In 90% of cases, the renewal procedure can be done with one afternoon. If there are many people, the deadline is the morning of the next day, and the passport is already in your hands.
Submit all documents yourself. If you do not know the language, take Google translator. Don't be fooled by any helpers or agents, the procedure is insanely simple.1/1
Where to eat tasty and on a budget
Yes, everywhere! You just need to know the places – or try, not sparing your stomach, to find the best, and then advise your friends yourself. Here, however, it is difficult to answer unambiguously, it all depends on your preferences. I personally do not like trendy restaurants and cafes, but I prefer to eat in small cafes or markets.
The most important and simplest advice: if there is a queue of locals in a cafe, this is a sign of quality.
But separately I want to tell you about one place in Pattaya, where you should definitely go. In a small market there is a street cafe “Tony Seafood” (Tony Seafood). They serve the best seafood I've ever eaten and it's got a Michelin star! Seriously! Such a seemingly unremarkable place, old wooden tables, a small counter, at first glance – well, it’s not comfortable at all. But taste! It's like that everywhere in Thailand: don't judge by appearance, you have to try! If you are on a tight budget, buffets are the best solution. There are a lot of them, at lunchtime they serve a large line with different dishes, and you can put whatever you want on your plate for a small fixed fee. 1/1
Another very important issue is housing
Now prices have increased 3-4 times, I still can’t there’s no way to get used to them, because during the pandemic it was possible to rent an amazing villa for a penny here! Now the best option for a short stay is only a hotel booked in advance (at least six months in advance). If you decide to live for several months, then the best offers are in Telegram chats.
All the rental offers that you see on the websites are all rented and reissued 10 times. Prices are 2-3 times higher. It is almost impossible to find offers from a direct owner.
Spring-summer is the best time to look for housing, as many winterers return to their country and rent out their rented apartments for 2-3 months at a fairly low price, just so that there is no downtime of real estate . Booking apartments and hotels online from Russia is always more expensive (if it is a booking site).
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Another piece of advice: don't be afraid to talk and ask questions
Phuket is like a living organism, here everyone communicates, discusses, shares ideas. In Russia, we are all used to being closed, not talking about our plans, not sharing ideas. It's not like that at all!
Often, just discussing some idea with a stranger on the street, people opened a joint business, rented an apartment together, found common interests – and this is very cool!1/1