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  1. $ 1,000 USD in Las Vegas at some strip club. That included wine, bottle of champagne, use of the VIP area and an hour of lap dances and tease with the darling of my choice. Expected more and felt ripped off. Live and learn. In LOS really don't know but have had many tabs over 3k on soi 33.
  2. Actually the culture is still today different north vrs south. The south is closer to and more open to western culture. In my experience even things like hotel and restaurant service in the south were better, plus more nightlife (though nothing like Thailand).
  3. Yes Patpong should be open as it is not in Wattana district where elections are being held. So Sukhumvit places from 6 pm Friday on will be closed.
  4. Worst: Gymkhana Club in Chiang Mai Best - hmmmm, easier to do by area: Bangkok - Alpine Phuket - Red Mountain Chiang Mai - Chiang Mai Highlands Scotland - St. Andrews Old Course USA - TPC Stadium Cours, Ponte Vedra FL
  5. For Soi Cowboy, After School is legendary for its 'naughty boy' corner which has what you are looking for.
  6. The 'rule of thumb' in real estate is that all properties migrate toward their 'highest and best' use (mainly from a financial perspective though social concerns are sometimes also given priority). With the amount of cash flow Soi Cowboy regularly brings in for a bunch of old buildings on a narrow stip, it may already be at its highest and best use. :-)
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    Danang?

    Anyone have any experience with the Danang night scene and recommendations? I know it is relatively quiet and definitely not a nightlife destination, but if you were going to be there for other reasons and wanted some fun?
  8. Rex hotel new wing rooms are very nice. In the old wing the suites are OK but the regular rooms are small, dingy and 3 star quality at best.
  9. For whatever reason, sounds like she has had enough of the other guy and wants to leave him. I've been in a similar situation a couple of times. Once with a Thai girl she discovered the guy had another girlfriend in Vietnam (he was making frequent supposed 'business' trips there). Another time with a Chinese girl who married the other guy (mainly because she needed a visa and financial support), then left him because after they were married she learned he was a manic depressive control freak and life with him was intolerable.
  10. Bangkok Boutique is a bit of a long walk to Sukhumvit, though the MRT is not far away. Traffic in front of the hotel is a nightmare 7 days a week, worse than Sukhumvit.
  11. Oakwood is a large and reputable company. A few years ago when I did a corporate relo in the US I had an Oakwood apartment. Actually it was at a regular apartment complex, though Oakwood leased a few units there that they had fully furnished and serviced for subleasing. I was very happy with their service. The property on Soi 18 looks like a classy setup.
  12. Sheraton is much nicer than the Caravelle (which is overrated in my opinion). Renaissance is in between. All the above though are overpriced (you pay for location - for a relatively poor country property values are sky high). For some 'old world' flavor the Majestic is good. If you don't mind being a 5 - 10 minute cheap taxi ride from the central area, New World is an excellent choice. Aside from the location (nothing within walking distance of note other then a park across the street), it is better than the Renaissance or Caravelle, and much less expensive.
  13. Totally ridiculous. It has been interesting to see the reactions and level of support for the Red movement over the last year. Before the 2009 Songkran riots, the Red had significant support. After that they lost many people. When the most recent uprising started two months ago, the Reds predicted a 'Million Man March'. Actual numbers were closer to between 100,000 and 150,0000. They were also going to send 200 boats down the Chao Phaya river from Ayuttaya. Actual number was more like 10 - 20. A year ago the Reds were supported by most taxi drivers in Bangkok. Over the last month I would say no more than 50% of taxi drivers (I use taxis often in BKK). A month ago I had one taxi driver tell me 'Thaksin and Bin Laden same, same, no different'. Two months ago most Bangkok motorcycle taxi riders supported the Reds and would gather around the radio to listen to the speeches from the Red Leaders, even flying Red flags at their posts. Since then more and more were moving away from the radios and sitting just far enough away where they didn't have to listen to the nonstop propaganda. By last weekend it was typically 30% sittting around the radio, 30% sitting far from the radio, and the others somewhere in between. In the last 3 days, many of the motorcycle taxi stations where radios had been tuned to the Reds nonstop for 2 months, had been turned off. Those who supported the Reds were off the join them. The others just wanted to distance themselves.
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    Baccara Closed 5 days

    All nightlife venues and most other Bangkok businesses are closed tonight due to today's events and the current curfew that no one is allowed out after 8 pm except if going to the airport, etc (must be ready to show passport and tickets if stopped). If the situation is stable tomorrow, chances are there will be no curfew and most businesses will resume normal operation as soon as possible.
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    Classic Rock

    Classic Rock Night Spots: A-Go-Go: Sheba's on Soi Cowboy Live Music: Club at entranct to Soi Cowboy, and the band that plays Friday nights at Mo Jos on Soi 33 (can't remember thier name).
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