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  1. Sutus Court on the corner of soi lengkee and soi buakhao might suit you.
  2. Ate there yesterday with the wife. Her Thai food was described as "ok but need more spicy" and my farang meal was quite good. The only problem was that her food arrived about 15 minutes before mine so we had to take turns watching each other eat. It should be fairly basic kitchen management to get orders for couples out at the same time although this seems to be a struggle for most restaurants in Thailand. As far as service was concerned, it would have been better if the black and blue dressed staff spent less time chatting with each other and more time helping the songkran shirts who seemed to be the only ones doing anything. All in all the PBG is still a nice place to go to and we'll be back there on our next trip to town.
  3. Trolleys are free at LHR - at least in T2 and T3 which I have used recently. I assume T4 & T5 will be the same
  4. Not sure if it is the same in Australia but from the UK they might not let you board the flight to Thailand if the return date is more than 30 days out and you don't either have a visa or another trip booked out of Thailand within the 30 days.
  5. I came in on the TG911 (cheap seats) from London yesterday at 5.45am. Immigration took about 20 minutes and that was because of a few absolute fucking numpties in my queue who hadn't filled in their landing cards properly, despite them apparently being checked at the end of the immigration snake line. Otherwise it would have been about 10 minutes. Waited another 2 minutes for the bag and and was on my way.
  6. Got 50.11 from the booth at junction of soi buakhao and pattaya klang on sunday. Today the same place was 49.87. For comparison the TT booths were 50.05 and 49.80 at the same time.
  7. I regularly take 600 cigs from bkk duty free. Get stopped about half the time (think I must look guilty of something) and, when they ask I just say I have got a few hundred extra. My experience has been that they don't give a fuck at that sort of number. A couple of times thaey have even said "that's not very much". Then they rummage through the bag and I am on my way with no problem. MY OPINION - don't take the piss by taking a thousand or more through and don't lie if they ask what you have got. Be friendly and don't complainif they stop you just go with the flow. They really want the big time smugglers and the drugs and can't be arsed filling in the paperwork for a couple of extra cartons.
  8. very short trailer for it here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02fqyx8 thought it was a piss take to start with...
  9. We went in this complex at about 9.30 yesterday. Sat at the bar next to this one for about 40 minutes. Obviously early days for your new bar but zero customers and a single disinterested girl sat on her arse watching the TV and making no effort to get passers by to stop for a drink wasn't a god sign. You probably need to be a bit more hands-on with the management to build it up and create a bit of a buzz for a while. Fully understand it may have just been bad timing and the place may have been jumping at other points in the evening. Best of luck with it anyway - it's guys like you who take the risk with the new ventures that give the rest of us the wide choice of venues to visit. Cheers
  10. Saw this on the BBC and it made me chuckle. Man calls Solihull police to complain about prostitute's looks A man has been warned after he dialled 999 to complain about a prostitute's looks after meeting her. West Midlands Police said they were contacted by the caller who said he "wished to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act". The force said the call was received at about 19:30 BST on Tuesday complaining that the woman was not as attractive as she had claimed. Officers have now sent the man a letter warning him about wasting police time. West Midlands Police said the man had claimed he met the woman in a hotel car park. "The caller claimed that the woman had made out she was better looking than she actually was and he wished to report her for breaching the Sale of Goods Act," a spokesperson for the force said. "When he raised this issue with the woman concerned, she allegedly took his car keys, ran away from the car and threw them back at him, prompting him to call police." 'It was unbelievable' During the call, the man can be heard to say: "I've arranged a meeting with her, but beforehand I've asked her for an honest description, otherwise when I get there I'm not going to use her services. "Basically she has misdescribed herself, misrepresented herself totally. "She was angry because she obviously thinks I owe her a living or something." Sgt Jerome Moran, based at Solihull police station, called the man back to offer some advice. He said: "It was unbelievable - he genuinely believed he had done nothing wrong and that the woman should have been investigated by police for misrepresentation. "I told him that she'd not committed any offences and that it was his actions, in soliciting for sex, that were in fact illegal." Despite the man refusing to give his details, police were able to identify him and have sent him a letter warning him about his actions. The Sale of Goods Act 1979 gives consumers legal rights, stipulating goods which are sold must be of satisfactory quality, be fit for purpose and must match the seller's description.
