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George810

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  1. 5,000-10,000 a day!?!?!?!?!?Is this a mansion? Is that a typo?!?!? And that was in 2010? I'll be sure to remember this name as a company Not to rent from.
  2. Just saw this thread-did not realize these were a hot commodity. I just checked the prices here-they are not so good from what I can tell, but if it is that important to one's hygienic routine PM or write here. Mach III turbo 5pk is 17USD Fusion 4pk is 18 USD Knock-off Mach III turbo is 8 USD. By knockoff I mean select exchange (military Bx knock offs are usually equal to original IMO) These are the prices I would pay-and I'm not looking for a profit, just helping a Bro out, or you can buy me a cold beer if it makes you feel better.
  3. Proper, Nice post. Maybe a long shot, but if you are there in May and still have them, I'm in. Playing/learning an instrument is certainly one of those 'things to do other than monger while on vaca' for me. Since other musical people will probably read this, if any of you know of a Bouzouki for sale I am searching for one. Tried Surya in Patts, no luck, am going to spend a couple days in Bkk this May before Patts and will look there. Any info appreciated.
  4. +1 for condo, for many of the reasons Dave mentioned. If that 27.5k price is all inclusive, it seems decent. There is better and worse, but time is money, and headaches are expensive in my opinion. If you like Jomtien beach area, View Talay 2A is fairly reasonable and comfortable in my opinion. I rented thru dancewatchers.com, but there are others. It is not the cheapest, but again, I refer back to time and headaches and their cost. It is on the baht bus route. Many of the better prices are for 6 or more months of rental. Hotel prices can vary from 600 baht to 300 a night, so that is a huge topic and too many comparisons to make. I should also add that I am a coffee snob and must make my own, and do enjoy cooking breakfast or other small items, but do eat out most dinners and lunches. One more big thing to consider, the kitchenette and having a dinning table that you do not get in most hotels has 2 great advantages: 1. Prep area for cutting fresh fruits and other things, as well as having a table/eating area for order-in nights. 2. The right Thai girl in a kitchen with even the basics can be a terrific thing, my friend! Will not bore everyone with all the other details of VT2/jomtien beach, PM me if you want more info.
  5. Bullseye, I do that too, but moreso for a central item and organization while in transit, and also doubles up for the purpose of being inside the safe as well. It would seem one is more likely to take only part of a cash stash as it can easily be mistaken, but to take the entire tamper proof bag presents more difficulty..at least I hope it does.
  6. Use the many threads and info on this site to pick the right place for you for this trip. Just 1 place, you will not want to pack and move a couple blocks down the Soi. Prices do not vary that much for booking early or late, more important is that you do not end up homeless!..book before you go. Payment options vary depending on their website, policies, etc. I usually pay (or at least deposit) in advance. Yours is a valid question-I do remember a time many years ago when I did not have the knowledge I do now and booked what seemed like a nice hotel for only my first few days and planned to book additional days or find another place. Luckily I only paid the first 3 because there were cats pissing in the halls, chasing rats, a total shithole. Oddly enough, I found a nice LT on my first day and by her standards it was trash and she did not want to stay there...she offered me to crash with her a couple of days, was a gracious host/LT GFE, I just left the hotel without checking out and never looked back and didn't even want to go back to fight for 2 days worth of stay refund. That lovely lady washed my troubles away. Yeah, coming in at 230am seems rough, it may put you in Patts more like 6am (pending time thru Visa and baggage claim and taxi line). Most decent hotels there is always someone there, or at least napping in the corner, to check you in.
  7. I like to get the miles/points, so, credit card. If only a couple days in transition, will do cash though.
  8. Making sure they have a meter is only half the battle. Making sure they use it is the other half. Many have refused to use the meter (uhh-meteh bloken) until I threatened to get out and report them, and actually did get out of one. They are one of the many reasons I am a fan of bellbus, but if hitting Bangkok first, it is always a hassle it seems.
  9. YES, notify your bank. +1 make sure to get rid of all Cambodian currency received for change before coming back into Thailand, it is worthless. I went to Cambodia once and will never go back. Good luck, watch your back.
  10. Would you do a i month rental? Oct 13-Nov 13, of 2016. If so, send me any details and how to proceed in a PM
  11. Looking for a 1 month rental from Oct 13-Nov 13 of 2016. If only LT, I understand-if not, tell me ore details and how we proceed, or PM me. George
  12. Thanks for posting this guru. Hopefully people interested in playing during their vaca will do a search and find this. I will add my 2 cents worth and hope others do the same and we players will have an up-to-date status report. March 2016- On vaca for almost all of March and found people playing here. It is directly across from the Jomtien night market on Jomtien Beach road (just after Soi 10 if memory serves me) Between 4:00-4:30pm seems to be the show-up and start time. If it is too windy, they don't bother. It seems to be a group of mostly gay/ladyboy types (not that there is anything wrong with that) that are very friendly and welcoming to anyone that wants to play. The level of play is decent, mostly attemped to B-S-S on all plays, but they are not so tough on you if you cannot. Most that would search and find this are probably a decent level of play and be okay with it-a moderate level of competition without being too serious. I have even seen full team-groups of foreigners form a team and ask for 'next' and the winning team stays, losers sit a round. I do not know if the equipment is personally owned because it did seem to disappear for a few days at a time (most likely due to the severe weather we had for a few days), but it seems to be open-to-all atmosphere. ***In some spots, there is hard-packed sand and rock only 4 inches below the sand level*** It might change due to wind and amount of sand blown around, but I do recommend shuffling your feet around the sand to see if you find any hard spots-as it could be very dangerous to knees and elbows for those of us that 'dig' -I brought my nice volleyball with me, but will not do that again. Many roadside/souveneir shops in that area have 300baht balls for sale. While I do prefer my Mikasa or King of the Beach balls, with the high likelihood of a runaway ball into the main street, for only a few weeks, I'll deal with a cheap ball. It was definitely not worth even the deflated room it took in suitcase for the very little to no benefit of having it with me. -Great fruit stand right across the street at beginning of market with always fresh cut goodies, also drink shacks and other foods as well. Play well, amigos.
  13. Also, was that an actual article? by a journalist?....or just an Op/Ed piece specifically designed by the Editorial board to get people talking, writing, commenting, anything just to elicit a response from people because whether one is For or Against does not matter to them, people are now reading their piece, buying their papers at a newsstand or online and talking about it. Any publicity is good publicity. We are all certainly talking about it.
  14. Last visit, I was inbetween banks/trouble with debit/ATM card. But had enough cash and was able to cash in a 100$ bill every day at the kiosk type van looking exchange thingies. I know it was not the best rate...it was my only option though due to my situation. Can you imagine how thick my wallet would have been if it were in 20s?? Not everything in modern times is done by debit/credit. There is sill an immeasurable use for the C-note, and in my opinion, Cash is King, always will be.