpack in the front — there was a child in it, farangs, including Russians, were passing us, no one offered any help. The wave was promised in an hour and a half from the start of the siren. An hour has passed. I think another 10 minutes and I will catch a ride. But here comes my secret.

We jump to her moped and go to her house, thereWe are waiting for 2 cars (such as open bagpzhniki). Tomik and I were put in the salon and taken to the mountains, there was a small house, mats on the porch, homemade food. So we waited for the threat and went home for hours by 11 pm))

Irina Domnicheva

Seventh year I live in Thailand and do not stopmarvel at this people. When, during a trip to the southern borders of this wonderful country, a huge cobblestone flew into the glass of my car on Koh Lipe island, it was possible to assume that we had big problems. Since at that moment we were already a few hundred miles away from some more or less decent city life, with its workshops and services. The question arose what to do with the car without a windshield, how to leave it in the port. Leaving the car open in the parking lot in any wilderness in Thailand is not a problem of the safety of things in it, the problem is that if it rains in the open area, it will simply flood it. So I thought while we were on our way to the pier, naturally already without a windshield at all, enjoying the oncoming air flow and the scent of flowers.

To the question where you can replace the glass, the ownerParking replied: "10 km. there is a workshop from here, but you can leave me the keys and money and I will do everything, and when you return in 3 days the car will be in perfect order and you will be able to go. ” It was great, but even more I was pleased with the answer to the question - how much will it cost?
“Somewhere in the 1500-2000 baht, I will give you a check."Said the Thai. 1500-2000 baht for what, I did not understand, for the fact that you will take the car for repair? “For everything, for glass, for repairs and for what I’ll take.” - such was the answer of the owner of the parking lot.
We left him money and left to dive in Koh Lipe. The trip was great, the diving was impressive, but replacing the windshield on Toyota in a Thai village a couple of hundred kilometers from the nearest town, and even for 1,800 baht (we were then given a check), I and our tourists remembered not less than four-meter nanny shark moray on the reef "eighth mile".

Vera tarasova

I lived in Tae for just a month and a half, but during this time I got the impression of them as very positive people.
Most memorable guys working in a cafeon samui This cafe is located at the intersection of the main road with Maenam 1, next to a supermarket. It is small, simple. But the people working there all the time smiled, laughed, made fun of each other and looked so happily independent that I still remember the expressions of their faces. As if people completely accept the life they live in and receive the maximum high from it. Actually, that's the way to live, it seems to me :)

Local people, family, arrived at 6 in the morning to meet the sun. In addition to them, we were the only ones. I was struck by the fact that the locals know how to admire the beautiful

Local people, family, arrived at 6 in the morning to meet the sun. In addition to them, we were the only ones. I was struck by the fact that the locals know how to admire the beautiful

Natalya Solnechnaya

One day, my husband and I decidedgo to the hot springs. On the map, we roughly found where they are. They took off the bike and moved in the right direction. And somehow it happened that we lost the path we needed, and the map that helped us so much was lost. And as luck would have it, cars do not drive along this road, and people around are not visible at all, and it will soon become dark and scary. And there was also the fear that we will soon run out of gasoline in a bike and then we’ll definitely get acquainted with Ty’s nightlife.

To our great joy, towards us rodepickup! We began to wave our arms, although he began to slow down when he saw us on the road. A Thai man came out of the pickup truck, who apparently did not know English, but his wife, who understood English very little, rode with him. We explained on fingers what we need in Ao Nang. We thought that they would give us a wave of the hand, in which direction we should go to go on the highway leading to Ao Nang. What was our surprise when the Thai man waved his hand, like ride behind me, turned around your pickup and drove forward, from where it came from! We drove for 40-50 minutes, and had no idea where we were going for a pickup truck, all sorts of bad thoughts were creeping into our heads! And after a while, we drove onto a large highway! The Thai stopped, got out of the car with his wife, and they explained to us that we were going to the place we needed along this very highway. In general, we tried to thank the Thais with money, but they did not take any! Moreover, the Thai took a couple of pineapples from the pickup and gave them to us! Having said goodbye to us, the Thais left in the same direction, from where they brought us! I still remember them, and I am grateful that they helped us so much then!

