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by danchatka
November 28, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Bank ATM Fees 180
Replies: 60
Views: 8148

Bank ATM Fees 180

Thanks @papaguido!

I didn't know there was an option to get a full-fledged Debit card.
Being able to use my card at any ATM will be more convenient.
by danchatka
November 28, 2015, 1:24 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Bank ATM Fees 180
Replies: 60
Views: 8148

Bank ATM Fees 180

@Parrot, based on your experience with all these banks, which one(s) do you like best? As for Bangkok Bank, a drawback is that their ATM card can only be used at their ATM (as of now). A good thing about Bangkok Bank, is that they have branches in New York and London. At least for the USA case, this...
by danchatka
November 28, 2015, 1:11 pm
Forum: Latest News From Our Sponsors
Topic: Yellow ATM machines no charge fees...
Replies: 38
Views: 24858

Yellow ATM machines no charge fees...

I just discovered that Bangkok Bank makes it easy, for someone on a Tourist visa, to open a bank account. I learned about it from a company called chiangmaibuddy.com. The woman from chaingmaibuddy.com took me to a Bangkok Bank branch and was required to vouch for me, via a signed copy of her drivers...
by danchatka
November 28, 2015, 12:50 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Bank ATM Fees 180
Replies: 60
Views: 8148

Bank ATM Fees 180

I'm glad it's now easy for a tourist to open a Thai bank account, transfer in money from abroad, and avoid the 200 Baht ATM withdrawal fee :-)

Besides Bangkok Bank, which other Thai banks offer accounts to foreigners on a tourist Visa?
by danchatka
February 9, 2015, 7:57 pm
Forum: Udon Thani Restaurants
Topic: Diary Restaurant (Sponsor)
Replies: 206
Views: 34097

Diary Restaurant (Sponsor)

I had dinner there a few nights ago. The cheesy garlic bread and spaghetti carbonara tasted good. My Thai friends liked the food they ordered too. It took longer than expected for the food to arrive at my table. Hopefully, this will improve after they've been open longer. The prices are lower than e...
by danchatka
February 9, 2015, 7:42 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: U.S. Mailbox Service
Replies: 3
Views: 646

U.S. Mailbox Service

Thanks for posting this question and to the people who answered!
by danchatka
December 19, 2014, 12:06 pm
Forum: Laos
Topic: Getting Visa at Laos Consulate in Khon Kaen
Replies: 12
Views: 8272

Getting Visa at Laos Consulate in Khon Kaen

Before going to the consulate, I called to see if they were open.

This number didn't work 043-242-858.

This one did: 080-363-7450.
by danchatka
December 19, 2014, 11:57 am
Forum: Laos
Topic: Getting Visa at Laos Consulate in Khon Kaen
Replies: 12
Views: 8272

Getting Visa at Laos Consulate in Khon Kaen

Here's a Google map link for the Lao consulate in Khon Kaen:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//16.498 ... 326786,12z

Yesterday they issued me a 30 day visa in 10 minutes for 1600 Baht total price.
by danchatka
January 29, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Hip Surgery
Replies: 29
Views: 2351

Hip Surgery

I hope you heal well and can resume your normal activities soon.
by danchatka
April 21, 2013, 10:36 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Dating Website Scam: Silent Endless Billing
Replies: 12
Views: 4748

Dating Website Scam: Silent Endless Billing

Whenever I buy anything on the net, I use one-time-cardnumbers so they cannot be rebilled. Check with your bank if they have that possibility for your card. Thanks! Great idea. I didn't know it was possible. Found an article with a few more details. http://blog.credit.com/2011/06/worried-about-onli...
by danchatka
April 21, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Dating Website Scam: Silent Endless Billing
Replies: 12
Views: 4748

Dating Website Scam: Silent Endless Billing

Some dating web sites use silent recurring billing to extract as much money as possible from customers. ThaiFriendly.com does this. They mention their recurring billing only when you first sign up. After that, you will never see any mention of it on your account management page. They also, never sen...
by danchatka
April 21, 2013, 10:40 am
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Car rental Udon or Laos
Replies: 7
Views: 1542

Car rental Udon or Laos

I took a bus from Vientiane to Luang Prabang a few years ago. The mountain roads are narrow. Many bus and truck drivers take dangerous risks to pass other vehicles. If you can't drive a rented car to those places, maybe it's a good thing. Maybe it will keep you alive. Personally, next time I visit V...
by danchatka
March 31, 2013, 5:22 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Get Belguim Passport for Thai/Belgium Kids
Replies: 9
Views: 1471

Get Belguim Passport for Thai/Belgium Kids

Thanks for the suggestions:-)

I'm taking your advice and encouraging her to call the Belgium embassy in BKK again. Hopefully, she'll speak with an understanding staff member.
by danchatka
March 31, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Doc/Hospital suggestion for broken collar bone
Replies: 24
Views: 3510

Doc/Hospital suggestion for broken collar bone

Update ====== As mentioned previously, my collar bone was not healing up as quickly as expected. I went to Bumrungrad and they found out why. One side of the bone was hung up in the tissue that surrounds it. Natural healing would have probably taken months, or not happened at all. Also, it would've ...
by danchatka
March 31, 2013, 4:16 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels

Thanks to everyone for their help. I've booked a room for the first few nights. Then I'll checkout your suggested hotels once I'm down there.

Suggestions on best night life spots are welcome too!

I'll only be there 4 days, want to make the most of it.
by danchatka
March 31, 2013, 12:56 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Massage shops
Replies: 12
Views: 3459

Massage shops

Best (non-sexy) massage in Udon I've had was at Paul Dee Salon (Phosri Road across from Thungsri Muang Park) by a middle-aged woman named Kak. She really pays attention to your muscles. If you've got any knots in them, she'll work them out, via a combination of massage and pressure points. Even Thai...
by danchatka
March 31, 2013, 10:44 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels

GARYZX6R wrote:...I stay at the Nova Gold hotel...about 1200 bht a night.
Lot's of good reviews for this hotel. Room price currently around 3300 bht. Any suggestions on getting the 1200 bht price?

Thanks
by danchatka
March 31, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels

Thanks for your quick reply:-) I'm searching Agoda now.
by danchatka
March 31, 2013, 10:03 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels
Replies: 12
Views: 1766

Pattaya Recommended Budget Hotels

Heading to Pattaya for my 2nd visit. Any recommended on budget hotels: - $30-$40 per night - within walking distance of nightlife - not too noisy for sleeping after midnight - guest friendly - Wifi in room (not just in lobby) Other bar and activity suggestions welcome too. Things/places to avoid? Th...
by danchatka
March 28, 2013, 11:40 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Car Rental Rant
Replies: 5
Views: 1326

Udon Car Rental Rant

When UD Car Rent brought a rental car to my apartment, their employee Noy said they didn't accept credit cards! Why didn't he tell me this before he brought the car? He offered to take Thai or foreign cash. But if I paid in US dollars he would only convert them at a rate much lower rate than a credi...

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