Category: Thailand

What a Thai-European child looks like

Perhaps someone is wondering what the European-Thai half-caste looks like.

Luuk^-krue:ng^ (luuk^ – child, krue:ng^ – half) literally translates as “half-caste”. In some languages there are negative connotations in this word, but in Thai it is just a word, without an emotional connotation. In the video below, you can hear a mother calling her baby luuk-krue:ng.

She also calls him “uan” (อ้วน, “fat”) – you definitely shouldn't call other people that.))))

Baby's first steps

The first two videos are especially noteworthy in that they capture the very, very first steps. Up to this point, the child was able to crawl, was able to stand up, was able to walk with the help of a walker, was able to climb stairs /beds/chairs, but could not walk.


I started filming because he got to his feet and, looking at his feet, tried to move one leg – the video shows what happened immediately after that, that is, the very first steps. In the video, the child is 11 months old.

Inquisitive child on a walk

Four videos from one walk.


If you are interested in skin tone, then in this video a Thai woman approaches the child – you can compare.

Child in a shopping cart

Small video from Big C.

In this video he “says”, my wife asked me, “what does he say, maybe something in Russian?”, My mother asked me “what does he say in Thai?”. In fact, it’s just baby talk, in no language.


The photo was taken on the eve of the video with the first steps – that is, he still cannot walk, but already wants to help his father work.

On this one he is 6 months old.

The cover photo is also a photo on the eve of the first steps.

Pattaya bus stations

The article has been moved here: Pattaya bus stations

We also recommend you the new website Background information about Pattaya (Information for life and travel in Pattaya). There will be up-to-date instructions for residents of this city and travelers who need verified information.

On this site you will find manuals for independent travel (within city and intercity public transport, bus and train stations, tips), as well as information necessary for foreigners who permanently reside in Thailand (visa issues, banking and money issues, general information about the country) and much more!

Where to stay in Pattaya?

I write about Pattaya, about the purchase of housing there, and after all, its streets are right in front of my eyes, but I caught myself thinking that not everyone is well oriented in this city.

Let me introduce you to it a little on Google Maps.

Legend on my map:

1. Scale. This line is equal to one kilometer.

2. I have lived in this place for over a year, this is my first home when I came to live in Thailand. To the sea in a straight line a little more than a kilometer.

3. Big C Extra, Pro Language School – a large supermarket and language training school (for student visa), respectively. From my house to school 5-7 minutes walk and I was still late)))

4. The famous Walking Street

5. Pratumnak Hill (the edge of South Pattaya towards Jomtien), in short “mountains”. Here is the Pattaya View Point and the big Buddha. This, along with Walking Street, South Pattaya

6. Jomtien, Pattaya area stretched along the sea. There are umbrellas on the shore, it is here that the Immigration Office is where all foreigners need to go. A normal place, but a little far from the center, so rental housing is cheaper here

7. Central Festival is a big, maybe the biggest shopping center. This is where the ShabuShi Buffet, Zara Store and more are located. We met here for the first time with my first wife)))) I like this place.

8. The so-called Coconut Bar. Wide pedestrian path along the sea to Walking Street. Coconut – because coconut trees grow there. And Bar – because there are girls on the path…

9. Bus station – from here you can go to Bangkok and other places.

10. Sukhumvit Road – Sukhumvit Highway. I lived outside Sukhumvit, there is life there too (a reference to the joke “Is there life outside the Moscow Ring Road?”).

Where South Pattaya I said, Central Pattaya is the area where arrows 2, 3, 7, 8 are pointing. And North Pattaya on my map is partially cut off, it is located “above” Central on the map. There is also life there, in the sense of ordinary, it was there that I stayed on my first vacation. There is no nightlife beyond Sukhumvit, in North Pattaya the nightlife is also so-so, all the movement is in the South. Central also has something.

Where Dmitry (Thailandcer) lived in Pattaya

Thailandcer is a popular blogger, now deceased, he wrote about Thai women, night life. Let's find the area where he stayed in Pattaya – this is a quote from his commentary, I marked the legend on the second map with numbers in brackets. To make it easier for you to navigate, I added Central Festiva (1) and Walking Street (2) to the map:

Looking for a room in Pattaya. Again, I have never ordered in advance via the Internet. But I had personal preferences related to the past, nostalgia. Therefore, I always took a room in the area between soi Bongkot (8), the third street before the market in Bukhao (7), and the Beach road (6). It also includes soi Lengkee (3), soi Diana (4), Buakhao (5), and many small adjacent unnamed alleys. I walked around this area with my feet, although it is rather tiring. I always regretted that I did not rent a motorbike in the city. I looked into all suitable houses and asked for a room. I always examined the rooms personally.

