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  3. Unavowed

    Landmark

    I most certainly will be wondering down that way, but if it saves me a walk after a hangover all the better…[emoji38] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. oliver17

    Landmark

    Occasionally, but why would you wait for a random hooker to wander by the Landmark when 100 feet away is Soi 4, arguably the world's most notorious red light district with more freelancers than there are stars in heaven?
  5. Unavowed

    Landmark

    I will be at the Landmark in a couple of weeks. Do any freelancers hang around there (TG and GG)? I know they have a bar and cafe where I might spend a bit of time Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. katana57

    Carry on Only Tips

    Exactly. But as I mentioned in an earlier post, if I take a checked in bag I still use the vest.That way I don't need a carry on.Everything I would usually put in a carry on fits in the vest.A breeze going through security too....No messing around emptying your pockets, etc. Another thing I bought from Scottevest was a windbreaker. I ride a motorcycle everyday , and because I can get everything I need into it,I don't need to hump around a rucksack or daysack/backpack. Just another option to think about.
  7. Knobby

    Carry on Only Tips

    The vest idea I am liking.
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  9. sornierob

    Dawin since reopening

    Has anyone stayed at the Dawin since reopening? Planning on being there first 2 weeks of December.
  10. gainsbarre

    Indian Food Restaurant

    Tkx for the Intel Didn't know he was closed
  11. Victortheo

    Indian Food Restaurant

    Gaggan closed as I understand. He is doing some chef tables/stalls etc as I heard, and collaborating on something with the Suhring brothers. Hearing a bit about something on or around Soi 15 called Varanasi (or Benaras) but not personally tried. Frankly it always surprised me that there is no really good Indian restaurant ( outside of Gaggan's- but that was fusion and hard to get in) in Bangkok. Everything on Sukhumvit even between Thonglor upto Pratunam ( Siam) is passable or below The Lebua had a good chef for inhouse dishes. UK, UAE , USA metros way ahead.
  12. sornierob

    Carry on Only Tips

    I have 3 SotteVests and have been using them for over 10 years--never go without wearing one. I carry everything in the vest that I do not want to lose and that I want to access during the flights. I also haven't checked a bag for 25 or more years and my trips are usually 4-6 weeks. Never had a problem finding a wash and fold shop, and some hotels will do it cheaply.
  13. Knobby

    Carry on Only Tips

    Ok well I will keep that in mind.
  14. Rodrigo

    Carry on Only Tips

    The turban was my idea. The rest I have seen it done. I couldn't believe it when I saw this thin guy I know who looked fat when he turned up at the airport. The funny thing was the security only asked him to remove his jacket and nothing else.
  15. Knobby

    Dynasty Grande

    Good work that man. Keep us updated
  16. Knobby

    Carry on Only Tips

    Nice idea, I might do some of that. Dunno about a turban though
  17. Knobby

    Carry on Only Tips

    I might get one, or one similar. I see fishing vests are of the same type with lots of pockets. I do have and use a small shoulder bag for day-to-day use.
  18. Rodrigo

    Carry on Only Tips

    The best way to do this is to wear multiple layers of clothing. Yes you are legally allowed to wear multiple layers. I mean two or three pairs of underwear. A pair of shorts and your pants over that. 3 socks and two t shirts and a polo shirt over them. Grab a t shirt and roll it over your head as a turban. The rest you can put it in your carry on. Once you get thru the airline staff just take those off and put them in your carry on.
  19. Long John

    Bangkok best hotel

    Yep, stayed at Eleven in April through all the covid shit. Test, the works. Could not fault it. Next trip I am going back to the Grand Business Inn,(Soi 11), which is where I finished off my last trip. Have a large suite for very small money. Does everything I need. I'm a believer,(sorry a bad pun re the Monkees), in not paying big money for a room. Rather the girls got it.
  20. taaseesanuk

