Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Travel A place to discuss and learn about traveling

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-02-2009, 11:08 AM   #6851
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Thailand returns

Weve got dannys aircard now. i grinded with it a bit and it is fine. you just cant download much with it because it is not fast and it disconnects sometimes when downloading.

and there is no monthly. atleast danny said he hasnt gotten any bills and thats the word on thaivisa as well.
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 11:21 AM   #6852
Casado
centurion
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 148
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by ydraw View Post
Hi Casado.

Im going to be in Samui grinding sitngos for a month starting next week. I've been there about 5 times previously.

The internet in Samui is variable. I have found a lot of hotels and bars have poor wi-fi connections, but there are a couple of internet cafes around that have good, reliable fast connections. I suspect that they have access through a different company.

At this point my plan is to test out the connection in my hotel http://holidayparksamui.com/, and if that is no good I will attempt to buy a monthly membership to one of the reliable cafes (eg offer them 1500 baht or so for allowing me unlimited usage of their connection.

An unreliable connection isn't great for cash games either, as it can result in the client not posting your blinds in time. But you are right in that a loss of connection during a multitabling sitngo session can be disastrous.

I would forget about Koh Pan Gan, the infrastructure there isn't nearly as good as Samui.

PM me for my email address, I'd be happy to share any info or experiences.
Hey thx for the reply,

wow 5 times, u must hate the place..lol
that hotel seem pretty nice, and good price too..
u get any discount for staying a month?
i was thinking bout renting a place with a buddy, and get the best connection available, plus some kind of back up connection.. would this be a good option? are there any good providers.
huge diffrence between sng and cash imo
dont think im gonna enjoy the grind in a internetcafe..
staying in a hotel with good internet, for a decent price would be the nuts.
might look around for something like that.
u got msn or something??, would be nice to get some inside info from experienced koh samoi traveller..
Casado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2009, 06:22 PM   #6853
MalkasGambit
veteran
 
MalkasGambit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Puerto Rico
Posts: 2,406
Re: Thailand returns

Is september a good time to ccome travel for a month or two? what about june-july?/agust?
MalkasGambit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 04:10 AM   #6854
spoonfox
Pooh-Bah
 
spoonfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Relentlessly Lazy
Posts: 3,555
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by MalkasGambit View Post
Is september a good time to ccome travel for a month or two? what about june-july?/agust?
This. Though I'm not seeing how there could be a "bad" time of year. Also, Malkas, how serious are you about going?
spoonfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 04:26 AM   #6855
schreech26
veteran
 
schreech26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chiang mai kap
Posts: 3,310
Re: Thailand returns

Don't visit Thailand from June to Oct unless you don't care about rain.
schreech26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 04:34 AM   #6856
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Thailand returns

comparing to for example finnish weather thailand's weather beats it 24/7

it rains more from now until like mid november. best time to visit is after that until april
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 04:49 AM   #6857
sh58
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
sh58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: blog!!! + brighton
Posts: 7,336
Re: Thailand returns

too many white people ITT
sh58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 06:28 AM   #6858
ydraw
centurion
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 105
Re: Thailand returns

Who cares about rain TBH. Its still the best place in the world even when it's raining.
ydraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 02:35 PM   #6859
Adrian900123
newbie
 
Adrian900123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 35
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jigsaws View Post
for what you want, no better choices than this. both of these places pretty low on working girls btw.

if you go to slim at RCA, come early (10:30ish) if you want to get a table+bottle on a saturday night. i'd recommend it if you're with a few people. getting a bottle works out cheaper than buying individual drinks and having your own table is pretty much essential. you'll see what i mean when you're there.
Thanks m8, me and my friend went to RCA around 11pm, route66 and slim were packed, we had a few drinks there and end up again on Soi Cowboy .

We want to see Phuket as well to compare it to Bangkok so we can decide where to stay longer.

Any advice for a hotel with a beach front or close to the beach and good wireless internet? Is Patong Beach the place to go? Thanks!
Adrian900123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 02:50 PM   #6860
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Thailand returns

patong beach is pretty horrible in every aspect it can be

well there is jungceylon(shopping centre), probably the only thing i like in the whole place.

if you want to be near a nice beach goto karon or kata and take trips to other beaches/places. i would goto kata if it were my first trip here now. you can rent motorbikes easy to be able to move around and in the evenings if you want to go out just get a tuktuk and it is like 15mins to patong if you want to go find some ladies. there are plenty of bars in kata and karon too but no discos and more ladies in patong.

i guess you could compare patong/bangla to sukhumvit/cowboy or silom/patpong (without the beach obviously)
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 03:54 PM   #6861
Adrian900123
newbie
 
Adrian900123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 35
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lessu View Post
patong beach is pretty horrible in every aspect it can be

well there is jungceylon(shopping centre), probably the only thing i like in the whole place.

if you want to be near a nice beach goto karon or kata and take trips to other beaches/places. i would goto kata if it were my first trip here now. you can rent motorbikes easy to be able to move around and in the evenings if you want to go out just get a tuktuk and it is like 15mins to patong if you want to go find some ladies. there are plenty of bars in kata and karon too but no discos and more ladies in patong.

i guess you could compare patong/bangla to sukhumvit/cowboy or silom/patpong (without the beach obviously)
Cheers m8, we will book something in kata.
Adrian900123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 03:59 PM   #6862
ydraw
centurion
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 105
Re: Thailand returns

Just be advised that if you stay in Kata but want the Patong nightlife its going to cost you 1000-1500 baht a night in taxi fares. The taxi mafia in Phuket are pretty ridiculous.

