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thegrogmonster last won the day on January 31

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  1. Ais, true or DTAC

    I do all my top ups online with my Kasikorn account. I also have an online account with DTAC. Before each trip I have a look at what the best data/internet package is for the time I am there. I then top up the phone with the required credit and then log into my DTAC account and activate the package. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Ais, true or DTAC

    I've had the same DTAC number for 15 years and never had any issues.
  3. Forum upgrade to 4.2 tonight...

    No I still get an error message when trying to login with Tapatalk on my iPhone.
  4. Forum upgrade to 4.2 tonight...

    Thanks for doing the upgrade. Unable to login from Tapatalk since it has been done.
  5. thai sleeper trains thoughts experences

    https://www.seat61.com/Thailand.htm#On_board_Thai_trains Restaurant cars... See sample menu All the most important trains have a restaurant car, including trains 9, 10, 13, 14 Bangkok-Chiang Mai, trains 35 & 36 Bangkok-Hat Yai, trains 84 & 85 Bangkok-Surat Thani, trains 69 & 70 Bangkok-Nong Khai. Some restaurant cars are air-conditioned like the one shown below, some are non-air-con. The food is remarkably cheap and good, a set meal costs around 150-200 baht (£3-£4 or $5-$6) and you choose from a leaflet with pictures & English captions. Beer is unfortunately no longer available as from July 2014. Travel tip: In a 1st class sleeper, an attendant may take your order and serve it in your compartment. If this suits you that's great, but it's more fun & more social to go to the restaurant car, where you'll get a wider choice - just be warned that as the attendants get commission, they have been known to deny that there's a restaurant car on the train when there certainly is and you're free to go there if you want! Click here for sample menu & food photos. Food & drink vendors: On almost all Thai trains, even 3rd class ones, you'll find vendors selling fruit & soft drinks. Obviously, you can bring your own food and drink if you like, bought at the station or nearby supermarket. One traveller reports "We particularly enjoyed the restaurant car, the food was better than expected and they switched on the disco lights and 70's bogie music after the sun went down!" Alcohol: Sipping a beer on a Thai train has always been one of the pleasures of train travel, but sale and consumption of alcohol has been banned from July 2014 as a knee-jerk reaction to a specific incident. Restaurant cars therefore no longer sell beer.
  6. thai sleeper trains thoughts experences

    Done it a few times as I like train travel. Been to Udon Thani and down south to Surat. You can either do first class (own cabin) or second class which has bunks down both sides of the carriage. I prefer second class. Anyway I like travelling by train and from memory it is about 1,000 baht per trip.
  7. what is your favourite hotel in pattaya

    Do they still do food there? We stayed there in April and I didn't see the restaurant open but maybe they gave the staff time off over Songkran.
  8. projects set to transform Pattaya!

    And when I was there in April the planned opening was hoped to be 1st May 2017. Did not happen.
  9. EVA Air emergency exit row

    Back in 2002 I flew EVA and asked the travel agent to try and book the exit row for me. They told me I needed to be 6'4" to pre-book these seats so that is how tall I said I was and got an exit seat. Don't know about now.
  10. Gulf Air

    Same here. No problems having a few beers before the flight but suffer if I drink on the plane. Sent from my GT-I9195 using Tapatalk
  11. Pattaya to Hua Hin Ferry Ready to Go

    The ferry hasn't been delivered yet and they are planning a start up date 12th January 2017. In that case I hope all the Thai staff have been in China learning how to operate the boat in a safe manner. There will not be enough time for this to happen once it arrives in Thailaand. Sorry but for me there have been too many boating tragedies in SE Asia for me to feel comfortable using this service for awhile yet.
  12. SD Cards

    Shit didn't realise there were that many choices. I just normally buy a standard SD card. Cheers Wayne.
  13. SD Cards

    Sandisk have been reliable over the years. I always go for the highest memory capacity avavailable. https://www.sandisk.com/home/memory-cards
  14. If Thailand does become my retirement home then I would probably go for this type of visa.