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About thegrogmonster

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  • Birthday 04/07/1968

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  1. I went to a local Remebrance day service this morning. Lest we forget.
  2. Last year we stayed a couple of nights over Songkran in Nature View hotel on Soi Buakhow. It was a quite nice hotel for a reasonable price. Only 5 minute walk to LK Metro.
  3. Have travelled to Udon Thani a couple of times on the overnight train and once to Surat Thani. For all these trips I started at Pattaya catching the afternoon train to Bangkok. This train is slow and takes about 4 hours but I enjoy train travel and like looking at the scenery. I work for the railways back home and have always enjoyed train travel. I try to get in at least one long distance trip a year. Been with my wife for 17 years now and on one of our earlier trips to the village outside Udon Thani we caught the overnight train from Bangkok. She kept on being asked at her village why she was with someone that couldn't afford to fly up there. More than happy to let the villagers think I am poor.
  4. My wife and myself have had the same DTAC pre-paid numbers for over 10 years now. The plan is phone calls cost 1 baht a minute and every topup extends the validity for 12 months. Both numbers are registered for online services and this allows us to add data plans from Australia before we leave home. My wife leaves for Thailand today so I put 1,000 baht credit on her phone from my Kasikorn bank account. I then added a 30 day 12G data plan to the phone for 799 baht.So she now has data for the month and 200 baht of credit left on the phone.
  5. It is a shame that the street is in such a poor state. I like having a Guinness in Maggie Mays and a few beers in Anzac bar. It is a nightmare riding a motorbike along this soi and we always park the car on 3rd road.
  6. Go for a swim at Jomtien beach.
  7. Another question I would like to ask is that my 5 year licence expired 18 months ago so will they renew the licence and give me another 5 years? I will have a non O visa.
  8. I am one of the sad people that enjoy train travel. I have done the overnight train from Bangkok to Udon Thani in the 2nd class sleeper a few years ago. Then last month we did the train from Bangkok to Surat Thani in a first class sleeper on our way to Koh Samui. To be honest I prefer the 2nd class sleeper as you can talk and mingle with the other passengers. Both times we took the afternoon train from Pattaya to Bangkok and then only an hour or so to wait for overnight trains. My wife has issues with catching trains as she says that Thais only think that poor people catch trains. After catching the train to Udon Thani and then going to her village people were asking her why she married a falang with no money. I have traveled in trains all over Australia as I work for the railways and get very good discounts. I plan to do more train trips in Thailand. The wife said she will no longer be doing these train trips with me and she will fly and meet me at the other end. Suits me fine as I don't want someone being miserable with me on the train.
  9. The Welcome Plaza should fit the price range. http://www.welcome.co.th/wplaza.htm
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