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BANGKOK 23 July 2019 22:21
SteveK

Looking for cheap-ish accommodation

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2 hours ago, moontang said:

Yes! Lol.  And I am not extremely picky.  B2at Night Bazaar was about 300 and 100 times better, but that doesn't alleviate the barking dog issues... It was just simpler for me to skip CR... Phayao is way better, and has better food and nightlife. 

CR has some pretty good food if you know where to go, although the range is nowhere near as extensive as CM. I'd agree the nightlife in CR is pretty small for farangs.

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OTOH, I never do shared bathroom or even stay at a place with bunks, and there are tons of them at 100 THB per night, quite a few in the Sukhumvit area.  So maybe those are the folks that need to come to grips with their finances.  I have been here 6 years full time, and have more than I came with.. 7 years from ss, and insure myself with Tokio Marine....and when these bafoons ask me to teach at their schools, I laugh in their faces. 

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7 hours ago, madmen said:

SteveK 

 

Sent you a PM

No doubt trying to fob the condo you love on him.

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1 minute ago, moontang said:

OTOH, I never do shared bathroom or even stay at a place with bunks, and there are tons of them at 100 THB per night, quite a few in the Sukhumvit area.  So maybe those are the folks that need to come to grips with their finances.  I have been here 6 years full time, and have more than I came with.. 7 years from ss, and insure myself with Tokio Marine....and when these bafoons ask me to teach at their schools, I laugh in their faces. 

Bafoons? First time I've seen buffoon spelled that way.

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2 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

CR has some pretty good food if you know where to go, although the range is nowhere near as extensive as CM. I'd agree the nightlife in CR is pretty small for farangs.

Western food is even more disgusting in CR, and any place with tourists is suspect.  Massage street is likely a ghost town, but as raunchy as anywhere.  A few good noodle shops in CR, using Burmese.  Saw them break a glass in the crushed ice and didn't bat an eye, or drain it.  Lady over by the old bus station had some great stuff, not made to order, though.  Some very fresh stuff at the clock market.  

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3 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

Bafoons? First time I've seen buffoon spelled that way.

The Thais put the baboon in the buffoon. 

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1 minute ago, moontang said:

Western food is even more disgusting in CR, and any place with tourists is suspect.  Massage street is likely a ghost town, but as raunchy as anywhere.  A few good noodle shops in CR, using Burmese.  Saw them break a glass in the crushed ice and didn't bat an eye, or drain it.  Lady over by the old bus station had some great stuff, not made to order, though.  Some very fresh stuff at the clock market.  

There's good Western food at the Chiang Rai Condotel, after they re-opened the cafe. One does have to move further afield from the CR centre to find good restaurants out in the 'burbs. Baked fish with garlic and a cold beer is my favourite, which is available on the lake front at Phayao as well.

The Tops supermarket at Central Festival has a really good salad bar. I usually have my salad with Sai Ua, which comes from a shop near the clock tower. Thais come up from Bangkok to buy kilos of the stuff. Any bacterium or parasite that could live in it has mutated beyond my imagination.

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On ‎7‎/‎13‎/‎2019 at 6:15 AM, moontang said:

 

Oh, and this place is more straightforward about monthly... Has uni girls living there and an illustrious past... Old, but clean and functional with great views.  Get a corner room.. http://www.seaoflovemansion.com/index.htm

...and get ripped off on water and electricity charges!

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20 hours ago, Number 6 said:

No doubt trying to fob the condo you love on him.

Don't forget to swap hands to avoid blisters 😂

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9 minutes ago, Just Weird said:

...and get ripped off on water and electricity charges!

Just pay by the night. But 150 per month for water, 6 per unit of electric, and 3900 for rent isn't exactly getting ripped off.  Perhaps, something happened to you as an altar boy. 

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19 hours ago, moontang said:

Just pay by the night. But 150 per month for water, 6 per unit of electric, and 3900 for rent isn't exactly getting ripped off.  Perhaps, something happened to you as an altar boy. 

"Perhaps, something happened to you as an altar boy". 

What? What's that comment supposed to mean?

 

I said nothing about the value of the rent figure, I referred to the illegal, ripping-off of customers by the hotel by jacking-up the utility prices.

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