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by handdrummer
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?
Replies: 16
Views: 1214

Re: Why aren't there bars like this in Hua Hin?

you can go to any western country and not be "treated with courtesy." try a café in the French countryside, north Germany, the U.S. south, midwest or nearly any small town. Foreigners are neither wanted nor welcome, or in the U.S. south, if you're not from there you're a foreigner.
by handdrummer
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Jazz Bar / Club at Hua Hin?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Jazz Bar / Club at Hua Hin?

oakdale160 wrote:
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:36 pm
isnt there one next door to what was Buffalo Bill's
there may be, I didn't know about that one.
by handdrummer
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Jazz Bar / Club at Hua Hin?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Jazz Bar / Club at Hua Hin?

there is no jazz in Hua Hin.
by handdrummer
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok

re the Grenfell towers: shouldn't the owners, builders and inspectors be arraigned? all should have known that the wrong cladding was used and all should do prison time.
by handdrummer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 63561

Re: The Beer Thread

well, that was certainly an education! thank you, I hadn't any idea of all that.
by handdrummer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:21 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 578
Views: 63561

Re: The Beer Thread

I tried beer lao the other day. the dark was bitter with not much body and the lager was ok but a little sweet for my taste. is it really necessary to put sugar in beer?
by handdrummer
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: News
Topic: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok
Replies: 17
Views: 871

Re: 5,000 potential 'Grenfell Towers' in Bangkok

it's better to let your building burn and collect the insurance, hence all the burned out buildings in Bangkok. the owners should be made to tear them down after a fire, before they can collect the insurance.
by handdrummer
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Absurd Thai laws list
Replies: 11
Views: 1839

Re: Absurd Thai laws list

cows are not allowed on the boston common.
by handdrummer
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?
Replies: 23
Views: 1041

Re: Why can't Farangs stop complaining?

i fall under the category of having a thai wife and can't afford to live at home. if I could I'd leave here in a new York minute. mainly because the climate and culture doesn't suit me. most of the things read about living in Thailand, before I came here, aren't true. maybe my age and cultural needs...
by handdrummer
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: Survey: Thailand 'among top 20 most dangerous countries' to visit
Replies: 26
Views: 2138

Re: Survey: Thailand 'among top 20 most dangerous countries' to visit

it may be dangerous to visit here but i feel quite safe living here. compared to having lived in Chicago, L.A., London and Paris, Hua Hin is feather bed.
by handdrummer
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 120
Views: 9291

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

the real hope is my youngest (22) daughter's generation. especially the females. many are well educated, have started travelling abroad, are curious about the world and ambitious. my eldest daughter (32) just returned from her first trip abroad (3 weeks in Holland) and is like a new person. her atti...
by handdrummer
Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?
Replies: 120
Views: 9291

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

change requires education by people who are educated and it must start in the first year of school. punishment is a poor educator, it's breeds contempt and violence. until logic and critical thinking are taught here nothing will change. in the meantime we all have to look out for our own behinds.
by handdrummer
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Police checkpoints in Hua Hin
Replies: 62
Views: 9176

police traffic stop

Friday, heading south, on the way to market village, :roll: there was a police traffic stop. everybody was waived through except me. I stopped rolled down my window, the policeman leaned in and asked, "How much you sell?" (I was driving my wife's 23 yr. old Mercedes 160.) I just looked at him, shook...
by handdrummer
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand to introduce compulsory travel insurance/tourist tax
Replies: 115
Views: 8906

Re: Thailand to introduce compulsory travel insurance/tourist tax

it seems that this means that soon, no one without health insurance will be able to travel. I wonder what will happen when a person who has a retirement visa in Thailand takes a vacation to another country. will said person have to show proof of insurance before being readmitted to Thailand? if so, ...