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Displayed prices are for multiple nights. Check the site for price per night. I see hostels starting at 200b/day and hotels from 500b/day on agoda.

Evil Penevil

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  1. Since I'm not in Pattaya, I can't contribute any on-site reports about good farang food under 300 baht. However, inspired by checking a few websites, I decided to highlight some of the under-300 dishes at Nicky's Bar and Restaurant on Soi Buakhao and the Robin Hood Tavern in The Avenue shopping plaza. There's plenty of good stuff under 300 baht at Nicky's: Daily and weekly specials are even cheaper:
  2. I read on another board that the Pattaya Beer Garden will close on September 30. It was unclear whether it was a closure until "things get better" or a permanent closure. The source of the poster's info was a staff member at PBG. Perhaps Pattaya Pete can give a definitive answer. Evil
  3. To expand on my previous answer: Go to this Web site: https://ipleak.net It will show you what info is visible about your connection to the Net. When I connected today to the Net using TOR and NordVPN's Onion over VPN, the following results showed up. I am posting from the U.S.
  4. By total anonymity I mean that you are untraceable. There's no way anyone can discover the true IP address of your computer. However, that doesn't mean Web sites can't detect the fact you're using a VPN. There are methods for hiding use of a VPN, but they are pretty complicated. Dissidents in authoritarian countries like China and Iran, where use of a VPN is forbidden or considered incriminating, will go to such lengths. I suppose if you use a VPN and still want to connect to Web sites in the U.S. than also don't allow connections through VPNs, you can configure your computer in such
  5. I use Nord and have no complaints. For those who need or want total anonymity when searching the Net, Nord has advanced options like Double VPN and Onion Over VPN, plus a long list of countries to which you can connect to hide your ISP. Evil
  6. Great news that you're opening again! I just wish I could be in Pattaya to visit the Beer Garden again. Evil
  7. Henry Ford used "dump" tactics to increase his holdings of shares in the Ford Motor Co. In 1918, he led minority shareholders to believe he had turned over Ford to his son Edsel, in whom investors had little faith. Henry also founded a new company and made a show of taking his top employees with him. Share prices in the old Ford Co. fell as investors scurried to get out before their shares became worthless. The ruse worked and Henry got almost total control of Ford through no cost to himself. Later in his career, he used similar tactics to generate profits on his shareholdings. He w
  8. Forcebwithu deserves everyone''s thank for his pics and analysis of the drought and shrinking reservoirs.. We're all occupied right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, but the water shortage deserves a lot of attention, especially if it's a chronic shortage. Evil Some backgound: Thailand’s Big Water Challenge Water shortages remain a huge problem for the Southeast Asian country. By Kanokwan Manorom Shortages of water are a huge problem for Thailand. The government’s attempts to promote industrial investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor
  9. A lot of bars and restaurants don't bother with Web sites these days and only use Facebook to promote their business. Evil
  10. If I remember right, Time Bar across the street from Billabong has a Happy Hour price of ฿50 for some bottled beer. But Billabong is always jammed later in the evening despite the deafening level of music from the live band: Evil
  11. I'm posting this on behalf of a friend who isn't active on the boards but is convinced I-Rovers Sportsbar and Restaurant on Soi LK Metro deserves more attention than it gets. I can't comment myself about the food at I-Rovers as it's been years and years since I had a meal there, but my friend- admittedly not a picky eater- recommends it both for breakfast and dinner. I-Rovers was the home of the original Baht Buster Breakfast and still serves it after the demise of Retox on Soi Lengkee. The Baht Buster Light Breakfast at ฿99 or the Breakfast Sandwich or Beans on Toast with fried eggs fo
  12. Mum opens on Feb. 14. It occupies the redone premises of the former ThaiThai Kitchen on Soi 15 behind The Avenue shopping plaza, close to the intersection with Soi Buakhao. By taking advantage of their special offers, you can get a 20% discount today. From Facebook:
  13. I wonder if there is any other city in the world of Pattaya's population and geographic size that has so many square meters devoted to retail sales? I don't just mean shopping centers, but all sorts of stores and other outlets, from stalls through malls. Massive over-establishment in the retail, real estate and hospitality (hotel, restaurant, bar) sectors is causing huge problems for businesses in Pattaya. Here's a list of shopping malls in Pattaya. I'm sure it's not complete: La Galleria, PHHP Business Center, TOSCANO Shopping Mall, The Bay Pattaya, King Power Pattaya, Outlet Mall Pa
  14. In less than a year, 3Bz Burritoz has established itself as one of (the?) foremost place in Pattaya for Tex-Mex style burritos, tacos and quesadillas. I've never been to the brick-and-restaurant, but I have ordered food for delivery once or twice a month since June. I've never been disappointed. The U.S. owner and his wife know how Tex-Mex should taste and look. Prices are very reasonable. I particularly enjoy the breakfast burritos, which I agree are the best in Pattaya. They come in three variations and range in price from 99 ฿ to 159 ฿. The 8-inch tortilla Bebecito (two scr
