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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.

teelack

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  1. This is turning out to be a great topic. Keep them coming. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  2. Why would you want to do that? It is so easy to book one on line. Generally speaking the drivers have done their homework and know where your destination address is. Get a Bangkok driver from upstairs is a pig in a poke. Only did it once and got to see where he lived and where he gassed up before we got underway. I have use either Mr T or more recently PT Taxi. The price is 1100 baht and tip up to you. Your name will be on a sheet of paper at exit 3. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  3. Friend of mine has had six so far. He's in his early seventies and is playing 18 holes at least once a week. His quality of life is very good and I hope that can look forward with the same optimism. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  4. For quite a while the fare Auckland to Bangkok return was $1750 and I stopped using them despite the fact that it was the only direct flight. Checked today for my preferred dates next month. $1065! That is Thai Air for you. By the way, $NZ. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  5. I went looking as well and while I didn't think it was a shit house I did feel that I could do better. I would suggest that anyone interested add this place to your inspection list before making a booking. What it loses in charm could be spot on for location and price. There must be dozens of similar places within a kilometre of it and a couple of hours inspecting some alternatives could be a good idea. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  6. I think that this is more your bad luck rather than a bad service . I have used the bus dozens of times and my pick up and (occasional) drop off have never been more than 30 minutes. The other point to remember is that some people are on a budget and need to use the lowest cost method. Don't get me wrong. After 20 plus hours traveling to Pattaya I want a cab and also if I was sharing but say returning from Cambodia or when I am departing Pattaya for overseas it is a great service. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  7. Just confirming that there seems to be no problem getting a cab from the airport to Pattaya for 1100 baht and 1000 baht in the other direction. The reality is that you can pay any price you want up to 18000 for Devils Den bus. Up to you. The Bell bus is now 270 baht and that is door to door but you need to book online now. Don't think I can add to that. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  8. I agree in general however I took a lady there as did a friend of mine. We both had meals and paid under 100 baht for the two people. The food was OK but for me not hot enough.With exception of the theme and general decor it offers nothing more than Central does. It is also out of the way for a lot of people.
  9. Once again thank you for your continued zaniness. Pier 21. Is this the place where no one goes to? I was there 3 weeks ago and other than that cheap food outlets it was deserted. If I had shares I would be selling them assuming I could find a buyer. Sent from my Nokia 6.1 using Tapatalk
  10. I have been working on the above problem and after some trial and error have a couple of methods to handle posting photos using Google Photos. Jacko was the catalyst for sorting this out with his comment that he uses ONE DRIVE. Here is the method. Go to GP, select a photo and double click. It is no good ticking, it needs to be expanded. In this condition right click and go to "Save As...". Save to ONE DRIVE. Open your page in Pattaya Talk and go to the foot of the reply box and click on "choose files". Go to ONE DRIVE and simply drag and drop. By clicking on the + sign you can load to the post and space and position by using the cursor. One thing that I haven't sorted is re-sizing a photo in GP, not that this is really an issue with Pattaya Talk. I still have Picasa installed on my PC and it is also easy enough to use the editing and resizing functions and export to say Starred Photos or wherever and then drag and drop. Picasa has the function of Bulk Editing which is handy if you have a heap of photos to sort out. One other thing about using Picasa is that you can see what you are posting whereas posting straight from ONE DRIVE you only get the photo number information unless you rename photos as you post. I guess that DROP BOX would also work but I haven't got that far yet.
  11. My baggage was lost in late October and I wrote about it extensively in my trip report at the time. There was one major point that I learned after the event. I claimed for taxi fares to go back to the airport a couple of days later when my case eventually arrived. It was Thai Air by the way. Initially my claim for 2200 baht was denied by the losing airline because "Taxi fares are not allowed as part of a claim". The point is that I then learned that International Convention states that it does not matter who lost it (It wasn't Thai) that the final carrier (who was Thai) had a duty to deliver the luggage to wherever was my final destination and in my case, Pattaya. Thai Air however denied that this was the case at the time when I went to see them on arrival. According to Thai Air in NZ they took the matter up with Bangkok to ensure that in future this would not reoccur.
  12. I used to have no problems handling photos but since the advent of Google Photos I am having problems. Don't get me wrong. Its great having my photos on mobile, PC and laptop at the same time but Picasa was so easy to use. Can anyone offer a tutorial of the correct method to upload from Google photos for easy posting onto Pattaya Talk please.
  13. A couple of days ago I saw one of the most sickening reports on Fox News and only confirmed for me that this really is at the peak of fake news channels. In essence the three wise news people came to the conclusion that there really was nothing wrong with the wonderful American technology and it all came down to the fact that overseas pilots were not trained as well as the home grown versions. They failed to note that the great American icon, Boeing, therefore apparently sold these aircraft all around the world known that they would be piloted by these inferior pilots. Seems to be a case of 'Take the money and run". What a bunch of biased incompetent journalists these people are.
  14. Thanks for the baggage update. Always good to be in the loop.
  15. Let me add to your reasons. I have had AIS for years and the same number. Every shopping centre has an AIS outlet and I use the machine to top up. 20 baht gets you a months extention up to 12 months and I am at the moment covered for that period. Add this to the fact that I rarely need to wait more than 5 minutes for an updated monthly plan to be put into my phone and activated at the airport on arrival. This way I get a professional installation and the latest plans. As long as my phone has less credit than the plan it wont roll over when I leave Thailand and I keep my credit for my next visit. What could be simpler and more cost effective? Dont forget, and I repeat, rather than bung in 100 baht, put in 5 x 20 bahts and get five months rather than one.
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