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About marleyboy

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  1. Jeez!!!!!! Its getting lower and lower!.Where will it end up? "Maybe" if Brexit gets some way "sorted out"....it may climb up a few baht....doubt it though! Luckily im getting older, so dont drink or fuck as much as I used to!!! Also luckily I bought a house over there a few years ago when the exchange was almost double what it is today. Next trip for me is in September..........christ knows how low it will be then!!
  2. As above..An I.D.P. was only a fiver when I got one earlier in the year. I drive a scooter in Pattaya...no way would I drive a car in Thailand! Lots do , and seem to enjoy it...if it were me...Id let the day do the driving!
  3. I like Thai Airways flight times..so I use them often. I have "Silver" class in their frequent flyers type club..Im pretty sure that gives you 30kg baggage as well. Saying that....I normally rarely go over 20kgs anyway........ What "amazes"! me...is some of the people bringing hundreds of bags (well OK I exagerrate!) , into the plane with them....which makes a bit of a mockery of only having 20kg checked baggage!
  4. I "think" you can still get 30kg if you buy a "more expensive" economy ticket. I mean, there are a few prices for economy tickets.
  5. Well! You might be pleased....Im well chuffed! I arrive in Patts, on Thursday....as long as it stays over the 40 mark... I will be a happy bunny! ps. Thanks for the photo updates of the rates...much appreciated!
  6. Thanks for the write up Evil. That Italian on Soi Lengkee., looks good. Im there in 2 weeks time, I usually eat Thai food only (and the odd English breakfast, when the hangover is too bad!), I sometimes fancy some pasta, so this place looks ideal! Many thanks.
  7. I will (hopefully!) be retiring in about 2 years. Im planning, on spending the winters in Thailand. Luckily, I have the use of a house over on the "darkside"....so thats at least spared me the expense of paying for a hotel.! I have no idea, what the exchange rate will be in 2 years time (let alone 2 weeks time!)....Im hoping it gets nearer to 50 again though?! You are right in that its going to be a tough year......maybe a tough few years!
  8. Phew!!!! Its still (just !) over the 40 mark... Never thought Id be sort of happy to say that!! Hope they sort this Brexit thing out soon! Hopefully that will help sterling!
  9. One of the "saddest" things I see in Thailand.....are expats, drinking beer, outside small shops (not only 7-11 and family mart etc ......presumably cheap too!) in the morning...I mean at breakfast time....then all day too. I like a drink.but I see lots of expats end up this way.................. With the way the exchange rates are going, I wonder if this will become more common place. ? When In Pattaya, I stay over the darkside....I do of course see the same thing in Pattaya town...a Luckily I dont start drinking until the evening! Then when I do its only at bars... There again..........this drinking cheap beer, outside shops on street pavememnts!, might just be because they are bored....and have nothing better to do?! Whatever it is. I think its sad!
  10. Im "hoping"! that when this brexit vote gets sorted out....sometime next week...that the pound will at least stabilise! I somehow doubt it though! I will be there in just under 4 weeks......Id best bring more money than usual I guess...........under 40 to the £ would b a right kick in the nuts! Luckily..........the older I get....the less I drink....just as well really!
  11. I was told by a few girls (last month)..oh I not go to Terminal 21 yet...........no nor me I replied! I guess Thai women are the same as women all over the world................. They just love to shop....(with your money!).......and they love to eat! I didnt end up going there..and I wont be going there in February either!
  12. Sorry..just saw this I got back from Thailand this morning......going to work tomorrow morning........cant wait! I cant remember if they did draught beer there T.B.H. I was drinking jack and coke!
  13. Worst Bangladesh Airways (Biman). I flew with these on my first ever trip to Thailand. That would have been about 1983 . I was a "back-packer" then...........I still thought they were crap though! Fast forward another 12 years to 1995.....I again flew with Bangladesh Airways,thinking that they couldnt have been as bad as I remembered? Wrong! They were worse! Still crappy planes (I "think" it was a DC 10 or something!) the passengers?..... most stunk!, lots of kids and babies throwing up everywhere, the food was in-edible...just plain crap! The best? Another time, maybe the late 80s , I booked economy with Phillipine Airways, on check-in at Gatwick, I was "bumped" up to Business......Very enjoyable flight, lots of champagne, great food, beautiful Stewardesses....all for a few hundred quid!
  14. Its the end of the month Im going. Ive been going to Thailand for about 38 years now. Back in the day, I used bucket shops, used exchange and mart to find consolidators, phoned around dozens of travel agents etc etc etc. The last few years, Ive also used the airlines own web-sites, Qatar as well as Thai. It does give me piece of mind , yes, plus the e-ticket is sent out instantly etc etc. I could have flown with somebody like ie. Emirates, for about £200 cheaper, booking through various places. I am quite happy to pay what I think is a decent price. Sure, I may have saved a few quid by booking through somebody else. Its far easier for me, to just book via Thais own web-site.
  15. Well I booked for my January trip, via Thais web-site last night. I paid £623.....Managed to book, one of the best seats too! I normally have an aisle seat, as Im always going for a pee, and like to walk around etc. But in the upstairs economy section on the A380, the window seats have a big "pocket" , by the window, where you can put your gear. Also the seat i booked is a bulk-head seat, so no seas in front....means its easy for me to keep getting in and out of my seat! Of course, it would be even better, if the seat next to me is empty! Its a big Birthday for me in 2020........so I want to "treat" myself and go business class...................Wiill have to wait and see about that though!
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