Arseny Kamyshev

from Samui I remember the mistress of the yard with ourthe first houses, so very in years, smiling. All the time she and her daughters came to tidy up in the courtyard, to pick some grass, to cut palm trees, to take out garbage. Always play with children, give them something, smile. When I learned that Elka (the wife) had started to learn Thai, she helped her, she drew something on the sand with a stick in the sand, told her. Always came and told something when the light in the area turned off. Went and goes on an old bike, it is not clear how he is still alive.

This seems like a typical situation, but: Then I found out that she owned not only our yard for six houses, but two more were being built, she and her husband had their own sawmill and construction company. Completely rich inside and chic home. And nothing ... An old bike will always help, give something, smile, tidy up itself. cool :)

Mikhail Schwarz

A couple of years ago I lived in Thailand for over six monthsunder Hua Hin, and at the beginning of my stay a remarkable story happened to me, well demonstrating the attitude of Thais to others. I took a scooter at the box office, although I had never run it before and was an inexperienced driver. And a week later, when my inexperience driving two-wheeled vehicles unsuccessfully superimposed on an unusual left-hand traffic, I had an accident. I had to cross the Huahin Highway on Soi 116, but did not calculate it and did not have time to do it — I heard a scream almost at the opposite curb and a moped with a secretly flew into my left side at full speed. Both mopeds scattered into pieces, secretly tumbled over my head, flying over me, and I rolled over and rode on the side on the asphalt. Fortunately, despite the fact that both mopeds were completely useless, apart from abrasions and shock, none of the two of us were seriously injured. But the most interesting thing began immediately after this incident. In Russia, we most likely would have lonely lain on the pavement for about half an hour, surrounded by a bunch of spectators, until the police arrived slowly, and then we would find our history on u-tube.

In Thailand, it all happened completely wrong. In a matter of seconds about ten people appeared around us. A couple of people raised us and sat us down on the steps of the store by the road, at this moment two more quickly removed the broken mopeds from the highway, others collected large pieces of plastic and plastic from the road, others brought the confused products and things of the poor Thai, the fourth during this time somewhere find cotton wool and iodine, give us water. Three minutes later, the police arrived, but after making sure that there were no serious casualties and we would understand the situation between each other, she immediately left. Of course, I felt guilty and, of my own will, fully paid for the repair of both mopeds and a couple of days off for a Thai, who hadn’t suffered much, but was very frightened. It would seem that I, a stupid inexperienced farang, almost ruined a local woman. But for the whole of this story, I did not notice a single crooked look from local residents, and did not hear any accusing intonations in my address - I was expecting the worst, but I felt only help, sympathy and support.

Farangi on Click

Farangi on Click

Julia Kozhevnikova

My husband and I rested in Phuket for the 2nd time in April. Somehow, passing by countless cafes, they heard “A glass of vodka on the table” with a Thai accent. They could not resist, sat down in the first row, met each other. Until the end of the holiday, there were 5 days left and we spent these last days in his company, the Thai turned out to be so open, we communicated with pleasure, talked about Thailand, we sang with him, danced (there are photos and videos), for 5 days become our family friend. He said where to buy souvenirs and things cheaper, offered to take us to the night market (we were without a bike and without a car).

One day he was wearing a T-shirtthere was an inscription: “A used man is rented.” Many Russians naturally smiled at the sight of this inscription, we were no exception. And the next evening the Thai man came to us with a package and took out the exact same T-shirt and gave it to my husband). My Dima was delighted! And then the Thai man asked me what kind of T-shirt I would like to remember, with what inscription. I said that I didn’t care, and the next evening he gave me a T-shirt with the inscription I LOVE PHUKET, and said that it was just a keepsake. When we flew away, we came with my husband to this cafe, said goodbye (we were already upset), gave the Thai a good whiskey, agreed to chat on Skype, Facebook, sang karaoke all together and ... flew to Russia.

More than half a year has passed, we are stillwe communicate with him, we sometimes help him to translate something from Russian, throw him popular Russian songs (he teaches them and sings), and he told us that if we decide to move to Phuket, we can count on his help. That's how we got a Thai friend named Mr. Razak.

