In this article, I will tell you about the way to open a bank in thailand. In the past, it was quite easy to open a bank in Thailand, even with a tourist visa. Today, it has become more complicated, so you should preferably have a residence visa, or a work visa, or any justification to prove that you are staying in Thailand for a while. Which is logical, because there is little point in opening an account if you stay just a few weeks.
I took an Elite visa, and thanks to this process, I can be resident in Thailand for several years. From there, it’s easy to open an account, and it takes a lot less time than in countries where you can be native. To open an account, I simply asked an intermediary to open an account. He therefore offered me two banks, Bangkok Bank and Kasikorn Bank. For other types of visa, all you have to do is contact one of the main banks in the country and then open an account. For the rest, little paperwork to do, just a form to fill out, indicating some basics on your activity, to finish with a bank card. There is no subscription for the bank card, just 500 baths to buy the card and it can then be used without a subscription, which is very interesting.
Bangkok Bank is Thailand’s largest bank and is traditionally known as being the friendliest bank to non residents. It has great exchange rates for international wire transfers and Bangkok Bank has many branches across the country. Bangkok Bank also has branches in New York and London which means you can link Paypal account to a western branch and link the accounts for transfer, making the process simple and just waiting a few days for your money abroad to turn up in Thailand.
Kasikorn Bank is also great for foreigners. They issue cheque books to non residents although cashing foreign currency checks can be a bit tedious with the bank. Different branches of Kasikorn Bank may treat foreigners differently, thus you may need to hunt around for some time.
Citibank a worthwhile option for foreigners, especially when you want to do cross border banking frequently. Nonresident depositors who may deposit more than 3 million THB with Citibank get their account upgraded to a gold status. Their credit cards can earn you points to redeem with Thai air.
CIMB Malaysian bank group that also has branches across Thailand. You can open a bank account with them using a tourist visa alone and they also allow foreigners to use their internet banking services. You will be required to place an initial deposit of 1000 THB and pay a debit card fee.
The city of Bangkok does not have a lot of green space. Fortunately you can find pleasant parks in the city center. These parks are real breathing areas in central Bangkok. One of the specificities is to see many tall buildings around these parks. It is located near BTS station Asok and MRT Queen Sirikit National Convention Center.
Benjakitti Park is one of the most interesting to see because you can walk around an artificial lake. This park is not directly accessible at first glance. On the other hand, it is very interesting. One more time. Located near the Asok MRT station, one can find many expats. Indeed it is the park where I saw the most foreign people walking. An ideal place to breathe, to walk, to run, or to simply relax. The parks are well maintained, are very peaceful, and it is always a pleasure to walk in them to get out of the mass urbanization of Bangkok.
In the middle of the modern and busy Asok area of Bangkok lies the Benjakitti Park, which opened in 2004. This piece of green with a large lake can be found between the tall buildings and opposite the Queen Sirikit National Convention Centre. In the Benjakitti Park you will find, besides the many flowers and others of course clean, two fountains that are worth a look. In this park you will also find bicycle and walking paths, playgrounds, skate ramps, a centrally located pavilion and a courtyard where you can picnic and rest from your walk.
I decide to make small regular excursions in unknown places. The goal is not to make long days of visit, the goal is to make slots from time to time on unknown places which seem interesting on a map. I thus discovered this new urban park. Difficult to access, it is not easy to find the entrance. The view is magnificent from the park and it is truly a little known place. In short, it was a pleasure to discover this place and to take some pictures.
The new Chao Phraya Sky Park Bridge is a beautiful pedestrian walkway, approximately 280 meters long, and 8.5 meters wide. This bridge is placed between the highway on the Phra Pok Klao Bridge. For ease of use, the construction team has also installed lifts inside the park.It is a new and welcoming site to the previous superstructure that was left unfinished in 1992 by then Prime Minister Prem Tinsulanonda and his government. For over 30 years, the place had starkly reminded residents of the old Lavalin Skytrain project, one that had it been completed, would have been a game-changer in the city’s transport system.
Tropical trees decorate the walkway around the park as the Makoknam, Yeetho, Cha Khoi, Toyting Uang Mai Na, and Bai Tang Rien. People living in this area, both sides of the river, can now enjoy the beautiful panoramic views of the river and surroundings. It is also a charming space for an afternoon or evening stroll. It is not allowed for cyclists to ride a bike through the park, cyclists must dismount and walk the bikes across the bridge.
