Welcome to the forum my self First of all I'm sorry for the sad year of 2017 for Strain Hunters. I know this is a old thread and i am not here to keep the original topic, but to tell my experience. About the thai sticks, I was born a bit late to know what you guys are talking about, but defiantly looking forward to make one myself one of this days (i think i will never have one if not making it myself). I've been been twice to Thailand (2010 and 16) and every time having really nice smoke there. The first time i've been also to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. In Cambodia i just arrive at a Guesthouse in PhnomPen and immediately the owner asks if i want to have 10 USD of weed, without thinking my answer was "OF COURSE", he then suggested me not to buy it outside as there were always someone asking if i want to buy, one hour later there he was with a small bag to smoke (about 3 or 4 grams), he then allowed me to smoke at the guesthouse, it was really nice weed. Then in southern Vietnam everything got a bit more difficult, i had to insist to some taxi drivers so they could get me an expensive non tasting stuff, really not nice (i also found the people in Vietnam much colder than in the rest of Southeast Asian countries, but still Southeast Asian). In the north of the country (Hanoi, the capital) the same happen, it was difficult to get something expensive and it was not nice, also had to drive some long distance with a rented mopped through the chaotic two wheel traffic to get to a quiet place to smoke. Of course, this was only big cities, maybe outside in the country i could find better and cheaper stuff. In Laos i've only been to the capital, Vientiane, and as everyone told me "Just ask the tuktuk drivers, they always have something". So i did it, the first day i got nice and cheap weed from a tuktuk driver, it was really nice. 3 days later before crossing the border back to Thailand by bus i did it again, i ask a tuktuk driver to get me something and he did it. About Thailand, i've read a lot about Koh Chang in the Gulf of Thailand close to Cambodia (never been there), but is it this the real Koh Chang where the good weed is coming from? I ask this because there is another Koh Chang in Thailand, maybe it is pronounced differently but Koh Chang is wrong as they don't use our alphabet. The other Koh Chang is in the Andaman sea close to Myanmar/Burma, and it is near a protected archipelago with difficult access and few people get authorisation to go, it looks like a nice isolated place to grow some land races. However last year i brought some seeds back home from a really nice weed from Thailand. I could only germinate one seed, and it is definitely a female sativa. From what i've read Equatorial Sativas take too long to bloom. So i germinate it in end February, it is now mid September and i have the first look a like buds (still a long way of flowering). I read they are usually ready in mid November, which scares me a bit because it is starting to became a bit cold right now (I'm in Portugal BTW), but the girl looks fantastic with 3 meter high (because i topped it 2 month ago, otherwise i think it would be even bigger) only with sandy soil, water and sun, no extras.