Male used for rent

Male used for rent

Alexander Shatskikh

Six months wintered in Tae, in Ao Nang. Somehow we went together with my wife on a bike to a snake farm, but before reaching km 3 to the farm, our bike stalls. Around the jungle. The road is not very passing. (in the sense that rarely anyone rides on it) Trying to start a bike - zero reaction. I tried it this way and that - nothing. Nothing to do, went on foot in the opposite direction.

Kate bike, 20 minutes go. And here we meet Thai going. I drove up, stopped, did not speak English. He points his finger at the gas tank (apparently thought that our benz was over), we were negatively leaving. Then he tried to start our bike himself. We are still surprised that he has to do with us :)

Realizing that the bike does not start, he makes us a signhand, they say get on the bike. We sat down. He unrolled his bike, started up and put his foot in our bike and drove us toward the nearest village. We drove like this for about 15 minutes. Slowly but surely. I can imagine how much time we would walk ...

They arrived at the nearest workshop. He clicked someone there and pointed to our bike. He waved goodbye to us and went back smiling. :) That helped us so much, even though I was driving the other way! After Russia, were pleasantly surprised. )

Sunset in Krabi (Ao Nang), photo without processing

Sunset in Krabi (Ao Nang), photo without processing

Irisha Zhdanova

Once my husband and I were in Koh Chang andagreed with the local travel agency that on the next day at 9.00 they will pick us up and we will go fishing. We woke up at 7.00 am, I went to the veranda 3-4 times to hang clothes, look at the nature, etc.

And a few steps away from our house stood an aunt a secret girl who smiled sweetly. I told her: “HI)) How are you)))? Smile” She replied: “Good Morning and of course smile”.

When the time came and we went down from the househours at 8.40, we saw a nearby minivan and THAT SAME TIKE, which was from this travel agency and came to life all these two hours and was silent))) go fishing as well) Apparently, the local travel agency lured time)) The fishing was class)

Fishing in Koh Chang

Fishing in Koh Chang

Ekaterina Alekseeva

In general, we hitchhiked a lot. And there was a lot of adventure. But I remember one case very much. We drove from Chiang Rai to Pai. And they planned the route so as not to call in Chiang Mai, since it’s quite difficult to get out of the city. No one just stops.

Caught the first car. A lovely couple took us out of the suburbs, although as it turned out, they were not at all on the way. That they are, on the goodness of soul :) And then stopped pickup with a Thai couple. In order not to go into details for a long time, we say that we are in the World Cup. If anything, knock him to stop at the intersection in May Rome. He says: we are not in the World Cup. We thought so and asked him to throw us to where it could, and then we ourselves. And jumped into the body.

We drove with him 200 kilometers. And look, we call at the bus station. Thai gets out of the car and goes to the box office. Hmm ... maybe he went to buy his ticket girl ... But no. Waving to us: go out. And gives tickets. I reached for the money. And he: know mani, know mani. He put us on the bus and made sure we left, waved a pen. We spent a very long time, and then another 2 days left shock, what could possibly be that.

Well, in general, they a priori believe that if you vote, then you need to be dragged to the bus station, because once the farang votes, it means that it is lost. There was a lot of fun with that too :)

Easy hitchhiking in Thailand

Easy hitchhiking in Thailand

Maria butorina

We moved to a new house and decided to wash everything.bed linen, towels and bedspreads. But it turned out to be not so simple: the blanket cover could not be removed, it turned out to be stitched together with the blanket according to the color of the set. There is nothing to do, they found a big bag, rolled up a blanket and took all this stuff to the laundry.

In the laundry did not bother and paid forfull service, drying and left for business. We returned to the laundry room very late, at eleven o'clock. The Thai mistress, seeing us, was embarrassed and replied that nothing was ready yet and we had better come tomorrow morning. In fact, no one promised us that everything will be done quickly. We just thought to pick up at least some of the things. I said: “How are we going to sleep today?” The question is air rhetorical. But the Thai looked at us carefully, told to wait and went up the stairs. I thought that she would bring in a piece of our laundry, which is already ready, but she came down with completely different linens: pillowcases of different colors, a blanket not from the kit, but everything clean and ironed. Well, I think, mixed up. I say: "This is not our underwear." To which she replies: “This is the same. Take yourself today, and tomorrow you will return and take yours. ” We did not refuse. The next day, they took their clean and neatly packed laundry. For the washing of this "removable" linen with us no money was taken. What struck me: the man gave us our laundry absolutely free of charge from a pure heart, just because we were so casual, we washed everything at once and didn’t think what we were going to sleep on! Perhaps she gave us her personal bedding. In any case, she was absolutely not obliged to do this. We were discouraged, I don’t think that something similar can be found in Russia.

