replied to the thread Moving to thailand,some questions
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Hi, I'm looking if possible to be there in Bangkok at the end of next month,March. I'll check with the Thai Embassy here,I'll try for a year long visa.
Please tell me a temporary place(s) that I can stay in Bankok at a reasonable price while I look for an apartment.
What are NICE CENTRALLY LOCATED AREAS/neighborhoods that you might suggest that I visit for rentals (one bedroom or large studio...
Where do I go and what's the name of the phone company so I can change the chip in my phone,so I can start making local and long dist. calls
How do you get your money from your bank over in the states to Bangkok at an ATM or something to be able to take it out, that doesn't over charge you? (Chase bank wanted to charge me three percent to take out my OWN money out- over there!
Do you guys know the name of a work out gym that doesn't insist on long term contracts?
Thank you very much for the info...As you can imagine time is of the essence.
I'll be looking for friends too! THANKS!!!
I have an apartment about 15 minute to downtown by train. I rent a room for $200 a week. Sleeps 2. Aircon, kitchen, living, dining common areas. Swimming pool on the roof.
Contact me if interested.
KTC BANK IS THE ONLY BANK TO ALLOW A NON RESIDENT TO OPEN AN ACOUNT,AND THEY HAVE ONLINE ACCESS AND TRANSFER ABILITY. SET UP ONLINE TRANSFER WITH YOUR US BANK TO MAKE IT ALL WORK. THERE IS A MODERN, BUT CHEAP, AND SAFE APARTMET BUILDING IN SE BANGKOK AREA CALLED SAMUT PRAKARN, THE SKYTRAIN GOES TO SOI 109, END OF THE LINE AND ITS ONLY ABOUT A KILOMETER FROM THERE TO SOI WATDAN, DOWN TO SOI SIP ET (SOI 11) APARTMENT CALLED YINDEE. OWNER IS BRITISH WITH THAI WIFE, RENT IS 100USD A MONTH, VERY SPARSLEY FURNISHED,NOT INCLUDING THE ELECTRIC COST, BUT SAFE WITH KEY CODE ENTRY. DONT HAVE THEIR NUMBER ANYMORE, LOOK FOR GORDON OSBORNEON FACEBOOK OR JAN OSBORNE.
Moving to Bangkok in July, son will be attending NIST International School on Sumhumvit 15, and I will be working near Sukhumvit end of Ekkamai. One of us will have a long commute. Any advice on the best compromise in terms of which area to live in?
I have an apartment in The Lat Phrao area. It's a 10 minute walk to the subway train which will take you to Sukhumvit in 20 minutes. It will also connect you to the Sky train station that goes anywhere in Bangkok in just a few minutes.
The rent is inexpensive and the apartments are comfy with Aircon and Wifi. They are completely furnished and a swimming pool on the roof is refreshing at the end of the day. I love it there so much, I've kept it for a year and rent out one of the rooms which has 2 beds for $950 a month. You can rent your own apartment (they are all two bedrooms) for $1100.00 but you'll have to pay utilities, and make a deposit, further, you'll have to stay there minimum 3 months.
It is a quiet residential area (only the birds get a bit loud in the morning) with a Big C supermarket within walking distance, several inexpensive restaurants visited by locals and plenty of cheap and good street food. The area becomes alive with the street food vendors after 7pm and quiets down by 9 or so.
Let me know if you are interested and I can give you more information. I'm from California and I love Thailand so much I've made it my home base for the next few years.
replied to the thread 4 weeks in Bangkok
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I'll be in Bangkok for 4 weeks, hotels, etc, that I can get a good price. Sukhumvit area
I have an apartment where I rent a room for $40 a night to a single person. It's located in the Lat Phrao area which is 20 minute ride on he subway to downtown. You can also rent your own apartment (very reasonable) in my building.
Let me know if you are interested and I'll give you more info.
The best bet these days is to check agoda.com, tripadvisor.com and bookings.com so you get accurate up-to-date info.
Best place for expats on a budget.
Well located, quiet and secure.
A nice place in a quiet neighborhood, yet close to everything.
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on the Thailand forum on May 14, 2013:
replied to the thread Chaing Mai in May 2013
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I will be in Chaing Mai in May  to check out and discover if I can retire to what appears to be a great location. I would like to meet other expats who can help me with a little advice over lunch. Coming from Arizona/USA.
That was one heck of a reply. THANK YOU.
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I'll be there too in May, last two weeks.. If you'd like a travel partner or meet-up,,
drio me a line at TRPytel959@yahoo.com