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by PeteC
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:31 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: exchange rate ???
Replies: 11
Views: 1332

I've seen the Baht go between 20 and 50 to the USD between 1970 and 1997. There was talk in the Bangkok Post some months ago that the Gov wanted it at or around 42 for export purposes and may even be willing to devalue to reach that target. I have no idea where that plan is now given what is going o...
by PeteC
Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Where does it all go?
Replies: 4
Views: 1407

Where does it all go?

Just for general information, does HH have any sewage treatment plants either existing or planned? I get really concerned when I begin to see the development HH is starting to experience, especially along the waterfront. That is what happened to Pattaya 25 years ago and to Jomtien 15 years ago and t...
by PeteC
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:59 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: General UK/EU Question-Unique Circumstances?
Replies: 6
Views: 993

My next question was where to apply for the Schengen visa, but that's now been covered. Thanks everyone for the help. Pete :cheers:
by PeteC
Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:05 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Amazing !
Replies: 22
Views: 2753

One more thing Steve - I forgot to mention that I envy you. When Thailanditis strikes it either hits you hard or not at all. The feeling of exhilaration that you have now probably won't last forever but make sure that you consciously enjoy your next two or three visits to Thailand because the chanc...
by PeteC
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: General UK/EU Question-Unique Circumstances?
Replies: 6
Views: 993

Re: General UK/EU Question-Unique Circumstances?

.....................therefore I do not want her to lose her Thai rights and ability to purchase property if we would enter into a registered marriage. . She wouldn't. Yes thanks, I know Malcome. The advisors I've met with here and in Bangkok still advise that the spousal law is a snake pit, open t...
by PeteC
Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: General UK/EU Question-Unique Circumstances?
Replies: 6
Views: 993

General UK/EU Question-Unique Circumstances?

My Thai partner and I are not married, even though she is my new daughter's Mother. No plan to go back and live in the USA therefore I do not want her to lose her Thai rights and ability to purchase property if we would enter into a registered marriage. Now, I hold a USA passport, my new daughter wi...
by PeteC
Mon Mar 06, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: money transfer
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Why cant you put the money into a credit card account and then draw the money out when you get over to HH. The other option you have is to pay the bill by credit card. :cheers: :cheers: If paying by credit many places demand a 3% surcharge to cover their costs, which are usually only about 1.5%. I ...
by PeteC
Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:03 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Have Towel Will Travel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

That makes sense. Many scholars claim Isaan to be the cradle of Thai civilization so perhaps customs have spread everywhere. All of these guests of mine, present and past, are all Central, Bangkok and Eastern Seaboard Thai born and raised. Most haven't even visited Isaan in their lives. In a way, it...
by PeteC
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand's Tourism Industry Not Affected by Political Woes
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Thailand's Tourism Industry Not Affected by Political Woes

Friday March 3, 12:31 PM Thailand's Tourism Industry Not Yet Affected by Political Woes BANGKOK, March 3 Asia Pulse - Thailand's ongoing political tension has not yet affected the country's tourism sector since hotel occupations and airplane ticket reserves remain booked at a normal level, according...
by PeteC
Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Have Towel Will Travel?
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Have Towel Will Travel?

It happened again this weekend. Guests from Bangkok arrived, husband, wife, two kids and Granny. One entire large suitecase was filled with bath towels that they brought, not one towel each, but two as they were staying two days. In all these years I have yet to get a clear and definitive answer fro...
by PeteC
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Subway Subs in Hua Hin
Replies: 61
Views: 7112

These places all have a smell of their own, can't work out what it is? Maybe the polish or something, not nice though. I think it is the tray of chopped onions sitting next to the jalapinos and cold cuts, salami and such, and then being stirred by the ceiling fan or air con..gently mixed in with th...
by PeteC
Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:07 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: ATM Problems
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Same problem across the gulf of sewage here in pattaya from time to time. However, I found out by trial and error that the ATM's at BAY (Bank Ayuddaya(sp)) always seem to work with a foreign ATM card when others don't. Maybe give it a try over there. Pete
by PeteC
Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Tesco Lotus
Replies: 132
Views: 12414

Re: Canned Beetroot at Tesco?

[quote="lomuamart] If you go there to buy some booze, don't do so between 2-5pm as they won't let you - new off-sales hours. Happened to a friend the other day. Got no idea about the beetroot.[/quote] Same everywhere but, if you buy 2 or more cases of beer they consider you a retailer and will sell ...
by PeteC
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Subway Subs in Hua Hin
Replies: 61
Views: 7112

[quote="Jaime]If by Italians you mean Cristobal Colon then he was, of course, an exiled Genoese (no such thing as Italians then) sailing in Spanish ships, with Spanish crews and financed by the Spanish monarchs Ferdinand & Isabella. He did possess incredible foresight and determination for an Italia...
by PeteC
Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: Subway Subs in Hua Hin
Replies: 61
Views: 7112

I don't like Mc D's or Burger King etc., either. I think Subway is a few levels above those places in terms of quality and selection. Usually, you have four choices of bread and you can design something that is vegetarian/low carb, right up to something monstrous that would put your doctor into shoc...