Staying for long time in Thailand, again in the city of Bangkok. After some interesting but not exceptional experiences a new experience in Bangkok. Nice accommodation in the trendy Silom district. Close to the BTS Sky train of Sala Daeng and the metro station of Silom. It is therefore possible to go to the trendy city center in less than 30 minutes. There are also many neighborhoods in the Silom district. Lumpini Park is located next door, a very pleasant park where all the locals come to relax and play sports. A good experience for localization.
I discover new things because the city of Bangkok is very big. I can discover the historic city center again a moment later. Some places are obviously seen differently when we visit them at different times.
The weather is hot and it doesn’t rain too much. On the other hand, when it starts to rain it is better to be sheltered. Lots of coffee to work with, this is obviously one of the positive points, so it is possible to change every day. Bangkok city center also makes it possible to live among the rich Thai population, which is another approach of other provinces. Inequalities remain significant when walking in the street.
Back to Thailand, this time for the long term and for two reasons. The first is that I am completely free financially and this allows me to be able to stay in Asia as I wish with a long term visa, which was not the case the last time I was in Asia. The second reason is that it is not possible to go to other places in Asia anyway. Also, coming here was an investment with the situation. I wish things had turned out differently for my travel plans in Asia.
Fortunately, it helps alleviate the situation, to be in a place where I wanted to travel and stay put. The advantage is that the cost of living is low, which allows me to have more flexibility in terms of spending with my online business. With what is happening today for travel to Asia, we will say that it allows us to remain positive.
Although I still find it difficult to accept the fact of not being able to do the projects that I had, I am happy to be in Thailand because I have the habits that I want and I would say that without being able to move freely , there is no better place for months than to sit quietly. A simple life with nice little apartments, cafes, the sun, an exotic atmosphere, online work, all for an affordable cost of living. I like this simplicity of life, the one I was looking for to be at peace, and which I can currently enjoy, without worrying about any particular obligations. Freedom as the key word.
Return to Asia and Thailand. After weeks of struggling to get a Visa to be able to go to Asia, I managed to get my long term visa for Thailand. Although it is not a business visa, this visa gives me access to a resident card in Thailand for a time and to benefit from a number of advantages. Given the current situation, I had to find a good compromise between the benefit of the card and the expense. And i don’t regret this solution.
The two week quarantine is compulsory for all those returning to the territory. It is therefore necessary to book a hotel approved for quarantines as well as insurance. During the two weeks it is impossible to go out. Fortunately hotels are generally good quarantine qualities. Quarantine is obviously not free, and there is something for all prices. My hotel is located south of Bangkok, a bit remote in the countryside. I am in a modern room of 30 m2. It’s small to stay there for two weeks but it’s comfortable. The meal is placed in front of the door in trays three times a day.
Being far from the city the environment is calm and there is no noise. The internet connection is also good, which allows me to work efficiently on my computer. I never wondered if it was going to be difficult or not because I wanted to achieve my goal of landing in Asia again and there was no other solution. Quarantine is indeed not fun, but when you know that you will be able to enjoy and do what you want afterwards, it allows you to stay positive. The mere fact of finding Asia gives me energy and a smile. Working online also helps me a lot in my day.
About 150 kilometers separate Bangkok from Pattaya, but the journey time between these two cities depends on traffic. In general, it takes a maximum of 2 hours outside peak hours. However, the journey may be longer at some point.
To reach Pattaya from Bangkok there are several possibilities. It is quite easy to reach by bus Pattaya and you can take the bus from several places ie from Suvarnabhumi airport. You can arrive at this airport and directly go to Pattaya. If you are visiting Bangkok or coming from another part of Thailand, you will probably be in central Bangkok. In this case it is also possible to take the bus to Ekkaimai station or to Mochit station.
There are three ways to get to Pattaya:
I advise you to take the bus for the simple reason that this is the most economical way, in fact you will pay about 120 baht to do. In addition it will be good quality buses with air conditioning. There are many connections during the day. From Suvarnabhumi Airport you will have connections almost every hour. On the other hand you must understand that there is no fixed time and that all bus places must be filled before leaving. If a bus is not full the start will be delayed. Generally buses are quickly full, so in some cases you can wait for the next one.
From Suvarnabhumi Airport to Pattaya
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is on the road leading directly to Pattaya. Starting from there you will save time because you will avoid some of Bangkok’s traffic jams. You can expect travel time to be around 90 minutes.
To go to the counter and buy a ticket at the airport, you have to go at level 1, gate 8 of the arrival hall. It will therefore be necessary to go down to the first level. You will not miss the counter because it is clearly indicated. Difficult also to not find the bus because the buses have the inscription Pattaya above.
The bus will drop you off at Pattaya bus station and can also drop you off at the terminus in Jomtien. This is one of the advantages of taking the bus to the airport, being able to go directly to Jomtien without stopping at the bus station. So if you want to stay in Jomtien and you rent an apartment it is interesting to take the bus from the airport.
If you take the taxi, while the official meter price is 1050 baht, you will probably have to pay more. Of course, you can always negotiate a price with the driver before leaving the airport to get a preferential rate, especially during off-peak periods. Getting out of the airport at the departures level is also a good tip. Taxis drop off passengers at this level and generally have few people to take care of. If you take a taxi there, you will save some money.
From the center of Bangkok to Pattaya
Buses are considerably cheaper than taxis to get from Bangkok center to Pattaya and I also advise you to take the bus. Regular service is offered between the two cities. Thanks to the different buses provided every day, you should not have any trouble getting a ticket. For this you have to go to the bus station of Bangkok, then arrive directly at the bus station of Pattaya.
So you can find a bus at Ekkamai station, it is the bus station dedicated to transport to the east of the country. You can reach Ekkamai by the sky train going down to this station. There you will find many buses that depart every 30 minutes from 05:20 to 23:20 and cost around 120 baht.
You can also find buses from Bangkok to Pattaya from Mochit Station. This station will be accessible by bus number 1 from Don Mueang Airport.
There are many attractions to do in the Pattaya area. Probably the region with the most attraction in Thailand. Although many of these places are often full of tourists, you have to go see them. There are also lesser known places accessible. For the rest, also know that traveling out of season allows you to make the most of these attractions. Pleasant gardens, fun for everyone, and some magnificent views, here is a summary of the best places to see in the Pattaya region of Thailand.
Nooch Garden is a few kilometers from Pattaya. It is a beautifully
landscaped park that can easily make a day trip. The whole area is
more like a theme park, with daily cultural shows, restaurants and
accommodations, as well as a large space with individual theme
gardens. Strolling through the Botanical Park is like traveling all
over the world, through its many famous gardens, whether it’s a 17th
century French garden, Stonehenge or a garden of the European
Renaissance. You will find many species categorized by theme, such as
cacti and succulents, orchid nurseries, tropical palm gardens, bonsai
and topiary garden.
Nong Nooch Garden is located about 15 km south of Pattaya City. To get there, you can take Songthaew to get there. The price depends on your negotiation skills. You can also take a taxi if you prefer a more comfortable driving. Before leaving, make sure you agree on the price, it could be around 300 to 400 baht.
34/1 Na Chom Thian Tambon, Amphoe Sattahip, Wat Wat Chon Buri 20250, Thailand
Flower land Pattaya
Land Pattaya is the new attraction related to the garden will arrive
in Pattaya. This place is a beautiful space of flowers and plants in
the city of Pattaya. Spread over many hectares, this is the new visit
not to be missed. It is the largest garden flower salon in Thailand.
The park has collected a wide variety of flowers and imported many
rare flowers and plants from many regions. The park also has a huge
fountain daznsante with modern technology of lights and sounds, as
well as the incredible 3D. This beautiful flower park features flower
shows, themed gardens, fresh fruit, Ocean Park, and more.
place is set back a few kilometers east of Pattaya. The best way to
get there will be to take a taxi unless you have your own means of
9 Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150
Sanctuary of truth
The sanctuary of truth is perhaps the most emblematic structure of Pattaya. Entirely carved in teak wood, the impressive 105-meter-high hall on the northern tip of Wongamat Beach is a unique structure of its kind in the world. This temple also reflects the ephemeral nature and the incessant work of human existence because no wood is treated or protected from the elements, which means that the oldest parts gradually succumb to the rigors of climate and climate and must to be replaced. The construction of the sanctuary, which began in 1981, is a continuous and endless task.
