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Displayed prices are for multiple nights. Check the site for price per night. I see hostels starting at 200b/day and hotels from 500b/day on agoda.


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  1. Yes it is possible. I have done it a few times now to fly my girl to Australia. First contact the airline regarding the use of the credit card. Sometimes they want to see the card used for purchase at the check in counter. This does not happen often but it's worth doing. Perhaps this can be avoided if the website accepts payment via Paypal. Also ask them about what currency they accept on the plane in case she needs to buy something. Just make sure that you have all the current details and add both your and her phone number in case the flight is delayed and the airline tries to conta
  2. I'm not that familiar with the roads as I just sit back and read. Can't see anything anyways sitting in the back of these vans. Coming from BKK we only had one toll point with this company instead of three with the other one going up. It was one hell of a shitty ride compared to the other times I went up and back. C.
  3. Used them a few times in the last few weeks. Last time was Friday and again we had the back seat. Not good as I am 186cm. But more important. We wandered past another mini van company and decided to use them instead. Same price but they don't use the toll way! That added another 40 minutes to the trip. The old highway is even worse than the tollway and very busy with only 2 lanes each way. So ask before you try another place or just stick with what you know. C
  4. Thanks guys. The tank is metal but either way I wouldn't drink the tank water. There is a water filter system for drinking water with it's own small tap. I need to get it serviced though. Don't trust it without boiling the water. Of course the phone number on the filter system does not work anymore. I'll have to find someone else. It is one of those big blue units. I'll post a picture, maybe somebody knows more. For scrubbing the tank, I don't think I fit trough the man hole. Maybe the GF is game. We'll see. I need to go to Kanyong for some stuff so I'll see if they have an inli
  5. Hello, I did a search here but didn't find anything as always. It must be my search method so this might have been posted before. How do I treat my water tank? I can see from all the toilet cisterns that the tank is dirty inside. So does anyone know what product(s) to use and where to buy them. I did read here after my search that a BM's GF gets in the tank once a year to clean it. Is that real or a joke? What about bacteria/ insect larva and other stuff? Again what product do I need? All help appreciated. Thanks. C.
  6. 125 to 200 per month depending on how much company you keep. I don't know how much is in a unit. For some reason I always thought one unit is 1000 litres. C.
  7. Rap music is lousy, French Rap music is the worst thing on the planet!!!
  8. Here's something else for the Bond fans. Have a search for this on Piratebay or what ever favourite torrent site you use: Everything or Nothing The Untold Story of 007 Or click this link: http://thepiratebay.se/search/Everything%20or%20Nothing%20The%20Untold%20Story%20of%20007/0/99/200 I haven't watched it yet but the reviews seemed very positive. C.
  9. This link will show the screening times for Central Festival http://www.sfcinemacity.com/index.php/en/timetable/lookup?ccode=PTBVIS2K Just be mindful of the codes in ( ) after the title. Most are obvious except (P) which means Patio, that is the open air cinema. I have never been but I have made the mistake looking up the screening times and then showed up having to wait an hour. C.
  10. Hello. I am not a business owner but thought this would be the right place to post. If not, MM feel free to move it. As the title says, cook and cleaner wanted. (Female) This is for a small guest house with a bar/eatery downstairs. There are eight rooms upstairs. This place opens in the coming week. Wages will be 7000 or more depending on the applicants experience. Working with a good group of girls and run by a mature Thai lady. So if you know a Thai lady that is looking for a job with a good Thai employer send me a PM and I will pass on contact details. Thank
  11. Thanks Idefix. I will come and have a look some time soon. C.
  12. Hello Idefix, I was thinking of looking at this place as I noticed an add in the paper that showed rates from 9000 - 15000. Which side of the building is the quietest? I am not to fussed about the view but more about noise levels. And what about the walls? Are they flimsy thin or do they give a decent noise barrier between you and your neighbours? Any Wi-Fi included or do you have to get your own? C.
  13. Thanks. I'll have look around Big C extra. I thought that once per year I'd have to leave Thailand to renew the student visa hence the border immigration officer speaking Thai to me. I might have remembered this wrong. C.
  14. They are located in Bangkok so that is a bit out of the way for me and it is a Muay Thai school. Not interested in doing that. C.
  15. Thanks guys. Some good advice here but still no recommendation for a school. Idefix, I'm guessing your school isn't in central Pattaya. I've also heard that immigration at the border will speak to you in Thai, but that is ok for me as I already speak some basic stuff and have good pronunciation. C.
  16. Forget about the food courts, most of the time it's barely passable as food. There are exceptions but usually it's tasteless. I noticed a Vietnamese place on 3rd road a little bit past Pattaya Klang, about 300 meters, when going North on the left hand side. It's right across the street from the carwash. I haven't been yet but it is on my list of places to try. C.
  17. It is mostly about staying long term and as I am 38 yo I don't have a lot of choice. I have done the tourist visa and Non Im "O" visa. It is also time I do take some Thai lingo classes. C.
  18. Hello, For my next visa I am considering a student visa. Currently I have a Non Im O good till early December. Now there are many "schools" that provide this service and I was wondering if anyone has any knowledge to share. Recommendations, first hand accounts, pricing and requirements, how much would one have to study, horror stories, etc. I live in central Pattaya so a central place preferred. I look forward to reading about all of it. Cheers. C.
  19. That seems risky with mobile phones these days. Just one quick call from the cashier and he'd be busted.
  20. I had a coffee at the Starbucks on beach road once a couple of years ago. The coffee was good. I like expresso preferably a double. They asked me if i wanted it take away or in house. As I wanted to cool of inside and relax for a bit I replied in house please. But, I will never go back. Why? I got a paper cup! To me that is not acceptable in a place that has seating for their patrons. (excluding shopping malls) What happened to saving the planet a little bit, not to mention the difference in enjoyment when having a coffee. They serve decent quality coffee so they should serve it in
  21. Thanks for the link to the previous thread. I never read it as it is titled: ... From the UK and I'm from AUS. Read it and it answered all my questions. I'll do my transfer from my AUS account to Kasikorn. Thanks for all the reply's everyone. C.
  22. I am about to transfer money and just opened an account with Kasikorn bank. The obvious way to transfer money would be from one account to another but I noticed that at XE.com one can also make transfers. Has anyone done this before and how does it compare to the alternative? Here's a link for more info at XE.com http://www.xe.com/xetrade/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=TL&utm_content=NOGEO&utm_campaign=XETrade_TransfMonXETrade_HomeTL Xe.com does require to set up a membership with them and they do ask for verification of home address and identity, ie. copy's
  23. I've never been to Nickies but I have been to Cherry's Restaurant.. http://www.cherrys-restaurant-pattaya.com/ This place does great food. I when't last week and had the Lamb shank with red wine sauce and paste, asparagus etc. Price 320Bth. You didn't mention how much you paid at 18 coins so I can't compare but at many meals around the 300Bth mark considering the quality of the food, cherry's is outstanding. C.
  24. Had a search on Torrentday. They have all of The Three Stooges. Individual downloads for seasons 1 - 26 or one big super pack with the lot. Slightly different but also very good is all the Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers, not that abomination with Steve Martin. I've been watching them with my girl and her abs hurt from laughing so much. Enjoy. C.
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