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  1. I took a walk on the beach under the buildings on the west side of Walking Street. Start from Pattaya Beer Garden and finish just before Bali Hai Pier. The walk took 25 minutes.
    16 points
  2. Hi Pattaya Talk. Still here Here’s todays line up June 1 2022
    12 points
  3. I wasn't ready to return to Bangkok yet so booked a few nights at The Wave. The Wave is a boutique hotel wedged between View Talay 6 and the Bay View Resort. Some may be put off by the neon color scheme but I think it's pretty cool. It's more expensive than the Hard Rock Hotel, nearly double. Stopped at the food court in Central Festival for some lentil soup on the way over, used to eat lunch there frequently when I lived next door. The Wave Hotel This is the lobby The room was very comfortable
    8 points
  4. Museum of Siam is open every day except Monday 10:00-18:00. Admission fee = 100 baht The easiest way to get there is by MRT (Metro). Get of the train at Sanam Chai Station.
    7 points
  5. Cherry Bar's favourite lady (Nam) is celebrating her Birthday at the Cherry Bar on the 4th June. So if you're in town on Saturday, Enjoy the free food and lets PARTY all night.with the sexiest boss in Town.
    6 points
  6. Benjakitti Park is a green oasis in the middle of Bangkok, near the lower Sukhumvit Road. So has it been for many years. Recently, the area of the park has even tripled beyond the tobacco company's old grounds. The new park includes a skywalk. Open every day 16:00-20:00. We need a green area like this in Pattaya.
    6 points
  7. Greetings Monkeywatchers, showaddy crap to you all, and welcome to the dawn of a bright new tomorrow (or some shit like that.) Yes, it’s finally happened! After more than two years, bars and clubs will be able to reopen on June 1 without having to pretend to be restaurants (didn’t pretend very well, did they?) Still quite a few strings attached at the moment, but one step at time eh? There’ll be dancing, singing, and before you know it you’ll be able to sit next to a girl (and if you wear a mask, you might even be able to talk to her.) Oh, the sweet taste of freedom! Thai men have b
    6 points
  8. For my morning ride I headed out to the Naklua Market, a fresh seafood lovers paradise. Next stop was to check on the WS paving work. Progress still moving at a glacial pace with paving up to Soi 14. And prep work just past Soi LePub. Over on Buakhao Soi 15, Soi Piss Alley is only accessible if you're on two wheels or feet.
    5 points
  9. Today's construction zone update
    4 points
  10. Not Pattaya, but pics from today of the Jomtien Beach nourishment project. Looking south and north from opposite of the Chaiyaphruek intersection. Nice example of redneck engineering for hauling boats out of the water. A peak behind the construction barricades of the work currently taking place from soi 12 - 13. Pic looking south from the north end of Dongtan Beach.
    4 points
  11. Two days ago they had started on laying down the new pavers. Somebody must have seen it was a piss poor job since today the new pavers at the entrance to walking street are gone. Farther up WS they're digging broke a water main. Work continues on the intersection of the enlarged drains near Soi 16. And over on Soi 15 off of Buakhao no more cutting through The Avenue for vehicles to avoid the construction, but Piss Alley is still open. If you're on two wheels it's possible to ride the length of Soi 15 to 2nd Rd if you're comfortable riding on sections of soft, sh
    4 points
  12. Repaving of WS has started. Currently working on the section from the entrance to Soi 14. Since I was in the area snapped off a couple of pics of the south Pattaya canal. The market across from Wat Chai on Pattaya Tai is still closed.
    4 points
  13. Son is a Civil Engineer visiting in Nov. Told him we may talk a walk down there for his opinion. "No Dad we will not".
    3 points
  14. When I landed at Swampy on this trip wandered down to the basement level to see if the FX booths down there were open Good news - they are open. Upstairs at arrivals was 39.95 to 1GBP, down there it was at 42.95!!!
    3 points
  15. Getting stuck between complete strangers in a long economy row for hours on end wanting to pee, and finding a Q at the toilet when you do get there..... (and using a toilet after an Arab, you will learn the true meaning of terrorism!) .What's not to like? Getting into an elbow barge with a fat 107 Kg guy for a few hours for the armrest ... the kid behind kicking the seat, the crying baby, being completely blanked trying to get another beer.... wine (one teeny bottle only) from a plastic 'glass', long queue at check in, security, in the jetway, boarding... a waiting area packed with no seats a
    3 points
  16. There is far more to the differences than sitting 30m further forward, and if one has the money, you are not throwing any bonking away whatsoever. With the recent horror events that have been occurring in the UK at Manchester airport, there are examples of what happens when you travel cheap. I have had some miserable experiences in Economy with long haul...... and dislike the way you are treated, herded like sheep. long lines etc etc. The difference in price is excessive though in my mind..... Economy Class should be more expensive, and the burden of profit not be on Premium....
    3 points
  17. "There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. "There is another theory which states that this has already happened." -- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    2 points
  18. Surprised you didn't trip over any bodies. 😀
    2 points
  19. Hi, I suffered this yesterday, wanting to get to Villa from Buakhao.... blocked from before the 7-11. You say foot traffic can make it but from my vantage on the scooter that looked difficult too. So I went down the piss alley thinking I will go a little against traffic on 2nd... no, the road works on 2nd, which start at Kiss make that impossible.... down to a single lane that that takes no prisoners. Had to go down to Beach Rd and back up 13.2 What a bloody mess, great welcome back for the tourists... two bloody years they had to do this shit and now it is a problem...disgusts me. And it
    2 points
  20. Soi 15 update. Still can get to Soi Dianna via Piss Alley, but only foot traffic to The Avenue. Road construction on 2nd Rd by Kiss.
