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What's Glow and Narz like on Friday and Saturday nights?
Heading to bangkok next week. Staying until at least October.
Hit me up if you want to party Wed - Saturday. (Probably get bottle service a few times too)
How is Bangkok during Chinese New Year period? Is nightlife busier/less frequent/non-existent? I'm thinking of being there during that time in 2019, and have no idea what to expect, so can anyone provide the low down?
If one stays in Bangkok, assuming a logical choice on Suhkamvit, what is the best way to get around the city. No, no motorcycle taxis. I won't expose myself to that level of risk.Smile
(08-18-2018 12:32 AM)WashedUPVet Wrote: [ -> ]
(08-17-2018 11:27 PM)Bienvenuto Wrote: [ -> ]WashedupVet - Yeah just pipeline but 5 nights isn't very long.
I like the idea of trying to get the future bar girls at source in isaan. A Norwegian expat told me that buriram is a good place.
The only thing is that five nights is so short. I recently spent a few nights in Hua hin banging two chick's a day on average. Awesome and easy to pull but it went by so fast. ..
Bangkok is a known quantity that will deliver, parts of isaan.. Who knows? But take a look at buriram.

Yea, 5 days is a major handicap. 2 Weeks off a year is all we get in the USofA.

I’ll look into the logistics of Buriram. I was also intrigued by Udon Thani. Minimal (or reduced if possible) Farang presence, ease of flight access, without being completely dead is the goal. Hopefully getting in and out of DMK isn’t a nightmare.

I'm really interested in this too. I'm officially retired now, but in our system it takes almost a year for you to start getting your Line of Duty injury status (which pretty much triples your pension) would love a quiet, cheap part of Thailand to get by for a year on. Getting the Isaan girls before they get corrupted sounds good too.
(09-20-2018 08:04 PM)Adrenaline Wrote: [ -> ]How is Bangkok during Chinese New Year period? Is nightlife busier/less frequent/non-existent? I'm thinking of being there during that time in 2019, and have no idea what to expect, so can anyone provide the low down?
Maybe slightly busier, but nothing major. Great time of year to be there weather wise tho'.
(09-20-2018 09:28 PM)Alacrity Wrote: [ -> ]If one stays in Bangkok, assuming a logical choice on Suhkamvit, what is the best way to get around the city. No, no motorcycle taxis. I won't expose myself to that level of risk.Smile

In all my years in Bangkok (over 10 now) and many thousands of miles of riding in Bangkok ( and around Thailand ) I have only seen one motosai taxi accident, and it was a minor tip over at an intersection where some wet pavement and bad footing was the cause.

Overall they are safe, those dudes put in lots of Km's day in and day out, they know what they are doing, tho after around 5pm sometimes they start getting into the laokhao, maybe look for other options at night.

Otherwise normal taxi's, which are cheap but traffic....brutal traffic from hell. So it is BTS and MRT.

If you stay around Sukumhvit you should be good with the BTS....if you wanna be cheap and adventurous you can figure out the buses. There is also the water taxi on Klong San Seab for even more fun.
I'm in bkk now and surprised I haven't seen 1 accident. These drivers are either the best in the world or the worst in the world depending on how you look it at it. They take so many risks at even the slightest opening.
BTS BTS BTS. Don't be in Suk traffic in the midday.
I went back to Bangkok in July this year. I spent 6 months living there in 2013. It was good to see what had changed. Actually not much was different. Hooters had opened but thankfully Mos Burger was still in Terminal 21.

There are definitely less older farangs and maybe less sex tourists. In a few gogo bars I was the only customer.

Dating was still as bad as ever.

The BTS is a lot busier. I used to be able to get a seat. Now that's impossible in the core except from Siam to National Stadium lol.

It's definitely less fun than it was in 2013. And so many regulars say 2013 was less fun than the decade before. It's in long term terminal decline. On the plus side the shady Sukhumvit street market where I nearly got my man bag snatched has now been largely dismantled. But the litter "police" are still there taking money from naive foreigners.

Also my regular hotel is even more focussed on the South Asian/Middle Eastern market. I don't know if the two are related but the place is now infested with vermin and roaches. It's saying something when low budget Chinese hotels are cleaner than mid-range Thailand hotels.
Longterm BKK residents, how much do you generally run up your electricity/utilities bill each month when you leave air con and laptops on and charging all day while maybe turning it off at night?

It seems to vary greatly, and I can't really find a typical amount figure. I read if you're paying the bill to your landlord, they're going to jack up the price and fuck you over, often charging double or triple the cost, than if you were to pay directly to the electric company/government. Do you guys negotiate in your rental contract to pay directly to the govt, or simply find places that don't handle your bills?
(09-23-2018 07:26 PM)asiaslayer Wrote: [ -> ]Longterm BKK residents, how much do you generally run up your electricity/utilities bill each month when you leave air con and laptops on and charging all day while maybe turning it off at night?

It seems to vary greatly, and I can't really find a typical amount figure. I read if you're paying the bill to your landlord, they're going to jack up the price and fuck you over, often charging double or triple the cost, than if you were to pay directly to the electric company/government. Do you guys negotiate in your rental contract to pay directly to the govt, or simply find places that don't handle your bills?

It obviously depends on the size of apartment and number of aircons, but I'd say something like $150-$200 can happen in such a scenario.
(09-23-2018 07:33 PM)nomadbrah Wrote: [ -> ]It obviously depends on the size of apartment and number of aircons, but I'd say something like $150-$200 can happen in such a scenario.

Huh? That's how much it costs to A/C a 2 story townhouse in the mid atlantic.
(09-23-2018 08:08 PM)monsquid Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-23-2018 07:33 PM)nomadbrah Wrote: [ -> ]It obviously depends on the size of apartment and number of aircons, but I'd say something like $150-$200 can happen in such a scenario.

Huh? That's how much it costs to A/C a 2 story townhouse in the mid atlantic.

It's hot outside in the tropics and building quality poor. Open the window 2 minutes and you lost all your cool air.
Does anyone know if apartment prices have lowered since Bangkok banned short term AirBNB rentals?
(09-23-2018 07:26 PM)asiaslayer Wrote: [ -> ]Longterm BKK residents, how much do you generally run up your electricity/utilities bill each month when you leave air con and laptops on and charging all day while maybe turning it off at night?

Electricity in Thailand is pretty cheap. My place is under 500 sq feet but at worst my electric is around 1,500 baht a month, normally closer to a 1000.

A heavy month would be running AC all day, lots of laundry ( I have a washer/dryer combo machine), maybe extra cooking which requires extra AC to keep things cool.

I usually don't run AC during the day, like most Thai's, and just use it to sleep at night. Also most of my big appliances are few years old, inverter tech and pretty efficient. YMMV.
(09-24-2018 01:17 AM)Cam Newton Wrote: [ -> ]Does anyone know if apartment prices have lowered since Bangkok banned short term AirBNB rentals?

Not sure about that but my feeling is that the market is over supplied which should push rents down. Seeing how many new condos are being built I think a repeat of 1997 is even possible.
(09-24-2018 02:19 PM)RVF400 Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-24-2018 01:17 AM)Cam Newton Wrote: [ -> ]Does anyone know if apartment prices have lowered since Bangkok banned short term AirBNB rentals?

Not sure about that but my feeling is that the market is over supplied which should push rents down. Seeing how many new condos are being built I think a repeat of 1997 is even possible.

After reading some articles about this, it appears the fines aren’t that much, and it isn’t enforced that well. So most landlords are just ignoring the law. If that’s the case, it won’t change much I suppose.
Alright Gentlemen, I am booked for Thailand for the first two weeks of December and could not be more stoked. I plan to do my own work and research on preparing for the trip, but would appreciate any updated pointers that have not been posted in the thread already.

Plan:
Oct 30 - Begin Pipelining for trip.
Nov 25 - Set tinder location to BKK.
Nov 30, 11pm Arrive. Check in at Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55, Explore nightlife if I have a pulse.
Nov 30 - Dec4 - Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55. Meet expats and explore during day, party at night, date/bang depending on opportunity.
Dec 5, Daytrip to Angkor Wat, spend night in Siam Riep.
Dec 6-7, either stay in Siam Riep or check out Phenom Penh-- wherever my odds of legitimately capturing the flag look best. If dates went well in Thailand, return there earlier.
Dec 8-9, Return to BKK for 808 Music Festival, ASOT 850. It's at Park Rama 9-- hotel either near there or at Marriot in Thonglor.
Dec 9-10, More BKK nightlife. Followup with girls or explore more.
Dec 11-13ish, Vietnam, possibly try to get flag. Bigger focus is on finding the best Pho in the country. Not at all sure where to stay yet.
Dec 13ish-15 - Last weekend partying in Thailand, may head back earlier if Thailand looked promising.
Dec 16 - Fly back to US.
Dec 17 - Go to work and pretend to be a functional non-degenerate human being.

How does that look? Any thoughts? Would love recommendations or to meet members. I do pretty well in the US, and particularly well with Asians in America, so I am hoping that skill-set translates. Excited as fuck.
(09-24-2018 02:19 PM)RVF400 Wrote: [ -> ]
(09-24-2018 01:17 AM)Cam Newton Wrote: [ -> ]Does anyone know if apartment prices have lowered since Bangkok banned short term AirBNB rentals?

Not sure about that but my feeling is that the market is over supplied which should push rents down. Seeing how many new condos are being built I think a repeat of 1997 is even possible.

It honestly blows my mind that prices haven't gone down loads already. I think a crash has got to happen eventually

There are shit loads of empty condos in Bangkok, and most owners just seem content to let them sit empty rather than lower the price and find a tenant straight away.

In my last 3 buildings, the condo I leased had been empty for at least 6 months each time (based on all the unopened mail) but they would barely move on price.

In my last place, I offered to do month-to-month at the end of the contract and give 30 days notice when I moved out. Owner said no and would only accept a new 6 month+ contract. That was in April and the place is still empty since I moved out.

I might be missing something but a lot of them just seem like complete dumb asses and don't understand supply/demand.

Or it might some stupid Thai 'saving face' kind of deal which stops them taking a lower price. Fuck knows lol
(09-24-2018 07:04 PM)Dasein Wrote: [ -> ]Alright Gentlemen, I am booked for Thailand for the first two weeks of December and could not be more stoked. I plan to do my own work and research on preparing for the trip, but would appreciate any updated pointers that have not been posted in the thread already.

Plan:
Oct 30 - Begin Pipelining for trip.
Nov 25 - Set tinder location to BKK.
Nov 30, 11pm Arrive. Check in at Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55, Explore nightlife if I have a pulse.
Nov 30 - Dec4 - Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55. Meet expats and explore during day, party at night, date/bang depending on opportunity.
Dec 5, Daytrip to Angkor Wat, spend night in Siam Riep.
Dec 6-7, either stay in Siam Riep or check out Phenom Penh-- wherever my odds of legitimately capturing the flag look best. If dates went well in Thailand, return there earlier.
Dec 8-9, Return to BKK for 808 Music Festival, ASOT 850. It's at Park Rama 9-- hotel either near there or at Marriot in Thonglor.
Dec 9-10, More BKK nightlife. Followup with girls or explore more.
Dec 11-13ish, Vietnam, possibly try to get flag. Bigger focus is on finding the best Pho in the country. Not at all sure where to stay yet.
Dec 13ish-15 - Last weekend partying in Thailand, may head back earlier if Thailand looked promising.
Dec 16 - Fly back to US.
Dec 17 - Go to work and pretend to be a functional non-degenerate human being.

How does that look? Any thoughts? Would love recommendations or to meet members. I do pretty well in the US, and particularly well with Asians in America, so I am hoping that skill-set translates. Excited as fuck.

I'll be arriving about a week before you and will be there all winter. Feel free to pm me if you want to meet for beers
(09-24-2018 07:04 PM)Dasein Wrote: [ -> ]Alright Gentlemen, I am booked for Thailand for the first two weeks of December and could not be more stoked. I plan to do my own work and research on preparing for the trip, but would appreciate any updated pointers that have not been posted in the thread already.

Plan:
Oct 30 - Begin Pipelining for trip.
Nov 25 - Set tinder location to BKK.
Nov 30, 11pm Arrive. Check in at Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55, Explore nightlife if I have a pulse.
Nov 30 - Dec4 - Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55. Meet expats and explore during day, party at night, date/bang depending on opportunity.
Dec 5, Daytrip to Angkor Wat, spend night in Siam Riep.
Dec 6-7, either stay in Siam Riep or check out Phenom Penh-- wherever my odds of legitimately capturing the flag look best. If dates went well in Thailand, return there earlier.
Dec 8-9, Return to BKK for 808 Music Festival, ASOT 850. It's at Park Rama 9-- hotel either near there or at Marriot in Thonglor.
Dec 9-10, More BKK nightlife. Followup with girls or explore more.
Dec 11-13ish, Vietnam, possibly try to get flag. Bigger focus is on finding the best Pho in the country. Not at all sure where to stay yet.
Dec 13ish-15 - Last weekend partying in Thailand, may head back earlier if Thailand looked promising.
Dec 16 - Fly back to US.
Dec 17 - Go to work and pretend to be a functional non-degenerate human being.

How does that look? Any thoughts? Would love recommendations or to meet members. I do pretty well in the US, and particularly well with Asians in America, so I am hoping that skill-set translates. Excited as fuck.

Decent sked but you're gonna spend a lot of time and energy traveling between countries even though they are "close." Honestly I would skip Phnom Penh and save it for the next trip. Your time is better utilized if you spend more time in fewer places because there is plenty of culture, day trips, and sightseeing to do during the day while keeping your evenings open for women. I'm the type of guy that likes to do 1 thing during the day while traveling and then spend the rest of the day chilling/gaming.
I find thailand too expensive these days comparing to say vietnam , the thai baht is over inflated it used to be much cheaper pre 2013 , each year its getting more expensive to visit thailand. Back in 2010 i used to eat a meal for 20 baht in southern thailand, now the same meal is 40-45 baht
(09-25-2018 01:06 AM)zamfir112 Wrote: [ -> ]I find thailand too expensive these days comparing to say vietnam , the thai baht is over inflated it used to be much cheaper pre 2013 , each year its getting more expensive to visit thailand. Back in 2010 i used to eat a meal for 20 baht in southern thailand, now the same meal is 40-45 baht

You trolling?
What are you used to eating in the US , pot noodles??
Tobehero im not from US. im comparing thailand to the countries around it. as for how much i earn . im living on 1000 USD per month wich is not much i guess
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