  11. Looks like my Christmas trip will be on a nice new aeroplane. Taken from Thai Air UK site: On December 1, 2013 Thai Airways daily service between London Heathrow and Bangkok will be jet-propelled into the 21st century when the worlds largest aircraft, the A380, comes into operation on the route. The A380 is just the latest advance in THAIs 53-year pioneering history and another clear sign of its commitment to offering customers the most comfortable and environmentally friendly flights available allied to its incomparable THAI service. Whilst other airlines may also fly the A380, none can match THAIs seven galleys and food service stations that will ensure faster service and responsiveness by its 24 cabin attendants. The A380 TG911 will fly daily London- Bangkok departing at 11.50 (ETA 06.10) with the return A380 TG910 departing Bangkok at 01.10 (ETA 07.15). An A346 will operate on THAIs second daily flight: the TG917 departing London at 21.35 (ETA 15.55) and the TG 916 departing Bangkok at 12.50 (ETA 18.55). The A380 is among the most environmentally and technologically advanced civil airliners flying today, with major innovations in construction, fuel-efficiency, avionics and flight control systems. It has also proved extremely popular with passengers due to its increased space and enhanced levels of comfort in all classes. Relative to the next largest aircraft the Boeing 747-400 the A380-800 offers 50 per cent more cabin area on its two full-length upper and lower decks, larger windows and overhead bins as well as 60 cm. (2 ft.) more headroom. It carries up to 35 per cent more passengers (thus helping to alleviate the growing problem of congestion at major airports), yet creates significantly less noise and CO2 emissions than its rivals. Throughout its 50+ year history, THAI has created an enviable reputation for the quality of its celebrated Royal Orchid Service. The A380s will continue this tradition. The standard cabin layout offered by the Airbus A380 manufacturers allows between 525 and 853 passengers. In THAIs configuration however, the number of seats has deliberately kept to an even lower 507 passengers to maximise space and comfort. The seats are arranged in three classes: 12 in Royal First Class, 60 in Royal Silk (Executive Class), and 435 in Economy. This design has been chosen to allow for enhanced comfort and service in all classes whilst retaining its inimitable sense of Thainess, The décor and ambiance on board will continue to reflect the airlines long-established image, combining rich vibrant colours with traditional design elements seen, for example, on bulkhead murals. The overall atmosphere will be stylish and sophisticated, with variable cabin mood lighting simulating different times of day. Everyone at THAI is excited that the A380 will make flying between London and Bangkok an even more enjoyable and unforgettable experience. Were sure that our loyal travellers will be too! Thai Airways flies twice daily to Bangkok, leading on to over 70 cities across 5 continents. THAI constantly has special promotions so check out the website for the latest deals.
  12. Well, I believe all of them. I doubt there is any reason to lie. A service such as Mr T. will not get it right 100% of the time. But based on the feedback it looks like he gets it right most of the time. If you happen to be one of the people he has let down then you will not be happy and you may take your business elsewhere. Others will be happy every time they use him and will go back again and again. I normally use Mr Toom and have never had a problem. Others have had different experiences and will not use him again. Personally I will keep using him unless and until the level of service I personally get becomes unacceptable to me. But this is what the forum is great for. If lots of people complain about, or recommend, the same thing then you can factor that in to your own personal decision on what to do.
  13. On a related matter, what day will the mass exodus from Bangkok begin? I was planning to get a bus up to Korat on 10th April but saw some of the traffic going up highway 1&2 on 29h December last year for the new year and want to avoid anything similar.
  14. grs90


    The shop at Ripley's in Royal Garden mall has got them.
  15. 1. Bell bus to swampy. 2. Shuttle bus to the airport transport centre 3. Bus no. 554 to Don Muang. Cheap and easy, 3 hours all in. But in this heat? Fuck that. Taxi door to door and screw the cost.
