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by Thriftydrifter
Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Passport Size Photogrpahs
Replies: 11
Views: 1974

Re: Passport Size Photogrpahs

There's a Kodak shop on Phetkasem Road (west side) between Soi 68 and 70. They do the photo in a room at the back and print them out - be sure to specify what colour background you want. Should you require, they will also photoshop your head onto a body wearing a uniform to produce a photo for an ID...
by Thriftydrifter
Fri Aug 22, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Dyeing Curtains
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: Dyeing Curtains

Do you know what the fabric is? Synthetics don't take dye well. Even if the fabric is, say, cotton, they may be sewn with polyester thread - so you'd be left with pink stitches on your dyed curtains.
by Thriftydrifter
Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Mirabelle French deli on Soi 94
Replies: 19
Views: 2030

Re: Mirabelle French deli on Soi 94

The French boucherie (soi 90?) seems to be surviving well enough. I haven't been there myself for ages, but Mrs D-M is a regular customer for a burger, steak or a really nice joint of pork to roast. I do hope that places like this find a way to get by, as they add to the quality options available. ...
by Thriftydrifter
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Why do farang buy bars?
Replies: 47
Views: 5237

Re: Why do farang buy bars?

I don't know, but I imagine people underestimate the time and effort that it will take - long hours, 7 days a week, always having to be cheerful and friendly even if your customers are complete d****s, constantly dealing with bureaucracy and unreliable suppliers and maybe troublesome staff. They onl...
by Thriftydrifter
Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Mirabelle French deli on Soi 94
Replies: 19
Views: 2030

Re: Mirabelle French deli on Soi 94

It seems a shame, but I guess not surprising. I only found it by a Facebook ad of all things, and when I got there I wasn't sure it was open as I couldn't really see inside very well from the pavement. In Europe shop doors are often ooen and it's more if an invitation to enter - with aircon you can'...
by Thriftydrifter
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Mirabelle French deli on Soi 94
Replies: 19
Views: 2030

Mirabelle French deli on Soi 94

I can't believe I 've only just stumbled across this place, only 10 minutes walk from home, 2 weeks before we leave Hua Hin - it has the best (French) cheese porn I've seen since Singapore, and it's not unreasonably priced, eg brie B900/kg (Brie de Meaux is more but even the ordinary is nicely squid...
by Thriftydrifter
Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: ATM free of fees in Hua Hin?
Replies: 12
Views: 1852

Re: ATM free of fees in Hua Hin?

Bank of Bangkok (next to Market Village) still charging B150 as of yesterday
by Thriftydrifter
Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Best way of travelling Hua Hin to Koh Samui and return
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Best way of travelling Hua Hin to Koh Samui and return

Lomprayah catamaran Donsak to Samui in 45 mins.

http://www.lomprayah.com/

Just looking at a map I'd have thought the bit of water between Donsak and Samui would be more sheltered than the stretch between Chumphon and Ko Phangan?
by Thriftydrifter
Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Best way of travelling Hua Hin to Koh Samui and return
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Best way of travelling Hua Hin to Koh Samui and return

Oh yes, sorry I'd wiped that option from my mind as I don't do 4 hour bus journeys. Also it's a much longer and generally rougher sea crossing, it appears.
by Thriftydrifter
Tue Aug 12, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Best way of travelling Hua Hin to Koh Samui and return
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Best way of travelling Hua Hin to Koh Samui and return

I've not done it, but am looking at similar plans. It seems to come down to a choice between:- 1) train to Surat Thani then bus 68km to Donsak and ferry or catamaran. The catamaran company, Lomprayah, appear to provide bus transfer from Surat Thani station to Donsak connecting with the overnight tra...
by Thriftydrifter
Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Prachuab officials to reorganize Hua Hin beach
Replies: 218
Views: 18255

Re: Prachuab officials to reorganize Hua Hin beach

On the sand like people do everywhere else in the world... I lived near the beach in California and even closer in Florida and I never saw pre installed umbrellas or chairs except directly in front of a few resorts, and then they sat them up one at a time as asked or paid for. Normally people the w...
by Thriftydrifter
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Hua Hin Immigration clampdown on ID and 24hr reporting
Replies: 160
Views: 10361

Re: Hua Hin Immigration clampdown on ID and 24hr reporting

Well I've just read this on TV 3. Immigration does not provide any kind of ‘stamp’ verification on a photocopy of a passport as announced at the meeting yesterday. Therefore, you are required to keep your original passport with you at all times as per point #1 above.. Well that's all very well, but...
by Thriftydrifter
Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Hua Hin Immigration clampdown on ID and 24hr reporting
Replies: 160
Views: 10361

Re: Hua Hin Immigration clampdown on ID and 24hr reporting

24-hour reporting Hua Hin Immigration is from today also enforcing the requirements that you and your landlord (condominium owner, house owner etc) must report to Immigration within 24 hours of moving in to a new address. On your arrival card you already reported your place of stay, and if that cha...
by Thriftydrifter
Thu Jul 24, 2014 10:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: Prachuab officials to reorganize Hua Hin beach
Replies: 218
Views: 18255

Re: Prachuab officials to reorganize Hua Hin beach

It's a good idea to cleanse the beaches of illegal touts, ad hoc micro business types, opportunist sellers, criminally dishonest rental services, rubbish, leeches, piss-takers and many other things that annoy holiday makers who just would like to chill and be left alone by the beach. One of the rea...
by Thriftydrifter
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Prachuab officials to reorganize Hua Hin beach
Replies: 218
Views: 18255

Re: Prachuab officials to reorganize Hua Hin beach

I don't know what it's like in high season, but at the moment the only place where I would want to see some clearance is near the Hilton where the furniture completely obstructs the beach. If they clear everything it just adds to the 'tourists not welcome here' impression.