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by lomuamart
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Start of the Jellyfish Season?
Replies: 9
Views: 886

Re: Start of the Jellyfish Season?

I think all kinds of jellyfish are found here. Most are harmless, some sting but not badly and some are very dangerous.
At this time of year, well I don't go into the sea.
I'm sure that marine biologists will give a better steer.
by lomuamart
Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Aggressive Songthaew Drivers
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Re: Aggressive Songthaew Drivers

Yes, if I'm coming back home late from town, I never use a motorcycle taxi any more - I've normally had a few beers anyway.
A tuk tuk is only 100 THB and a motorcycle taxi will always try and take me for at least 60. I know which is safer.
by lomuamart
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Hua Hin Immigration Move to top of Soi 88
Replies: 7
Views: 890

Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

Thanks for the maps. Just now, is the first time I've taken a close look at exactly where the new Imm office will be. Being without my own wheels, I've grumbled in the past about getting to it but looking at the map, I guess I could get on one of those big songthaew things that go up the Pala U road...
by lomuamart
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport
Replies: 160
Views: 20291

Re: New Hua Hin Immigration office at Bluport

The soi 21 location closed many years ago. The correct location is given on that map by the park. Thing is you can get to it by taking either soi 35 (at the traffic lights by the palace) or soi 19 further north.
Depends on how you're getting there and from which direction you approach it.
by lomuamart
Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Aggressive Songthaew Drivers
Replies: 4
Views: 571

Aggressive Songthaew Drivers

I've been using the songthaews regularly for years, especially the green one. Years ago, they just used to putter about along Petchkasem. No-one seemed to be in a hurry and everything was relaxed. However, over the past few years, I've noticed that some of the drivers are more aggressive, particular...
by lomuamart
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: IKTS 2017/2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1570

Re: IKTS 2017/2018

Oh well, another sad, lengthy procession of red -10 scores again. Does that sound familiar?
Yes.
by lomuamart
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand speed limits to be halved?
Replies: 56
Views: 2223

Re: Thailand speed limits to be halved?

What a comment - "live with it". IMO, things are changing here now (through social media etc) and we, as foreigners, are part of that process. Stressed? Don't think so. Death on the roads is a sad fact of life here but hopefully everyone can contribute to making others aware of their social failings...
by lomuamart
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Music - what are people listening to now?
Replies: 948
Views: 45599

Re: Music - what are people listening to now?

That worked automatically then.
by lomuamart
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Entertainment Zone
Topic: Music - what are people listening to now?
Replies: 948
Views: 45599

Re: Music - what are people listening to now?

Was listening some folk stuff the other day - Bert Jansch, John Martyn, Nick Drake etc etc and youtube just put some music on for me. And then there was Jackson C. Frank. I'd never heard of him before. He only did one album before going a bit nutty. IMHO, it's excellent. I don't know how to embed th...
by lomuamart
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 568
Views: 66820

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

I've never driven in this country except for one time in Buriram. My ex's brother had left his rotten, decaying pick up at the family house and I was asked to drive it with some other villagers to get vegetables from a farm. There was a wedding that day. Got down the dusty track to the main road - c...
by lomuamart
Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Expat falls to his death in Hua Hin
Replies: 9
Views: 1190

Re: Expat falls to his death in Hua Hin

That's sad news. I knew Ian for years although I hadn't seen him for a long time.
RIP Ian.
by lomuamart
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?

To finish this off from my immediate point of view, I picked up what I was waiting for this morning. It probably arrived yesterday as I didn't check then and today's delivery from BKK seemed to be sitting around outside the PO earlier. So, that was 3 weeks to the day since it was sent. Also picked u...
by lomuamart
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?

Thanks for that, PET.
I'll try again tomorrow and ask inside if necessary. My Thai isn't that good but maybe I can scrape by.
Will report back.
by lomuamart
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?

I'd better keep the missus indoors then :shock:
Doesn't help with the Box though.
by lomuamart
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?
Replies: 21
Views: 1026

Re: Is International Mail Taking a Long Time Getting to HH?

What got me yesterday was that you were given a couple of letters when you asked inside, PET. How old were they, if you don't mind my asking? This hasn't been a perennial problem and I've been more than happy with the delivery status of my mail for many years - up until about 1.5 months ago. It used...