The Sanctuary of Truth is located towards the end of Naklua Soi 12. Any tourist office in Pattaya can arrange a tour with return transportation, but the location is also quite easy to access on your own. From central Pattaya, take a songthaew towards the dolphin roundabout north of Pattaya. Most songthaews return along Beach Road when they reach the dolphin roundabout, but sometimes some go to Naklua, in which case it is enough to go down to Naklua Soi 12. It is also possible to stop at the roundabout. dolphins point and take another songthaew heading north, to Naklua.
Moo5, Pattaya-Naklua Road Soi 12, Naklua
Khao Chi Chan
image of the Buddha sits cross-legged, one hand on her knee and the
other on her lap, engraved in the north face of Khao Chi Chan. The
lonely limestone hill was once used to supply the local construction
industry with materials. In 1996, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee
of His Majesty the King of Thailand, an image 109 meters high and 70
meters wide was engraved in the rock and then marked in gold on the
recommendation of the Supreme Patriarch of the time . The image was
designed using computer software and then drawn on the side of Khao
Chi Chan using a laser.
reach Khao Chi Chan by following Sukhumvit Road heading south from
Pattaya and turning left onto Ban Yen Road, which is about 500 meters
after the turn for Wat Yansangwararam and a little before the Cartoon
Network Amazone amusement park and gardens tropical tropics of Nong
Nooch. Follow the road for six kilometers and you will not miss this
unforgettable attraction. You can take a taxi and in 20 minutes you
can get there.
Khao Chi Chan, Na Chom Thian Tambon, Amphoe Sattahip, Wat Chang Chon
Big Buddha Hill
The giant gold Buddha of Pattaya is one of the iconic attractions located in the center of Pattaya City. It is located at the top of Pratumnak Hill and is 18 meters high. It is popular with locals and tourists. It is the largest Buddha image in the Thai province of Chonburi. When you arrive at the temple, you will be greeted by a grand staircase and at each end two golden Naga leading to the Big Buddha at the top of the hill. After borrowing the long staircase, you will enter a large patio that houses many Buddha statues surrounding the Giant and Golden Buddha. You will also have the opportunity to admire the view of the surroundings,
can access the Big Buddha hill easily as it is located in the city.
You can take a Songthaew on the line that connects Jomtien to Pattaya
center. or a bus to Pratumnak Hill. From here you can stop on
Thappraya Boulevard at the intersection with Phra Tamnak Road. It
will be enough to walk a few minutes on this road to turn right. You
will not miss the hill as it is the only point overlooking the city.
Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Pattaya View Point
Pattaya or Khao Pattaya Viewpoint on Pratumnak Hill is the best view
of the area and the place to visit day and night to take this classic
picture of the Pattaya Crescent Bay. The main view faces north and
offers uninterrupted views of Pattaya Bay up to the promontory
separating Pattaya Beach from Naklua Beach. It also offers a south
view overlooking Jomtien Beach and the sea.
reach the point of view, if you come from Jomtien head to South
Pattaya and make the same route as to go to the giant Buddha of the
hill. Instead of going right to the big Buddha, you will go to the
left and you will see the road to the observatory. If you come from
the center of Pattaya you can head to Pattaya 3 rd road. Do not take
the bridge next to the Easy Karts circuit. Exit under the bridge and
turn right into the hill. The view is on Rajchawaroon, the first turn
right at the top of Pratumnak Hill. Alternatively, you can negotiate
with a songtaew to take you back and forth there is no fixed price
for this trip but expect to pay a few hundred baht for the return
Pattaya city sign
is the other great point of view of Pattaya by going to the place
where are the luminous signs that indicate the city of Pattaya at
night. For some reason, this site is not promoted by the Thai
Government or the Tourism Authority of Thailand. No tour buses come
here. In fact, the roads leading to this place are not even
indicated. It is for this reason that it is not easy to find the
place. This place is so quiet and you will not see many people.
reach the Pattaya City sign, you will have to pass in front of the
pier of Pattaya, ie the pier of Bali Hai until the part located under
the panel. Take a walk along the trees and look for a sign indicating
how to park. Turn left and take the steps to the site.
Mini Siam Pattaya
The Mini Siam in Pattaya can take you around the world in just a few minutes. The park behind Pattaya World Boxing Stadium is home to nearly 100 replicas of world famous sites, from the Temple of the Emerald Buddha to the Statue of Liberty, all displayed at 1:25 scale. It’s the perfect place to explore the world in miniature. Founded in 1985 as part of a research project, the 46,400 m² area of Mini Siam is divided into two separate areas, namely Mini Siam and Mini Europe or rather Mini Rest of the World.
