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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. Have a family member who is looking at buying a condo in Pattaya or Jomtien, he found one in a condo building named Pattaya Klang. Does anybody know anything about this building? They live in upper Issan and is looking for pro's and con's before making the trip. TIA
  2. Actually the police officer was very friendly and never mentioned anything regarding a tip, he handled the situation very well.
  3. Thanks for the advice and I would normally agree with you however this was a spur of the moment trip and I checked into the hotel at noon. The taxi was also not from Pattaya and had no idea where to stop, that was my wife telling him via mobile phone regarding the area, hotel was just a random pick.
  4. I'm sure there was a misunderstanding somewhere and that was why I offered to pay additional for my children. The manager/owner mia farang I'm guessing, refused. In return she lost all the revenue on a night where there were very few customers, if any. Makes no sense, we were checking out in five hours anyway.
  5. Why not just purchase a ticket with an open return? might be a bit more expensive but it's gonna cost either way you look at it.
  6. I have traveled to Pattaya many times and stayed in many different hotels but staying at a guesthouse was a first time experience for me. I arrived early in the morning and my wife and daughters were coming later in the day. I decided that since my children were on this trip that I would look into a room in Jomtien. The taxi suggested I try a guest house and drove me to a place called Stepan's guesthouse soi 4 Jomtien. I told the Thai lady which is also either the manager or mia farang to the owner that I needed a room with two beds because my wife and two daughters were enroute. She showed me an okay nothing fancy room for 800 baht. Room was rented, asked for two more pillows because the room only had two. About 4 pm the family shows up and we get ready to go exploring, return back to the hotel about 9 pm spoke with the ladyboy at the front desk and went to the room. At 11:30 pm we get a knock on the door, it's the ladyboy. Seems we have a problem, manager called and said room for two people only...we have to rent another room. I refused and told them I would just check out, manager says ok but I keep half money for room! Not gonna happen, anyway I offered to pay extra and meet in the middle but that was not an option, police were called we got all our rent money back and now wondering the street at midnight with two children and pouring down rain! All ended okay but Stepan's Guesthouse will never see me again, management their is off the rails!
  7. I also just finished with a painful corn that I've been trying to get over for about a year. Wife wanted me to do the hospital gig as well but instead visited a local pharmacy and was given a small bottle of medicine, a week later it was gone...Cost...45 baht! Medicine is called Con Con....Works great!
  8. Even better when I entered Thailand, immigration at the airport failed to give me a departure card and I didn't even think about not having one. I searched on line and was told I could just obtain a new one at immigration and there should be no charge.....Again they charged me 200 baht for a new one..... of course with NO receipt. I have been here for three months and it seems like I get conned on a regular basis......I understand the reasoning it just seems a little unfair and a poor way to treat a visitor in their country. If people could only treat other people with respect it would be a much better world. Office was in Korat.
  9. So....Yesterday I went to my local immigration office to obtain my retirement extension. I had all the required documents and the officer informed me the cost was 1900 baht w/receipt AND....He requested an additional 2000 baht for what he called an investigation. He said an investigator would come by and check my residence to make sure that I was living at the address I used on my paperwork. It is my home and where I live but he made sure to tell me that if the investigator couldn't confirm the information that immigration would cancel my extension. He also noted that it was only for the first time, after that no problem. He also made it clear that the 2000 baht was with NO receipt. Is this normal or did I just contribute to the fund?
  10. Not sure if this is the best place to post, admin please move if needed. I have my military pension check each month direct deposited into an American Express Bluebird account and would normally withdraw funds via an ATM in Thailand. Today I received an email from them saying effective today Jan 6 2016 you can no longer use this card at ATM's outside the United States. They did say it could still be used for purchases but no cash. Problem I will have now is trying to locate another good source for my direct deposit. I closed my bank account in America due to the fact that I had no bills in the States and what savings I have is my bank in Thailand. I saw no reason to keep it active. Any ideas?
  11. Flew with them last year and that will be the last time I fly with them. First they booked us with a connecting flight in Beijing knowing full well that connection was impossible. The connecting flight departed an hour before our arrival. They sent us by a packed van to a shitty hotel in the middle of nowhere with a free buffet that was so disgusting my dog wouldn't eat it. Lost an entire day of our vacation and they wouldn't even offer an apology. The service was crap, the plane was crap, the food was beyond crap. Even the other Asian passengers were hard to deal with. Who the fuck drinks hot water? Only positive comment would be the cost of the ticket.....You get what you pay for!
  12. That's what I needed to know, thanks guys for all the help!
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