Demise of Entertainment Venues after Covid

Quarky

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Did we all start in Soi 7? My first visit started there too..

We're almost inbreds with each other... 55
 

MarcTwoSix

Well-known member
Did we all start in Soi 7? My first visit started there too..

We're almost inbreds with each other... 55
Nope
Some of us have a little respect for ourselves

Just a little 5555

But no, I wouldn't fly halfway across the world, or I think across the world, and stay in a shit place
 

Quarky

Administrator
Nope
Some of us have a little respect for ourselves

Just a little 5555

But no, I wouldn't fly halfway across the world, or I think across the world, and stay in a shit place
Well I went to Bangkok and Phuket first... took me a few trips to dare visit Pattaya... but Soi 7 was recommended on Phuket Info at the time.. so that is where I went.... 55

I mostly stay near Soi 10 these days. Well last time I was there.. Sea Me Spring etc. Probably still shit for you... 55
 

Moo Uaon

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Pattaya Bay Resort had just opened when i first went and stayed there. 7&8 weren't that far away.
I tend to stay in Jomtien now as i don't like being right on top of the action.

It's going to be very different going back to LoS next as it's been so long and i've got a very different lifestyle now here in Oz with work and partner.
 

Quarky

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Pattaya Bay Resort had just opened when i first went and stayed there. 7&8 weren't that far away.
I tend to stay in Jomtien now as i don't like being right on top of the action.

It's going to be very different going back to LoS next as it's been so long and i've got a very different lifestyle now here in Oz with work and partner.
I stayed there a lot as well. It's gone now. New name and completely renovated... probably not the same low prices.
 

do ron

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Nope
Some of us have a little respect for ourselves

Just a little 5555

But no, I wouldn't fly halfway across the world, or I think across the world, and stay in a shit place
I prefer the 1000 baht a night type guesthouses .

I think its the informal nature of them and I don't particularly enjoy traipsing through a fancy hotel foyer with last nights barfine high heels in hand .

I remember on my first trip to Patong I stayed in a guesthouse on one of the side roads off Nanai , it was owned by an Italian and his Thai missus . I used to sneak out the back around the pool so they wouldn't see me with another BG .

I was so innocent those days .
 

MarcTwoSix

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I prefer the 1000 baht a night type guesthouses .

I think its the informal nature of them and I don't particularly enjoy traipsing through a fancy hotel foyer with last nights barfine high heels in hand .

I remember on my first trip to Patong I stayed in a guesthouse on one of the side roads off Nanai , it was owned by an Italian and his Thai missus . I used to sneak out the back around the pool so they wouldn't see me with another BG .

I was so innocent those days .
I can see that point

I just feel if I am flying across the world, I want to stay somewhere nice

Also, I didn't know it my 1st trip but I really don't like installed AC in Thailand
Always makes me sick

So need a hotel with central air
 

Quarky

Administrator
I can see that point

I just feel if I am flying across the world, I want to stay somewhere nice

Also, I didn't know it my 1st trip but I really don't like installed AC in Thailand
Always makes me sick

So need a hotel with central air
Why is that? Why does installed AC make you sick?
 

do ron

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I can see that point

I just feel if I am flying across the world, I want to stay somewhere nice

Also, I didn't know it my 1st trip but I really don't like installed AC in Thailand
Always makes me sick

So need a hotel with central air
Thats a very valid point you make regarding AC .

About 10 years ago an acquaintance recommended a guesthouse he was staying in up on Nanai . Good montly rates , friendly staff , nice and clean etc etc - looking back at it now there was probably a fincancial incentive for my acquaintance .

Anyway , myself and another friend rocked up after a long flight and booked in . The first 3 days were always a blur for me in Thailand as hit the piss so much , but towards the end of the first week we complained about a construction site next door . It was this incessant jackhammer noise from 8am that even forced the bargirls to get up and leave . The owner of the guesthouse advised she had a sister guesthouse further down Nanai to which she'd give us a room once it became available in circa a week .

Once we got down to the sister guesthouse we noticed straight away it was more dated , it was once of those places where the Thai girls shared rooms between them . I'm a stiff upper lip type of bloke and Thais don't take complaints too well so we just stayed - these days id just walk .

Now I've 2 theories of how I got very sick , but ended up in Phuket International Hospital at £250 per night . I had severe coughing as if something was in my lungs and completely lost my appetite . When I got home they diagnosed me with a type of Pneumonia but it could have been liegonnaires- hell it could have even been covid .

Theory 1 ( My theory ) - 10 years ago , I was early 30's and full of beans . My daily routine in Thailand was weights in the gym soon as I woke , protein and few beers in day . At night , id have one of those liquid viagra's , a skin full of San Miguel , take a Bar girl back and shag the life out of her . I got sick as my metabolism was so run down .

Theory 2 ( Dad's Theory , he's not privy to the above ) - The AC in new guesthouse hadn't been cleaned regularly and I picked up my sickness from that and it is plausible . I do remember lying on the bed one afternoon and feeling something bit my throat , who knows .
 

MarcTwoSix

Well-known member
Thats a very valid point you make regarding AC .

About 10 years ago an acquaintance recommended a guesthouse he was staying in up on Nanai . Good montly rates , friendly staff , nice and clean etc etc - looking back at it now there was probably a fincancial incentive for my acquaintance .

