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  1. From Jomtien it takes us 25 minutes via 332/331 to drive to the Queen Sirikit Hospital and 30 minutes to the U-tapao airport.There is a Thai bloke in our condo complex who will take us there for 500 baht in his BMW if needed.
  2. I thought about putting the video into the sports section, but the Kiwis are really mad about the Hakarena thingo. They say the Haka is a really important cultural thing for them.
  3. A 4x4 with a snorkel is a must in certain areas of Northern Australia during the wet season, especially when driving off the beaten track.
  4. Dr. Olivier moved back to his old premises opposite the Day/Night Hotel in the Soi before you get to Tukcom on Pattaya Tai, coming from Second Road a fair while ago. There is no need to make an appointment with him. Just walk into his clinic and you don't have to wait long. He is a fast and efficient doctor. He dispenses medicines from his premises as well.
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    world cup

    I was lucky enough to watch every game of the Women's WC on free to air TV here in Australia. Some of the top teams match it in the skills department with the best teams in the 2014 Men's WC, but would not suceed against them as they don't have the same physical attributes. Thank God for that. Congratulations to Team U.S.
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    world cup

    Lampard's goal not being given in 2010 in South Africa, when England played Germany, was the greatest injustice in football since England won the World Cup in 1966 thanks to a goal given against Germany, which never crossed the goal line. I totally agree with Sepp Blatter and most of FIFA being dead cunts since he took charge. There is still time to award the 2016 and 2022 World Cups to other countries. I guess FIFA corruption is is too far entrenchened in many other countries, organisations, companies and Governments, afraid most of what went on for such a long time could be made public.
  7. The visa run to Ban Pakkad Immigration last week was different from previous visa runs. There is a new Immigration building under construction on the Thai side and until that will be finished Thai Immigration consists of a small building on the right side before the border. Cambodian civilians are processing the paper work there as well. Behind the tables with the Cambodians filling in the forms and the new Arrival/Departure cards, there is a shop where they sell cigarettes, pills and beer. There is also a toilet where one can have a piss for 5 baht. After getting stamped out by Thai Immigra
  8. Hi monkeyman, After more than ten years on this board, I have only just started to read this thread. Good stuff.
  9. Good idea Jacko and I never gave it a thought before. . If I find an ATM stocked with only 500 baht bills again, I will do likewise. I feel at times embarrassed to walk into a 7/11 to buy a bottle of water with a 1K note just to get change. That also reminds me of the good old days when one could ST for a purple one.
  10. After going to bed last night at midnight, the TGF woke me an hour later. She asked me, if I could take her to a hospital in the morning, as she was in a lot of pain and vomiting. It took about five minutes before her request sunk in. She has always been healthy and as fit as a Mallee bull, never drank alcohol or smoked. I switched the lights on and took her temperature, which was 37.8, a bit on the high side. The pain was on the lower right side of her belly and when she wanted to vomit again, I had to get a bucket as she could hardly walk. She had a bad headache as well. Appendicitis sprung
  11. I was actually feeling quite content watching that silly video, sitting in the back of the room, as I knew it would be issued my renewed licenses after that. No need to go through the same idiotic procedure with Immigration and the licensing center until February 2021.
  12. I have accounts with Kasikorn, Siam and Ayudhya (Kungsri). All their ATMs dispense 20 bills maximum. I usually withdraw 20k at a time.There have been occasions when an ATM had run out of 1000 bills and all you would get were twenty 500 baht bills (10000 baht). When that happens, I cancel the transaction and look for another ATM stocked with 1000 baht bills.
  13. This is a great thread, keeping us informed about this huge road construction project and how it affects people living or visiting Pattaya. The construction work on Sukhumvit seems to be better organized than what happened when they built Jomtien Second Road, which was absolute chaos and took at least 5 years and is now an important arterial road, but with a rather poor quality surface. They still haven't finished the footpath (sidewalk) and probably never will. I walked over to the corner of Soi Watboon/Jomtien Second Road the other day, where they tried to fix an underground problem for
  14. Thanks for the pictures. I used to go to Bali Pier to buy seafood from the vendors when fishermen supplied them with shrimp, squid, octopus, etc to be cooked at home. Looking at your pictures shows what a desolate part of town the boat yard and marina are. I have not been back there for quite some time. Theses days we drive all the way to Ang Sila to stock up with seafood at the market near the Chinese temple.
  15. Bloody hell, your mate sounds like my mate Brutus. He is known to have eaten old tyres, batteries, attacked outboard engines from smaller fishing boats, trying get to the people inside the boats and anything else that moves. Now that he is getting older like some of us, he is content to hang around his small territory near the Adelaide River bridge, a short drive out of Darwin, waiting for tour operators to let people feed him with small pieces of meat offered to him on the end of a stick. The NT Government and the wildlife rangers allows tour operators to use a small stretch of the rive
  16. The Balcony Restaurant must be an incredibly good place to eat then , or your friend had not eaten for a week or so. It wasn't atlas 2 trying to change back to a normal diet after trying the 5 days food and 2 days nothing one?
  17. Watching this makes think if it is still possible to learn to play like that at my age. Now it's time to hit the sack. Midnight for me in Thailand is time to hit the sack. Must be getting old, but at least I am an early riser in more ways than one. The missus likes that. https://youtu.be/PQnfj3FPurI
  18. Someone who wants to join the Mile high Club?
  19. Thanks for that.I told him I might be able to help him find more work by recommending him on a message board with a large membership. I will do so on a different thread with a few pictures after he finishes the work with the plumbing in the bathroom and in the kitchen and replaces the old kitchen desk made from wood with one made from what he calls granite, probably like the one I had installed with my bathroom sink when I had my condo totally refurbished by another good trades man after I bought it from a friend in 2007. The bathroom door is made from PVC, which not only looks very nice, but
  20. Here is another beauty. Is it something to be concerned about, even here in Thailand or any other country I can think of? I think so. If anyone thinks the oligarchs or other privileged Russians allowed to travel are worried about the decline of the Ruble, they could be mistaken. Most of their wealth has been transferred to other currencies to obliging countries happy to do so, according to different live talk shows on Deutsche Welle, which can be watched on cable TV BTV Jomtien every night from from 9.30 PM, where the moderators allow heated discussion between European and Russian politicians
  21. After watching this recent video, I am not surprised there are so many unfriendly and unapproachable Russians here in Thailand. I have met a few decent ones, but not many. I always thought is was always due to coming from a very cold country, where the majority live under very harsh conditions, except their leadership, mainly incredibly rich oligarchs, with their wealth coming from money stolen when the USSR fell apart. Apparently most Russians are heavily influenced by their state run propaganda machine on TV, which does not allow any live talk shows or any other TV programs, unless they are
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