Like in any tourist country ... Thailand has its issues. It is really difficult to get rid of the hotel agents, taxi drivers, and pimps dealing with flesh trade ... other than that, I have very good experience with Thai people.
They are very nice and polite. It is real fun to do shopping. Actually I enjoy the bargaining part with the shopkeepers. They don't let you go ... and finally you end up with a lot of extra baggage ...
... It is amazing to see that at Bangkok airport, "muk mukaa" on extra baggage is very common. They ask you to pay half of the extra baggage through their touts .... however, since this is very common, it actually endangers the flight safety.
The pilot does not have a correct picture of how much exact weight his plane is carrying