    Bangkok best hotel

    Agreed, going back there is like putting on an old pair of slippers....it's old fashioned ways are part of it's charm. I took the best suite they had last time as it was ridiculously cheap and not much more than one of the executive rooms.....in truth it was still decades behind the one I had at Citrus suites, but as you say the location is the best you will get, and reception and security have seen every single kind walk through them doors....nobody bats an eyelid....I look forward to returning soon. You know what, as I think about it, I believe that Nana use it's dated old fashioned persona to attract a target guest.....single traveller, 50+, with one sole intention of sleeping, eating, and Mongering.....I guess that's me and a load more besides!......Millennials, generation X, package tourists and ex Hotel inspectors should probably look elsewhere.
  21. katana57

    Carry on Only Tips

    They're handy even if you take a checked-in bag.....no need for a carry-on.Everything you'd usually put in a carry-on will fit in the vest. And convenient going through security.
  22. smegma

    Dynasty Grande

    I called the Dynasty Grande today as I’m in town in a few weeks, given the place was fenced off when I was in BKK 6 weeks ago I was actually surprised the phone was answered and they had reopened just this week. I’ve been staying here for 12 years and am rapt they have reopened however there are some drawbacks, only the front wing has reopened at the moment so no balcony rooms available (to smoke a spliff) and the prices seemed to be a little higher than pre-Covid rates even with a 25% reopening discount, also the excellent gym hasn’t reopened yet and I wasn’t assured it would be if I booked even though she said “open in a couple of weeks”. She said the pool is open which is great, it was a green swamp 6 weeks ago from my vantage point next door at the Citrus Suites. You have to book directly with the hotel website as you can’t book with Agoda or booking.com just yet. Anyway I’m gonna go with the Citrus Suites again for this trip and hopefully they are fully operational and back to normal in a few months.
  23. AlphaRevolution

    Hyatt Regency

    i stayed about 1 month ago and also stayed many times prior to Covid. No change what so ever. Everything exactly the same apart from the breakfast buffet were they ask you to wear a mask (however this is still the norm in most hotels i have stayed) That was a month ago, im not sure if that is still the requirement now.
  24. george1515

    Bangkok best hotel

    I concur with ipartridge regarding Nana Hotel. It’s the grand dame of all the BKK hotels. Can’t beat its location as it is located right smack in front of Nana Plaza, it has a good size pool to lounge during the day, it offers a more than decent breakfast buffet (included with room). If you were put off by its old fashioned rooms, they were renovated around 2015. Their staff are very efficient and utterly professional and believe me they have seen and heard it all so no need to fret when walking thru the lobby with two lb’s by your side. I have found memories of staying there on my first visit to the LoS and I am glad that some things like Nana Hotel never change.
  25. mike746

    Bangkok best hotel

    Eleven, in soi 11, 60 second walk to Cindys LB, friendly, no problem, excellent pool, excellent breakfast, excellent staff, stayed many times before, will keep going back
  26. ipartridge

    Bangkok best hotel

    I will always have a soft spot for Hotel Nana. I know its a bit of a hole but I like the staff and enjoy chatting to the guests. It also has the best location going. It was the first Bangkok hotel I stayed in so probably a bit sentimental about it. Will be in BKK end of October, first part of the stay I have treated myself to the Landmark, always admired the place and after 3 years of not going away thought I would push the boat out. on the last leg of the holiday will stay at the Nana.
  27. sydney69er

    Hyatt Regency

    Yes I stayed at Hyatt Regency Sukhumvit in July. Had stayed there back in 2019 as well. I highly recommend it. Everything you need within a few blocks. It is on the corner of Soi 13 and less than 100 meters walk to Soi 11 and Nana BTS station just after that. Heaps of restaurants, beer bars and ofcourse Check In Bar only 280 meters walk away or short stumble back. There is an overpass over Sukhumvit which takes you straight into Hyatt Regency Level 1 but you have to go back down to Lobby to get up to the rooms. I spent 7 nights there and did not venture more than 280 meters away well i did get down to Nana Entertainment area too which is only 6 minutes walk. No dramas bringing guests back to your room. No questions asked. Buffet breakfast was very busy when i was there but still could get a table each morning. Big thumbs up for the swimming pool on level 6. The rooftop bar Spectrum Lounge is pretty cool for expensive drinks and great view. I visited there in 2019 but not in 2022.
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