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by Gregjam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?
Replies: 17
Views: 888

Re: Mobile phone blockers in Hua Hin?

I would say that for most people they have a very limited use. Certainly for parents wanting their kids to go to bed and sleep (where for whatever reason the parents are unable to just confiscate phones/tablets etc) they would be useful. This of course would mean the said parents also losing their c...
by Gregjam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New highway planned from Hua Hin to bypass?
Replies: 18
Views: 1425

Re: New highway planned from Hua Hin to bypass?

Is this just a plan or is it likely to happen. Looks like a lot of new roads including another link over the hills farther north than the one which passes Da Vinci School.
by Gregjam
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: New pedestrian overpass for Market Village
Replies: 45
Views: 7132

Re: New pedestrian overpass for Market Village

There is a sign saying that the bridge is open temporarily until 16th (and still open on 17th bit TIT). Perhaps getting it open for Songkran was a rush job and they will close it again and get the job finished properly. But there again.......
by Gregjam
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3379

Re: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread

Yes hhinner, that is the temple. After further checks with the wife it sounds like the temple may well be active again soon. It was quite a while ago it shut down due to some murders there. Back to the usual murdering of the locals ears now. I remember going there about 26 years ago to sort out an a...
by Gregjam
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3379

Re: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread

The noise was there this morning for sure and now is the usual heavy bass duh-duh duh-duh with a background of singing, talking and "music". When I drove past the whole truck was vbrating. It sounds like there are competing sources so as I live in the hillside I am probably getting the product of mu...
by Gregjam
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Govt to ban Songkran water splashing, water guns, alcohol, skimpy clothing - the Songkran 2018 thread
Replies: 56
Views: 3379

Suffering the Sounds of Songkran

As an early riser the six thirty start up of the sound systems in the Hin Lek Fai area don't wake me up. I do wonder what the reason for this is though. This morning there were two different outputs that make what is just annoying a pain. Normally by eight it is turned off too. Looking at all the li...
by Gregjam
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative

Many of the U turns have been closed off which helped but yes, they were definitely the most dangerous places. All too often it is a case of having to stop due to the turning lorries and hoping the idiot coming up behind you at speed realises the significance of your brake and hazard lights. That an...
by Gregjam
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative

To put closure on this thread, I stuck to highway 1 and it was the best plan. Roadworks had been removed, no contra flow sections including the Nakhon Sawan bypass. Did not use the tollway through Bangkok and not sure if it would have been quicker. There was a lot of traffic on the road from Bangkok...
by Gregjam
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Massive exodus from Bangkok - 7 deadly days of Songkran begin
Replies: 29
Views: 2026

Re: Massive exodus from Bangkok by buses, cars, trains and planes begins

Drove down from Chiang Mai yesterday. There was little traffic until after Nakhon Sawan and then lots. The roads would be a lot safer if the police actually patrolled them and removed the kamikaze pickup truck delivery truck drivers doing more high speed lane changes in one minute than most drivers ...
by Gregjam
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Chiang Mai to Hua Hin - The Utaradit Phitsanulok alternative

I am going to be driving to Hua Hin from Chiang Mai on April 10th and was looking at the alternative to using route 1. Google says an hour slower but judging from the roadworks on the way up and anticipated traffic being close to Songkran I wonder what the reality is. Hopefully going south the traff...
by Gregjam
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Catching the dog
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Catching the dog

And so the final update. This morning the nephew turns up with some liquid obtained from the vet. Not sure which vet or if I would say if I knew. The dog was not fed yesterday evening and the dosed chicken hardly touched the sides on the way down. Within half an hour the dog was “woozy” and although...
by Gregjam
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Animal-rights groups urge Hua Hin expats to save dogs from possible slaughter
Replies: 17
Views: 1059

Re: Animal-rights groups urge Hua Hin expats to save dogs from possible slaughter

As a pedal cyclist you have to accept and deal with dogs roaming free and chasing you. The biggest problem with potentially aggressive dogs are those who hace a small territory to defend. The only time I was bitten was not by a stray but one apparently owned by someone who lives in the Lakeside Nong...
by Gregjam
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Catching the dog
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Catching the dog

An update for those interested although not much of one. Nephew arrived and, to my surprise, they did not try to do the other dog first but as expected planning was absent. Instead of gettng the jab ready knowing that if failure occured it could be used on the other dog, nothing was done until anoth...
by Gregjam
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Pet Care
Topic: Catching the dog
Replies: 14
Views: 1450

Re: Catching the dog

Some good points being raised and thanks to everyone for the input. In response to Homer, if I was here permanently I don't think the problems would have arisen but on a 3 month here and 3 month away rotation I feel that the dog offers some security as it lives outside the house and has only shown a...
by Gregjam
Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Pet tax mooted in wake of rabies outbreak
Replies: 12
Views: 771

Re: Pet tax mooted in wake of rabies outbreak

If it comes to pass it will most likely just be another demonstration of mismanagement rife with corruption providing an opportunity to 'fine' those who can afford it with little application outside of the urban areas and will result in more animals suffering. Forgive my pessimism.