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  1. Agree about Jomtien being better for walking along the beach. The beachside path is very good.
  2. Jomtien is quieter than Pattaya for sure but the sea and main beach are not that much cleaner. You need to go further south before you will see any real benefits. Jomtien Beach also seems to be very popular with Thai visitors on weekends and holidays so traffic can also be heavy. Living costs probably aren't that much cheaper than Pattaya either. With so much surplus accommodation in the area there are deals available everywhere if you look hard enough. The bars are more like local bars than party bars, great for a few quiet beers but not particularly exciting. Beer prices are pretty similar to the Buakhau area, happy hour beers around 55-65 baht, regular priced beers generally around 70-80 baht give or take a few baht here and there. Lady drinks tend to be in the 100-120 baht range but there may be some exceptions I am not aware of. More so even than Pattaya I think the bars struggle for customers and are dying a slow death, so I wonder how many will still be around in years to come. On a more positive note there are a few Gentlemens Clubs in the area if you are looking for a diversion in the afternoon. There is a good selection of restaurants but the market is not as competitive as Pattaya so prices might be marginally higher. Have you thought about Pratumnak? Much more residential than Jomtien, prices are fairly similar, some nice beaches at the bottom of the Sois and enough bars and restaurants to satisfy day to day needs for a retiree. The main downside is getting into and out of town as it's not on the baht bus route. Plenty of motorbikes and taxis around but costs build up if you use them on a regular basis. Hope this helps.
  3. That was me and only for a laugh. I have a horrible feeling the bookies have got it right, 8/15 before a ball was kicked.😊
  4. It just keeps getting worse. Down about 30 satangs since a rate I saw posted on Facebook this morning.
  5. So that's why there was hardly anyone on Soi 6.😃
  6. There is a build up of traffic going towards the lights at Second Road and Klang but not too bad with low season traffic.
  7. Just some drainage work. Started around Songkran. Looks like they are making decent progress.
  8. It'll be interesting to hear how you get on. Walking along Buakhau a few years ago during one of these events you were competing with motorbikes for any space that wasn't occupied by a car or baht bus. That was when I decided I had had enough of living in Central Pattaya.
  9. Traffic will be manic. I've always walked everywhere on music or firework festival nights. Loads of places to stop off for a beer.
  10. Although still a minority I am sometimes surprised at just how many girls have cars. Only the other week I was sitting at a local beer bar and one of the quieter, older ladies was loading up her car to go home. A mate was also telling me about a friend of his girlfriend who has recently bought a Toyota Fortuner to operate a taxi business. The girls are getting richer, and it is not as rare as it was in the past for a girl to own a car. Granted there is often a falang involved somewhere.
  11. Technically we maybe in the wet season now but Pattaya escapes the worst of the rains. June - August there is likely to be some rain but not everyday and generally not for prolonged periods. September and October are the wettest months but even then Pattaya does not get as much rain as other areas such as Phuket and much of Isaan.
  12. They've been digging up the front of The Avenue and are now laying concrete. Acess from Second Road is limited. Best way in at the moment is via the car park. A week or so there was a way in by going around the side of Firepork but this is not currently available. The other day my mate and I ended up walking the plank over wet concrete to get to Second Road. Not great for businesses there in what is a very quiet low season anyway.
  13. It's close enough. 39.72 at the TT near Bodega bar an hour or so ago.
  14. Are you getting confused with the Swedish / Norwegian girl who caught rabies playing with a puppy in the Phillipines?
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