The price depends on the pocket. Many rent only for a month. In general, I proceeded from the fact that a clean, bright room with air conditioning, within walking distance of places of interest to me, including Walking Street, should cost no more than 6,000 baht per month. Electricity and water are separate. In fact, for such a price it is very difficult to find in the area I need, either cramped, damp, dark and far away. Have to search.

Daily rent of rooms is unprofitable. They ask for a minimum of 600 baht per day, and up to 9,000 baht per month for the same room. It was expensive to me.

Look, not far from number 5 is 9 Karat Condo – I lived there for over a year at first. I often walked along the streets mentioned by Dmitry, but already arm in arm with my wife, usually returning from the beach or simply aimless city walks.

Everything is nearby, all the neighbors. Therefore, although Jomtien in terms of beach recreation is much better than the places described above in Central and South Pattaya, it is still “on the outskirts”, it is not exactly what we need.

I lived behind Sukhumvit for the reason that we were expecting the birth of a child, and three of us + grandmothers are cramped in the studio. Therefore, I rented a house – there was little money and at the price of a studio it was only enough for a house outside Sukhumvit. When my family came to visit, they liked it. But, in fact, it is not very convenient without a motorcycle. But here everything is primarily determined by personal life – at that time I was in such ecstasy that I simply did not pay attention to minor everyday inconveniences.

When (if at all) will all this be back now?..

So where to stay in Pattaya?

If you come for adult entertainment, then the most best place is in the area designated by Dmitry (Thailandcer). There are three-storey houses (townhouses) where you can find rooms for rent. In fact, close to this area you can find apartment buildings, like condos, but without a pool and their own territory. If I don’t save up for an apartment, then I’ll look for an apartment in Central Pattaya – in theory, it should be convenient and economical.

If you have come for a permanent life and have mastered a motorcycle, then you can rent a room almost anywhere – with a motorcycle it is convenient to live everywhere.

Without a motorcycle – Central Pattaya is convenient, it is convenient to get to schools, the beach, fairly large shopping centers and other shops.

How to choose an apartment in Thailand to buy: condo up to 900 thousand baht (less than $29000)

In the first part “How to choose an apartment in Thailand to buy: the cheapest condos” we looked at condominiums costing from 600 to 700 thousand baht (approximately 24 thousand dollars).

In the same article, I mentioned that there will be a sequel. I was planning to do a review of apartments for sale in the range of 800,000 – 1,000,000 baht, but there are a lot of proposals in this range, so I split it in two. In this post, we will look at apartments between 800,000 and 900,000 baht.

Unlike the previous article, I will not mention apartments that do not belong to the foreign quota. Those for which the type of ownership is not specified will also not be mentioned.

If you are looking for an inexpensive studio in a condominium, then you should focus on the price of 900-950 thousand baht, since everything that is cheaper, or has a flaw, or is a bargain that quickly disappears from the market and needs to be watched.

Let me remind you that I am looking through the ads for the sale of apartments on this site:

Links to other sites with advertisements for the sale of apartments in Thailand can be found in the article “Where else to look for apartments for purchase and rent in Thailand”.


Condo for sale in South Pattaya, Chonburi

Studio at Thepprasit Rd / South Pattaya (Ke-Ha Thepprasit). Size –32 Sq.m. 6th. floor.

Thai Name (FQ available).

Price: ฿ 850,000

In a Thai name, but a foreign quota is available (be sure to double-check!!!).

The room is not hooked, the location is not entirely clear – Thepprasit road is large and, in any case, not in a very convenient location.

There are many offers – we continue to search.


Studio (44 sq.m.) @ Baan Suan Lalana (situated in Jomtien area). Listed for sale for Hot price - 875,000 THB. (discounted from an old price 1,100,000 THB). This shady side unit comes Fully furnished, equipped with Kitchen, Cooking hob, Microwave, Fridge, TV, Air-con, Washing machine, Internet, Cable TV, and registered in Foreigner name. This unit is situated on 1 floor and has nice Garden view.

Price: ฿ 875,000

Huge area – 44 square meters, apparently due to the huge balcony. The room looks moderately worn. It is necessary to carefully study the nuances associated with the first floor – thieves, insects, the noise of cars, onlookers looking in the windows and so on.

Location – Jomtien.

