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  1. Foreigners are tolerated because they usually have money to spend and are deemed a possible income. Once one is able to understand the Thai language rather than just speak a few phrases, one can hear how racist and how discriminatory most Thais really are towards outsiders. That includes people from the surrounding Asian countries like Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos etc. They are consistently harassed and discriminated against quite openly. If they had money they would be tolerated. As many of us are. It doesn't mean that they like us...
  2. Looking at the last pic of the Enter gogo by the Nana Plaza team it appears that Enter has huge dancers
  3. As you've struggled with walking in the heat and don't want to pay taxi fare or motisai rates, Perhaps you could pay a little more and get a hotel on or closer to Sukhumvit, between Cowboy and NEP and all your favorite food places at T21. Maybe check out S15 or On8 rates
  4. As the high season gets underway in November places that were great a few weeks ago can become shit as they become busy with low-end tourists groups and the younger backpacker tourists. Also we still do not know the restrictions that will be imposed due to the last monarch's funeral in late October.
  5. Thanks, I didn't even know there was another one near the one above Erotica. I noticed the one next to Butterflies is gone also.
  6. Big Mama, good value and consistently decent food. The Game overpriced rip-off joint owned by the usual boiler room suspects but prime location, so very convenient if you don't care about the food or price.
  7. Bangkok Bunnies has a quite a few fuller sized types
  8. Sofitel Sukhumvit is overpriced in comparison to many other similarly rated hotels. Also at night time lots of busted old ho's, ladyboys and tribes of Africans powder pushers loitering around right next door near 7/11.
  9. T21 foodcourt is very overrun with tourists nowadays, eating cheap and sucking up free aircon and they tend to hang out there quite just using the free wifi for ages So tables can sometimes be hard to come by. I suggest that trying the food court in the Tops supermarket under Robinsons as an alternative, although much smaller it less tourist occupied and reasonably priced.
  10. I stayed there a few months ago and changed hotels after one night. No bum blaster to keep it all fresh.
  11. Honmono is very popular but many of my Japanese friends also like Sazae.
  12. I know some guys that often stay at the Swan Inna couple times per year and they say it is ok and was around 700pn. Other than that I can't comment as I have never been there
  13. Insanity is the latest and one of the better ones at the moment music wise. However, come November that could change.
  14. I usually average about 7/8 trips out of Thailand per year on a multi-entry visa and never had a problem or query. However, it does depend on the officer on the counter if said person wants to make any enquiries. The only time (a few years ago) when I had a rude immigration office flick through my passport and count how many entries I had made and ask "Why you come to Thailand so much?" was at the Nong Khai bridge when I was going to visit Laos. I just mentioned that I had a family here and he retorted "ah you have a lot of money, eh?". I replied "No, I don't, that is why I do a land crossing rather than fly." he just gave me a dirty look and said I can go. I did think he was gonna be an arse and mess me about but that was it.
  15. Large open restaurant on the corner of sub soi to Soms, as you walk 10 meters into soi 14 from Suk. you cant miss it.
  16. To get inexpensive good Indian food probably best to go to Pharuat area. Sukhumvit is wildly overpriced but there are a few small places between soi 13 and the back entrance to Ambassador Hotel (soi 11) same alley where many of the oily hj massage booths are). Lots of the Indian locals and Indian tourists go to those places if they're staying around Sukhumvit. Food is very good and prices acceptable.
  17. There is no health, hygiene and safety food standards enforced in Thailand regarding street food stalls. You pay your money and take your chances. Best advice is make sure that whatever you eat is well cooked and served piping hot.
  18. Just check out the barebacking poll and you will become aware the percentage of p4p customers visiting Bangkok that choose not to wear condoms. Quite shocking imho.
  19. The Citadines chain has coin operated washing machines and dryers. Most hotel laundry services aren't cheap at all. Just check under hotel facilities. Other than that lots of laundry drops in the tourist areas.
  20. try SUDA in soi 14 opposite side to T21, extensive menu, thai/chinese and a few western ideas. highly rated on tripadvisor. good decent priced and sized portions. chicken in banana leaves is great, as is snapper in tamarind sauce with a fresh coconut, maybe 2-250baht. normal or popular dishes about 150baht all in.
  21. if you could be more specific in types of cuisine and price range we may be better able to help.
  22. What even defines a quality destination? NYC, London, Paris & Tokyo etc, etc. Yes good infrastructure but one has to pay for that. I was in Maldives last year, the beaches are beautiful as are the hotels and service but it is very expensive and after 3 days it was just boring. Give me the subways of NYC and the double decker buses of London and the khlongs and markets of Bangkok any time. As for the rest of Thailand its almost all the same, beaches or mountains, heaps of temples. I guess the tour buses filled with Chinese, Russians, Indians etc etc clambering on unsafe ferries or on unsafe diving trips and being dragged around temples and crocodile farms are the quality tourists they prefer.
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