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Everything posted by ladypat65

  1. You can book air asia flights at 7 11's i believe as well. You must do so so many days before you fly.
  2. Fly air asia or nok air and you will need to book 2 separate tickets. Easy and cheap online.
  3. Thought Poy was one of the most gentle ladyboys you could meet.
  4. I have been to Bali and Hong Kong. Both are stunning places to visit. Hong Kong is very expensive but at the right time of year is beautiful. You will find ladyboys at night in Seminyak in Bali. I meet a filipino there in a gay/cross dresser cabaret type bar. I have never been to Manila, nor do i have desire to go, but you will certainly find what you want there. Bali can be made an inexpensive holiday via air asia. You will need to get a guide to show you about, well worth the money and you will not regret it.
  5. Your post makes no sense. Read it yourself. If you are flying out at 3.30am in the morning, then traffic should not be an issue. 40 minutes from Bangkok and 1hr 30 mins from Pattaya. If your flying out at 3.30pm then i would leave an hour from Bangkok and 2 hours from Pattaya. Both times avoid early morning and evening rush hours. However traffic can be bad anytime. Haven't a clue what bfs is.
  6. Just returned from Pattaya and BA did not let me down. 6 hour delay this time and a night spent sitting in terminal 5 before flight back to Ireland. Flight was due to leave at 11.30 am and went to airport early only to be meet with a delayed notice. Headed back to Bangkok instead of sitting around airport. To be fair BA had onward ticket arranged and do offer a hotel in London but by the time you get there your nearly ready to head back again. They are a complete shambles but at the minute fares are cheap.
  7. Will be in Bangkok for xmas and hua hin for new year.
  8. December i think is the best time to visit. Best weather and Bangkok is in full holiday retail mode. Good atmosphere around the place and means i don't have to be in cold blighty watching old tv reruns. Also depends on how much family you have left etc. If i could only visit Thailand once a year it would be December and the new year.
  9. In no particular order - Brakes not working before lift off then couldn't get plane to separate from push off truck from stand at heathrow. 2 missed connections to Ireland on return flight resulting in overnight stays in hotels near heathrow. December return journey delayed by 16 hours had to bus us back into Bangkok to hotel.
  10. Really. Time in the market not timing the market. Nick Train begs to differ. I have a feeling he might be right. http://www.moneyobserver.com/our-analysis/nick-train-bull-market-here-to-stay
  11. BA are shit and Thai are excellent. BA have problems with every flight i have nearly ever flown with them. Thai have never been late. I fly with BA because they are cheap and easier connections through terminal 5. You have been warned.
  12. For me there is also an added danger with buying. Who have you got beside, above or below you. All you need is a party king in one of those newer built apartments and your long term retirement home is party central. Think of the hotel room you have stayed in and the guy who never turns is TV down all night and parties till dawn. If you rent you can move on if you buy you could lose a significant amount to do so in a short space of time.
  13. We can discuss different income streams and how we budget all day but the one thing we cannot control is the exchange rate. Brits are down 20% in 2 years already and that seems to be the permanent level. Talking of budgeting i have gone from club rooms in the landmark hotel bangkok at £150 per night to https://www.booking.com/hotel/th/kate-and-hasu-boutique-chiangmai.en-gb.html at £30 per night. Forget budgets you just do not need to spend excessive amounts of money for no reason.
  14. This is what i would have thought to Dixon. Quick google searches will tell you where to get decent reasonable food in nice surroundings. Jasmines, thaithai kitchen etc. Set meals in japanese place in central festival etc. I would think a lot of ex pats rotate the daily specials around various places and i enjoy mango and sticky rice at 90 baht a large portion etc. Within reason being comfortable in your company would help as well. Meet nights at the pool etc to have a chat. What indian to you go to out of interest the only decent one i have found is indian by nature in Jomtein but its pricey and a bit far out.
  15. Sustainability of income is what you need to try and achieve. Live off rent, pensions and other investment income. If you can learn to do this and budget then you should be ok.
  16. Cheers Jim. Baht sold seems to be all listings of condos available. Fancy central pattaya rather than baht bus to Jomtein to start with. I know there is a danger of you feeling like you live in a zoo downtown but better to try it with all amenities it provides first. If anyone knows any leads for a central pattaya rental pool from trusted source i would be gratefull.
  17. Thanks guys for the kind words. Wise words about the temptation to get a cheap place but never want to stay in it. The beauty of renting is you can move on. Anyone any suggestions for decent estate agents or am i being hopefull.
  18. Well gents here's the plan. Will be coming over in December as already planned but intend to stay for at least a year or more. In the process of buying second property and will rent this and my main residence out. Will have hopefully net £1200 from rently income plus £1500 from investment income a month. Have found some small rental condos available from 10000 baht per month in central pattaya. This should leave me with a reasonable budget to live and have fun with. Intend to travel in Thailand as well and will visit Bangkok at least once a month. Air asia and agoda shall be my friends and hope to meet some of you good folk soon if all goes to plan. In early 50s and bored rigid at home so will give it a go.
  19. Just when i had found a great place in Pattaya. Looks like they just did not get the support, i think, they deserved. Says on their facebook page they are now closed for good. Anywhere of similar food and quality?
  20. Zeppo can i ask where you stayed? Thanks.
  21. 12 short times per month at 1000 baht? Is that correct Zeppo.
  22. Oil price seems to be going up. Is that something to consider.
  23. Have stayed in the Baracuda and is nice on second road i believe. Good pool and big beds in rooms. Wave hotel is right on beach road but seems very close to road. Never stayed but gets great reviews. Hilton is perfect for central festival mall etc. Have stayed at Holiday Inn and Amari beside it at far end of beach road on the bend. Holiday Inn the best of these. Infinity pool overlooking bay. Personally i would save your money and get a suite in August Suites.
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