Mini Siam is located on the east side of the Sukhumvit Highway, just
before crossing with North Pattaya Road if you are traveling south
and immediately afterwards if you are heading north. The Mini Siam is
almost right in front of the road, but very slightly to the north.
The entrance of Mini Siam will also take you to the Siam Karting kart
Sukhumvit Rd, Muang Pattaya, Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri
Pattaya Underwater World
Pattaya’s most exciting water world, Underwater World, presents a series of exhibitions that take you from sandy beaches to shallow rock pools with colorful reefs to the ocean full of predators and fish. Attend live TV shows and watch the action in real time along the 100-meter tunnel, with all the brightly colored creatures swimming around you. 2 day cycling adventure between BangkokThe aquarium is home to about 2,500 marine animals, including more than 200 species from the region and overseas. Meet sharks, rays, giant groupers and a host of predators and prayers that live in the depths of the ocean.
get there, take Highway 3, Sukhumvit Road towards Pattaya and
Sattahip. From the highway, pass Pattaya South Road and you will see
the Tesco Lotus on the right side. Take the next turn and you will
arrive at Underwater World.
22 11 Sukhumvit Rd, Thailand Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri
Pattaya floating market
Covering an area of 100,000 m², the floating market of Pattaya is one of the most famous of the country. It is divided into four sections, each representing and selling items from Thailand’s four main regions (North, Northeast, Central and South). Expect to find many restaurants, fruit stalls, souvenir shops and some art galleries. There is also a cultural show every afternoon. The market has more than 114 stores selling authentic Thai cuisine, desserts and specialties from all over the country. It is also possible to take a tour on the canals, and so to walk on the water through the wooden houses built in the different styles of the four regions. Many authentic Thai dishes are offered. It is also possible to find many souvenirs such as postcards.
market is located on Sukhumvit Road, about two kilometers from
Pattaya Underwater World, on the way to Sattahip, ie a little lower
than Jomtien. You can reach the market through a Songthaew that will
drop you right next door.
451/304 Sukhumvit Road, Pattaya City, Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri
Pattaya Tiger Park
of Pattaya’s many other attractions is the Tiger Park. It is a park
where you will be able to see the tigers. Only here, unlike a zoo,
you can feel, touch, hug and take pictures with chainless tigers in
their pens for 10 to 15 minutes. Tiger coaches stay with you in the
cage all the time for you to be safe. Coaches will try to position
the tiger so that you feel comfortable and safe for a photo.
reach Pattaya Tiger Park, take a Songthaew on Jomtien second road. At
the end of the road to the south, you will arrive directly to the
park. It is right before Pattaya Floating Market.
12 Bang Lamung District, Chon Buri 20150
Pattaya Sheep Farm
Sheep Farm is a family attraction located near the Pattaya-Chonburi
Highway on the outskirts of the city. With an almost caricatured
farmhouse look, it houses an impressive menagerie of cuddly
creatures. There is also a small fairground, a Dutch-style windmill,
a good restaurant and even a small floating market, offering a wide
range of activities for the whole family. The extremely popular farm
welcomes mainly young children who enter for free, while adults must
pay 50 baht of entry. It is essentially a big petting zoo with sheep,
goats, donkeys, ponies, pigs, rabbits and alpacas among the most
mellow residents. Turtles, parrots, peacocks, turkeys, buffaloes and
more are also adorable, and all live in a charming and picturesque
setting, right in the heart of this farm.
Sheep Farm is located off Highway 36 near the intersection with
Highway 7, the Chonburi-Pattaya Highway. The farm is about 15
kilometers from the center of Pattaya. The easiest way to get there
is to take a taxi or a songthaew. Agree on price and duration before
Pla Lai, Pattaya, Bang Lamung Amphoe, Chang Wat Chon Buri 20150
Frost Magical Ice of Siam
Frost Magical Ice of Siam in Pattaya offers the opportunity to experience the cold of the Arctic in a tropical country. Temperatures in the ice dome are icy at -10 degrees Celsius, while outside temperatures are about 40 degrees higher. The interior section called Siam Heaven or Ice Dome looks like the Arctic with sub-zero temperatures and ice sculptures of polar bears, penguins and an igloo. At temperatures of -10 degrees Celsius you will also find typical Thai items, such as a tuk-tuk carved in ice. The ever-changing light colors give the Ice Dome an extra atmosphere. Take funny pictures sitting in a tuk-tuk or igloo, posing with a snowman or sliding on a toboggan. Be careful while walking on slippery ice. Get your drink served in an ice cream glass at the Ice Bar. Wear long pants, good shoes and socks. A warm rental coat for the winter is provided at the entrance.
