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  1. Most of the Thai's are very nice. We experience the odd bad experience or read a negative story and that is what seems to resonate. I remember back in 2002 in Koh Samui i was in a bar when it was pissing down. I really needed to get back to my room so i checked my bin. The lady asked me where i was going so i told her i really needed to go so i'll just have to get wet. She said wait and handed me her umbrella. I told her i wasn't coming back until tomorrow night and she said mai bpen rai that's fine, don't want you to get sick. Sometimes we need threads like this to remember our hosts are mostly good and not let the few bad experiences jade us. Look forward to reading more good stories.
  2. Yes Coming Bar was raided with one underage girl being found as well as the possibility of illicit affairs possible on the premises. Typical timely BIB having a wee flex of muscle for the press. Given soi 6 as it is this sounds like a stitch up or tea money issue. I disagree with soi 6 being a done deal. Sure with the nightwish bars bring the outdoor bar style to the soi which i have really no interest in, there are still good indoor bars and no shortage of pretty girls. I had a walk of the soi about 2 weeks ago and was pretty impressed especially given all the gloom and doom i have read. Jacko's summation of the town and WS i feel is spot on and couldn't have said it better myself. If i hit WS for a third time in a year it is between 1 and 2 times too many, weird because i practically used to live on WS. I'm talking literally as i had an apartment on Sophon Court soi 14. As WS has evolved into what it has become thankfully the advent of gc's has risen and been a successful model. I'm basically a beer bar gc guy with a splash of Tf thrown into the works. On an introspective note in the 16 years of living here i certainly have changed some but not nearly as much as the town. i still love it but for different reasons now and certainly not for Terminal 21 or Central as i avoid those places like the plague
  3. Congrats on the sale! I was very tempted but set on the 7 if i'm going to get one
  4. For sale by owner: Originall owner, kawasaki KSR 110, 7,800 km for sale, green book. just serviced, Tax and Ins paid until 2020. Custom rear passenger pegs. Very well taken care of, must see to appreciate. 17,500 ONO. Email: brian7seas@yahoo.com Tel: Eng 087 134 6605 Thai 085 213 9457
  5. He usually parks it way up on soi Siam Counry Club. I don't know the name if the soi that is the 4 way intersection but there is a 7/11 on the corner as well. It is the last 4 way intersection before Lake Maprachan. Location is near the old Black Pearl if that helps.
  6. What has changed in Pattaya in the last 10 years??? Wow that is more like a novel than a forum post. Rather than a bashing or promotion of Pattaya and Jomtien i'll leave it IMHO as the text book definition of " same same but different". LIke it or not this is the new Pattaya and i don't see the direction reversing itself back to the " good old days". It will really be up to the Op to see how he likes or dislikes Pattaya 2019. Personally i prefer it back in 2001 when i first discovered the place and in 2003 when i moved to Pattaya but i still love it here and for my needs and lifestyle suits me well. In recent time i have had to spend more time back in lala land and can't pack my bags and get to the airport soon enough to get the hell out of L.A. and back home to Patts so for me i guess it is still pretty good 🙂
  7. One bar complex that was left out was Simon's on ws across from Tony's disco. Like Frog which is actually Simon's 2, bars there are a bit pricey but probably a bit better quality for beer bar girls but like all can be hit and miss. Hot Tuna on the ws front is good people watching or the bars in the back for the sea view.
  8. I used to use EVA all the time as a tourist, were great then went sharply sownhill as mentioned above not even salt and pepper included with the meal which is desperately needed with their food. When i had to start going back and forth again i did notice a bit of an improvement however their prices are getting very much on the rise. I am now using 3rd party sites like sky scanner and one travel finding deals on China Eastern China Southern and Phillipine Air and am quite happy to save the money and take them, don't really feel EVA is any better than them to be honest.
  9. cbrib

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    Try talking to the True reps at the counter, i go to the one in Tesco Lotus on Thepprasit. I had a talk to them as i was disappointed in the gold and they gave me an upgrade on the internet to 100 meg, platinum package and full fiber run into the house for 150 baht a month more, got everything i need pretty much. I have an android box but not to impressed with it, also have netflix which is awesome for $12 bucks a month
  10. If you can wait until you get to Patts head to tuk com. 2nd floor up the escalator to the left to telewiz, they will sort you out. I have been using 12 call from ais for 17 years, pay as you go plans. No complaints. I don't do a data plan but when i do need 4g i hit *500# and have enough for 9 baht 24 hours for what i need
  11. China Southern Airlines I know there have been some questions asked about discount airline carriers and one in particular was China Southern Airlines. China Southern is China's second largest carrier and growing quite rapidly. I saw a deal on them BKK - LAX return for $575 USD offered on Vayama.com and jumped on it figuring how bad can it be? I had heard from a friend who had taken them before and he said they were alright. Here is a summary of my flights and time in Guangzhou Airport Bkk - Can. The plane was a 737 narrow body in a 3+3 seating format in economy. Plane seemed in good shape and everything was nice and clean, Decent amount of leg room and seat width considering it was again...ecomomy. Overall a painless and comfortable flight, food was decent enough and the service staff was very attentive and warm compared to China Eastern. Guangzhou Airport. Transit was easy enough. Didn't seem to be much in terms of shops or food courts in the airport but it was laid out easy enough. I found a nice little ramen shop that also served beer, took M/C so no need to change currency. Staff was very nice and hooked me up on their wifi. Overll a nice little stop over. Can - LAX. A new A380 Airbus. Seating was good and service staff was friendly and attentive. Overall very confortable and considering how long the flight is not too bad. LAX - Can Was a bit of a different story on this one. I had booked through Vayama and they had totally screwed up my seating reservations. I asked at the check in counter and again at the gate if there was an aisle seat as they had said i requested a window. I never take window seats and they sound nothing alike so "what happened"? They had told me no aisle seat available but i could move upstairs on the A 380 to a middle seat so ok. I got upstairs and there was a Chinese guy sitting in my seat but the row in front was completely open so i sat there. Then a male stew comes over to me and tells me there is an Indian Family wanting the row and asked if i would mind moving. He told me of another aisle seat available so i said no problem. When i sat down i noticed again another aisle seat available in the bulkhead on the emergency exit row so i asked if i could sit there and was told yes. That is two aisle seats available from the "No Have" i got from ground staff at the counter and the gate. Not too accomodating! Perhaps because i booked through Vayama??? Upstairs in all seemed to be a bad choice as the seats seemed smaller and the overall room seemed to be much more cramped. The service staff was still ok, warm and friendly. The flight seemed to be warm then cold, warm then cold. Guangahou Airport. Again transit was no problem just a few very easy steps to follow. It was not yet 6 AM when i got airside so being as shops were closed i had time for a little walk around. There are a few ramen type shops and a few convenience/sundries stores as well as a nice coffee shop. Also found a money changer opening at 6 AM but no ATM's. Also there is a paid lounge you can go into upstairs but i didn't go as my little Ramen shop had opened so i chose to sit there. It seemed as if it was an open air terminal even though it wasn't and was freezing in there so a bowl of hot ramen seemed like a good idea. On the way to my gate i noticed a Burger King and Mc Donalds as well as a few more ramen shops so plenty of choices on your way to the gate. Can - Bkk. Again another narrow body 737. Very crowded flight and seemd to be a queue for the toilets usually about 10 people long as the plane only has 2 shitters for all of economy, maybe even for the joke of a business class that they had.. Service staff again was ok to good. Summary: Planes. 737's are not my thing i much prefer the wide body jets over the cramped narrow body planes.. A 380 seems great downstairs but very cramped in economy upstairs, avoid sitting in the upstairs if possible. Service. Overall very good, some very pretty stews that were friendly, too many dudes though. They offer beer and wine but no spirits. Beer is not cold but they are happy to give you a cup of ice of you so desire. Coffee was very nice however. One quirk is they can't seem to corrdinate the drink carts and food carts. First they serve drinks then about 15 minutes later the food comes out folled by another round of drink carts 30 minutes after that. Food. Left quite a bit to be desired. Not that it was Chinese style as i do enjoy Chinese food, but just not very good. On the Asian legs was decent but on the long hall i am glad i had the ramen in the airport as the food was pretty bad. Airport. Easy enough and enough amenities to hold you on your layover. Schedule was also easy enough. In flight evtertainment. On both asian legs there were only drop down monitors showing a Chinese film with subtitles in English. No behind the seat screens. On the hop across the pond the screens were big and nice but fairly poor selection of movies and games. I was surprised for newer planes no USB charging on the seat backs as well. Recommend??? For the price you really coundn't beat the deal. Overall, food aside, it was on par with Eva but far less. Granted the food isn't so hot on EVA either. Pound for pound i would give EVA an edge but not for the price. Not nearly as good as Phillipine Air but definitely a step up from China Eastern in every aspect. Hope this review helps some. Cheers!
  12. This is from Taco Taco Tex-Mex FB page Taco Taco Tex-Mex
  13. I'm guessing really no customers. I have eaten there and liked the food but everytime i have been in or even rode by it was always empty. With all the boards support it still didn't work for some reason, i wish Dave luck in any future endeavor
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