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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    that's got you thinking!
    what was your nick there, is koratfarang still going seen as the admin is always here.

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    Sneak down to Afterskool and tell them you've been a naughty boy

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    With my daughter's never ending quest to try every Hawaiian pizza in Thailand, it had to be an Italian restaurant tonight.

    We came across this place which looked interesting...



    Luigi was in fact a lovely guy who used to be a petrochemical engineer in a previous life before turning his hand to cooking. A Hawaiian pizza for the littlun, ordered before the menu came, but as I looked at the menu something caught my eye...



    Bladdy hell... this Nonna gets about! Rumours could start this way. It had to be the lasagne just to see if she's as good as TC makes out.

    And yes she was. Luigi and Nonna came up with the goods! Two happy punters... and in fact we were the only two customers. Covid must be hitting Bangkok business hard.



    So the end of a 'busy' day and back to the hotel. The wife didn't fancy coming (mainly because she didn't fancy going on a train... ha ha!), and whereas it's great to spend a few days alone with my daughter, it's hard work as well.

    I gave the wife a quick call from the hotel room, and she was complaining that Coco and Yogi kept her awake all last night, howling across the gate to each other. It seems that Coco's season is reaching climax...

    Oh well, tough... I didn't hear 'em!

    And one last pic of Soi Cowboy from my hotel room... another time maybe...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Sneak down to Afterskool and tell them you've been a naughty boy
    Something tells me that Afterskool won't be suitable for my nine year-old daughter...?

    But noted anyway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...you know, of course, you're only a few steps away from some of the tastiest Italian cuisine in bkk-Pala...
    I will have to check out where Pala is... so long as they do Hawaiian pizzas it's a definite possibility!

    In fact I now have a plan for tomorrow... breakfast at Bogon's Red Lion, a trip to Sea Life at the Paragon and dinner at Pala!

    I worry I'm spoiling the daughter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    It had to be the lasagne just to see if she's as good as TC makes out.
    ...Nonna would never use bechamel...she used ricotta to add a lighter creamy touch to her lasagne...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Taunton Station.
    So creepy.

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    I used to take the Friday evening train from Chumphon to BKK. Arrive early in the morning. Walk up Khao San Road past the ladyboys and hookers. And then take the sleeper train back on Sunday night. Quite often having to go straight to work because it was so late.
    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    Great pics, Mendip! That food looks delicious and your daughter is so cute! My preferred way of travel is train over plane that is why I tried the train in Thailand. I also took the slower train along the coast in Vietnam.. that is also worth a go if you ever have a chance. It is too bad that so many businesses have probably gone under and probably not many tourists around either. Taking the train in China and South Korea is fun as it is the bullet trains that go over 300kms/hr. Try it sometime!

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    Darn shame, I would have waited for the trains. I've caught them dozens of times in Thailand (and other places) as you say, the train is the point.

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    stay safe mate,choose where to go and DONT mix with anyone,after the past few days talk about cock ups and incompetance what has come to light nobody is safe.
    yesterday 3 people returned to korat from rayon all tested positive.if yoy can pick up a few signs,BEWARE OF THE DOG much appreciate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Darn shame, I would have waited for the trains. I've caught them dozens of times in Thailand (and other places) as you say, the train is the point.
    The thing is... 3 hours is an awful long time to spend at a train station with a nine year-old. There is absolutely nothing to do in Korat... station, and that 3 hour delay could easily have escalated. They said due to an accident... I'd imagine due to a motorbike or pick-up trying to beat the barriers at a crossing but getting it wrong. That's common place.

    But anyway... I'm thinking if trying the MRT today. I haven't been on anything like that since a tube in London about 30 years ago so it'll be quite a big event for both of us! I hate stuff like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    ...dinner at Pala!
    ...ask for a glass of Montepulciano red...and try the puttanesca on linguine. Your daughter can have pineapple on a Dunkin' Donuts treat next door...I fear she'll soon be asking for crickets and water bugs on her pizza: ffs man, guide your daughter away from such obvious aberrations......
    Majestically enthroned amid the vulgar herd

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    ^ To be fair she does always ask for a Hawaiian with 'mai mee sappalot'!

    I wish she'd eat pineapple... aberration or not it's hard enough to get fruit and veg into her as it is!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    dinner at Pala!
    ...location: right under BTS Asoke, sidewalk level, next to Terminal 21...tell them Tomcat sent you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    a view of Soi Cowboy from the pool... that small corridor of land must be worth a fortune.
    Meaning it's days are numbered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Meaning it's days are numbered.
    ...true, unless it's protected by those who benefit from its presence...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...true, unless it's protected by those who benefit from its presence...
    Oh indeed, but surely the real income is dropping compared to alternatives for the land use and then said protection will evaporate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    and then said protection will evaporate
    ...or more accurately, move to another location easily reached by the panting masses...the attraction, after all, will still be there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    move to another location easily reached by the panting masses...
    Not so sure, individually these places will move on, but I think they will become more dispersed. A wholesale transmigration of Soi Cowboy is not so likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Meaning it's days are numbered.
    A friend of mine bought two lots there and said the same thing (Tony's & Joe's bars) that was in 1988!
    With the current "environment" I can't see many new projects being started and look to see a lot of ongoing projects to shut down, commercial REIT may well become a thing of the past?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Meaning it's days are numbered.
    People have been saying that about Patpong and Soi Cowboy for over 30 years.

    Maybe COVID will finally kill them off...but it's rich terrain for the cops.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    People have been saying that about Patpong and Soi Cowboy for over 30 years.
    Washington Sq. Clinton Plaza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    With my daughter's never ending quest to try every Hawaiian pizza in Thailand
    My must go to eating house when in Bangkok is From the kitchen | No Idea Cafe great food and beers, & they do Hawaiian pizza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    So creepy.
    I think it looks like quite a nice small station.

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