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  1. Sometimes you just have to ask!!! LeoTex
  2. Same same me, I wanted to save a little for a drink at the FLB over Christmas, so got it on my Barns and Noble Nook for the outrageous price of $2.99 US. LeoTex
  3. I purchase a new IDP each year. Here you can get them my mail from AAA (American Automobile Association) which is an auto insurance company. Two passport type passport photos, copy of my US drivers license front and back,application printed from their website and of course $20. My US drivers license is for both auto and motorcycle, so the IDP is also good for both. Just like the OP stated, I don't think you really need one by law, but the few times I have been stopped (road blocks) they have ask for it. Once on a motorbike and 3 times in a car. After they looked at all the papers, I was free to go. The little extra effort to obtain one each year, is well worth not having to hassel with the BIB. One time being pulled over in the car, I first just showed my US drivers license and got the same thing, "you must have a International Drivers License", thats when I pulled out the IDP and his hopes of a little extra beer money for the night vanished. LDK, I think being there on a retirement visa would sorta make you a resident. LeoTex
  4. I stayed at both the L K Metropole and L K Residence a few weeks ago and they both were very guest friendly. I'm not gready and only had one at a time join me, so don't know about if there is a charge if you bring back more than one girl at the same time. LeoTex
  5. Same for me, I have the Areca booked for Songkran in April. Thanks, LeoTex
  6. The Thai New Year, Songkran, is always the same 'dates' each year, April 13th, 14th and 15th, so the beginning and ending will be based on the dates and not the day of the week. Like what was mentioned, in Bangkok it is over on the 16th. Places like Pattaya it goes on for what seems like forever. In Pattaya it starts out on the 13th, but the last few years the water thing starts lightly a day or so earlier. After the 15th it tappers off a little, but not much. It come back very strong on the 19th with a lot of places closing on that day because of all the water stuff going on and trying to keep the water out of their businesses. After the 15th of April, the water stuff thats goes on in Pattaya, Chang Mai has nothing to do with the Thai New Year, just the crazies that go overboard with the water thing. LeoTex
  7. There is only one hotel of that group on Soi 13 which is the Sandy Spring. The Seame Spring and Seame 2 are located on Soi 10 down at the end by Beach Road. These two are newer hotels. LeoTe
  8. IMHO, I think that Soi 13 is the best location. Several Hotels ot pick from with my choice being the Sandy Spring. It is located about the halfway point on the Soi. A short walk down to Beach Road where you can catch a bahtbus to Walking Street. Also a short walk up to 2nd Road where you can catch a bahtbus going the other way to Big C or better yet, going to Soi 6. Just a few minutes walk to the Central Shopping Mall.It is also just a short walk to the LK Metro area. Soi 10 area also between 2nd Road and Beach Road is good location with several new hotels located there. LeoTex
  9. I agree, My flights leaving BKK are 6:00 AM and I plan to be at the airport at 4:00 AM. I have Mr T pick me up at my hotel in Pattaya at 2:00 AM to allow a little extra time incase of traffic (not that early) or any type of car trouble. 99% of the time, I'm way to early, but I just go in the lounge and check email or read until time to head to the gate. LeoTex
  10. I'm 5 days behind you. staying Areca the 26th through October 10th so would also like to have an update. I stayed there a few days in July, and I was in the old building overlooking the front pool and the noise at the time couldn't be heard in the room. LeoTex
  11. Sorry to say (IMHO), "there are not enought flowers in the world to brighten the journey home up. firth 1974, Great photos, thanks for taking the time to post them. LeoTex
  12. Yes, I have seen you in action there. If I remembered correctly, all I hear you say to each and every vendor is, "thank you but, no thank you, maybe next time" LeoTex
  13. Based on information I read here, the dog needs to be about 2 years and 7 months to make it the legal age of 18. The dog he shagged was was getting close to her pass sell date of 35 yers. LeoTex
  14. I would give www.agoda.com a look. put in your dates and make sure you are getting the price in baht so you can compare to what you have paid in the past. You get photos, map of hotel locations and even some reviews. Some of the smaller place you are looking at (Soi 10 and Beach) will be on the list. I have used them many times in the past with great prices, but most of the hotels I know and don't worry paying up front for the stay. Most reservations have cancellations, but not all. Remember the prices quoted don't include the taxes. Good luck on your search. LeoTex
  15. cicero1520, on 08 July 2011 - 06:21 PM, said: Just spent two months there and found it excellent, best value I have seen. Ralph is the man there. 5 min walk to Soi boakoa. I guess I"m the only confused one here, which is easy BTW. I also think that kaiser71 has a clue. You have stayed there in the past for 2 months, but you are asking question that you should have the answers to. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you should be giving us a review of the place. LeoTex
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