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11. Posted by Annie0 (Full Member 128 posts) 7y

Swept away i cant believe your complete RANT!! Maybe you are the insecure one?? Are you insecure? Now thats a question.!

You didnt ask a question previously- Is not good? This is not a question. It is the answer to your own question. You say your not advocating a religion it was a legit question, so what if you were advocating a religion as you seem to say this is a international forum, it cant be exempt from religions!!

I agree with Loubylou you gave a v strong answer to something that was an observation. In life peps are allowed to disagree it doesnt mean hatred towards you as you previously suggested!!

12. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

This thread is turning into a comedy show.

13. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

Swept away - you seem to have a serious attitudinal adjustment problem.

Furthermore could you try and be more concise with your criticisms as they are very hard to understand.

14. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting loubylou

Quoting Swept Away

The simple solution is not to read the threads of people you CHOOSE TO HATE.

That's a bit strong isn't it? Where did I say I hated you? I'm quite insulted by that as I never said anything of the sort and neither has anyone else! I don't know you and it's only an observation I am making based on the few posts I have read of yours.

oops, your not that guy, that I currently miss. I was just being theatrical and a bit sensitive. But whatever I wrote, it should be for other people. Well, I am practically local and so I feel guilty feeling the need to have such policy. I had one very good Chinese friend I met in a hostel. But I really can't trust locals who over stay in hostels, after my tour in Malaysia. I trust people easily. But they robbed me.

[ Edit: fixed quote ]

15. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Blinq

This thread is turning into a comedy show.

Who ever said its serious. It aint academic or political. I'm glad you noticed.

16. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting wildfk

Swept away - you seem to have a serious attitudinal adjustment problem.

Furthermore could you try and be more concise with your criticisms as they are very hard to understand.

Are you ESL? Even if you are not, it can be complicated. I am not exactly criticizing, its a thought and an inquiry.

In very simple language, which may seem MORE HARSH:

Do you think hostel should have deadlines for locals to stay in hostel? Some hostel do have such policy for all travellers. But I am thinking only for locals. Especially, if theft is often reported. In Malaysia, two hostel (staff), informed me, that if I check in I am taking a risk with my belongings. I had to save money and so I got a bed. I realized that everyone in the room is like a BOARDER, the next day, I had to rush back to BANGKOK. Because all the other cheap hostels had the same situation. If I'd stay longer, I'd become an irrational racist. But I cant help it, I felt so unsafe.

My theory is that some of those people are there to steal... (hold your fire), that is why I had to be poetic. I lost a lot of cash and that was my ticket for other cities. The point is, someone in our space was low enough to steal... The staff at the reception, told me that I am paranoid and they refuse to accept my brand new digi cam and passports. I insisted, arguing that all the major cities have SAFETY LOCKERS in their hotel. So they took my things with a FROWN. The next day, they can only apologize for my lost cellphone (and all my numbers) and my cash. I was the only foreigner in that 6 bed dorm, and everyone was a boarder.

17. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 459 posts) 7y

I think I hate him! - a font of Xenophobic claptrap!

18. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

I lost a lot of cash and that was my ticket for other cities. The point is, someone in our space was low enough to steal... The staff at the reception, told me that I am paranoid and they refuse to accept my brand new digi cam and passports. I insisted, arguing that all the major cities have SAFETY LOCKERS in their hotel. So they took my things with a FROWN. The next day, they can only apologize for my lost cellphone (and all my numbers) and my cash. I was the only foreigner in that 6 bed dorm, and everyone was a boarder.

Why don't you simply cut down on the amount of time you spend on holiday so that you can afford to stay in a hotel room with your own safety deposit box?

I have stayed in hostels myself when I was in my early 20's (many moons ago), but I would never consider doing it now. I don't mind chopping a few days off the amount of time I can afford to spend away from home in order to get the security of my own hotel room. It doesn't have to cost you a fortune and there are plenty of budget hotels around at 500 Baht a night which offer clean, comfortable accommodation with all mod cons.

19. Posted by Swept Away (Travel Guru 1113 posts) 7y

Quoting Blinq

[quote=Swept Away]

Why don't you simply cut down on the amount of time you spend on holiday so that you can afford to stay in a hotel room with your own safety deposit box?

some hostels have safety deposit boxes that have two keys. Some hostels allow you to leave small bags in their storage. While other hostels staff who are extremely naive about traveling will say that you are paranoid and that nobody will steal from other travelers, except those that pretend to be travelers.

20. Posted by Blinq (Inactive 341 posts) 7y

Quoting Swept Away

Quoting Blinq

[quote=Swept Away]

Why don't you simply cut down on the amount of time you spend on holiday so that you can afford to stay in a hotel room with your own safety deposit box?

some hostels have safety deposit boxes that have two keys. Some hostels allow you to leave small bags in their storage. While other hostels staff who are extremely naive about traveling will say that you are paranoid and that nobody will steal from other travelers, except those that pretend to be travelers.

I would imagine that all hostels have a duplicate set of keys. After all, guests may simply forget to return them after checking out.

But try and find accommodation with digital safety boxes. That way, only you know the pincode.