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by aragon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Kasikorn Debit Card
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Kasikorn Debit Card

PIN numbers being extended from 4 to maybe 6 or 7 digits. Of course, not only is that a bit more difficult to remember (getting old these days) but it makes the card useless anywhere outside of Thailand What makes you think that having a 6 digit PIN would render the card useless outside of Thailand...
by aragon
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Renting A House In Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Re: Renting A House In Hua Hin

Thanks PBb for some useful info.

Thanks also to PC and JJB for your input.

Some serious thought required here I think.

:cheers: :cheers:
by aragon
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: Renting A House In Hua Hin
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Renting A House In Hua Hin

We have our house in HH up for sale with an agent, which needless to say is progressing slower than treacle rolls down the side of a glacier. However, the agent has now come to us and said he has a couple (Brit/Indonesian) who are interested in renting the house. Never having been the landlord or te...
by aragon
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 923
Views: 55293

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

This may be the only country in the world that hypes up fog as a tourist attraction, and gives it a fancy name. :shock: :banghead: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30329365 Something similar in Oman, it's called The Khareef :wink: https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/travel/need-...
by aragon
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: £1.7 Million Mansion for £25..... If you can do Crosswords!!
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: £1.7 Million Mansion for £25..... If you can do Crosswords!!

"Johnston Lodge in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire boasts some 32 acres of grounds, four reception rooms, six en-suite bedrooms, two cloakrooms, tennis courts, a gym and a half-mile private drive with electric gates." I wonder how many thousands of pounds a year it is going to take to maintain that litt...
by aragon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 95
Views: 6230

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

StevePIraq wrote:
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:10 am
Food is cheaper than Oz and UK.
That very much depends on what you are buying :shock:
by aragon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat
Replies: 95
Views: 6230

Re: Biggest Benefit to Being Expat

Wine is a bummer though, to drink local means sacrificing a HUGE amount on quality, that's one downer I admit, but: IT''S CHEAP. :D Not sure I would agree that it's cheap, unless you are comparing it to Middle East prices, it's certainly not cheap compared to the UK and many other places, which is ...
by aragon
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Back in the UK after 14 years
Replies: 64
Views: 3036

Re: Back in the UK after 14 years

With the exception of a 7 year stretch from '84-'91 and 10 months in '02, I have been an expat since '79 but go back to the UK every year at least once and for the most part always enjoy it. I ways back in Feb. & Jun. this year and couldn't help but be very happy about the prices of just about every...
by aragon
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Newest Camper Van
Replies: 7
Views: 524

Re: Newest Camper Van

Silly question I'm sure, but why not just buy a pucker RV or camper van? :idea:
by aragon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Whats this Forum's Name?
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: Whats this Forum's Name?

No it's not RCer, come on, it's not even close. The post you went off about this morning from Takiap concerning electric cars was tongue in cheek, and there's some of that on here from long term members from time to time. There used to be much more of it, and endless banter as well, but alas all ha...
by aragon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin
Replies: 80
Views: 8056

Re: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin

To discuss a post titled 'another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin' without discussing the meaning behind the chosen title is rather stupid. I agree entirely, however I maintain my position, that I believe IMHO this thread has gone off the main theme, but that's just my opinion and it's by no mea...
by aragon
Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin
Replies: 80
Views: 8056

Re: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin

I know this is off topic (again) but if you look up those words, you will find they are not meant as being derogatory (except farang in India). The words farang, gaiijin and gweilo go back many moons before insults were invented. Farang is actually buried in French history before the country was na...
by aragon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: After Dark
Topic: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin
Replies: 80
Views: 8056

Re: Another cowardly farang bashing in Hua Hin

I'm sorry to say, but IMHO this post has lost the plot. Right from the get go there has been no real understanding of why this guy was attacked and despite the fact that I unwisely made a silly posting early on, no one has been able to substantiate whether or not the expat (and I refuse to use the w...
by aragon
Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Football Transer Fees/Salaries Criminal or Simply Insane?
Replies: 11
Views: 491

Re: Football Transer Fees/Salaries Criminal or Simply Insane?

Lets hope he doesnt do his cruciates in his first game for PSG ! :guns: Sorry, but it would be poetic justice if he did exactly that. It is pretty obnoxious actually, there is absolutely not justification for this at any level. It was also reported that his advisor/manager, who just happened to be ...
by aragon
Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: US Veterans medical care guide
Replies: 3
Views: 563

Re: US Veterans medical care guide

Of absolutely no use to me whatsoever, but a very nice touch for you to have done that to assist others, you are to be applauded :clap: :clap: