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  1. On 1/4/2019 at 10:21 AM, forcebwithu said:

    I decided to put the air purifier I had offered for sale back into service. Made a noticeable difference in my home office, so glad I didn't sell it.

     Never thought i needed one but on return from Issan yesterday noticed a fine layer of dust on some surfaces in the condo. Homepro?  I have gotten good but also dodgy products from Lazada so would prefer a local source.   Issan was fucking terrible. To early for burning season but with everything dried the visible dust had all the family coughing.

  2. Living in Naklua 5 years, frequently take my bike from Dolphin on south. Not once have i seen the smallest delay before you hit Central.  Came out of Soi Post Office yesterday intending to get a BB. I was walking faster than the traffic. Got past the Avenue,gave up a got a MB taxi to weave us to the 6.    As you say, in time for high season.   

  3. On 10/11/2022 at 8:00 PM, Odense said:



    5 fingers for 5000 baht?
    For ST or LT?

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    baht didn't care. Lt or st up to her, found another girl. She stayed 2 nights 1k a night. you win and you lose, i dont care .Kinks is great. Appreciate the pictures Force. Traffic has been terrible on second road.   Sorry to drift and hope im not sounding like Gabor but last week in Stickman someone posted 3k st 5k as it was definite.  This is not true. Called a girlfriend from America last night. Told her i want to sail across the Atlantic. I said your old, your a doctor and have money so you can go. She said maybe.   Sorry Jacko, Pwd. I get my coat.

  4. 4 hours ago, jacko said:

    Where did you get the impression LK was 'elevated?  Buakhao is an old swamp and I suspect isn't far above sea level, but it is in a depression. I was fortunate to leave town before 1pm yesterday and get home..... and watched the torrential rain there. I was on the North edge of the thunderstorms so knew town was getting hit bad. Went out to eat (at an indoor place of course) about 5.30pm, and driving home an hour or so later it had stopped and I was astounded how clear and clean things looked! The air had a good wash!

    Rumour has it, all the new pipes help things drain quickly so you may well be OK....(rain forecast today, but a dryer spell after that).

    Sometimes i talk shit to the GF because i'm going to do what i want. However will be taking a taxi to Areca today as i noted your rain forecast.  Same when i showed her Jeremy Clarkson's brilliant series on owning a farm.  I'm kindred spirit  but the GF teases im Green Acres Oliver!!  . Public service announcement, Its another no alcohol day.   Hopefully my lovely on Soi 6 and i can take a bottle upstairs.  

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  5. Good to see you last week. Thanks for the update. I'll take a stroll down the Soi but disappointed realizing the reference to Climax being open was a prior post. Only game in town i guess remains Thermae.   I am always in search of a good burger. Ground my own beef back home.

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  6. I have perhaps underplayed the location disadvantage. While i no longer howl at the midnight moon it would be great to walk from the Base Condo to Soi Diana/LKM.  Initially i thought no big deal to get dropped off on Naklua Road and walk home but after 9p the Soi Dogs become territorial. Same with dragging shopping bags back.  Bolt has been great and hopefully the rates continue low but with tourist returning maybe not.   A motorbike while not necessary is a big convenience. I need to find a way to attach a Par 3 carry bag on it.

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  7.  First years here the avg live in GF lasted 3 days.The current one is past 3 years now so a larger place in the same building would be nice. Im direct beachfront, large pool. Laundry on site, excellent maint. and security,several Rai of gardens landscaped by Noon Nuch. The abnb people quickly got booted which i was very happy about. There are only 6 condos per floor so i never see my neighbors. Used to read the Post on the balcony overlooking Ko Larn  but the girl now tends her farm there. Asked about keeping a couple Bantams for eggs, denied. Rent has not increased for 6 years. Downside is limited transportation available.  But the frustrated farmer in me has me rebuilding the Issan farmhouse to western standards. Yes Virginia toilets can flush, of course when i'm gone the septic field will be filled and replaced with a barrel of water and ladle next to the toilet. Doubt i'll be a permanent resident as i enjoy kayaking along the beach and it's really for her when i'm gone. I've enjoyed VP178's farming post and asked my girl to look for another couple of Rai for cows. 