It is difficult to answer unequivocally – in general, there are big doubts about this room.


Foreign Ownership | Jomtien Beach Condo A3 | 1 Bedroom, 10th Floor- Studio | 30 sqm | City View |

The large complex Jomtien Beach Condo consists of 5 buildings, is within walking distance from the sea, night market, and public transport (tuk-tuks)

- The distance is 400m to the sea.

- It is a very popular complex; the proximity of the sea and infrastructure.

Near the complex:

  • Minimarkets
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Massage parlors
  • Souvenir shops

The complex has:

  • Large swimming pool
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Cafes
  • Russian restaurants

Price: ฿ 879,000

Photos from 2014, instinct tells that the room is in a terrible state.


Condo features: Foreign ownership 28.39 SM studio condo with balcony, Small size gym, Swimming pool, 5 minutes walk to the beach, beach road and Taxi route, Situated in a quiet soi with limited number of condos Low number of condo units in the building , Newer building, Full view of the Pool, 24 hour security, Elevator, second floor, Cooler condo, no sun exposure, Communal washer, and water purification system, Parking, Furnished, In a very clean, and move in condition, fresh neutral color of paint (white) all over over the interior of the condo, Equipped with kitchenette with sink and area to prepare the food, lots of cabinets, with some dishes, good size shower room with hot water New bed and bedding (mattress, blanket , sheets, and pillows), New curtains with special anti sun fabric down on the back Included appliances and furniture: Updated and newly serviced CA, refrigerator, smart TV, microwave, Electric kettle, Electric hot water, Newly painted wardrobe, new bed, sofa with the opt ion of using it as bed, Table with two chairs, Big size foot rest, sliding screen door on the balcony sliding door.NOTE: Owner is keen to sell, all reasonable offers consideredBeach & amp; Mountain Condo 7Price for Sale: 890,000 Baht- Studio type- 1 bathroom- 2nd floor- Pool view- 28.39 Square meters- Foreign name- Fully furnished- Transfer fee 50/50

Price: ฿ 890,000

New building, but the size of the room is small 28.39 square meters with a balcony. Either the photos are unsuccessful, or the room is very small. In general, not hooked.


Studio (25.8 sq.m.) @ New Nordic Atrium (situated in Pratumnak area). Listed for sale for price - 890,000 THB. This unit comes Fully furnished, equipped with Kitchen, Cooking hob, Microwave, Fridge, TV, Air-con, Internet, Cable TV, and registered in Foreigner name. This unit is situated on 7 floor and has nice Garden view, City view.

Price: 890,000

New condo, everything in the room looks new and shiny.

Location – on the way from South Pattaya to Jomtien.

Overall, I liked the room, I would buy it.


Studio (30 sq.m.) @ Thepthip Mansion (situated in Pratumnak area). Listed for sale for price - 890,000 THB. This unit comes Fully furnished, equipped with Kitchen, Cooking hob, Microwave, Fridge, TV, Air-con, Internet, Cable TV, and registered in Foreigner name. This unit is situated on 7 floor and has nice City view.

Price: ฿ 890,000

I liked the room itself. Not very convenient location – Jomtien, not near the sea. Nevertheless, as a result of all the rooms in this note, I would choose this one.


View Talay 1 A condominium unit price under one million baht we have 2 units available for sale foreigner ownership 3rd floor 32 sq.meter 890,000 baht each unit same type and same decoration (all refurbish)

Property Ownership: Foreigner

Price: ฿ 890,000

Renovated room. The location is not very good. Not bad overall, but other good options can be found for the money.


Great starter studio for living or rental investment

Situated only 300 meters from the beach on Soi 12, this Condominium is in a popular and convenient location with taxi service and plenty of shopping and restaurants within walking distance. The building is a brand new development offering excellent facilities including a swimming pool, gym, 24hr security and CCTV. This condo is a 28.39sqm studio and is located on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool. Stylish bathroom with shower and Thai style kitchen with table and chairs. It also includes a new bed and is newly painted. Clean and ready to move in. Just bring your suitcase.

Title deed is held in Foreign name with Tax / transfer fees paid by the buyer


  • Swimming Pool,
  • Security,
  • Air Conditioning,
  • CCTV,
  • Fitness,
  • Parking

Price: ฿ 890,000

Nice room.

Compared to the other rooms discussed above, which, although located in Jomtien, are located quite close to South Pattaya, this room is further from Pattaya, but by the sea!

