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by Gregjam
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 165
Views: 15337

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: 7
Views: 525

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: 4
Views: 210

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: 711

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: 579

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: 1164

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: 1164

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...
by Gregjam
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Child Protection in Hua Hin
Replies: 27
Views: 1164

Re: Child Protection in Hua Hin

Forgive me for being suspicious but surely a governmental body would be able and have to contact another governmental body in a foreign country.
by Gregjam
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: CR2025 car keyfob batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: CR2025 car keyfob batteries

Thanks for the help everyone. Will definitely try the 20 baht shops and I did not know that the fob will work when close to the button without a battery in it.
by Gregjam
Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: CR2025 car keyfob batteries
Replies: 13
Views: 419

CR2025 car keyfob batteries

I know there is a small stall in the lower level of Market Village where you can buy a sheet of about eight of these batteries for around 150 baht but as I don’t go there a lot am looking for another source. My wireless key seems to go through them quickly and I like to carry a spare as starting the...
by Gregjam
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3581

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

VincentD mentions the behaviour of bikers on big bikes which is not so different from that exhibited by the convoys of big buses that I recently saw on the expressway in Bangkok. The main difference is that in an accident the biker always loses whoever is at fault and bikers are referred to as 'orga...
by Gregjam
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Thai women second fattest in Asia
Replies: 42
Views: 1813

Re: Thai women second fattest in Asia

Easy access to food has always been there and although the introduction of western style food has probably not helped perhaps other non food relared quality of life improvements are to blame. From the age of about six kids seem to have access to a salaeng or moped so no effort is required to get to ...
by Gregjam
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Blue Lagoon Hua Hin
Replies: 21
Views: 1516

Re: Blue Lagoon Hua Hin

So is this an advert, an anti advert or possibly a continuation of your wrath against the Sheraton? Possibly not needed if as you say a reasonable number of the units are unsold after 13 years. Way out of my spending bracket and if I had that money I would be looking for something different anyway. ...
by Gregjam
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Red plates - just a thought
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: Red plates - just a thought

As the OP I have no objection to earlier posts resurfacing and if any OP's opinion had changed then surely that is their right. I was interested to note that while reference is made to completing the registration process within a month nothing was said about the restrictions that apply to a vehicle ...
by Gregjam
Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Men and their mistresses
Replies: 17
Views: 1624

Re: Men and their mistresses

Historically it has been very common that men have had mistresses in most countries. Where certain religions permit polygamy this probably reduced its occurrence. A common requirement is that to effectively maintain a mistress the man must have sufficient funds and it goes without saying that money,...