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by 404cameljockey
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Re: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

On another thread I mentioned how I was ripped off at Peppina's, by being required to pay a service charge for a take-away pizza! I was told restaurants are meant to display this elsewhere, but aside from the take away pizza rip-off, many places sell meals exclusive of VAT and service charge. I don...
by 404cameljockey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Pool Tile Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 2734

Re: Pool Tile Repair

They are lovely people for sure, and the company they left don't say anything bad about them either, which is a recommendation in itself!
by 404cameljockey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Bringing household goods into Thailand
Replies: 30
Views: 6218

Re: Bringing household goods into Thailand

If you are farang and come on retirement (non-immigrant O) visas you will pay tax on everything you import. And you are not allowed to import any car at all if you come on retirement visas (it's expensive to anyway, but I wanted to). We used a good international removal firm with their own offices i...
by 404cameljockey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The 5 most British dishes
Replies: 67
Views: 6587

Re: The 5 most British dishes

404cameljockey wrote:I just thought, if we're talking British not just English, how about deep fried Mars Bars too?


Oops sorry, I see it's been covered already (with batter!)
by 404cameljockey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The 5 most British dishes
Replies: 67
Views: 6587

Re: The 5 most British dishes

I just thought, if we're talking British not just English, how about deep fried Mars Bars too?
by 404cameljockey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The 5 most British dishes
Replies: 67
Views: 6587

Re: The 5 most British dishes

London's pie & mash with liquor (basically parsley sauce) and lots of moody (chili) vinegar please. And I agree with above, Full English or a nice roast dinner over quinoa (I'm disgusted with that suggestion. Just because the chubby kn*bhead cooked it doesn't make it a British classic! :naughty:
by 404cameljockey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: BluePort best choice for Family Dinner?
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: BluePort best choice for Family Dinner?

I would definitely go to Andreas! Just walk out of Bluport and it's there on the right! Nice open air terrace on the upper floor too.
by 404cameljockey
Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.
Replies: 22
Views: 2611

Bluport wine/beer bar - drinks + 10pct service + 7pct VAT on top.

Wife and I needed a rest waiting for the rest of our party to finish shopping, and so collapsed on seats at Peppina bar. Looks a rip off place I thought, but I need a beer. 130 chips for a Singa, and I knew it would be a small one too, but what the hell. Wife took a glass of Pinot Grigio at 340 Baht...
by 404cameljockey
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Removing excess water from salt water pool
Replies: 20
Views: 4830

Re: Removing excess water from salt water pool

Thanks Bluesky. Yes the lack of knowledge about pool detailed chemistry here in the pool shops is worrying. I'll PM you, thanks.
by 404cameljockey
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Replanting a magnolia tree?
Replies: 0
Views: 880

Replanting a magnolia tree?

My builders uprooted a 3 metre tree and left it with only a 50 cm root ball. I understand magnolias are tricky to replant but it's a shame not to try. It still has green leaves at the tips of its branches, not sure if it's on the way out yet. I can't lift the darned thing, and also have no gardening...
by 404cameljockey
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Removing excess water from salt water pool
Replies: 20
Views: 4830

Re: Removing excess water from salt water pool

Bluesky, I'm interested to know how you would determine a high salt level in the pool, short of buying expensive testing apparatus. My chlorinator warns about low salt, but doesn't give a readout of the ppm salt level. I want to run about 6000-7000 ppm but don't know a way to check it at reasonable...
by 404cameljockey
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Removing excess water from salt water pool
Replies: 20
Views: 4830

Re: Removing excess water from salt water pool

If you need to remove water from the pool normally you can achieve this by closing off the skimmer box draw pipe so that water is drawn from the hydrostatic valve/waste drain located in the bottom of the pool. set the Spyder valve to 'Waste' and switch on the pump. water should then flow through th...
by 404cameljockey
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Best Vet in town?
Replies: 27
Views: 2360

Re: Best Vet in town?

Thanks kindly BB, Happy New Year!
by 404cameljockey
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Does being an Expat make you miserable?
Replies: 30
Views: 2804

Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

Most of the farang complaints are of matters that actually contribute to the fact that we are in Thailand. If everything was well-oiled and worked like clockwork, if everything was clean and well-ordered like the barracks, Thailand would be Switzerland or Singapore. We would neither like it nor cou...
by 404cameljockey
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Does being an Expat make you miserable?
Replies: 30
Views: 2804

Re: Does being an Expat make you miserable?

I was an expat in Dubai for 12 years and was blissfully happy for most of them. I've been in Hua Hin for only 3 months and am very happy so far, the good (cheap, very tranquil countryside setting for my home/pool, warm but actually can see rain and seasons, locals actually MUCH friendlier/more open ...

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