I liked this apartment. Depending on what turns out to be stronger of the three feelings: the desire to be closer to the sea, the desire to be closer to central Pattaya, the desire to have a room with high-quality repairs and good furniture, this room may well become a candidate for purchase.


Jomtien Beach Condominium is located on Jomtien 2nd Rd., Only 100 meters to the beach. It is a well-maintained condominium complex, offering facilities such as a swimming pool, parking area, and fitness center. This studio unit is situated on the 15th floor of building A2 with 30 square meters of living space, comes fully furnished with modern kitchen and living room. This unit is for rent and sale in Foreign name.

Price: ฿ 895,000

Nice room, 100 meters from the sea. But as far as the previous one from central Pattaya.



This beautiful studio for a quick sale.- foreign name- 8 floor, 23 sq.m.- transfer 50/50- sunset viewFew minutes to the beach.Facilities at Art on the Hill include elevator, parking, 24-hours security, cctv , swimming pool, gym, wi-fi. Common fee is ฿ 39 per sqm per month.Numerous shops are situated within reach: Food Mart Supermarket is 1.4 km away (approximately 4 minutes by car) Tops Daily - 1.7 km (5 minutes by car) The Plaza Chom Thian Shopping Mall - 1.9 km (6 minutes by car) Bali Hai Plaza - 1.9 km (17 minutes by car) Also a Family Mart convenience store, located just 2 minutes walk away, will satisfy residents's needs for everyday items shopping.Pattaya Memorial Hospital is the nearest hospital, which is located 3.8 km from the condominium. It will take about 14 minutes by car to go there.

Price: ฿ 899,000

A small room on the border of South Pattaya and Jomtien. A sofa on its side evokes a thought brings up the idea that the room is quite cramped. There is something wrong with the photographs – either photographs of two rooms are mixed, or it is one room in different years.

There is no place to put a full-fledged desk for the workplace.


Up to 900 thousand baht, and up to 1 million baht, it is impossible to find a good room near the city center. For this money, you can buy good rooms in Jomtien and worse rooms on Pratumnak Hill (the edge of southern Pattaya towards Jomtien).

How to cook rice in a rice cooker

When we choose a side dish, we have a choice of pasta, potatoes, buckwheat, bread, fried vegetables, peas. In Asia, the most popular side dish is rice. Rice is prepared in every family, you can buy it in every grocery store, and it can be found on the menu of any restaurants with Asian cuisine.

Therefore, rice is cooked often and a lot. To simplify and automate this process, they came up with rice cookers. In English, they are called Rice Cooker or Automatic Jar Rice Cooker. There are more models of these rice cookers in Asian stores than we have a range of TVs. Every family has a rice cooker.

I have it too, so now I will teach you how to use it.

Why cook rice at home?

If you live in Thailand, you can buy rice at every step, including at 7-Eleven, where it will be reheated for free. Although everywhere ready-made rice is sold several times more expensive than its cost, it is still not such a big expense. It is worth cooking rice at home if you live with a family, or you do not want to eat frozen rice and generally cook at home.

Why do you need a rice cooker?

When the first wife told me:

- Let's go to the store to buy a rice cooker

I asked her:

- What for? You can cook in a saucepan.

She told me that she didn’t know how to cook rice in a saucepan…

By the way, I also do not know how to cook rice in a saucepan. Rice Cooker is really handy for cooking rice. The rice cooker has a warming mode and it can keep the rice warm all day without making it much worse.

How is a rice cooker different from a multicooker

There are many different programs in a multicooker. There you need to put the necessary ingredients, select a program, and it will perform all other actions with the correct timings by the device itself.

There are only two modes in the rice cooker:

  • cook rice
  • warm rice

Moreover, in the simplest models, even the time cannot be set.

In principle, other cereals can be cooked in a rice cooker. For example, I cook buckwheat in it (ratio: 1 part buckwheat, 2 parts water, cooking for 15-20 minutes). In fact, a rice cooker is such an electric saucepan, in which it is convenient to cook according to the principle of “bring to a boil and cook with a tightly closed lid”.

It is also convenient to keep food warm or warm up food.

Exactly how to make rice in a rice cooker

The rice cooker comes with measuring cups and a plastic spoon.

The inside is covered with a non-stick coating that can be scratched with an iron spoon, so always use a plastic or wooden spatula.

Rinse the rice before cooking. It is not necessary to rinse parboiled (converted) rice – it will not stick together in any case.

When laying the rice, try to distribute it evenly. Stir everything together and spread evenly before closing the lid to help the rice cook more evenly.

