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aldriglikvid

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  1. Hi guys, Looking to rent in Pratumnak for my next 1 year trip. I need +40 sqm and I find projects built before ~ 2015 (built before the China-rush) offer a decent price/size ratio. I'm, however, a bit overwhelmed with the amount of condos out there - so I want to hear what projects you like. What are some of your recommendations? :) I did a similar thread the last year, with the opposite objective: only new condos. I couple of boardmembers advice me to go for the older projects as these are better in size. I should've listened - you were correct. :)
  2. Guys, of course I understand the rationale. However, now I'm looking for a particular project so if you know any names, please write them and I'll create a list. I can share the list sorted for year later :)
  3. Hi @tallguy 🙂 Great reply and thanks a lot for your effort. Just as you say I'm not necessarily super-strict at 2018 - but I do want it built within 5 years. Your names have been noted and I'll research them promptly. Thank you again sir 🙂 !
  4. Hi Guys, I'm looking to do a 1 year rental in Pratumnak (or close) this coming season. Would you know if any service or site where I can list properties by date of when the project was built? Or something similar. I'm looking for projects dated 2018+. Thanks,
  5. I've decided to bite the bullet and ride my 125 click up to sriracha. Perhaps 1 or 2 piss stops needed...
  6. Thanks! Do I understand you correctly that there are traditional baht buses going from Naklua to Sriracha for 35 baht? I salute your answer and I'll wait for more answers if there is perhaps a bus or van from central pattaya (or close).
  7. Hi, Looking to do a medical check up in Sriracha but the 40 km would be tiresome on my bike. I opened up my grab app and was qouted 800-1000 which is quite steep since I need to return as well. Are there any regular buses or van's going? Perhaps a website?
  8. Thank you guys, spot on. I just wanted to see if there where any "oh, I heard great about this complex" ideas. Currently staying at "Grand Avenue". New built (new years, 2019) and has a great pool with adjacent 2 x saunas. The rooms have a feeling of "new" as well (of course). However, I feel for example Pratumnak would be just fine for me. But there's like 20+ complexes and I dont know where to start... Anyways, just thinking out loud.
  9. Hi, I'm doing Pattaya about 6-8 months per year and I don't feel the need to live in the busy center any longer. Previously I have enjoyed the condos around Avenue (Centara, Urban etc.). My next sentence perhaps is up for ridicule but I'll say it anyway: I'm looking to come down to 12-14k per month from the current 18-20k I've spent. What are some condo names that you have heard of - that are not too many years old - that you could recommend?
  10. Hi, I'm looking to buy my first bike. As this is an area I'm somewhat lost I would like to go to a shop that gives me a fixed price that is decent. I'm willing to pay a little premium to not be hustled and I would appreciate if the shop deals with foreigners on occasions. Where would you recommend? :)
  11. Thanks Yogi! Reading my post again, perhaps I wrote to much. The essence of my question is: do "we know" if thai embassies check the validity of the documents. I guess things concerning citizenship and similar is scrutinized heavily, how it is with visas I'm not so sure.
  12. Hi guys, I'm under 50 years old and I currently spend around 6 months per year in Thailand. I work in consulting in my home country, and I'm able to support this way of life (not more, not less). As you might have heard it's getting harder to be granted Single Entry Tourist Visas from adjacent countries. And - to be straight - I'm not affluent enough that a Elite Visa for 500 k is reasonable. (Just go give you some background). I'm about to apply for my first Multiple Entry Visa, as this will (probably) make my 6 month stay a bit more hassle free. I do meet the criteria of bank statements and current employment. However, I'm unable to produce an employment contract that says "which day you return to work in your home country" and I'm unable to produce a flight ticket to thailand (I will visit two other countries before making my first entry). So, I'm not proud - but: If I "fake" a document stating I will return to work at xxx-date (behind the original contract showing previous/current employment and "fake" an old air ticket (switching dates....) - will they call/e-mail my employer and/or do they have a system that they check the validty of flight tickets? To clarify the employment issue: my employer hires me on a project-basis and does not have any problem with stating that "mr john doe was hired at date-xxx with the salary of xxx" but he's not able to produce a document stating "he will return to full employment at date xxx". Here's the specifics from my embassy that I'm unable to meet: An employment certificate in English from an employer mentions the applicant's job position, salary, the purpose of visiting Thailand, and the date when the applicant is expected to return to work. For self-employed, Please submit the business license or business registration indicating the applicant's name. For a student, please submit an original certificate of student status in English from the school, college, or university. In the case of unemployment, you are not eligible to apply for this visa. Copy of reservation tickets, showing arrival and departure dates for Thailand.
  13. Hi guys, I'm doing a border run to Cambodia in a couple of days with service from Queen Vic (Soi 6). Leaving 6am and should be back late midday/early night. First time doing this. Any advice of what to bring/not to bring? I'm thinking earplugs and eye-patches for some sleep... 🙂
  14. Guys, you're so incredible helpful. Thanks! Contacted the one in the picture and it seems like he could set me up with a "package". He insisted I need 10 hours. I probably don't - but I have no more time to spill :-) Will keep you updated.
  15. Thanks for your reply @jacko 🙂 Contacted 2 driving schools this week and they made it clear it was for Thais Only. I'm currently in no relationship, so while I liked that suggestion (taking me somewhere quiet and learn to ride) I'm unable to set it up. As it looks now I'll do some intensive Youtubing how to start/run a bike and hopefully that gets me through the short test for my license. Praying that my driving skills will take over 😎.
