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  1. yogi100

    Local islands

    "So" So I've never been that concerned about finding one. Finding such a beach on a local island in such a commercially developed part of Asia where this forum is based has never been on my list of priorities and if it was in this day and age it would probably prove to be a wild goose chase. Visit Koh Larn, Jomtien and Pattaya Beaches and you'll see what I mean. They won't even let you sit on the beach and will even try to force you to rent a deck chair. Then the trinket sellers and food vendors will be queuing up to drive you nuts. If you're so clued up you tell him where to go. Good luck with that.
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    Local islands

    From what I've seen of 'em in over 30 years they're no different to any Thai beaches anywhere. You get plagued by vendors from the minute you disembark until you head back to the mainland. The ones near Pattaya are the worse.
  3. yogi100

    Increasing Indian presence

    I was on a baht bus one evening and there was a crowd of youngish Indian men sitting near the entrance jabbering away like exited young fellows from any nation do when on holiday or on their way out for an evening. The bus stopped to allow an elderly falang to board the vehicle and without urging they moved up so the old boy could sit down without having to struggle to make his way up the gangway to get a seat. When he had to get off they took his arm and made sure he did so safely. They may have a reputation of being rather penny pinching but in my opinion their behaviour on that occasion towards that old chap made up for that no end. I'm not too sure many other nationalities would have exhibited such considerate and well mannered behaviour in similar circumstances.
  4. Let's just hope it's not going to be a load of the usual claptrap and feminist bullshit you media people especially women and those in the BBC often come out with whenever the subject of Thailand is the topic. If you encounter a degree of reluctance among ex pats and regular visitors to get involved that will be one of the two main reasons why. The other main reason should only be too obvious.
  5. yogi100

    If you are tired of Thai women ...

    Those cops came a bit unstuck there! It's probable that they thought this was going to be an easy touch arresting young white women rather than some spaced out blacks with bad attitudes and possibly guns in the car.
  6. We had Spam during and after WW2 to supplement the food rationing. It was vile stuff and the schools tried to get us British kids to eat it but hundreds of thousands of us refused to. Most of those that did immediately spewed it back up again. School dining halls used to be full of kids bawling their bollocks off when a plate of the shit was placed in front of them! The Yanks sent boatloads of the muck over because their own kids wouldn't touch it and even their pets turned their noses up at it. Unbelievably they sell it in Friendship Supermarket in Pattaya for about 200 baht a tin but it's unlikely that they sell any of it. That's about 5 quid to us limeys. It's probably been imported and is relabeled stuff left over from WW2. The opening poster must have used his condo to store it in and now that he's realised what an unwise venture it was he wants to sell the place. If it stinks of Spam he'll have no chance, they'll have to evacuate the entire building and then fumigate it.
  7. yogi100

