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  1. I agree Yogi, if I were doing border runs again, I'd use this service as I have in the past.
  2. I did Vientiane once - never again, and now I don't have to do visa runs anyway. The delays are notorious, though I did my run privately and you may have an easier time using an organized visa run agency. And watch it if you're a smoker: a friend did the border run there with a couple of non-smoking friends. He bought 3 sticks of cigarettes in Laos, and gave one each to the friends to take through customs. On the other side he collected the 2 sticks from them and was pounced upon by a couple of uniformed goons who accused him of smuggling. Took him at least 2 hours and a lot of shouting to be allowed to go on his way.
  3. The fingers on my right hand have gone increasingly wonky over the years, and I can no longer play my beloved Martin D35/12 as I once did. So I've decided it should go to a better home now. It's a real classic made in 1969, with a superb sound and in good condition barring a couple of minor burn marks on the front (flying ash from a campfire I guess). Martins of this model and vintage auction for around 2000 UK pounds, am open to reasonable offers.
  4. Just come back from the amphur, freshly married but didn't take any pics I'm afraid. I can confirm that you have until the end of the relevant month to register to marry at (Banglamung) amphur, i.e. max. 1 month after you have your embassy confirmation of freedom to marry. In our case the amphur quoted about 1 month after registration to actually marry us, and that was about right. We'll have something of a party early next year, but just drinks at Cherry Bar tonight around 9 pm if anyone wants to commiserate.
  5. A few of my favourite reads: The Russian Stripper by Eva Vestov. The Russian Iceskater by Wotcha Topalova. Tiger's Revenge by Claude Bottom. And of course 3 Days in the Saddle by Major Bumsaw.
  6. The problems you describe in #4 are just what I suspected lol, many thanks for your efforts and expertise on our behalf Frosty.
  7. Apologies Butch, you're quite right, didn't mean to TF.
  8. For years now, I've found myself agreeing with everything this brave man Farage says, he's a beacon of light in a murky world of hidden agendas, blind opposition to almost anything valued and held dear (incl. history itself) and intolerance. I sincerely hope he finds a major role in mainstream British politics, though I don't think that will happen because his virtues are not wanted there.
  9. Thanks for that, I loved Deadwood and look forward to this, especially if Ian McShane is in it.
  10. MM posted about this scam several years ago, and it is still continuing. The filling station on Pattaya Tai just up from Mityon has a habit of not zeroing the pump before dispensing fuel. I've observed this twice very recently, and they typically overcharge customers (Thai and farang) by 40-50 baht, making this a nice little earner for these scum. Be careful out there.
  11. Sorry Butch, but on your recommendation I've just struggled through to Ep. 7 and am now giving up. To say I was a bored is putting it mildly, what with the obligatory lesbian relationship, mixed marriages, flickering lights, thunderstorm etc. Not to mention the boring, endless dialogue, initially total confusion of jumps in location and time. To me this is a completely contrived series based on a constant expectation of horrors to come, clever camera work and a dislocated plotline. Pity, I was looking forward to an excellent piece of work, but I'm clearly not bright enough to appreciate the Daliesque. 3/10.
  12. One such owner is famous for shooting an apple off his son's head with a crossbow bolt - his name's William Patel.
  13. Thanks for this latest instalment Monkeyman, always enjoy your take on things. We are indeed bemused onlookers, never really participants in this benighted country.
  14. The Irish border, or shared desire not to have a 'hard' one, has always been the major stumbling block since negotiations began (see the brilliant exposition by O'Toole in the other thread), and is not the latest fiasco but an intractable problem. It's equally true that the 'Irish border' has never been anything 'hard', but instead a porous zigzag of over 200 crossing points ever since partition in 1921. It's not policeable and never has been, and both parties know it. It's likely that the prices of world commodities will fall in GB+NI when it actually leaves the EU customs union, as it will no longer be obliged to impose EU tariffs on them. That will make them cheaper than in the Irish Republic, so smuggling will be rife and unpreventable. This is what the EU is worried about, but obviously it's of less concern to the Brits as it will be one-way. Illegal immigration to NI via Eire is however of more concern if Eire should fail to control arrivals by potential migrants passing through to get to NI and eventually England, now a non-EU country and therefore not of their concern. These are the key issues, one economic/fiscal and the other related to 'freedom of movement', which would cease at the 'Irish border'. Both can surely be resolved with a little goodwill and less bureaucratic thinking - a no-deal is unthinkable despite the EU's posturing over the issue and the UK's refusal to accept a separate ruling for NI. The latter has a precedent, by the way, as GB's firearms legislation (specifically the banning of all privately owned handguns) does not apply in NI, where firearm certificates are issued as before the 1997 Act (I wonder why).
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