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by Gregjam
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Dangers of renting a motorbike
Replies: 24
Views: 1425

Re: danger or fear mongering?

If you are want to rent a scooter it is probably best to limit yourself to daytime riding initially to get familiar with the area. Even after years here I avoid driving at night unless I have to. Taxi's are not expensive for evening excursions and if you want a drink with your meal they are a much s...
by Gregjam
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Looking for an alternative to True
Replies: 49
Views: 2051

Re: Looking for an alternative to True

I sympathise with Big Boy as I cancelled our True service for the very same reasons. What really did it for me was getting a number and when it came up someone jumped in. I had to practically force to wife to question it only for her to be told to wait and then when she talked and told them she was ...
by Gregjam
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread
Replies: 181
Views: 22419

Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

So is this slowing down on older iStuff also affecting older iPads. My iPad Mini version 1 won't even take the latest OS but it certainly seems to have slowed down. Tried resetting it and still as slow. It still has a fair amount of memory as I moved all the photos and videos out. Perhaps it is a pe...
by Gregjam
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

In response to Uncle Tom's post, the cost will vary considerably between the extent of cover, your age and history. If you are interested I would recommend you visit or contact Matt at AA insurance, one of the forums sponsors. As a healthy late fifties person I was quoted over 2,000 euros with one c...
by Gregjam
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

A good point there by 404cameljockey and thank you for raising it. Despite 'living' in Hua Hin for many years I work abroad and rarely spend more than two months at a time there due to work, work related courses and holidays. This has meant that I have only once had a 'Retirement' O-A stamp where re...
by Gregjam
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Pros & Cons of Kite Surfing
Replies: 17
Views: 1295

Re: Pros & Cons of Kite Surfing

My only experience of any kind of surfing was trying to wind surf on a fairly calm new years day on Hua Hin beach. Comical is probably the best description and more entertaining to any onlookers than dangerous as I was hardly able to stand up let alone move in any direction. It did however make me t...
by Gregjam
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thailand Tourist Friendly?
Replies: 13
Views: 1081

Re: Thailand Tourist Friendly?

Is Thailand Tourist Friendly, yes, not as much as it used to be for sure but it is still tourist friendly. The regulations both real and perceived seem to grow but most tourists will enjoy their holiday having found the prices cheap despite being ripped off, the places beautiful despite paying ten t...
by Gregjam
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?
Replies: 158
Views: 13552

Re: Online Ordering - a sign of the times?

I have had quite a lot of items delivered that were ordered online from various sources. Kerry has been very good throughout and normally phones the wife before the delivery is made. The regular driver knows our place and the estate guard is a good guy who will take delivery if we are out. Also had ...
by Gregjam
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 183
Views: 16628

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

Has anyone experience of the driving school just outside HH on the Pala-U road at Hin Lek Fai. An improvement?
by Gregjam
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin
Replies: 8
Views: 948

Re: Asia's first Holiday Inn water park resort opens in Hua Hin

Considering the cost of entry into the waterpark it is probably worth considering staying a couple of nights at if you have a family. I have not checked the cost but Holiday Inn's are not usually that expensive.
by Gregjam
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Travel insurance - check the small print..
Replies: 17
Views: 967

Re: Travel insurance - check the small print..

One of the most important things I feel with travel insurance is the clause that the trip must start in your 'home' country. I work abroad but although technically resident in the UK rarely go there. As I am out of the country six months a year I am considering stopping my health insurance as it is ...
by Gregjam
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: Baggage at airports: Is that your bag sir?
Replies: 12
Views: 816

Re: Baggage at airports: Is that your bag sir?

I get annoyed when my wife is always wanting a new shiny suitcase as my trusty old American Tourister bag is still sturdy after many years travel. It is not black and like a little kid I have put numerous stickers on it over the years. Easily recognisable by these and the travel scars, never a probl...
by Gregjam
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Lazy boy style recliner / Tv chair etc
Replies: 8
Views: 635

Re: Lazy boy style recliner / Tv chair etc

The furniture shop near the airport advertises laz-e-boy chairs but will probably be expensive. Other than that try Index or any of the larger furniture shops.
by Gregjam
Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Child Protection in Hua Hin
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

Re: Child Protection in Hua Hin

I won’t be contacting the OP as I am not able to help nor will I offer any apologies. Confidentiality I understand but that does not excuse the unprofessional method. No initial verification source or contact number. A legitimate request should have given this information in the first place. The inf...
by Gregjam
Sat Nov 25, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Child Protection in Hua Hin
Replies: 27
Views: 1217

Re: Child Protection in Hua Hin

Nereus picked up on exactly the point I was making. With the recent child protection issues in London Boroughs you would think that an appeal for information would be backed up by official verifiable information. No I do not have the information requested but if I did I would not just supply it to a...