You can add salt before or after cooking.

The cooking time depends on the type of rice and its quantity. With a small amount of rice, cooking (Cook mode) takes about 15 minutes, then leave the rice for 10 minutes in the Warm mode.

Most simple rice cookers have only two modes:

  • Cook
  • Warm

The rice cooker shuts off automatically when the water evaporates and the temperature of the rice starts to rise.

What is the ratio of water to rice in a rice cooker?

The total ratio of water to rice in the rice cooker is 1:1. This means 1 glass of water for 1 glass of rice. This ratio is best for long grain white rice; it also seems to work well with other long grain white rice varieties such as basmati and jasmine.

The recommended ratio for brown rice is 2 1/4 cups of water to 1 cup of brown rice.

While almost all rice cookers come with measuring cups, some are labeled on the pan so you always know how much rice and water to add, no matter how many cups you use or what type of rice you are using. Keep in mind that the cups in the rice cooker are usually smaller than a standard measuring cup. They usually hold 3/4 cup, which doesn't matter when it comes to ratios, but this should be considered if you're making a recipe.

How to cook crumbly rice in a rice cooker?

The best way to cook crumbly rice in a rice cooker is to leave the cooked rice in a saucepan with the lid closed for 10 minutes after cooking. This extra time will allow rice to gently soak up excess water without overcooking. This will also allow the rice to cool slightly and harden slightly. After 10 minutes, use the supplied rice spatula to beat the rice. Since most rice cookers have a non-stick coating, it is recommended that you use a plastic rice paddle instead of any metal cookware that could scratch the bottom or sides.

Why is the rice sticky?

Cooked rice can feel sticky for several reasons: too much water may have been used and it may not have been rinsed before cooking.

It is important to rinse not parboiled rice before cooking to rinse off excess starch. Otherwise, the cooked starch will have a sticky consistency instead of crumbly, which is usually required. For best results, rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Some people like to do this right in the pot before cooking.

How to flavor rice before and after cooking?

In the recipe, the water can be replaced with the same amount of broth to add flavor to the rice. Herbs and spices can be added to the pot before cooking, as well as other flavors such as fried onions or garlic. Salt can be added before or after cooking. To avoid salting, it is better to salt it after cooking.

What else can you cook in a rice cooker?

Rice cookers can be used for all types of rice, including white, brown, long grain, short grain, jasmine, basmati and wild rice. They can also be used to cook various cereals, buckwheat, oatmeal. Just remember to adjust the water ratio accordingly, especially if your rice cooker doesn't have multiple programs. Rice cookers can also be used to prepare mixed meals by simply placing chopped vegetables or protein sources on top of the rice before cooking. Some rice cookers come with grates or baskets that allow you to steam.

Where else to look for apartments for purchase and rent in Thailand

In the article “How to choose an apartment in Thailand to buy: the cheapest condos” I evaluated the apartments in Thailand, which are presented on the site, but this is not the only site with apartments in Thailand, and the Internet is is not the only source with an offer for the buy/sell/rent of apartments. Let's consider other options for finding apartments in Thailand.

1. Websites with advertisements for the sale of apartments in Thailand

Websites with ads for the sale of apartments in Thailand:

It is difficult to say which site has the most complete list of apartments. Also, there is no complete certainty that all information is up-to-date.

You can google the condo you are interested in and find sites that advertise the sale of apartments.

2. Contact the managers of the condominium you are interested in

Each condominium has an administration, managers who manage the condo. You can contact them with a question about the apartments for sale.

3. Information on the doors of apartments

While visiting the condominium you are interested in, walk through the floors – often on the doors of apartments for sale and rent there are corresponding announcements with phone numbers.

4. Ads in shopping malls

In large shopping centers on the first floor there is sometimes a stand with advertisements. It can be located on the way to the shopping center toilet, for example.

There are a few examples of ads in this article – the quality of the photos is poor as the ads are laminated and glare.

The cheapest offers targeted at Thais can be written in Thai.

5. Facebook

Facebook is perhaps the most popular classifieds site in Thailand. I do not use social networks, so I cannot give any details. Perhaps your Thai friends will help you.

6. Outdoor advertising

In addition to “Sell / Rent” signs on condominiums, you can find other outdoor advertising options, one example:

In what condition are homes for sale in Thailand on the primary market?

I have already published an article “In what condition are apartments for sale in Thailand on the primary market?”. In short, new buildings are sold in a residential condition, with trim, electric sockets, taps, toilet bowl and even fire detectors.

