So I got my double entry visa and I'm touching down in Bangkok on August 15th to find a job. Now, I've had a difficult time figuring out what area of the city would be a good place to get a hotel room to get situated and then look for a one month apartment until I find a job.
Would the Siam Square area be a good place to go when I land? I feel like I need to avoid the backpacker areas and other party areas when I first get there to recover from the flight and find my bearings, not mention avoid going out EVERY night and spending too much money. There's a nice hostel called Lub 'D (seems nice anyway) right outside the BTS National Stadium station which is reasonable and quiet it seems and far enough removed from the craziness (relative term in BKK, I guess) of some nightlife areas. Should I be looking farther up on Sukhumvit instead to start out if I'm looking for work in language institutes?
I feel like this would be a decent place since I could take the Airport Link into town and not have to deal with a cab.
Across from MBK is a tyre store, Pirelli. Just to the left is Soi 1. Plenty of places there. I like the first one on the left. Don't remember the name but it's the tallest at 12 floors. Also the MBK has a airport shuttle stop right in front. You'll be inbetween Siam Square and National Stadium.
hi sukhumvit hostel is nice, and central.
"Thailand is way past the days of tuna, pineapples, and bargirls." - Sharky
Alright, alright! I didn't mean anything by it. I lived there. It was ok.
I should have elaborated. As someone just coming here for the first time, without any Thai speaking ability, it might not be a good choice. 99% of the people there don't speak any English, or at least enough to convey any ideas or thoughts. Luckily, I had some Chinese exchange students in my apartment building that enjoyed speaking English and enjoyed hanging out, as well as the Chinese apartment owner that I tutored a bit.
For the OP, moving straight to Thonburi would really be diving into the deep end. You might find the same English abilities in some far removed Issan village, but at least the people in the Issan village would be happy and friendly.
I booked a room at Lub D at Siam Square for when I first get there. Now I gotta find a one month apartment when I get there, which I hope won't take too long since I don't want to spend too much money at a hotel/hostel.
Does anyone know if Sutti Mansion II does one-month leases? Seems like an excellent location with the BTS right out the front door while I look for a full-time job.
a lot of places around ratchada (like those in ratchada 14) are probably going to be willing to do a month to month rental. cheap, too. and on the MRT.
Hows your thai speaking ability now? sounds like Thonburi would have been a place i shouldda gone years ago when i lived in Thailand with the motivation to learn the language...
Maybe you picked up a bit of chinese from those exchange students too
District 12!!! oops maybe wrong forum.Just finished watching The Hunger Game , my bad