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  8. Odense,possibly a Click. Not my first choice as i thought i might like to a commute to Bangkok. But realistically almost all my driving is to Villa and Foodland.  The Click has underseat for a cloth bag storage and can hang 2-3 bags on the hook with the flat deck.  Traded my 150cc 4 y/o Click today at Mityon ,they gave me 34,000thb. Probably a lot of 125cc for half that price available.

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  9. 32 minutes ago, Odense said:

    I asked about this and said I didn't like the new system.
    I was encouraged to find another service if I was not happy with that change so I probably will.

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    You should. Yes Thai Limo met me with a sign and then told me to wait "over there" while the driver comes.  I like the change.  On Monday i arrived from the US.  Nams texted to be at door 4, no waiting as security was busy at door 5.  I know where door 4 is, have no luggage, a Thai phone and play golf with my driver of 3 years. She knows me.  I'm not being pissy and will take my own advice.  My son arrives first time in November. I will book Thai Limo. I want them to hold his hand, fastrack and limo to Pattaya. He arrives 0200 and with luck and money i will be asleep next to a luscious girl at Areca. I'm not meeting him

  10. 2 hours ago, yorta2 said:

    I have pleasantly used Nam's in the past, but for the last couple of trips, including one from Sukhumvit (Bangkok) to Kanchanaburi), I have used Tans Taxi (see her on Facebook) - another all-girl group, great cars, great drivers, etc. etc.  Oh, they do have one 'male' driver, but could be a she-male, not sure.... Anyway, I have now been converted to them.

    What was the drive time to Kanchanaburi? I've been several times but usually spend 1 night. Son and brother want to go in November but only a day trip. I've seen the tour buses, take the toy train across then shop 10 min for trinkets.  Not my wish.  I would like to visit the Museum and take the long tail to the caves but maybe to much. Google shows 4 hours o/w but i don't remember that long. How was your trip? 

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  11. As I always reply. I have tried Toom,Ted,Limo,somebody's brother ,uncle girlfriend. They mostly start great then fizzle. Nams has been safe and consistent for more than 5 years. I'll save $3 on many things but not taxis.

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  12. 33 minutes ago, Shooter said:

    I need to find this flyertalk.  Another resource is always good.   On the layover it's a one time deal.  Coming back better connections.  And I don't mind a bit of time in case there is a delay from PHX to YVR.  Plus I am hoping it's a nice business class lounge with free booze. a

    But yeah that was the one part of the travel that added time.



    Though Flyer talk has many whining DYKWIA, weeding through it is a useful tool. Many varied topics. My favorite was "women traveling with vibrators."   A three hour layover in Narita works well for me. Lunch, top Sake and a shower before heading to BKK. Best price Bkk -Phx return about 3700usd but need to book 4+ months out.

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  13. Nothing much to add. I returned yesterday PHX-Bkk about 4, 000, got first seats in Business. Excellent service as usual ANA. They are now pissing me off with 100% waitlisting even 9 months out on a Award ticket.  They clear or cancel 7 days out. Since im returning next year for my daughters wedding only solution i can see is to book the award flight and pay $5k for a first class seat on Etihad. Cancel if the Ana clears.  But that leaves me with a lot of useless miles.

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  14. Interesting first post. Beats how much is a baht bus but i see you live here.  I have never seen them but would love fried green with a Maryland Crab Cake.  I grew beautiful tomatoes in Annapolis. Here several tries all fail.  Im going to bring some Burpee seeds back next month if Thai customs will allow it. 

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  15. You are right. I dont understand the disagreements. Do what the hell you want.  I cannot fly economy on the 24 hour trip from D.C.   I beg off the fine dining tablecloth and the jellied whatever eel and just ask them to leave the bottle of Sake. You may consider insane,  I sleep quite well. We both do fine.

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