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  2. There is a dreadful amount of angst in people’s minds regarding the value of the Thai baht and their respective currencies. To be honest I cannot recall rates from years past and its all a bit irrelevant but here is something to chew on. In the sixties many commonwealth countries decided to decimalise and I was a constant visitor to four of them, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and the UK. I am aware of the history of these four places and it might interest you to know how things stand today in relation to Thailand. The UK was the only country to retain the pound sterling as its main unit whilst NZ and AUS and SAR used half that amount, or ten shillings as it was then. Who, after all these years are the winners and losers? The following figures are reasonable averages of today’s exchange rate against the baht. Pound sterling, 38.5 baht NZ Dollar 19.1 x 2= 38.2 baht AUS Dollar 20.5 x 2 = 41.0 baht SAR Rand 2.00 x 2= 4.00 baht So there you have it. The $ AUS is a slight winner while the SAR is a vast loser. There is only one point to add to these numbers and that is that the three commonwealth countries had issues with importations unless you had currency stashed away overseas, mainly in Britain. For this reason people would pay a premium for pounds and dollars, often as high as 25% therefore the UK loss has been even greater.
  3. Never boarded one there but I think they load up in front of the high rise building at the market.
  4. Baht bus does load up at junction near Thappraya. Have no idea if or where they load up at the Sukhumvit end. Don't see many baht bus heading towards Thappraya at all.
  5. When I renewed my 5 year last Nov out on route 36 I only had a tourist visa and they would only give me a 2 year.
  6. They're getting the land cleared and prepped for something new next to Nirun.
  7. Lol yes it is fair number I agree. Top 3 I would say Cathay Pacific, Eva (especially their Evergreen deluxe product they had in the nose cone on the 747 Combis they used) and Qantas. Emirates were also good in the early years. Never been on Singapore otherwise I'm sure they'd be in the 3 Bottom 3 would say Biman Bangladesh, Uzbekistan and Balkan. Whilst in bottom three I actually flew all 3 of those more than once I could and should add Phuket air to that bottom group because a week after I flew them one way Bangkok Gatwick around 2005 ish (think it was) they grounded the 747 at GTW indefinately as unfit for purpose lol
  8. Yesterday
  9. The baht buses do run from and to Thappraya. They load up 30-40 meters from Thappraya.
  10. Yes in Thailand I got it in Chiang Rai on Oct 2009 and good to Nov 2020.
  11. Old man Murphy and old man Sean were contemplating life when Murphy asked, “If you had to get one or the other would you rather get Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s? ”Sure, I rather have Parkinson’s”, replied Sean “’Tis better to spill a couple of ounces of Jameson whiskey than to forget where you keep the bottle!”
  12. Bloody hell Rawhide, there can't be that many carriers left for you to try 🙂 They route via Frankfurt, the product is very good, I went over to youtube to see how the cabins are in Econ and PE, very impressive.
  13. Nice with Ice was an upstairs bar next to the PO (or just up from it) one would take a copy of the Times, sit down at the bar which had cut outs in it along with a small curtain to protect your privacy, and the girl would get to work. Pumpstation was the same premise, also Golden girls a bit further up was a traditional BJ bar. Pumpstation also had a small sofa and curtained off area if you wanted to go further with the girl. Or so I'm led to believe.
  14. thanks but doing it every two is a pain will just let the missus drive
  15. Last week
  16. Better than Qatar or Ethiad. The entertainment system is better on Emirates. Food is just as good but you don't have to muck around catching trains to connecting flights. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
  17. Yes there was. Kinda surreal to be sitting at a bar chatting to your neighbour
  18. Better than Emirates or better price-wise?
  19. I'll be carrying a lot of stuff. then again, the average motosomchai can handle some serious luggage, so it might be an option.
  20. The mysterious ‘dark matter’ which is believed to hold the universe together has been positively identified as coffee, astrophysicists have confirmed. Dark Matter’ which holds reality together finally identified as coffee The mysterious ‘dark matter’ which is believed to hold the universe together has been positively identified as coffee, astrophysicists have confirmed. Standard models of physics have long since shown that the amount of visible matter is insufficient to prevent the universe completely losing its shit and flying apart, meaning that some extra component is needed to keep it all together. The breakthrough shows that the long-postulated ‘strong, dark, fluid’ force is probably an Ethiopian blend, with hints of Kenyan and Brazilian notes as well. “The coffee can’t be very milky as then it would be light enough to show up against background radiation, and there needs to be quite a lot of it as well; probably an entire cafetiere for every astronomical unit. It all makes sense”, we were told by a spokesman for CERN in Geneva. “I’m confident to a high degree of significance when I say that none of this would be here without coffee. “I know that I certainly wouldn’t be, and I’m pretty sure that none of you would be either.” Evidence suggests that the coffee must have existed since the beginning of time when some sort of galactic alarm clock went off. The ringing of this clock is known as the ‘Big Bong’ theory. The theory is already controversial, with some respected scientists insisting that the dark matter which binds reality together is actually HP Sauce. “It’s obvious when you consider the evidence,” said Physicist Simon Williams whilst brandishing a bottle. “If you look it even says ‘melange’ on the HP label. “The sauce must flow,” he added.
  21. Luthansa are introducing twice daily flights into Bristol next March apparently with onward connections. Could be useful to myself but whilst I've flown 27 airlines to Bangkok from Uk have never been on Luthansa before. Will be looking into that next year
  22. The last time I renewed my license I got a 10 year renew, first time I got 1 year second time 5 years and last time I got 10 year license.
  23. Yes, it is a good price, especially since, for some unknown reason, they put me in in Premium Economy for the BKK - MUC return leg!
  24. Make sure to go on a night it's open ..Fri, Sat, Sun only Sent from my Mi A2 Lite using Tapatalk
  25. I think the best out of Manchester at the moment is Oman Air. Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
  26. Sounds like a great price! Ive never flown with Lufthansa, heard lots of good things about them though. I fly from Heathrow..so its about 3 hours by trains to get there....Dont drive there as parking is expensive! Seems like a great option for those who live in the north-west.
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