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  1. 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.
  2. 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 🙂
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. cbrib

    Satalite Dish

    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
  6. 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
  7. 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!
  8. This is from Taco Taco Tex-Mex FB page Taco Taco Tex-Mex
  9. 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
  10. I haven't used that Shell station in 15 years. Fortunately where i line Thepprasit or heading out to Suk is an easy deal. Last time at that Shell station i busted the guy and he replied, "no work".
  11. The Last flight i took back to the states i really wasted too much timelooking around for deals and the air fares were getting too expensive. The best deal i found was on SkyScanner with Phillipine Air. This is the first time i have taken them long haul, here's my experience. Bangkok-Manila: Brand new Boeing 777. Very clean and the flight was near empty. Great selection of entertainment, food was actually really good and nice Nestle Ice Cream for desert. Manila: A little weird set up for transit as they had us queue up for bording pass check before then scanned. Once you get upstairs into the terminal i hope you're not much of a drinker as there is no bar in that terminal, i did find one kiosk however that sold San Miguel and it was very conveniently right next to a mobile phone charging station. The terminal also lets you access free wifi which is fast but they only give you an hour. Manila-LAX: Flight was full. Meal wasn't quite as good but service kept the wine pouring coming by asking if i wanted a "top up". In flight entertainment was ok but not the biggest selection of movies LAX-Manila: I would have to say pretty much the same but it was a late flight and i was knackered and slept a good portion of the flight. Over all it was comfortable and again plenty of attention from the flight staff. Manila-Bangkok: Again the flight was almost empty, i had the aisle with the seat next to me open. Food was again really good and when they saw the ice cream was frozen brought me a new one saying i could have as many as i like. Summary: After going China Eastern, Phillipine Air is definitely a step up. They are not the cheapest but if the deal was right i would not hesitate to take them again. Service staff was very professional yet warm and welcoming, food was pretty decent. Planes were new and seats were comfortable....well for economy anyways. All in all a great experience, hipe this mini review helps.....Cheers!
  12. Hello guys. My regular fixit guy is out of town and i need a small tile job done, any recommemdations? TIA!
  13. Excellent reports Force, thanks for taking the time
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