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  1. NAB (when it was still open), Dragon, Sinlapin Issan and the early morning after hours joints like Version (or what ever was in fashion at the time)
  2. I find asking at the check in desk or even the gate for a paid upgrade is often fruitful to pick up bargain biz upgrades. Of course there is no lounge access permitted on these tickets or extra baggage allowance etc. But a good nights sleep on the flight helps me hit the ground running on arrival in BKK and avoid any sleep catch ups
  3. Mena is a good friend of mine and always steered me right. He would never deliberately not recommend a boy, but would simply say "I think you can do better" when it came to the ones that had bad feedback from customers. He also introduced me to a lot of Khmer guys in the club's that I would not have met through the bar... The good old days!
  4. In TB pre-covid Mena from Cambodia and Aof from Thailand were the official mamasans Pat/Puk was the manager (short 50s)and the owner was from Taiwan and rarely present, when present he was usually on the terrace (tall, fit with light beard early 40s) All the other floor staff were considered to be waiters, the Chinese speaking guy was often run off his feet doing the negotiations with Chinese customers. I have seen Mena requesting tips up front from middle Eastern or South Asian customers, but usually only on their first visit to ensure that they know the customs when it comes to tipping
  5. In a traditional massage or foot massage shop I have always worked off the premise that the tip is commensurate with the shop fee So 200b oil/foot/traditional massage should result in a 200b tip. Same for 300 etc. As for bad service, BF says pay in coins, that's what's given to beggars and can cause a face loss for them.... That's of course if you are prepared to face the consequences of said face loss!
  6. Slept at 4am and woke at 13.00 when I first started coming to Thailand in the early 2000s Now still sleep at 4am and sleep till 14.00! Always a party to be found in Pattaya, even when closing time was allegedly 21.00!
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    Silom bars

    I didn't say it was a Gogo bar during lockdown. I said it operated as an after hours club, and enquired if that aspect was still going now that the Gogo bar had reopened
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    Silom bars

    A friend has sent me several clips from a nightclub operating in Bannna bar well into the late late hours, not sure if that was something that was just operating when the Gogo bars were closed or if it's something that still continues post relaxation of rules
  9. Quite a few of the Cupidol and Toyboys boys are now working as freelancers in Pikky bar on Boystown, also some to be found in JoJo and home bar in Jomtien
  10. Stayed in the Pullman Bangkok hotel G in silom in late December on T&G. Test was done on a dedicated suite in the hotel on my arrival at ~08.30 at 15.00 they called to tell me I was released and shoved the release papers under my fort minutes later
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    Silom laundry

    I am the opposite. When I miss Thailand I take out some of my neatly starched clothes from my last trip and savour the smell of freshly laundered holiday clothes! Reminds me of getting ready to go out on the town!
  12. colmx

    Silom laundry

    You haven't seen him with his clothes off!
  13. colmx

    Silom laundry

    Thanks Daydreamer! Was hoping for something on the surawong side of Silom, but I guess it's better than bringing home a suitcase of dirty clothes!
  14. Hi all, just wondering if anyone has any post covid-19 recommendations for getting laundry done in the silom area? We used to use Sheraton Tailors which was just a few doors past the Glitz on surawong, but that's all closed up now. Found a self service washing machine shop in the small alleyway that used to house Super-A, but of course we had no drying facilities in the Raya. In the end it was cheaper to buy new clothes than to use their dry cleaning facilities, especially with the way my BF goes through clothes changes in a day! Thanks in advance!
  15. My current favourite route to to go via Helsinki on Finnair. It's usually a 3+8 hour flight on the way out and 9+3 on the way back. Nice modern a350 fleet also and a hassle free transfer at Helsinki. Although the food is pretty awful!
  16. Looks like the old location of Tomahawk bar?
  17. colmx

    Thai Pass

    @Londoner Royal Thai Vacations will handle it all for you for a handling fee Their cost is around 11k B. so this is 5k above the going rate, but includes the Covid insurance (if you are 75 or under), which is worth 3k, so their margin is around 2k. Its not cheap, but possibly cheaper than getting someone to come to your house to help They previously got very positive feedback on Facebook for their sandbox packages https://royalvacationdmc.com/pattaya-1-day-quarantine-packages If You book this Package, we will only need from You: Passport Copy – Flight Itinerary – Vaccine Proof, and we Handle all the rest.
  18. The M&S trekking shorts are on special in some colours at the moment and will probably be on clearance quite soon. I find them very good, with good storage and a nice stretch, although I will get an inch chopped off my latest ones when I get to Thailand in the new year https://www.marksandspencer.com/regular-fit-cotton-rich-shorts-with-stretch/p/clp60372094?color=PETROL&prevPage=srp#intid=prodColourId-60372095
  19. My understanding is that its mostly cargo, perishables that normally travel by air are still going that way, keeps the airframes in the air and the pilots certified
  20. The word I was looking for is tolerance, not immunity, and according to my gastroenterologist you can build up a tolerance to Propofol when used over a number of consecutive days. Maybe I am still under and this whole Covid-19 thing is just a figment of my imagination!
  21. The problem with Propofol is that your body gets used to it and builds up an immunity 2.5 years ago I had to get 5 ERCPs (a procedure that combines GI endoscopy and x-rays) in a short period of time to remove an errant gallstone that was blocking my bile duct. I woke up half way through the second last procedure and it was a very unpleasant experience!
  22. My understanding is that the European ruling is a reciprocal agreement. So it will only be valid for Thailand when they lift their ban on Europeans entering Thailand
  23. Looks like G-star Pattaya is getting ready tomorrow at 7pm They have put in all new plastic cubicles to comply with the social distancing rules There are also some reassuring PR type videos (in Thai) on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/gstarpattayaclub/
  24. A friend of mine was an living as an ex-pat in Cambodia, around 2 years ago when he fell quite ill with breathing difficulties, the local doctors sent him overland to Khorat (in Thailand) as the local hospitals there were just not up to scratch One thing for sure is that I don't think I would like to be in Cambodia during a Covid-19 outbreak!
  25. It's still happening daily, if you look at Sun's FB page (Sun Sun bar) you can see the daily pics and also accounts of donations todays meal was "chicken spicy curry with pickled bamboo shoots" I note that Home Bar are also doing similar, as are QM2 and 4T bar
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