I Cant Believe this is Pattaya II

  My junior high school Science teacher taught us humans have three basic needs; food, clothing and shelter.  Last month I pontificated about the endless choices Pattayans have when it comes to satisfying the “Food” portion of the human needs trilogy.  This month we are going to explore the “shelter” options.   Ask a Bangkokian what kind of housing is available in Pattaya and they will reflexively blurt out “condos … a lot of condos in Pattaya”.  Indeed, simply putting an “s” on the end of the abbreviated word “condo”…

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KOH SAMAE SAN by KhaiTom

  Want to get out of the City? Don’t want to travel far? Feel like a quiet day on the beach, maybe a little snorkeling? but don’t know where to go! Don’t worry we do and we are going to tell you all about it.     SAMAE SAN ISLAND Samae San Island is a great island to visit if you need a day away from the chaos, noise and the crowds in in Pattaya. It doesn’t take long to get there, under an hour car/bus ride to Samae San…

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Luggage Fetish The Right “Stuff” for Travelers

  When a woman looks in her closet and sees 300 pair of shoes she realizes she may have a problem.     When a man’s heart rate races and his palms get sweaty over a magazine advertisement for the latest model of Omega timepiece (not a watch mind you but a “timepiece”) he knows there are some deep psychological issues in play.  Modern humans like “stuff”.  We all become inordinately attached to certain categories of “stuff”.     Nearly 20 years ago I vowed to liberate myself from “stuff”.…

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Getting a Home Gym that works for you

  Do you know what the best gym in town is? It’s the one you will go to. How many times have you joined a gym or fitness center, only to find a million reasons not to go? I’ve got news for you; you won’t get in shape simply carrying around a membership card. The home gym solution is superior to a membership driven fitness center on many levels. You can install the equipment you actually use. You can install the entertainment that motivates you like your own music. And…

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An interview with Cees Cuijpers of RE MAX Town & Country

  RE MAX Town & Country, Pattaya   Town & Country have been involved in Pattaya real estate since 2003. Recently it switched from its offices in Pattaya Tai to new premises in the Jomtien Complex Condotel and aligned themselves with the Re/Max group of international estate agents. Here, REm consultant editor Dave Buckley interviews T&C’s managing director Cees Cuijpers about the changes…     Dave Buckley : Cees, I visited your Pattaya Tai offices many times and found the layout -especially on the upper floors – to be a…

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Discover Mae Phim

  Laem Mae Phim……you’ll be forgiven if like me the name isn’t somewhere that jumps to mind quickly and that’s part of its beauty. Mae Phim beach has to be one of if not the best kept secrets on the East Coast of Thailand, located only 180 kilometers from Bangkok in the province of Rayong and only just over an hour’s drive from the vibrant city of Pattaya this somewhat hidden gem is a must see to believe. Although on the mainland Mae Phim has a distinct ‘Island Feel’ and…

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