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bio website bigpaua.com
location Bangkok, Thailand
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I make iPhone and iPad apps for Big Paua.

Author of MGBox, IfAlarm, and Flowies.


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revised How can I use my Verizon “Global Ready” smartphone in the UK and France?
feklee's advice on SIM cards is better
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revised How to get from DMK Airport to Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok?
metered taxi is probably more likely. though can't remember for sure (i went through Don Muang a couple months ago)
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comment How can I use my Verizon “Global Ready” smartphone in the UK and France?
@feklee Fair call. Been a while since I've picked up a SIM in Europe. I defer to your knowledge :)
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comment How to get from DMK Airport to Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok?
1000 baht is at least five times the price of a taxi, possibly closer to ten times.
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comment How to get from DMK Airport to Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok?
Okay I looked it up. It's actually the intercity train. Runs every hour, if you're lucky, and takes an hour. We're not talking BTS or MRT here, we're talking proper old school. So technically, yes there is a train, but it's definitely not what people would expect, and not recommended.
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comment Is it possible to make a decent income from travelling the world?
@feklee That's another reason why I tend to avoid hostels. In past years I've occasionally ended up working from bed, because the hostel didn't have adequate common areas. That's a very effective way to cause back pain.
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comment Is it possible to make a decent income from travelling the world?
@feklee I try to get apartment buildings that have a gym. For me, back problems are highly correlated with physical fitness and core strength. Squats and deadlifts build strong back muscles, which protects me against back problems. That said, I do keep a sharp eye on the room photos on hotel websites, to make sure their chairs look at least passably good!
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comment Is it possible to make a decent income from travelling the world?
@Zurechtweiser For seeing holidayers in hostels when I'm working, that's never bothered me. Mostly because there's a tendency to see the backpacker experience as superficial and unappealing. They'll often be only staying in each place a couple of days, and won't get a chance to have the richer local experience that long term travellers have available to them. Hostels are fun and social, but backpackers are somewhat in a lesser league. Traveller snobbery, if you will :)
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comment Is it possible to make a decent income from travelling the world?
@Zurechtweiser As to going back to the same house, I often go back to favourite serviced apartments in each city. I'll start planning my longer stays a couple of months ahead, to make sure I can book the best apartment. In each city I might have one or two favourite neighbourhoods, with maybe a couple of favourite apartments in each, and might chop and change between them each year depending on mood.
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comment Is it possible to make a decent income from travelling the world?
@Zurechtweiser In my experience, travellers are very good at making friends fast. I tend to have a group of friends in every city I stay in, which gives me a strong emotional and social connection with each place. When I go to a new place for the first time, I'll often already have one or two friends there, who I might have met through social networking sites. If anything, I think the nomadic lifestyle is more social and less isolated than fixed location lifestyles.
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answered How can I use my Verizon “Global Ready” smartphone in the UK and France?
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answered How to get from DMK Airport to Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok?
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comment How to get from DMK Airport to Sathorn Road, Tungmahamek Sathorn, Bangkok?
That train route you offer looks like a bus route (bus routes are numbered, but train routes not). There's no train stations out by Don Muang. I think your first option is the best (and almost only) option for Don Muang airport: taxi.
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