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by Trongpai
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Kho Samed ?
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Kho Samed ?

No Chinese tour groups, and no Chinese are two different things! Yes, of course but I think she meant no tour groups. Sorry I did not question her further. The problem is not Chinese but tour groups of any nationality. It just so happens that the majority of the tour groups are Chinese. Independent...
by Trongpai
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Kho Samed ?
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Kho Samed ?

Also and interchangeability spelled Kho Samet. I've been several times going back to the late 80's-90's when it was a true national park with only limited park service lodging, no electric and one TV on battery power on the island at a place called Richard's. I was last there a around 4 years ago an...
by Trongpai
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

I've used Lazada but with mixed results. Some of their products are low quality. The suburban malls of Bangkok are packed to the rafters on weekends. There's traffic jams in front of every mall in Bangkok. It gets so bad walking in the mall is a task. The new trend in Bangkok is mini chatuchuk type ...
by Trongpai
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: The Dead and Dying Malls of Pattaya

Arno's is also good for steaks. You pick out on from the meat counter and they cook it to your specifications. There's lot of different cuts, some like the 120 day aged sirloin is pricey but there's more economical options. The sides though are limited and unimaginable. I just picked up a few steaks...
by Trongpai
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Restaurant Reviews & Recipe Exchange
Topic: iO Italian Osteria-Bangkok
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: iO Italian Osteria-Bangkok

We went to the Terminal 21 Pattaya io Osteria restaurant last night. I'm a regular at the Bangkok branch and it's the same quality food and service. The Pattaya branch is a little larger but on our visit there were few customers. The one in Bangkok is full most every night. Perhaps it will take time...
by Trongpai
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Bye Bye Rio?
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Bye Bye Rio?

by Trongpai
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Bye Bye Rio?
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Bye Bye Rio?

https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/5-most-sickening-homophobic-rants-by-brazils-new-far-right-leader-jair-bolsonaro/#gs.hi4lZo0 I first heard of Bolsonaro with this Stephen Fry interview. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TiqyO5JQZs I bet Bolsonaro and Trump with get along well. Their all ready call...
by Trongpai
Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!
Replies: 104
Views: 5058

Re: ACH transfers from USA to Bangkok Bank -Alert!

I've had US expats tell me they've experienced problems trying to open a US bank account from Thailand via the internet. ISP coming from Thailand I assume. Some banks have security protocols where there's an automated call from the bank to a US line or cell phone with a security code you have to ent...
by Trongpai
Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Certificate of Residence
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Certificate of Residence

So what supporting documents does ACS require? The last time I obtained a residency certificate/affidavit at the US Embassy in Bangkok it was just like the income letter, I showed nothing. Swear to the affidavit, sign and pay $50. I'm going for my third Thai drivers license renewal in a few months ...
by Trongpai
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 25
Views: 1198

Re: Protecting valuables

These in-room safes are good when you have a "guest" over for the night, but I stopped using them to store valuables when I am leaving the room unattended. I came back one night and found the safe and part of the wall it was attached to gone. If am in the room I guess I would likely hear t...

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