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by aragon
Fri May 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Thailand's imported wine crackdown
Replies: 51
Views: 3633

Re: Thailand's imported wine crackdown

Expensive wine........a deterrent. Then they have more issues than just Thailand's tax structure. Meetings every night somewhere.... :cheers: I don't think it is just the expensive wine, unfortunately that is just one item of many and is symptomatic of the general increase in the cost of living in ...
by aragon
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Video: Machete drawn, shots fired - Wild West Thailand on full display!
Replies: 10
Views: 1570

Re: Video: Machete drawn, shots fired - Wild West Thailand on full display!

Diane Abbott and Sadiq Khan are blaming "police cuts", while this may be a contributing factor the blame surely lies with the murderers Actually, I think a large part of the blames lies squarely with the PC brigade. How about we stop all the softly softly, nicely nicely nonsense. Kids and teens are...
by aragon
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: Physicist Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

HHTel wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:36 pm
I recommend watching 'The Theory of Everything'. A brilliant biographical movie with Stephen Hawkins played by Eddie Redmayne.
:agree: :agree: Great movie about a great personality and some extremely fine acting to boot.
by aragon
Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Questions on surf fishing gear rental and opening bank account on a tourist visa
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: 2 ?s surf fishing gear rental and opening bank account on a tourist visa

Thanks. I will consider that closed closed then. I envy you guys over there. All the best and thank you sir. You shouldn't envy anything, until you've tried it for yourself to see if it suits. That green grass on the other side, can often turn out to be quite illusory in the cold light of day. :-|
by aragon
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket
Replies: 24
Views: 2564

Re: Immigration 24 hour address registration clampdown starts in Phuket

oakdale160 wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:31 am
Last time I did 90 day reporting I timed it--I was in and out in 17 mins--I think that is an excellent service.
You may consider it an excellent service, however I would categorise it as a gross and unnecessary intrusion, that is archaic and should be done away with :banghead: :rant:
by aragon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Ask The Expats
Topic: Locksmith
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Locksmith

We had Hafele install master key security locks on the exterior doors in our villa, not cheap but very good.
by aragon
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Naebkahart Road Restaurant???
Replies: 34
Views: 3221

Re: Naebkahart Road Restaurant???

When directions and locations are given on this forum, does it remind anyone besides me of virgins in the pre-Internet era discussing sex? Or the accuracy with a blaster shown by Imperial Storm Troopers? :lach: Must say I was a bit bemused by the variety of responses, but it was also interesting th...
by aragon
Sun Dec 24, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Accommodation
Topic: Best walking beach / hotel?
Replies: 5
Views: 1072

Re: Best walking beach / hotel?

and we will be forced to bite the bullet at $300 nightly for a non view room at the Marriott. Unfortunately it's a combination of it being high season and also the fact that you are booking only 2 days in advance, which means you are going to take a double whammy and get severely clipped. If you pl...
by aragon
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Kite Surfer Dies Off Hua Hin Beach
Replies: 17
Views: 2345

Re: Kite Surfer Dies Off Hua Hin Beach

Whatever the cause of this unfortunate chaps sad demise, be it the weather (and if the beach was closed then he really shouldn't have been out there) or the buoys; as others have intimated, there really needs to be a separation between areas for swimmers and those for kite surfers. "The buoys were s...
by aragon
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Kasikorn Debit Card
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

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: 1194

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: 1194

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: 997
Views: 62820

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: 817

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: 123
Views: 10556

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: