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  1. Uranus

    Up for grabs

    I just downloaded the Grab app to ease travel in the Big Mango. This morning I wanted to travel from my condo in Ploenchit to Shangri-la for some nice dim sum. The app quoted 293 baht. Instead I went down to the street and literally grabbed a metered taxi. Even with a little detour down Silom it only came to 79 baht.
  2. The Sunee landlord (or lady) is not a social worker.
  3. You need to take your sunglasses off if you think so highly of Trump.
  4. That's what I do. I have a second phone which I use when travelling, buying local sim cards wherever I go. In some countries this is as cheap as a few dollars, in others a bit more. Good for local calls, and even international in some places.
  5. My MacBook is one year old and so is my iPhone 8. My Sony Xperia is brand new. 9 out of 10 times they're not able to connect, and when I do connect it falls out after one or two minutes. I'm in an AirBnb condo, advertised with WiFi. There is WiFi, but it's useless. So a complaint will be filed. The public WiFi at Terminal 21 works wonders, so that's where I spend a couple of hours every day doing my work. Not exactly what I had in mind. Thanks for all your suggestions.
  6. I cannot connect using Hotspot, that's the problem. Maybe a 4G dongle is the answer. The dtac shop at Terminal 21 did not have them, so they said. Maybe I should try AIS?
  7. I cannot connect using Hotspot, that's the problem. Maybe a 4G dongle is the answer. The dtac shop at Terminal 21 did not have them, so they said. Maybe I should try AIS?
  8. The WiFi in the flat I'm staying is so poor that my MacBook is not able to connect to the internet. Any good advice other than going to the nearest shopping center?
  9. Personally I've stopped using Agoda too. Had a couple of incidents, and their customer service wasn't up to standard.
  10. A whiter shade of pale.
  11. I'm renting a car for one day to pick up someone from the airport. Wish me luck.
  12. For that very reason, and — if any trouble with the ticket, I deal with the airline and not some crappy agent with a lousy customer service. Also: when booking hotels I only use Booking.com or Hotels.com, unless it’s a hotel I’ve stayed in many times (like Malaysia in Bangkok). Any disputes are easier to deal with, and believe me, in some countries one can end up in an argument — like if I’m given a room without window, room is half the size as what is advertised, or there is no room at all despite a booking half year earlier. All this has happened to me. And I stopped using Agoda. Their customer service sucks.
  13. More than a third of the total population of Thailand live in the Asian region. It’s also the poorest region in the country. That explains everything.
  14. I was mugged and robbed in Chiang Mai once — 25 years ago. Only place I’ve been robbed, and I’ve been to more than 70 countries.
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