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  1. from Utopao to Pattaya by bus?

    How do you get to Cambodia for 250 baht? Last time I went to bus depot 40 baht,280 baht to Trat, 120 to Hat Lek, 100 baht border to town. More like double that. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. bus from pattaya to trat then on to koh kong

    Hi. I just searched on Google maps again and it came up as bus to Trat. I get a bit lost up there but it is the Tesco across from St Nikolaus church. The first time I went was a Monday and at 7.30 am the Trat bus was full. I had to go to Chanthaburi and change. The next time was a Tuesday and there was plenty of room on the Trat bus. I rang the day before and tried to book and they said I couldn't but they picked someone up on the way so they must have booked. Maybe if you go the day before and ask? At Trat you just wait till they have a full bus to the border. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. hotels/guest houses for around 250 b / day

    I think Tony's Thai gym is 320b. Free gym membership included Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. bus from pattaya to trat then on to koh kong

    Have just been a few times in the last month. Phetprasert was very slow but comfortable . Took about 6 hours from Trat to Pattaya. It made it to Rayong rather quickly then drove around Rayong for about an hour. I'm not sure how long the opposite way. If you go to Google maps and type in bus to trat from Pattaya someone has already kindly put in the van depot next to Tesco off Sukumvit Rd. Departures are 8 am then I think 1 pm. Cost 280 baht. I have caught their vans twice and both times the driver drove quite sedately and I felt safe. The first time I went was Monday and I had to go to Chanthaburi instead and get a Trat bus there but that was actually nice-had time for a toilet break and breakfast. There is another van depot near Harbour Mall but they wanted 400 baht. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. 1st class bus Pattaya -> Trat (Koh Kut)

    Bit late but I caught Praesetart from Trat to Pattaya. Stopped often but was really nice -double decker,toilet, comfy seat, bottle of water, free biscuits. Depot on Sukumvit Rd near Homepro. 200 baht. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. List of special rules for reading Thai

    Hi. I tried to attach a list I made of some . If it doesn't attach can pm me and I can send you. It starts on page 3 Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  7. Can't correctly pronounce the high tone

    Regarding the Uber driver's comment,a girl in a bar the other day said I spoke Thai well and I was a handsome man. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Can't correctly pronounce the high tone

    My last post was meant to be a reply to whatever_works. Having trouble quoting. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  9. Can't correctly pronounce the high tone

    I am self taught from books and Stu Jay Ray youtube clips. I believe it is true as he says that native Thai speakers don't even understand how tones work just like, as an English speaker, I never thought that English is tonal but it is as he describes I believe'rolling'. His explanation that the tones come from opening and closing the throat and also his clips where he maps the different 'gaw gai ' and 'sala' sounds were great revelations in my Thai learning. After watching them I have gone back and re-learned all my words with the proper tongue and throat positions . Is great stuff he does on YouTube and recommended him greatly. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. Cham Yeam/Hat Lek IO scam

    Sorry pressed post by mistake on last post. I printed out an info sheet from Cambodia Travel and showed that and just sat there telling them how much I loved Koh Kong and Cambodia till they took the money. They tried it on many people when I was there including the fake health check. Beware. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Cham Yeam/Hat Lek IO scam

    I wanted to follow up my experience at Cham Yeam as it is still totally corrupt. I have been through there twice lately and first time they asked for 1500 baht instead of $30 USD. Second time they asked for $37USD. I had printed out an info sheet from Cambodia Travel and Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  12. Pattaya --> SriRacha

    I'd say nothing is completely safe in Thailand. I live on Sukumvit Rd halfway between Si Racha and Pattaya. I see buses all the time but never local ones. I am pretty sure most of the large buses are for long trips and it would be hard to find one for such a short trip. Just catch a baht bus. They usually go slow and it can be a scenic trip (both in the bus and out). If the driver is too fast and you don't feel safe just get off and catch the next one. Catch Uber etc home as others have suggested. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  13. Pattaya --> SriRacha

    You can catch a songthaew from Si Racha in front of the park near the beach. Same road as the hospital. Any motorbike taxi will take you there. It goes to Naklua Market on the beach for 20 baht or so. From there easy to catch another to Pattaya. Whole trip 30-40 mins. I am not sure how late they go back. The last one leaves Naklua Market at 7 pm or so (white colour-just up the side street from the 7/11) but they go from the corner of Sukumvit Rd and Sukhumvit Naklua Rd (10 minutes walk or short motorbike)to Si Racha alot later. I think the latest I caught was 8 pm but I was nervous that I'd be walking home). They are very safe and go slow (usually)so I wouldn't worry about a bus or minivan. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Pattaya to U-Tapao transport choices

    Built as a military airport. Diplomatically better for That's not to have US planes near Bangkok at DMK so sent them far away. Us troops started coming to small fishing village Pattaya for R&R and the rest followed. I heard you can catch a local bus cheap. (I think on Trip Advisor) Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. Facebook Problem

    Thanks Maestro. Unfortunately still the same. Am tempted to unfollow on Facebook but will give it some more time. Sent from my SM-J120G using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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