    2 points
  21. You are right. I dont understand the disagreements. Do what the hell you want. I cannot fly economy on the 24 hour trip from D.C. I beg off the fine dining tablecloth and the jellied whatever eel and just ask them to leave the bottle of Sake. You may consider insane, I sleep quite well. We both do fine.
    2 points
  22. This image seems to show the new drain is going to be the full length of Soi 15, so most certainly bad news for The Hideaway and for the condos and hotels from The Avenue Mall up to Buakhao.
    2 points
  23. But don't you expect there will be over the coming months?
    2 points
  24. Road construction at Sai 2 next to Soi Diana.
    2 points
  25. No reason to come to town with the bars closed, but I stopped in for a few days to check the current status. Stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel, where I've never stayed before. It's not guest friendly, lots of families stay there for the same reason I did, the massive pool. I even shot a few hoops There was a buy-1-get-1-free happy hour at the pool bar but drinks weren't very good. Room was a decent standard. There was a sound system but with a CD player. No bluetooth support to use my Apple Music
    2 points
  26. You caused me some mental grief.... I recall that building before it became Hard Rock, but for the life of me could not remember the old name. It opened as Hard Rock around 2001 or so after substantial renovation, but I had stayed there prior and had foolishly pre-paid in Bangkok for several nights there.... That was my early days and I was a bit green around the edges, and stupidly feared arriving in Pattaya and not being able to find a room..I used to be straight on the razz, so used an agent near Nana. The hotel hit me with a joiner fee which I think was 500 baht... could have found an alt
    2 points
  27. I arrived Walking Street around 6 PM and walked as far south as the Bay Shore hotel More of this leafy green stuff Road torn up, looks like they're finally going to bury the unsightly electrical lines Nothing going on in Simon's Fahrenheit, one of the most happening places The action hasn't quite started yet at Pin-Up Walked out to the water's edge It's pretty dark south of Pin-Up This was a
    2 points
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    2 points
  29. I was anxious to check out this new Tree Town so headed over one late afternoon, mid-week. I was thankful for overcast sky's and mild temperatures, recently had surgery for skin cancer. I checked the price on Stella Artois and Hoegaarden at the Beer Hub, not much less than what I pay at Baccara on Soi Cowboy, where the scenery is much better. There are signs with this leafy green stuff all over town. I only smoke cigars. This must be the way... Pretty quiet at the moment, don't know about late
    2 points
  30. I have heard of other people doing this so maybe more widespread than you think. On the downside there are many exchange booths that closed during Covid so maybe less competition will affect the willingness of booth operators to do a deal.
    1 point
  31. I can only say my Mrs usually goes early (7am), but I was told stuff is brought in through the day and already on ice.
    1 point
  32. You got your answer above and I wasted a good amount of sweat walking there today.... !😃 Is this the place, opposite the AA hotel and next door to The Golden Crab? It does look like it is being torn down or renovated, and is currently closed.
    1 point
  33. So, God made Adam. Adam was walking around one day and realized that he was lonely, so he asked God for a companion. God said, "I can make a woman for you. She will cook and clean and do everything you ask her to. She will wait on you hand and foot. She will be so beautiful that you won't be able to take your eyes off of her. It's gonna cost you an arm and a leg, though." Adam said, "Well, what can I get for a rib?"
    1 point
  34. You travel with family, I travel alone.... makes a difference in total cost.... You are also cheap!
    1 point
  35. The one time I used Finnair, the leg from Bangkok to Helsinki on the A350 was fine. The hop down from there to Manchester was horrible, some budget associated carrier (Biz Class by the way). Late arrival and I saw the Lake district half a dozen times so perhaps not their fault. Too oten if I use European carriers it is the short leg that is the aggravation with rushed connections in madhouse airports. Always had a preference for 2x6hr via the Middle East...... from Manchester you have to change somewhere. I did not do the return leg on Finnair due to a family issue.... that led to anoth
    1 point
  36. Thank you - great pics - wish I was there [emoji846] Sendt fra min ANE-LX1 med Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. After a long illness, a woman died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven. While she was waiting for Saint Peter to greet her, she peeked through the Gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all around were her parents and all the other people she had loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began calling greetings to her - "Hello" "How are you! We've been waiting for you!" "Good to see you". When Saint Peter came by, the woman said to him "This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?" "You have to spell a word", Saint Peter told her.
    1 point
  38. The Zero Bar location has a new name A few snaps from Beach Rd.
    1 point
  39. New gogo in the Sothern part of Soi Buakhao Walking Street New gogo at the spot who use to house Heaven Above. The name is nearly the same as it use to be and inside it has not change much. But the bar is not like HA. Heaven Club has not the same vibe as HA. Heaven Above has moved to Soi Boomerang. It is much smaller than the old bar but in the next weeks it will expand. What is needed - last night it was so crowded inside it sometime was impossible to get a seat. Right now Heaven Above is probably the No 1 bar in Pattaya.
    1 point
  40. Our group ride yesterday was different from our usual off road, Friday rides. Yesterday's ride leader called it the Urban Commando Ride, and it was just that. A lot of road riding mixed with bits of off road. It was also a long ride at 50.8 km that took us as far north as Laem Chabang Port. Thought I'd post the ride details incase someone is looking for a route to ride that's a bit different. First stop was about 11 km into the ride at the Forbidden Floating Temple. A place until now I didn't know existed. The entrance to the Temple is Chittaphon Wan Buddhist College, just off Sukhumvit.
    1 point
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