In this article, I will show you the condition in which new homes are being sold in Thailand. This does not mean village houses, but within the city or suburb.

The video shows a new house, it has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 living room and 1 kitchen.

This house is located in Bangkok, its cost is 1.6 million baht.

I lived in a similar house for almost a year (in Pattaya), on the second floor there is what can be called a balcony. But this is rather an open space, quite large, for example, we used to grill barbecue there.

In front of the house and behind the house there are small areas that can be used to suit your needs.

The living room is quite large. Some people make a garage instead of a living room.

All three bedrooms are located upstairs.

Each bathroom has a shower, toilet bowl, sink, but on the second floor this bathroom is larger, and on the first floor it is smaller, it can be located under the stairs.

Bedrooms are of different sizes, on the second floor one large bedroom is located on one side with an entrance to the balcony, and the other two are on the other side. You can comfortably accommodate a large family or guests.

When building modern houses, special insect-killing chemicals are laid along with the foundation.

Houses in Thailand have one serious drawback – a foreigner cannot own land, which decides the fate of the house. The way out of this situation: 1) Buy a house in the name of the spouse (bad); 2) To create a Thai company and buy a house in its name is also not an option, because this company should be owned by Thais for more than half.

I had previously received photos of a similar house at the stage of completion of construction.

House room plan.


Street of new houses.

This is how the house looks in reality.

Apparently, this house has a small balcony, in the house I mentioned above, the balcony was located on a canopy, due to which it was very spacious.

Ground floor.

Stairs to the second floor.

One of the bedrooms.

Apparently, entrance to the balcony.

Second, small bedroom.


Third bedroom.

In what condition are apartments for sale in Thailand on the primary market?

My friend bought an apartment in Bangkok (Thailand) last year. This is a one-room studio in a condo. She bought at the construction stage, when the apartment had to be accepted, she called me – together to look for flaws.

She bought more as an investment, and to live too. She plans to sell in 5 years – because if she sells earlier, she will have to pay tax (she said that 30 thousand baht is a tax in this case).

In the photos below, an apartment for about 800,000 baht on the second floor. But she paid 20 thousand baht extra, and we moved to the eighth floor (to be more precise, she sold her right to this room and bought the right to another room, the difference was 20 thousand).

If you are wondering in what condition apartments, studios, houses are being sold in the primary market in Thailand, then this article will help you get a general idea.

This is what the apartment looks like upon acceptance – I marked with arrows sockets, bulbs, a fire alarm sensor and a piece of paper that we glued to the place that the builders should fix for FREE, because in our opinion there is some kind of defect.

This is a shower – all the plumbing is already there: a toilet bowl, a sink, taps, the shower itself, a mirror, partitions. What is missing is a water heater (remember, the average day / night temperature in Thailand throughout the year is + 30 ℃). Well, there are no hooks for towels yet.

The floor is covered with material, the walls are plastered and painted, the electrical wiring is installed, the sockets and switches are working, the bulbs are screwed in, the water and sewerage system are working, the double-glazed windows are inserted, the door to the balcony is ready, the water to the balcony (kitchen) is supplied and working. It is enough to put a bed and you can live. But, of course, you have to install the air conditioner yourself.

In this photo, I have marked yellow pieces of paper with arrows. The bottom line is that before acceptance, the office worker gives a stack of sticky papers and keys. You need to find all the flaws, stick a piece of paper on the problem area and write on it what the essence of the problem is. Uneven corners, ugly decorative elements, a crooked shower door – all this should be fixed.

In fact, we pasted so many pieces of paper not only because we were so fastidious - the room was really kind of unfortunate. The new room on the eighth floor did not have these problems.

Currently, the condo I'm talking about has a pool – here it is in the photo (there I am in the pool).

The pool is small but ok.

There is also a gym, which is also not very large, but everything you need is there. In the evening, it is packed to capacity, and during the day it can be completely empty.

There are plans to launch a free tuk-tuk to the metro. For those who have never lived in Bangkok, I will explain. From the metro (BTS) "inland" the streets run taxi-motorcycles. Not a single sane taxi driver on a motorcycle will take you around the city, it's too dangerous - only by car. But it is very convenient to get to the metro and back by motorcycle. In any area it costs 10 baht. So, hotels and some condos have their own tuk-tuk, which run along the Metro-Home route every 15-30 minutes. For residents of the house (or hotel guests) it is absolutely free. Here is such a tuk-tuk in the plans to launch from a condo.