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ajwjh1d
Why is it an issue then
lnxnaqvx1d
Well, I don't want to change USD to EUR then EUR to Bath or whatever, that doesn't make sense for me. Also when I send from my Revolut account to another bank in the US I don't want to be sending EUR
dutoikwe1d
which I do fairly often
lmgastxz1d
I just, don't want to be holding EUR at all, that doesn't make sense for me lol
wtoui1d
Oh ok the other bank take a fee for conversion
xiszqoti1d
and they apply their own rate
fidtk1d
Top up with credit card is cool too
qiwia1d
And trading
rqmcfvzi1d
and often times they even don't accept EUR or to convert your EUR at all
rxouw1d
Iโ€™m gonna order one
oykkmbps1d
Also yeah, it's instant
tafzuyeh1d
with N26 you can wait up to 3 days for top-up
dbyvvdws1d
You want my ref link now that we're at it?
xksbu1d
Yeah also wire must be a real pain with the us
ymjor1d
You canโ€™t do a sepa from a us bank right ?
ghdpdaha1d
nope
eclzwiuv1d
sepa is only for EUR
hnqjd1d
Haha fair
qchml1d
Give me the link
qecadrzmqulgffz1d
I had an ATM in Bali eat my card, and then later it got fraudulently charged
arymf1d
Btw why is the channel #bangkok archived (as opposed to #chiang-mai) ? auujlgkhbq
fnvreyqh1d
Because this is the general Thailand and Bangkok channel ๐Ÿ˜‰
fwhiqfu1d
im guessing not enough activity in BKK.
lbeecfk1d
super wuhan virus developed. Coronavirus + Thai smoke kills.
wzucbimzz1d
yep
fairosnip1d
bkk is a stop over destination to chiang mai or bali for most nomads
ojlwiongi1d
source data
rhsgjffqfzhzm1d
Just imagine, missing one of the world's most infinitely fascinating cities thinking it's a stopover en route to a sleepy college town in the middle of nowhere GT ๐Ÿ˜†
rxdgjcfhivqsd1d
Kills me every time
eewbfneeodbpqqy1d
Bangkok does not reward short stays
kgscnyjfajteu1d
Yeah, it's like like walking out of the cinema half way through the preroll trailers
djzgfqgkjcgqe1d
Nobody has ever stayed long enough to know there's actually a movie coming
vodzueruoidne1d
I think when Bangkok really opens up is when you start to drive around it on your own
gogkeilmqt22h
1 week ago I got an AIS sim with unlimited data for 200 baht/month (limited to 10mb/sec i think). i thought i didn't understand it correctly, because it seems too cheap, but so far it seems to be truly unlimited (although some websites like google and facebook don't load correctly while tethering unless I load them through VPN). Anybody else using this? And with the same problem with the tethering/VPN thing?
byqgxarpr21h
xbetnyylaei yes unlimited, but might slow down at some point after you go over certain amount of data. Also yes AIS esp fucks with websites, for ex Hacker News unloadable on my AIS
aynxcuxo21h
yeah i notice HN being blocked too
olbddfesu21h
Also the Great Firewall of Thailand GFT blocks and tries to sniff packets which slows it down
sseigleebmf20h
I didnโ€™t see a true unlimited data without caps in Thailand, especially for 200 thb / monthโ€ฆ So at some points (5gb, 10gb, etc), the speed will (highly probably) be capped at a rate for which youโ€™ll barely be able to read emails.
rekljypkealhn18h
glughuzfjdyb I use True for my phone, 500 baht for what seems to be unlimited data. I'm sure I've used more than 10gb in a month, I would use my phone as my internet while working from CAMP and never had any issues.
kzgylmlhdunsf18h
my biggest use of bandwidth is YouTube, so maybe True handles bandwidth spent on YouTube differently from other sites (e.g. Netflix)
agynclgtdum18h
Note that I just used AIS in Thailand and I didnโ€™t go for 2 years, so it mightโ€™ve change and/or be different from True.
jlucutmdssb18h
And thatโ€™s possible that they donโ€™t count some website too like you said.
bdumsggynqg18h
IIRC I was paying about 800 thb for 12 GB or something like that
ofsfju10h
HackerNews loads fine for me on AIS 4g sim on iOS. Just tried it.
mpncmk10h
Iโ€™m on the 200 bhat 10mbp unlimited plan.
ukonwajc10h
what's the name of that plan
bwilhbox10h
i'm on a net sim 88baht per week unlimited plan, w/ only like 1GB at 10mbps then it drops down to 64kbps
yzptaed6h
Need to extend my visa. Iโ€™ve already got my 60 days visa and want to extend it by another 30 days.
I read I should go to one of the immigration offices. Iโ€™m currently in Bangkok, does anyone know what is the process? Where should I go, how long does it take, what should I bring with me and any tips to avoid redundant bureaucracy.
Thanks
hhigeby6h
And wether itโ€™s ok to extend it while Iโ€™m still having 50 days available
qchhgndiznwwg5h
The way I remember it has to be within your last week, but that's just as likely to be wrong as anything else you read.
zpnnfggdhikbb5h
There's no hurry, you'll definitely receive it.
bdaqmgwlkqbps5h
Doesn't have to be in Bangkok either
jfblsutxa5h
bfyatsnz go to the big immigration building, bring passport and money
ybcjefx5h
Yeah I know. The thing is that Iโ€™m going to spend most of my time here in Koh Phangan and I want to save myself the trip back to Koh Samui.
vvngnunct5h
Say hello I want to extend visa
qxxizblok5h
Things will happen automatically then
hrpnavjsj5h
Doesn't matter when u do it
ffmsmvdedndpa5h
You can print the form at home and save some time
aztlmilcdsrbv5h
Need a visa photo as well
ikzfyhgzz5h
Yes but they have everything there, forms, photo etc
yosfguludysoa5h
Yeah they can do it all
mpgfkanra5h
Always ecosystem built around the visa extension building
pelpcmeuo5h
I went in BKK too and was super smooth
ruqbfjeqh5h
In that new building big one
inbsbsjxj5h
There's no bureaucracy, just super smooth
tjzckvz5h
Yeah I read they are pretty efficient there. The only concern is wether itโ€™s โ€œtoo soonโ€ to ask for extension as some comments of random-unknown people said.
pecizmplr5h
I never bring anything anymore to visa office in Thailand except passport and my phone and card
epvcrmmru5h
brndohqa open Google Maps, type immigration Bangkok, call them
cbtvxscta5h
Ask is it too soon
csfdkmdvn5h
Done
sdnitdw5h
But I paid for a membership on Nomad List where I donโ€™t have to do anything myself and people make all the work for me!
qwvfgot5h
Just joking of course.
cmkzrkn5h
Iโ€™ll do it
oubiyxh5h
Thanks for the help
dpjrsjyvcuydl5h
If you buy the Elite visa they actually will give you a concierge to do all the work for you
bsujvls5h
They should have a discount on the Elite visa because of the corona virus around ๐Ÿ˜œ
tzyiceanvqtbk5h
If the corona virus ends up depressing the price of the thai baht, then there's your corona discount
fxiedel5h
Biological economics at work.
vqdktigjkthj5h
rdaqlbqg this was in chiang mai, but i extended my tourist visa like a month and a half before the 60 days way up โ€ฆ it was w/i the first few days of entering the country and i had no issues.
cypszdwtke5h
nwjpjhnjysr just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Bangkok, #thailand
itytghmucwg3h
Seeking recommendations for southern, coastal Thailand starting in mid February.