  15. On Sunday I ordered the "special of the day" for delivery. It was an excellent meal. To crossthe 250 ฿ threshold for free delivery, I added a 50 ฿ side order of diced potatoes, onions and sweet peppers to bring the order total over the 250 ฿ threshold for free delivery. This is what the order looked like upon arrival after a one-hour wait. Everything had been packaged separately so all the components remained hot and weren't soggy. The Country Fried Steak order included country gravy, brown gravy, mashed potatoes and steamed mixed veggies as well the stea
  16. It's a joint military and civilian airport under the control of the Royal Thai Navy. It's the home base for the RTN's First Air Wing. You can find more information here (Link). Evil
  17. Oishi has an all-you-can-eat option at the Oishi Eaterium at Central Festival. I haven't tried it yet, but it sounds similar to the Oishi buffet that used to be on the second floor of The Avenue. It's not cheap at about ฿800 (including 7% VAT), but it is still value-for-money because it's not just sushu and sashimi. The Eaterium has a whole array of 88 Japanese and "international" hot and cold dishes from soups and appetizers through main dishes(some cooked to order) and desserts. I'm not sure I can do justice to 800 baht's worth of food in one sitting any longer. You have 1 ho
  18. I planned to have dinner last night at Cheap Charlie's on Soi Buakhao, but when I got there at 6.30 p.m., every single seat, inside and out, at the counters and tables, was taken. The pic below is from an hour later and the crowd had thinned a bit, but it was still very busy. I've been critical of the food at Cheap Charlie's, but you can't argue with success. They must be doing something right and it can't just be low prices. Maybe the discount "Rewards" card was a smart move? The Hungry Hippo and the Chunky Monkey also had plenty of customers, but not a full as CCs. Nearby
  19. This is what the intersection of Pattaya Klang and 3rd Road looked like late afternoon a few days ago: And the same intersection today at about 6.00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon: And Friday: Looking down Klang towards Beach Road: At about 4.30 p.m., parts of Beach Road were gridlocked. I got off the baht bus at the intersection of Klang and Beach Road because trafic was at a standstill. By the time I had walked to Central Festival, traffic still hadn't moved. Evil
  20. What a scumbag. I hope they do report him to the police. Evil
  21. Before I get into the nitty-gritty, it's important to note the downing of Iran Air 655 in July , 1988, came in the wake of the Stark incident. About a year earlier, in May, 1987, the USS Stark had been attacked in neutral waters by a Iraqi jet that mistook it for an Iranian oil tanker. Two missiles hit the Stark, killing 37 sailors and wounding 21. This caused huge public outrage in the U.S. and prompted some major policy changes within in the U.S. government and Navy. A court of inquiry recommended the court martial of the Stark's captain and chief executive officer, both career Navy
  22. The restaurant at the Gulf Siam Hotel on Pattaya North Road just west of the intersection with 3rd Road has an interesting sign, at least for steak lovers: Who can resist a ฿89 steak? I can't, but I was sure it wouldn't be anything like the pic. The restaurant itself carries a rather curious name, Gulf Sixty-Eighty, but is also known as the Gulf Cafe & Coffee Shop. Gulf Sixty-Eighty plays up the steak angle pretty heavily, but also pushes its breakfast buffet and cocktail promotion. Inside, it's quite comfortable and attractive.
  23. An unusual set of circumstances put me on Third Road on Monday, so I decided to try Steak Kao Rai once again. I wish I hadn't; it was one of the worst meals I've ever been served in Pattaya. I'm being generous in describing it as mediocre. For many years now, Steak Kao Rai has been filling the bellies of thrifty farang with inexpensive beef, pork, chicken and fish dinners. There are a few other dishes on the menu, namely spaghetti and salads, but most punters have gone to Steak Kao Rai for the same reason they monger on Beach Road: cheap meat.
  24. The U.S. did apologize for the downing of the Iran Air Flight 655 (REAGAN APOLOGIZED TO IRAN FOR DOWNING OF JETLINER). The U.S. also paid over $60 million in compensation to the families of the victims and another $70 million to Iran Air for the plane. The Pentagon denied the intital report of a U.S. warship shooting down a civilian airliner, stating the USS Vincennes had shot down an Iranian military plane. That's what the crew and captain of the Vincennes believed at the time, but the Pentagon acknowledged within a couple of hours it had been a civilian passenger jet. What has remain
  25. Kilkenny on LK Metro is one of my personal favorites for farang food in Pattaya. It serves up big plates of tasty fare at reasonable prices. The Sunday roast lamb dinner at 199 baht is real value for money, as is the pork chop special for 175 baht. On Thursday I tried the chicken parmi special at 199 baht. Here's what I got on my plate: I don't rate it as highly as the Sunday lamb or the pork chop special, but it was still good and the portion huge. You'd have to have one hell of an appetite to walk a
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