Alexey and Maria Glazunov

Once, when we lived in Chiang Mai, we decidedgo to the "vizaran" in Laos hitchhiking. Hitchhiking in general in Thailand works just fine, this in itself speaks volumes, in terms of the attitude of Thais to people in general, and to foreigners in particular. Over the whole journey, we never stood on the track waiting for more than 10 minutes, the cars stopped very often, and even those who do not speak a word of English - just to help.

We drove perfectly to the border, looking inThe White Temple, we spent some time in Laos, and were already returning back, but did not calculate the time a bit and did not take into account the fact that Thais do not like to travel in the dark for long distances. We were standing at about 8 pm on the outskirts of Chiangraya, and, first of all, because of the darkness in general, the cars began to stop less, and, secondly, no one drove any farthest. It was already decided to return to Chiang Rai and spend the night there, but the Thais from the next car said that there was a night bus to Chiang Mai (according to our information, the buses did not already go) and they can take us to the bus station.

We agreed, but arriving at the station foundthat the bus is still not there, then they offered to take us to some hotel. We refused because we were out of town, and they were going the other way, but the driver insisted and they drove us back to Chiang Rai. We drove to one hotel - there are no places, to the second and third - the same thing. We tried to send cordial Thais and explain that now we will find accommodation, but they did not agree to let us go. As a result, in one of the hotels there were available rooms, but at a price of 800 baht, and we expected to spend no more than 500. The Thai man pulled out 400 baht from his wallet and offered to pay half =)) After that, we could not stand it, thanked for the help and, saying that we will stay here and have the money, we sent the friendly Thai family home.


Of course, there is a positive thing in our homeland as well, who would argue, just to collect this amount in a couple of days is unlikely to succeed. I remember we specifically went with the project 365 days in Russia in search of a positive. And we found it! But I had to filter and not pay attention to many other things. Until now, all the participants of that trip remember her with warmth, including us. Such a positive charge received! That's just in everyday life, in ordinary life, when you relax and stop concentrating on the good, something is not enough positive ...

Where do negative stories come from?divorces of tourists, about the boorish attitude and so on? Everything is simple - some did not understand where they were going initially, others did not in the least try to understand the local culture, transferring Russian realities to a foreign country, and the third some got so negative across the throat that the whole world was not nice. Plus karma, probably :) The more I communicate with people, the more I understandthat Asia with its features is not really for everyone ... It is most striking how Russian tourists try to explain something in Russian or terrifying English, raising their voices with a stony face, and then cursing everyone around that they are not understood and not helped. And it also doesn’t happen to them that a worker in a cafe really cannot even count on a calculator, and it’s not at all the desire to dissolve someone for money.

Yes, it is believed that foreigners / Russian Thais are notlove them very much, and behind their smile hides, on the contrary, a bad attitude. Everything can be, I do not deny anything, people are all different. But in my opinion, the result is much more important: they smile at me and that makes me feel good, they help me and that makes me even better. And what difference does it make about what the person was thinking ...

It is certain that with the appropriate attitude andexpectations, smiles on their faces can be seen in Russia. I do not argue, but my karma and the level of enlightenment is not enough for this. Rather, I just live more or less evenly, neither terrible happens, nor super good :)

Take for example Samui, one of the last opinions: everything is terribly expensive here, Thais are all bred,considering the whites as the lowest race, the dwelling is terrible, dirty, the food is not tasty. What I see: an excellent rented house is inexpensive, in shops and cafes I often get wai (a sign of respect), the car was rented out without a deposit and a passport for a small amount (and then another upgrade was made for a better model), I constantly in the market they put free bananas or a couple of mangoes in the form of a bonus, I buy delicious padtai for 50 baht in a local cafe, the beaches are the cleanest after Sochi, we spend about the same as in Moscow, but they also include rental housing.

P.S. Let's try to collect negative stories to complete the picture?

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