Anyway , myself and another friend rocked up after a long flight and booked in . The first 3 days were always a blur for me in Thailand as hit the piss so much , but towards the end of the first week we complained about a construction site next door . It was this incessant jackhammer noise from 8am that even forced the bargirls to get up and leave . The owner of the guesthouse advised she had a sister guesthouse further down Nanai to which she'd give us a room once it became available in circa a week .

Once we got down to the sister guesthouse we noticed straight away it was more dated , it was once of those places where the Thai girls shared rooms between them . I'm a stiff upper lip type of bloke and Thais don't take complaints too well so we just stayed - these days id just walk .

Now I've 2 theories of how I got very sick , but ended up in Phuket International Hospital at £250 per night . I had severe coughing as if something was in my lungs and completely lost my appetite . When I got home they diagnosed me with a type of Pneumonia but it could have been liegonnaires- hell it could have even been covid .

Theory 1 ( My theory ) - 10 years ago , I was early 30's and full of beans . My daily routine in Thailand was weights in the gym soon as I woke , protein and few beers in day . At night , id have one of those liquid viagra's , a skin full of San Miguel , take a Bar girl back and shag the life out of her . I got sick as my metabolism was so run down .

Theory 2 ( Dad's Theory , he's not privy to the above ) - The AC in new guesthouse hadn't been cleaned regularly and I picked up my sickness from that and it is plausible . I do remember lying on the bed one afternoon and feeling something bit my throat , who knows .
Yup
I've had it more than once in Thailand

But one other thing I've done is stop drinking on the flight over and that has seemed to help also

Before, I'd start drinking once I got through check-in waiting for my flight and on the plane, then at my connection and then on 2nd plane

I stopped doing that about 5 years ago

If I have a late night flight
I might have one or 2 beers at a nice dinner before I head to the airport
But that's it
 

Quarky

Administrator
Yup
I've had it more than once in Thailand

But one other thing I've done is stop drinking on the flight over and that has seemed to help also

Before, I'd start drinking once I got through check-in waiting for my flight and on the plane, then at my connection and then on 2nd plane

I stopped doing that about 5 years ago

If I have a late night flight
I might have one or 2 beers at a nice dinner before I head to the airport
But that's it
Apart from food poisoning, I've never been ill in Thailand... though I have a few times about a week after I get back.. i blame the flights... 55
 

MarcTwoSix

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Apart from food poisoning, I've never been ill in Thailand... though I have a few times about a week after I get back.. i blame the flights... 55
Yup I got pneumonia on a flight back

You guys don't have to worry too much about the Chinese hacking and coughing all flight like my routes

I will mask up going forward regardless of requirements
 

PeteGill

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Theory 1 ( My theory ) - 10 years ago , I was early 30's and full of beans . My daily routine in Thailand was weights in the gym soon as I woke , protein and few beers in day . At night , id have one of those liquid viagra's , a skin full of San Miguel , take a Bar girl back and shag the life out of her . I got sick as my metabolism was so run down .

Theory 2 ( Dad's Theory , he's not privy to the above ) - The AC in new guesthouse hadn't been cleaned regularly and I picked up my sickness from that and it is plausible . I do remember lying on the bed one afternoon and feeling something bit my throat , who knows .
Possible theory three. Dehydration.
And I say that because twice I have got sick where I could trace it back to not taking in enough water. Beer sadly does not count.
Lots of walking around in the heat, followed by a few beers to cool down and then a night on the town. That was in my earlier visits. I am now a great believer in those re-hydrate sachets. I make sure that I take in lots of water too. Especially before bed, even if it means a few extra toilet visits during the night 555
 

MarcTwoSix

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Possible theory three. Dehydration.
And I say that because twice I have got sick where I could trace it back to not taking in enough water. Beer sadly does not count.
Lots of walking around in the heat, followed by a few beers to cool down and then a night on the town. That was in my earlier visits. I am now a great believer in those re-hydrate sachets. I make sure that I take in lots of water too. Especially before bed, even if it means a few extra toilet visits during the night 555
I drink water constantly, just in every day life

Even at the bar, if I order a drink, I always order an ice water as well
 

do ron

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Possible theory three. Dehydration.
And I say that because twice I have got sick where I could trace it back to not taking in enough water. Beer sadly does not count.
Lots of walking around in the heat, followed by a few beers to cool down and then a night on the town. That was in my earlier visits. I am now a great believer in those re-hydrate sachets. I make sure that I take in lots of water too. Especially before bed, even if it means a few extra toilet visits during the night 555
Ya potentially . I do use those Deschanp sachets in Thailand , can't remember if I did back then . I even drink more water in regular everyday life now ( Evian) , no carbonated shit .

Just the things we do when we're younger , behaving like we're bullet proof . Couldn't do it now .
 

Nomad

Well-known member
Possible theory three. Dehydration.
And I say that because twice I have got sick where I could trace it back to not taking in enough water. Beer sadly does not count.
Lots of walking around in the heat, followed by a few beers to cool down and then a night on the town. That was in my earlier visits. I am now a great believer in those re-hydrate sachets. I make sure that I take in lots of water too. Especially before bed, even if it means a few extra toilet visits during the night 555
The best way to avoid a hangover is hydration. I try to have a bottle or glass of water for every couple of beers, and then a bottle or two on the way home. More interrupted sleep, but wake up feeling good (or at least less bad, depending on the night!)
 
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