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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. Well, that article certainly puts an end to any thoughts I would ever have about the hotel, not that Wikipedia is all that reliable as more than just a very general source.
  2. Yeah, a bugger to get to and from, and definitely not by foot. I spent one night at Shagwell Mansions quite a few years ago (not all that far from there) and vowed to always stay closer to the action.
  3. Wow, prices of durian are up. Only 2 weeks ago I bought the fruit from a nice little durian stall just near the corner of 2nd Road and Soi 11, in Jomtien, for 100 Baht per kilo (and my wife from Sisaket) said THAT was too expensive..
  4. While I haven't stayed there, two friends spent a few nights there and I visited them a couple of times. I thought it was of fairly good value, and excellent for location, and particularly good for having a pool, at the price they charge.
  5. Maybe it was filled with spare parts being freighted by Amazon....🤡
  6. I thought it was funny too, but I guess some people have no idea what this forum is about.
  7. Similarly, in Australia I can access my AIS numbers for info. and, when my regular phone I use here stuffed up, I used my Thai one for a few days making regular Australian calls, using up most of my accumulated Thai credit.
  8. I use AIS for a couple of reasons Gary has outlined. Out there in Nakhon Nowhere (in the jungle of the north west) I have found AIS to provide the best of what is available. I regularly send my Thai missus money to help with her house payments, car payments, and to pay university fees for the "daughter". I ask her to stick 100 baht on my AIS SIM every now and then to keep it active, and I have plenty on it to cover my trips. Works for me too.
  9. I have also had a similar experience to Gary's. In Paris my wife and I were just looking in the window at Louis Vuitton (in 2004). A Chinese man came up to us and asked if I would buy him a handbag from the store, and said he had outbought his quota. I asked him which bag he wanted and he said, "Any one". He handed me 3000 Euro and said he would wait down the street. We wanted to look anyway, so went in. Immediately we were offered lots of varieties of handbags to choose from and I selected one that was close to 3000. The shop assistant asked for my passport and I said it was in my hotel. She then asked for my wife's, and it was also in the hotel safe. Then I was asked if I had been approached by a Chinese person to do this. I said, "Yes", and she asked us to leave. We walked out embarrassed and started to walk down the street in the direction the Chinese man had gone, and must have walked about 200 metres before he approached us. I think he was surprised when I returned his money. When I asked why he did this he clearly and honestly said that he worked for a Chinese company that copied the bags.
  10. I'm getting excited! So far, all seems great. Thanks, Frosty.
  11. yorta2

    Brexit n Golf

    I thought the Ryder Cup was between teams from USA and Europe, which can include players from countries outside of the EU.
  12. Hmm, might soon be time to change the title of this thread to: Nam's Taxi, Mostly Lady Drivers....
  13. I have never actually found any in Pattaya, although I did have a dalliance with an Indian woman whose husband wanted to go our mongering and told here she could do anything she wanted while he was away. I met her in my hotel lobby and we shared an afternoon in my room. On the other hand, there are plenty in Bangkok. The Rajah Hotel (in the carpark between Soi 2 and Soi 4, Sukhumvit) used to have a few, but now, after renovations, I don't know. Also the Grace Hotel on Soi 2 have often got some, mixing with African girls.
  14. I realise they are Americans, but couldn't they just put the money in the bank, rather than take it back to Bangers? Seems to me that it is just a jolly to Pattaya for an early Christmas party....
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