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Evil Penevil

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  1. Friends who stayed at the Nana in the past few months have mixed opinions. Some say it's a dump to be avoided, others say it's at least acceptable. I believe the difference is whether you get a refurbished room. It's been 10 years since I stayed at the Nana and that was only for one night. I got one of the (then) recently refurbished rooms and it was OK. The hotel itself was quite shabby, with dark and dingy corridors. The Nana was built quickly and cheaply in 1963 and very little money has been spent on maintaining it. The Nana needs a massive renovation, but that's not likely to ha
  2. I haven't been in Pattaya for 30 months, but I try to contribute to the board by re-posting FB and Web site menus and specials for inexpensive food. To my knowledge, Cheap Charlie's is still on Buakhao, but I don't know about the discount card. Maybe someone with boots on the ground can ask or you could send a message via CC's FB page? Evil
  3. The Queen Victoria Inn is a venerable and popular restaurant and guest house that's been serving visitors to Pattaya for more than two decades. I always found it a reliable and inexpensive place to have a meal or an ale while taking a break from the bustle of Soi 6. My standard disclaimer: I haven't been in Pattaya since late January 2020, so I can't know what's happened ass Pattaya emerges from the Covid restrictions. I'm posted the Queen Vic menu for informative purposes. Those with boots on the ground will have to write the reviews. The queen Vic has plenty of specials and ord
  4. I saw the Wombat & Kiwi Bar (corner of Soi 9, Jomtien Beach Road) mentioned on another board, so I went to their Facebook page. The prices are very low: This is their Monday special: 291797913_571124234489915_3028528327563502842_n.mp4 They also have "all-you-can-eat" specials for 99 baht! I don't like to link directly to Facebook, but it's easy to find the details for anyone who's interested. They also have a Sunday roast for 99 or 150 baht. Since I've been in the U.S. for the past 30 months, I can't vouch for the quality of the food. But at least o
  5. This week's specials at Cheap Charlie's, taken from its Facebook page. Very low prices on the specials and only 99 baht with Cheap Charlie's Reward Card.
  6. This is an oldie, but one of the best Western series ever made. the acting is very strong with a lot of character development and a strong plot.
  7. My friend isn't exactly effervescent with praise, but he has only good things to say about Tik. On the few occasions there has been a problem with his booking or his stay, she has always resolved it quickly and to his satisfaction. He's impressed by her professionalism and he is not easily impressed. Unlike some farang with similar operations, DW has always remained within the boundaries of Thai law. Farang can rent out condos they own without a work permit, but a Thai subject has to manage the rental. Farang are only allowed to be passive owners; they can't handle bookings or main
  8. According to the Web site, Dancewatcher has condos in VT1A, VT2A, VT5C and VT6. According to my friend who has used Dancewatcher's services numerous times over the years, Tik (DW's girlfriend) also acts as an agent for several condos and villas in other locations in Jomtien. Evil
  9. It sounds as if it could be Dancewatchers Condo & Apartment Rentals, which is still in operation. A friend of mine booked a condo through Dancewatchers for a visit in May. The email address is dancewatchers@gmail.com and there's a contact form on the Web site. Evil
  10. That was my suggestion, too, but I sent it privately to the Mods. It's definitely misleading to have a headline reading "RIP." Evil
  11. I'm kicking this thread alive again. There's always a need for information about inexpensive restaurants which serve good food. I'm trapped in the U.S. due to Covid, so I can't offer dining experiences more recent than two years ago, but I can help out by posting menus and info on specials from restaurants' Facebook pages and Web sites. I would advise everyone to check the restaurants' social media sites to be sure the information below is still accurate. Things change fast in these strange times! I'll start with the LK Metro area. The Rockhouse has a new menu. Whenever I ate there, the
  12. I'm bumping this thread to wish everyone Ever wonder why we call a turkey a turkey? The answer goes back more than 600 years. In the 15th century, African birds called guinea fowl were exported to Britain by Turkish merchants of the Ottoman Empire. The birds were called Turkey cocks or hens and the name was eventually shortened to "turkeys" or "turkies." When English explorers reached North America in the 1500s and saw the bird we today call the wild turkey, they thought it was a relative of the (guinea fowl) "turkey" with which they were familiar. The name stuck. A guine
  13. Your question should be addressed to frostfire or one of the Mods. I'm a long-time member of Pattaya Talk, but I have no "official" standing. As far as I know, though, there's no minimum number of rep points required for advancement. I believe MM (RIP), the former owner of Pattaya Talk, required 20 posts to gain full membership, but I'm not sure if that still applies. MM put in place the membership requirements and reputation system to deal with problems that have largely disappeared. The major destructo-trolls no longer have any interest in the Pattaya boards and nowadays prefer to po
  14. @frostfire and @jacko I believe the limitations on the Upgrade group go back more than a decade to the days when some individuals, a few previously banned, would join Pattaya Talk for the sole purpose of voting up a certain member's posts at the maximum number of votes allowed per day. They would also vote down the posts of members they didn't like, especially the opponents of one hungry little fellow. Martin wanted to limit the ability of new members to give reputation votes until they proved they weren't just trolls trying to manipulate the reputation system. The main reason, though,
  15. Happy Birthday with a cherry on top! Evil
  16. @rainsberger A mod at P-A has acknowledged my message. They are now aware of your problem and are looking in to it. I have a feeling it might be related to the situation that forcebwithu noted in post #5 above. Evil
  17. I forwarded the OP's post to the admin and mods at Pattaya Addicts. Evil
  18. Hard-frying egg yolks does appear to be a Thai thing, possibly related to a fear of salmonella but mostly just a matter of taste. I have encountered a lot TGs who were totally shocked that farang ate eggs with runny yolks. I used to order pad krapao moo at least once a week at a favorite Thai hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but the cook absolutely refused to lightly fry the egg. Evil
  19. I know a lot of BMs are interested in breakfast deals. The mega breakfast at Nicky's for 195 baht looks to put more food (and calories) on the plate at a lower price than any other restaurant in Pattaya. The pic above is from a Twitter post. According to Nicky's FB page, there's also a "full English breakfast" for 99 baht. It's more food than most of us need in the morning. Both the mega breakfast and the full English include a choice of tea or coffee. They look to be proper English fry-ups! The Robin Hood Tavern in The Avenue shopping plaza also has s
  20. The Robin Hood Tavern also has regular specials and promotions:
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