If you plan on going out clubbing often you are better off staying in Patong. It still has a fairly nice beach, its a bit more busy though.
ydraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 04:23 PM   #6863
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Thailand returns

ydraw is correct. the tuktuk prices here are pretty ridicilous. i think it costs 400-500 from kata to patong one way and like i said it only takes like 15-20mins. if you have a group of 4 or something it is not that bad though.

if you only care about going out then stay in patong. if you want something nicer and relax a bit and go out just a couple of nights a week or something i wouldnt stay in patong

but up to uuuuuuuuuuu
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 05:26 PM   #6864
Adrian900123
newbie
 
Adrian900123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 35
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lessu View Post
ydraw is correct. the tuktuk prices here are pretty ridicilous. i think it costs 400-500 from kata to patong one way and like i said it only takes like 15-20mins. if you have a group of 4 or something it is not that bad though.

if you only care about going out then stay in patong. if you want something nicer and relax a bit and go out just a couple of nights a week or something i wouldnt stay in patong

but up to uuuuuuuuuuu
Got it. We'll take a few nights in Patong and then we'll see from there. Thanks for the input guys, much appreciated!
Adrian900123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2009, 10:46 PM   #6865
WillyT
veteran
 
WillyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Wood Shed
Posts: 2,301
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lessu View Post
Weve got dannys aircard now. i grinded with it a bit and it is fine. you just cant download much with it because it is not fast and it disconnects sometimes when downloading.

and there is no monthly. atleast danny said he hasnt gotten any bills and thats the word on thaivisa as well.
lol, there's a monthly charge. The billing department just likes to stay one month behind. My bill for January came last month and for the service that ended Jan 30th I had to make payment before April 17th. The bill will go to the address he signed up with so if he moved you'll want to take your card/box into the office and get that changed.
WillyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 12:03 AM   #6866
yop
grinder
 
yop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: PLO addict
Posts: 472
Re: Thailand returns

I'm arriving in Phuket in a few days, hoping to find quickly a place to rent. What's the best plan, checking the internet sites like http://www.houseinphuket.com/houses/LTR/ , asking people in bars and shops of the targeted areas, driving aroud hoping to find houses with a rent sign, all of the above?

I'm looking for a place with one or two bedrooms, swimming pool, condo ok if really nice, for 30K or even 40K, looks doable? Don't know exactly where to go yet but Rawai seems the place for me.
Thx for the input!
yop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 03:51 AM   #6867
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Thailand returns

driving around is the best plan. 30-40k for the house you described is doable especially if you are renting long term.

i am living in rawai in a secure complex, 2br house but there is only a shared pool and gym. well taken care of though, paying 25k/month with 6-month contract.

shoot me a pm if you want to know more
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 04:00 AM   #6868
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Thailand returns

dear WillyT,

maybe you are unlucky or something but there are loads of people in thaivisa that never get any bills. i am not sure how long danny had the card but i am pretty sure it was well over 1 month and we have had it for atleast 1.5months already and he hasnt mentioned any bills
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 05:42 AM   #6869
WillyT
veteran
 
WillyT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Wood Shed
Posts: 2,301
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lessu View Post
dear WillyT,

maybe you are unlucky or something but there are loads of people in thaivisa that never get any bills. i am not sure how long danny had the card but i am pretty sure it was well over 1 month and we have had it for atleast 1.5months already and he hasnt mentioned any bills
I can, in no way, verify that your account will be closed down if you do not pay. There was date listed on my bill after which if I hadn't paid my account would be closed but I didn't test it.

You didn't get a bill because it would have been mailed to Danny's address approximately 3 months after he started the service.

I actually stopped in at their office at Central Festival a couple of months after I got my card to ask when I would get the bill and the lady behind the desk just laughed and said that the billing department is always 3 months behind.
WillyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:02 AM   #6870
Journeyman
grinder
 
Journeyman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: mind on the grind
Posts: 495
Re: Thailand returns

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lessu View Post
driving around is the best plan. 30-40k for the house you described is doable especially if you are renting long term.

i am living in rawai in a secure complex, 2br house but there is only a shared pool and gym. well taken care of though, paying 25k/month with 6-month contract.

shoot me a pm if you want to know more
Internet included / private dsl lines available?
Journeyman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:08 AM   #6871
Lessu
Thailand Guru
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Finn Land
Posts: 9,064
Re: Thailand returns

there is a shared wireless here for 850 a month. i am the only house here with my own line atm since there are not enough phone number in rawai. they ordered 5 additional numbers but i dont know how long it would take if you needed one right now. it took a little less than a month to get mine. i used the shared wireless and cdma before that

paying 1090 a month for 2/1M now

it is TT&T though so it is stable and downloads 200kb/s 24/7 if needed. no problems yet
Lessu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:49 AM   #6872
schreech26
veteran
 
schreech26's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: chiang mai kap
Posts: 3,310
Re: Thailand returns

Anyone have experience with international universities in bkk?
schreech26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 07:51 AM   #6873
johnbeans
veteran
 
johnbeans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: •´´¯)★ღ♥ღ¯)
Posts: 2,239
Re: Thailand returns

Just moved to Bangkok and am living in a house with a few other guys. Are any of you still running that weekly pick up soccer game? My roommate and I are interested if so.
johnbeans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-04-2009, 08:40 AM   #6874
dannyr
adept
 
dannyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 734
Re: Thailand returns

yes usualy wed 20-21
also trying to get bball going on fridays but abit short on people
dannyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2009, 05:54 AM   #6875
czGLoRy
Pooh-Bah
 
czGLoRy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Chiang Mai Thailand
Posts: 3,580
Re: Thailand returns

where are the good places to get houses now around beaches? How much for a one-two BR with internet/furnished?

BTW, I just came back from Thailand, but want to go back again. was sick
czGLoRy is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2020, Two Plus Two Interactive