Weโ€™re in CM now, but Iโ€™m really missing a more coastal lifestyle. A quick side trip to Patong Beach was fun, but way too touristy for me. Looking for something a bit quieter with solid infrastructure.

A few people have recommended we check out some of the coworking/coliving places that have popped up on the islands, but I have failed to memorize names. Any recs?
etpchwqqg3h
hraqawlbxaze Ko Lanta or Ko Samui or Ko Phangan
mvxzwrefn3h
Ko Phangan has a nomad scene and cowork
hfuejcztg3h
Ko Lanta has KoHub
qgspwthtw3h
sjqbdtzzajkm there's no solid infra near beach in Thailand, except maybe Pattaya
nctszyqsf3h
Ko Lanta, Samui or Phangan are islands they don't have solid infra either
ccohzxfll3h
If u want solid infra go to Hawaii or Guam
capiznrjo3h
Considering u define Phuket as not having solid infrastructure I think you'll be disappointed anywhere in Thailand
nkfqaoiusqy2h
Ah! I think I was unclear. I said I wanted solid infrastructure, but didnโ€™t make any claims about Phuket or Patong Beach area. We were only there two days on a quick hop, and I VERY deliberately left all my work stuff back in CM. I didnโ€™t even bother to speed test from the hotel, so I canโ€™t make any real claims about the infra there. But it seemed fine. :+1::skin-tone-2:

All I need for work is stable power and 5-10MB/s down. I like good cell coverage and some 24/7 coworking options for redundancy, but itโ€™s not a hard and fast requirement.
oyuwvpeqomk2h
Thanks vqoceboapq ! I will check out KoHub and options on Ko Phangan.
wpsaxvqzs2h
Ah sure
kppbxiokjxs1h
fjbsqytpsx oobeisdtgegj I am in Ao Nang, to be honest is quite under develop, the best thing is a good place to visit other beaches and islands!
xmmoadeuxj43min
I don't really know the name of the plan, I just asked for something for 1 month and they gave me the 200baht/month thing (they were going to sell me a tourist sim before I said I wanted 1 month). In the package it says ALL IN ONE and a lot of thai text ๐Ÿ˜…
ncfpcpqbpi40min
The government inspiring confidence and tranquility... ๐Ÿ˜…
czrgjqka30min
thmgdlmetec that seems like a clickbait article, likely taking some scary sounding translation out of context and reporting on that
ljwjbessez25min
zyjejurhhn24min
But yeah, the minister sent some mixed messages and they chose the most clickbaity phrase, as usual
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