Magical Ice of Siam is next to the Pattaya Sheep Farm on Route 36
near the intersection with the Chonburi – Pattaya Highway. The
distance from the center of Pattaya is about 15 kilometers. To get
there you can take a taxi or a songthaew. Agree on price and duration
before leaving. Make sure to arrange a roundtrip transfer as it is
very difficult to find a taxi in the surrounding area.
75/6 Moo 3, Nong pla lai, Banglamung, Chonburi
you think of the major wine regions of the world, Thailand is not the
place where you think to produce wine. However, over the past 20
years, Thailand’s wine industry has started to grow. The Silverlake
Winery in Pattaya is part of a growing list of wineries and wineries
in Thailand. Located in a scenic spot at the foot of Khao Chi Chan,
Silverlake Winery is a popular tourist destination in Pattaya. In
addition to wine tours, Silverlake has a restaurant, a hotel and a
small set of shops. It is quite easy to make a day trip to the
vineyard. Spend a few hours on a walk, grab some food and sample some
of the wines or juices produced by Silverlake Vineyard.
Silverlake Vineyard is located in the rural area southeast of the city of Pattaya. The vineyard is located next to Mount Buddha Khao Cheejan and a few hundred meters from Ramayana Water Park. The best solution will probably be to take a taxi.
A month and a half in Jomtien. Once again, I come back to one of the places where I feel good, the Jomtien beach near Pattaya in Thailand. I think i stayed in this building last year most than any other accomodation during the last year. I have a certain number of habits there and especially I have my standard accommodation which I find regularly. When you travel and work online, it’s good to have habits, it gives you day structures, it allows you to be efficient, and at the same time to enjoy life in a place.
My daily life often consists of work in the morning in my pleasant apartment with sea view, swimming pool and gym. Some days, I stay in 1 km2 because I have one of my favorite cafes, and everything I need to live quietly. The cost of living, although more expensive than years ago, remains modest. My daily life is mixed between working online in a context that I love, pleasant cafes, nice little restaurants, a few night parties, relaxation along the pool, and new ideas to work on my online business.
Life seems easy to create when you work from your computer. Finally, what more could you ask for, a nice little apartment, the sea next to it, some nice cafes, a warm climate. What others things to ask for a simple life. This is simple life without to spend to much money, without to be dependant of material things. Why bother when you can live as simply as what I do. It’s a free life. It’s not necessarily great every day, but there are many things that you can only find in what I do, freedom, a life out of the ordinary, the discovery of new cultures.
This is my new home for two weeks in Thailand. I was tired of the city of Bangkok, totally filled with people. I do not stay there for a month. At the same time, I did not want to fly back or take a 10-hour bus ride to an isolated place. And I really need a regular internet connection because at the moment I value the work and not the visits. I found accommodation in Pattaya Jomtien beach, a seaside resort located only 1h30 from Bangkok by bus, accessible by bus directly from the airport so convenient. Hundreds and hundreds of cheap housing, which more during the low season. The heart of this city is one of the most ‘sordid’ or ‘crazy’ places in Thailand and probably the world. Lately for months my apartment is located away from the crowds along Jomtien Square. Much quieter with more ‘normal’ people.
Here, for 200 € for 16 nights, I have an apartment of 30 m2 in a recent residence, with a swimming pool on the roof, the beach 500 meters. It was rather a good opportunity to have a nice accommodation for an attractive price.
I do not go so much to the pool or the beach, but from time to time it’s nice.
I did not come across a very friendly owner, Slovenian. In these apartments, normally you have to give a deposit that can be from 3000 bath to 10 000 baths (70 € to 250 €). He did not ask me for a deposit, because he thought I was a good guy and I trusted him. A very nice owner.
The apartment is nice. But it is a favorite place for Russian tourists. So you are surrounded by Russians when you see strangers.
I have 10 days left and I still have no idea of my future place. I only have one month tourist visa here so I have to leave on the 20th.