    Good Movies / TV Shows

    Fugitives (Profugos) 2011. Series with subtitles. About a South American drug gang in Chile on the run from police and their own mafia. A bit grim but right up there with Breaking Bad. They all dislike each other but have to stick together to survive. Beats Narcos and El Chapo into a cocked hat.
  8. I'm quite happy to turn off any ad blocker when I access the forum. You'll have to remind members with a notice when they click on or they will just forget. Lots of websites do it including Thai Visa, it's no big hardship.
  9. Before I opened a Thai bank account and back when we could use an ATM card free of charge without getting ripped off by certain UK banks you just had to worry your ATM card. Now that things have changed and when I need to keep largish amounts of money in my room I slip it under a one of the panels of the suspended ceiling in my room away from light and fan fittings that might possibly have to be removed by maintenance staff. I keep the same room on permanently and have done so for around twelve years. There are about 40 of these panels in my room and I need to climb up on the furniture and a stool to gain access to the panel I use as my hidey hole. There's very little chance of a small statured Thai ever discovering its whereabouts or finding which of the 40 odd panels it is hidden behind. I also keep it in a tin box to deter any light fingered mouse or cockroach who may have taken up residence in the ceiling from getting their teeth into it. I feel more confident using this precaution than I do using a hotel safety deposit box or one of those safes that are said to vulnerable to any enterprising thief skilled in the use of locksmith's tools or a King Edward's potato.
  10. Again good advice from Butch. One thing that is easily overlooked not just by newbies but also by regular visitors is that however appealing and attentive a girl may appear to be she is still a prostitute. It's her job to separate you from your money be it through tipping, buying her drinks or providing a sexual service and like prostitutes everywhere they want to do so with as little effort and in as little time as possible. It has not always been like that but it is now unless by a stroke of good luck you get a good 'un. Nowadays you've always got to be on your guard. Only take out as much money as you think you may need for an evening. I'd suggest 5000 baht the first night and see how it goes thereafter. Don't get drunk, you can do that back in England. Be very careful about buying girls drinks in gogo bars because that's when you get ripped off. The bigger your bill the more inclined they are to stick an extra two or three hundred baht on it thinking you won't notice. It happened to me on three separate occasions on one holiday but I noticed it and got the bill corrected each time but it still leaves a nasty taste in your mouth. Unless you can't resist a girl try not to agree to a fee of over 2000 baht plus whatever the barfine is. And tell her what you expect and how long you expect her to stay. Like the rest of us I've only learned this the hard way after years of visiting Pattaya. Personally I would not bother with a phone unless you need to ring home. If you give a girl your number they can ring you up in the small hours if they have not got a punter and that can be a nuisance especially if you have already fired your gun or hired another lass for the night. LKM is an ideal location for a first time trip to Pattaya.
  11. Stick her on the cross bar.
  12. Piss said to be good for jellyfish stings. Along with vinegar.
  13. I'm a life long atheist but when a British company forbids its staff from wearing a crucifix or any other representation of Christianity then that's me finished with 'em. They will never be my 'airline of choice'. And I bet there are plenty of others who have shunned them over the last few years.
  14. yogi100

    Uber now in Pattaya

    Lies and rumours such as this one for instance. It's from the Independent, a liberal publication that's hardly likely to write stories about ethnic minorities unless they're true. It makes you wonder how many other such incidents have happened but have gone unreported. Uber driver who waited outside bars to pick up and rape drunken ... www.independent.co.uk › News › UK › Crime 12 Jul 2017 - An Uber driver who waited outside London bars and targeted drunk women to rape, has been jailed for 12 years. Jahir Hussain ... undoing his belt. Then, she lay still in the back of his cab as he raped her her, the court heard. ... Jahir Hussain apparently registered as an Uber driverShutterstock. An Uber ... It
  15. It won't be long. When I first visited Bangkok in 1984 we were driven along an elevated highway. There was hardly a tall building to be seen and there were acres of small sheds with corrugated metal roofs. At first we assumed that they were pig pens or chicken coops until we later discovered they were peoples' homes, they've all gone now. Tall corporate buildings stand in their place. Every time I visit nowadays little things of no consequence will have gone up a bit in price even if it's only one or two baht. A few years back a bag of rice from a stall would be five baht now you'll pay ten baht. An eight baht bread roll in Friendship just went up in one hit to ten baht, that was this month, November 2017. A pack of beefburgers used to be 50 baht, they've shot up to 100 baht. A kilo of minced meat that was 165 baht is now well over 300 baht. Fifteen years ago a GGG would usually be willing to go with a punter for a thousand baht. That's now just a memory and our money especially the GBP is worth about 60% of what it was then Our economies are struggling along with our currencies. Those of Thailand are thriving. It won't be long before the girls will be wanting more money than we can afford. A couple of my pals in London can no longer afford their holidays in Pattaya, until recently wild horses couldn't keep them away. Hong Kong and Singapore used to be notorious for cheap commercial sex, That's history now just like it will be in years to come where Thailand is concerned. The writing's on the wall.