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Fireman Sam

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  1. I rented a house from an old Thai widow for seven years in Nakhon Phanom. She wouldn’t report to immigration that a falang was renting her house as she was scared that she would be made to pay tax on the rental income. I also never reported where I was staying, never had a problem but realise that they are maybe a bit more on the ball these days. Regards.
  2. I renewed my yearly retirement extension to stay yesterday in Nakhon Phanom, there was a big new sign saying “no tips please”. I was in and out in less than 20 minutes, good service with a smile. Regards.
  3. I’m pretty sure that all UK based airlines managed to fly into and out of European countries before we were a member of the European union. As do the airlines of the other 163 countries of the world that are also not members of the European Union at present. Scaremongering by the press who have been so bias to the remain campaign that it is shocking, still vested interests I presume. Regards
  4. Not really relevant, was around 35/£ around 1983/84. Bottle of Klosters or Singha was around 30 baht in most beer bars, really only two beers available around that time. Everything goes in circles. Regards
  5. Really depends on which service the poster uses. My sister sent me my new Visa card from my UK bank last week, took around six days to Nakhon Phanom via Royal Mail international tracked and signed for. On the other hand I’ve had packages and cards take two weeks plus. Regards.
  6. Mekong river on the rise again for the next few days.

    1. Gary

      Gary

      I did my one year extension the 22nd. The Mekhong is higher than I have ever seen it in the ten years I have been going to Chiang Khan.

  7. Ye, the UK has to be the only country that raises interest rates and their currency falls. I realise there is a lot more going on but bloody annoying. Regards.
  8. Apologies for the -1 red, fat finger syndrome on my iPad trying to give you a green. Regards
  9. Just finished watching this, thought it concentrated on the anti-war movement maybe a little too much though. Really enjoyed it though, thanks for the tip, appreciated. Regards.
  10. As you approach each immigration zone there are TV screens (are they still there?)on the post/pillars that show the level of activity in the other zone. You can then make the decision if it’s worth walking the other 150 meters or so. I’ve not had to exit/or arrive in the country in the last three years, so not sure if the screens are still there or not. I always had a premium lane pass so was never a problem for myself. Regards
  11. Getting back to Pattaya and Thailand, used to see quite a few Falangs begging in Bangkok around the Pratunam area. Not been down there for a few years so unsure if they’re still around or been shipped back to country of origin. Regards
  12. I know it’s been out for a couple of years now, but I just started watching ‘Narcos’ on Netflix really enjoying it. I just recently subscribed to Netflix, took up the free month offer thinking there won’t be too much on there that takes my fancy but I’ll give it a go, how wrong I was, my to watch list now is impressively long. I have the two screen option at 350 baht a month, so the daughter is enjoying it also in her student digs in Bangkok University. Regards
  13. Qatar’s 787 In economy has terrible legroom in my experience. I had always managed to avoid flying it, but got caught out with an aircraft swap on a Doha to Heathrow leg. Their 777’s were far better for legroom, but my flying on the 777 was on the old configuration of 333 across. Regards
  14. Terrible website IMHO, I manage to live here quite well without it. Regards
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