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by Bamboo Grove
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 101
Views: 6417

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

I know that used to be the case in the late 80's early 90's but I thought the law had been abolished in 1991 or 1992. You had to pay it if you hade been living more than 180 days in the kingdom within a calendar year. You had to go to the tax office near Sanam Luang to do so. I have never heard of i...
by Bamboo Grove
Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 229
Views: 12230

Re: 2017 F1 News and Prediction Tournament

Congrats to Pitsch, big thanks to Pete and cheers to all.
by Bamboo Grove
Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 29
Views: 826

Re: Thailand to England move

The night time sounds of Asia are something I really miss, too. I remember from my nights in Guangzhou in 1987, the night time calls of food vendors and the sounds of a night watchman, hitting the times in the early mornings in Bangkok's Asoke-Din Daeng Road in 1989. That's where the names of 1.00-5...
by Bamboo Grove
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: 2018 Rolls-Royce
Replies: 38
Views: 1315

Re: 2018 Rolls-Royce

It used to be a proud part of British manufacturing but, sadly, no more.
So it's no good any more?
by Bamboo Grove
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 221582

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

I also like the text in the sign in front of the house: Ban Sudyod i.e. Top house.
by Bamboo Grove
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Home, Lifestyle & Family
Topic: Mold in buildings in Thailand
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Mold in buildings in Thailand

About two months ago mold was found in the apartment we live in. Today I got keys to a new one and withing next ten days or so, will move. Mold seems to be a big problem in buildings in Finland. How about Thailand? How common is it?
by Bamboo Grove
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 29
Views: 826

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

Vital Spark, you could start your own thread, where you describe all the things you must and will do before the move and then how life goes on after your move. Will be interesting to follow. Maybe I should have done that a decade ago, too.
by Bamboo Grove
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Homes for old age people in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 8025

Re: Homes for old age people in Thailand

Also, everyone, please take note, my original question was more than a year ago. And yes, we are quite happy about the place where my MIL is.
by Bamboo Grove
Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Homes for old age people in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 8025

Re: Homes for old age people in Thailand

VS, I agree, there are all kinds of places and not all of them are nice. In the case of my own mother here in Finland, it's been a great place. She couldn't survive on her own any more. Last Christmas, I had to more or less carry her to the bathroom about 5 times a night. Now she's in much better sh...
by Bamboo Grove
Sat Oct 28, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Homes for old age people in Thailand
Replies: 18
Views: 8025

Re: Homes for old age people in Thailand

Over to you Bamboo Grove? I don't know if these different levels exist in Thailand and neither was that the purpose when I asked the question. My MIL has been staying in a kind of a nursing home in Chayaphoom. They've taken relatively good care of her. My own mother has been in a what Mags calls nu...
by Bamboo Grove
Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Playing darts in Hua Hin
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Playing darts in Hua Hin

If you are on fb. Find huahin fun darts and you'll get the info you need.
by Bamboo Grove
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Understanding Thai society and behaviour
Replies: 33
Views: 2433

Re: Understanding Thai society and behaviour

Good post and good opening. However, I don't think this will be as popular as Dump, cryxit or where to find English mustard in Hua Hin threads in this forum. Of course these are much more important topics than the Thai culture or history.
by Bamboo Grove
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Thailand to the UK by road
Replies: 16
Views: 1461

Re: Thailand to the UK by road

The first hurdle could be China: You cannot drive with an International Driver's Permit (IDP) in mainland China; China has not signed the convention which created IDPs. You need a Chinese license to drive in China. (Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan issued licenses are not considered Chinese licenses). ht...
by Bamboo Grove
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Trip report: China 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1872

Re: Trip report: China 2017

This is the last part of my trip report, thanks for sharing this with me and for the comments. Problems in present day Chinese society Corruption Corruption is still a huge problem in China, even though Xi Jinping said he would stop the practice. But how can you stop a thousands of years old practic...
by Bamboo Grove
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Trip report: China 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 1872

Re: Trip report: China 2017

Transportation Transportation both within cities and between cities was another thing that is so much easier nowadays in China. All the four cities I visited had metros and I only took buses two different times. In the old days unless you rushed and pushed and shoved among the other strap hangers, ...