  16. Hi guys, I have a regular driving licence (Car) in my European country, dating ~ 10 years back. Because of culture (and weather) we don't use bikes, as here. I'm up do date in how to get a license - for a bike - but, I would like to drive an hour or three with a "professional" driver before doing so. After that I'll stay out of the most busiest streets before getting a hang of it. Do you know of any specific driving schools that does bike instructions as well? I've tried to search quite intensively without any luck...
  17. Thanks for the feedback about V. Did some googling since my first post and it looks like I'll use "Queen Vic, Soi 6" Cambodia Border Run service. Should be back in the early evening the same day of departure. A couple of audiobooks in the phone and I should be fine! 🙂 Any pros/cons heard about this company?
  18. Hi Guys, I need to do a border run at the end of next month. I was thinking of buying air tickets to udon thani, bus up to vientiane and then udon thani back to pattaya again. However, thinking about it, one of these bus trips to Cambodia arranged by a local company here in Pattaya would actually be quicker (and fewer stops..). I'm a first timer. Any recommendations? I don't mind paying up for more comfortable buses. Thanks! :)
  19. Hi guys, My laptop failed and Pattaya2u claims it unserviceable, so I'm about to buy a new. Do we have any discount electronic retailers in town that can match JD.com / Lazada? Have a good one,
  20. Hi, To give you a background I'm on a 8 month trip to (mainly) Thailand and I'm about to finish my first 3 months on a Tourist Visa + Extension (60+30). I have a short trip coming up to Saigon. Since my window of opportunity doesn't allow any major mistakes/forgotten documents, it would be great if any of you experienced guys could check that I'm all set. I'll take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, stay for 3 days and apply for a new tourist visa back in to Thailand. 1 x Passport copy 1 x Visa Application (Printed from the HCMC website) 1 x Photo 1 x Flight Ticket in Thailand 1 x Flight Ticket out of Thailand (5 months "later") <- Point below*** 1 x Copy of Condo Rental / Place of stay 1 x bank statement of 900 k baht (dated July..?) 1 x 50 US Dollar Do you guys think that's the right documents, and the right amount? ***My "last" ticket out of Thailand back to Scandinavia will be ~ 5months away at this point. Will that be sufficient to show at the embassy, or will I have to buy another ticket showing that I'm leaving within 90 days? Bless you,
  21. Hi, What National Parks near or ~ max 5 hour drive from Pattaya would you recommend a novice 'camper'? Perhaps where you can rent tents locally or where there atleast are tent-areas. Would be great to hear some personal feedback. Thanks!
  22. Thanks guys, On my second re-entry (my "last 2 months") will be without visa because I'll initially get 30 while entering the country and I'll get another 30 days via an 30 day extension. At least I hope so. Again, thanks.
  23. Hi, I'm doing my first long stay (8 months) and I would appreciate some help. I have done a 3 month trip before and all I did was to get a tourist visa (while in my home country) and then extended it by 30 days via local immigration Thailand. I bounced around in different guest houses and I guess they all did my TM30 properly because I didn't get any fee while extending my visa (2018-March). Now, however, I'm a bit confused and would love your input. Lenght of total trip: 8 months Visa: Tourist Visa 60 day + extension 30 day via local immigration (Pattaya) Place of stay: Condo Rental (same place for 8 months) Plan: After 85 of my first days I will leave the country by plane to do a week of vacation in another country. I will return by plane within a week, perhaps two. TM30: The condo owner has said that she will do the TM30 for me when I land in Thailand on Day 1. Here are the Q's..... - When I come back to Thailand after my small trips by plane, do I mail the condo owner to do the reporting "one more time" or how does it work? Can I report my self? - Since my setup of Tourist Visa (60 day) + Extension (30 day) and leaving on day ~ 85 makes it so I don't stay any consecutive 90day-period - do I have any obligation to do report my stay besides what the condo owner does (tm30)? If I understand it correctly you guys with a long long term visa needs to file a report every 90 days. Can I skip that one? - Are there any limits to how many times I can enter Thailand by plane? i.e. limits to "border runs"? - I will probably apply for a tourist visa to Thailand before leaving that country that I'm currently doing my small vacation/"border run" in. Any pros/cons to do this? - What are some things that you think I've missed that would be good to know?
  24. Thank you for all your thoughtful responses - the forum really delivers. :) I'll go ahead and book a 2 or 3 week hotel stay and then try to find a condo for the remaining 7-8 months. As I know which building I want I will probably try to send a mail or two again at the end of June (1 month before showing up).
  25. Hi guys, This is my second time renting a condo. My lift off is August 1 and I'm looking to stay 8 months to 31 march 2019. I sent a couple of mails to all the big agents in town and gots lots of postings sent to me. Tried to explain very well in the beginning that 1) only send condos that are available 2) only send condos that are available at these dates. I continued with 2 objects that I liked. My "gf" made a small tour in each. As I liked both of them I went ahead with option 1 (randomly). Agent 1) "owner not want to rent august 1 only from next week...can you pay june and july too no problem ka??" Agent 2) "can only check in July" I guess I'm blessed with my "small problems" in the west but I can't help getting stressed with this stuff. Why do they waste my and their own precious time...? I'm sorry about the rant. Would you guys advice me to keep searching or just book an hotel for the first 2 weeks and look on the ground? I'm a bit concerned that even more condos would be taken in August, however.
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