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by HHTel
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 79
Views: 11431

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

There are 'bottle bins' and separated bins dotted around. I'm told that the Thais do use them properly. Maybe not enough of them though. I could not agree less with this statement. If this were the case why is there so much plastic, wrappers, bottles strewn all over the sides of roads. I see the sc...
by HHTel
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 581
Views: 70311

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

The rules also require vans to have an emergency exit that can be opened from the inside with a visible, reflective Thai sign identifying it, a 20 centimetre-wide walking space to reach the emergency exit and at least three glass-breaking hammers on the left, the right and the back of vans. Obvious...
by HHTel
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Number plate replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Number plate replacement

Quite right Pete. Although I was guilty of it by rising to the bait. Now who veered the subject 'off topic'? I wonder ........ mmmm. Par for the course. Regarding replacement number plates, although I've never had to do it, a friend of mine did. He said that something which should be so simple turne...
by HHTel
Thu Nov 23, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Cocktail bars
Replies: 7
Views: 325

Re: Cocktail bars

IMHO after travelling the world, East is one of the best when it comes to quality on the cocktails! Hilton, nice view but poor quality on the cocktails. I really don't know many other places in Hua Hin which serves great cocktails, but I would presume that the large and famous resort hotels may hav...
by HHTel
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Warning for Betternet VPN Users
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Warning for Betternet VPN Users

That often comes up. Usually an ad to buy 'switch off tracking' software. All the 'warnings' I'v seen are linked to buying something!
by HHTel
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Warning for Betternet VPN Users
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Warning for Betternet VPN Users

The reason I ask is that I've downloaded over 1,000 movies without using a VPN and never had any warnings except on the download sites advertising various VPN's. I use a VPN to access blocked sites (The Daily Mail until recently) and to access 'catch-up' TV programs in the UK.
by HHTel
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Digital Realm
Topic: Warning for Betternet VPN Users
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: Warning for Betternet VPN Users

Question: Does anyone know of anybody being caught downloading or streaming movies etc using their real ISP? I've never heard of it happening in Thailand.
by HHTel
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:40 am
Forum: News
Topic: Medieval investigation in Thailand
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Medieval investigation in Thailand

This news came out a week or so ago and once again it highlights the ineptitude of the authorities here. Coroner's reports, DNA results, police investigations all have no credibility.
by HHTel
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 220968

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

TK's has apparently drained away so the pool match is on.

I had occasion to go to Cha-am today and was surprised to find the road is still badly flooded in parts, some covering all 3 lanes!
by HHTel
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Best "free" film/TV streaming sites?
Replies: 90
Views: 11333

Re: Best "free" film/TV streaming sites?

I've been using HDPrime since it started. A little cheaper than expat and has several hundred channels with 'catch-up' on the main ones, movies online (and they're bang up to date) plus loads of series (box sets). If the series you're watching is current, the latest episode is added within a couple ...
by HHTel
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 220968

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

That's TK's. We have a pool match tonight!
by HHTel
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 220968

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Well that storm certainly woke me up. Haven't seen one as spectacular for ages. Quite fun really and unlike some unfortunates, our power stayed on....... so far!
by HHTel
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3560

Re: New drivers must take longer theory training

Current driving licence (expiry date 24/12/17) That highlights one sensible change. It used to be the case that you couldn't renew until your 'current' licence had actually expired and you had 1 year to renew without having to start from scratch. It is sometimes worth while to allow your licence to...
by HHTel
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Thailand to England move
Replies: 22
Views: 573

Re: Thailand to England move

I understand that VS is looking for someone to 'take over' the rent. I gather rent is paid to a landlord so it wouldn't be in their interest to leave furniture for the profit/benefit of the landlord.
by HHTel
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?
Replies: 79
Views: 11431

Re: Charging for plastic bags in Thailand?

There are 'bottle bins' and separated bins dotted around. I'm told that the Thais do use them properly. Maybe not enough of them though.