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    Not the Ritz, but very good value apartment style hotel on Rama2 (not far from Central Rama2). Choice Residence, popular for medium, long stays too -no kids (peace?) below 8 allowed. Family run, dad and son runs the front office with mom doing brekkie. Only thb1020 with balcony, easy on the wallet. Tripadvisor reviews ranked 5*, Agoda >9



    Before lobby




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    Small lobby adorned by happy customers pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by yinyang View Post
    Not the Ritz, but very good value apartment style hotel on Rama2 (not far from Central Rama2). Choice Residence, popular for medium, long stays too -no kids (peace?) below 8 allowed. Family run, dad and son runs the front office with mom doing brekkie. Only thb1020 with balcony, easy on the wallet.
    Looks great buddy but why Rama 2? What's there at Rama 2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Froggy View Post
    Looks great ....but why Rama 2? What's there at Rama 2?
    En route and layover option from/to airport, before/after my usual up country drive (so vested interests). Gave up on Bangkae's 14 Resorts (only decent stay in neigbourhood).

    There's Central Rama2, Holland Microbrewery and some Issan live music pub joint.

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    Mind blowing som tam


    Garlic prawns


    Pad thai (same restaurant) for only thb60

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    No fine dining, had simple teppanyaki at Miyasaki in Central Mall. Salmon


    Love Doi Chiang kopi, pity not too many around. Great pit stops for some caffeine and stretch limbs. Give that crappy Amazon at PTT gas stations a miss

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    Quote Originally Posted by yinyang View Post
    En route and layover option from/to airport, before/after my usual up country drive (so vested interests). Gave up on Bangkae's 14 Resorts (only decent stay in neigbourhood).

    There's Central Rama2, Holland Microbrewery and some Issan live music pub joint.
    Thank you, great alternative

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    Holland Microbrewery, last time was 10 years ago. Dutch beers sucks, no fight with german at Tawandeng. Dunkel (dark beer) tasted sweet like wine. Bloody big hall, but zero crowds at 730pm. Shows a pale shadow of Tawandeng

    Promise of Palmy concert soon


    Had to try clone pork knuckles

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    Great live music in nice garden setting at Cicada night market at H Hin (only weekends). Very pro band, with milf singer who's an amazing entertainer. Never a dull moment with her cajoling the audience. Many in audience took videos throughout the evening of her performance, and even gave her hugs (and we know how conservative thais are).

    On sun evening, local music community had a donation drive for the recent flood victims with a free t-shirt (worth thb200). I dipped into my shallow pockets for 2 X thb500, refusing the 2nd t-shirt as you give without obligations.



    There was this brilliant flutist doing both pop and folk, he's an acclaimed musician (addressed him as arjan Moo).


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    Thailand is a big country and lots of travels done by car so the gas stations are pretty well equipped to serve drivers. Most common are 7-Elevens and even fast food joints. One feature these gas stations done outstandingly is their toilets generally very clean. Also for males to pee there are open air urinals at the back of every toilet

    Typical toilet


    Back of the toilet


    Mostly are very well landscaped

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    There are a few good coffee shops in Thailand the coffee as good if not better than Starbucks. One of the most popular is Cafe Amazon which can be found in almost every PTT gas station and also in most malls.


    A typical Cafe Amazon in a gas station












    My black coffee







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    Last Thursday was at a roadside shop breakfast with my maid and the dogs, pretty nice place

    Highway just in front of us


    Very old style


    Sells noodles or can ask them to cook what you want


    Was raining, very cooling


    I had minced pork porridge and omelette


    She had grilled pork over rice


    And there was Thai seafood salad


    Meal costs us like 210 baht or $8.60

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