  16. I went to ko sichang for a couple of days and (in my opinion!!) it was crap. Nice for a day trip but fuck all going on in the evening. To get there, catch the bus going to bangkok up on sukhumvit road. Get off when it stops outside Robinsons in Sriracha. When you get off, walk to the right and you will see the tuk-tuks lined up. Get one of these to take you to the pier where you can catch the ferry over to the Island. From vague recollection it is only about 140 baht in total from Pattaya to the island. I stayed at the Sichang Palace Resort & Hotel in the small town. It is a short walk from the pier where you will land. It was just OK but very basic. If you are going take a girl with you or you'll be sleeping alone. Better option is to go a bit further (10 minutes or so on the bus after sriracha) and spend a day or three in BangSaen. Cheers
  17. I've bought a ticket on Thai for someone else before when I haven't been travelling with them.. On the Thai website, In there T&Cs if I remember correctly, there is link to a form you need to print out and take to the local Thai ticketing office (at the Dusit by the start of beach road) with the credit card. They validate the booking & card and authorise the form which you can then send over to your brother.
  18. Fucking hell Glynbuk - talk about spoiling the moment.!!! Mind you if it is shite I'll never admit it as I've been gloating like fuck about it. I'll just lie and tell everyone it was magic. By the way, I've heard there is a smoking room in the first class lounge at BKK. Did you notice one while you were there? Cheers
  19. The store is still there but it is now a Big C Extra rather than a Carrefore
  20. The taxes are a fucking pain. Started as a "green" tax, now just another way for the government to take more of my (already taxed and N.I'd) income. But the thing that pisses me off even more are the fuel surcharges. I thought these were meant to cover sudden, unexpected increases in the price of fuel. Say where the airline basic ticket price had been set when the price of oil was £50 a barrel but then the price jumped to £75. But some of the airlines have been charging a fuel surcharge for about 5 or 6? years now. Its just a way of trying to hide the price, I expect in the hope that a lot of people see the words "taxes and fees" and blames the government for the lot, not just the taxes. But the really big pisser is that when I use my airmiles the fuckers still charge me all the surcharges/taxes and fees. So having saved up enough miles (in 7 return trips with Thai, paying about £100 extra each time for a mileage earning flight) my "free" 1st class return award flight from Heathrow will cost me £435 AND I WANT IT FOR FREE. Mind you, I am going first class for the first time ever. EVER. That's got me so excited I don't think I'll need to shag anything when I get there!!! I almost feel sorry for the poor cunts who will travelling in the cabin at the same time as me because I am a total peasant at heart and will be nicking everything that isn't fucking nailed down.
  21. I've done the trip (via Manilla) a couple of times on Cathay Pacific. Great service and, from memory, was the shortest overall journey time. Good prices too as they had special offers on!!
  22. Thanks guys. The DLink thing looks like what I need. Much appreciated. Cheers
  23. I should probably be asking this question in a "techie" forum but I'm not a member of any of them! So I'm hoping this is a problem someone here has encountered before and resolved. When I come over next week I'll be bringing my iPad which is wifi only. But one of the hotels I'm staying at for a few days only has wired Internet access. Is there a "gadget" I can buy that I can stick the hotel Internet cable in to to create a wireless signal? Needs to be something I cam just plug in and go with as I won't have a pc to use to configure anything? Cheers
  24. I always book my seat with them by telling the travel agent, westeast normally, what I want and they reserve it for me. Sometimes I forget and phone them later and they can still do it after the booking has been made. Suggest you call who you booked with. If they can't help then call Thais reservations direct. Cheers
  25. No, couldn't be arsed to be honest. Thai offerred a full refund if I wasn't happy with the change but that would just have left me with the hassle of rebooking something else. I've since found out that my non-refundable train tickets could be changed for a £10 fee so that's my only financial loss. At the end of the day it could have been worse. For example the floods could have disrupted things at the airport.........
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