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    Re: Over zealous anti-virus

    Same here with my ISP, I have to turn of my web safe to access TCB but remember to turn it back on after visiting here, so frustrating.

    Billy.
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    Re: Over zealous anti-virus

    Hi,

    Same problem here on my computers, i had not received any alerts from Google, i just went to login and a Virgin Media alert notification box ( they are my providor) informed me The forum was...
  3. News: Re: Despite Massive Lineups at Don Mueang Airport Foreigners Must Still Fill in ‘TM6’

    I do not know why these forms are not provided when you checkinn at your departure point by the airlines, it is chaos when they hand them out just prior to landing what with everyone looking for a...
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    Happy Birthday.

    Hi,

    Just to wish Mikeheart, Harry and Robjak a very happy birthday, best wishes I hope you all have a great time.:clap:

    Billy.
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    My Travel Story: Re: A little bit from my travels on You Tube.

    Hi Marie,

    The surgeon said minimum 12 weeks of work so i will have to see then. I seem to be progressing pretty well, walking for three or four miles per day with no sticks or anything else. It...
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    My Travel Story: Re: A little bit from my travels on You Tube.

    Oh my word Khun Don, looks good thanks, Yes first class was so unexpected, there where no overhead lockers I was allocated a wardrobe! I could not believe it, I think never again but who knows.
    ...
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    My Travel Story: Re: A little bit from my travels on You Tube.

    Go Pro Hero Black I think it is, I am very unfamiliar with these now most popular cameras, not sure if I understand the implant on the thread, but feel free to do it. All the filming was with a...
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    My Travel Story: Re: A little bit from my travels on You Tube.

    Khun Don, It was arthritis what with building and heavy work all my life. So pleased I had it done, the doctor straightened my leg and now my foot faces forward so I can walk normally and not like a...
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    My Travel Story: A little bit from my travels on You Tube.

    Hi,

    I have had a bit of time on my hands as of late due to surgery, I have had a total knee replacement therefore no travel for me for a year or so. However I forgot about the Go Pro which had...
  10. URGENT: Re: Insurance to be compulsory for travellers to Thailand

    Airlines will not fly you without a ticket,we all remember to buy one of those befor our holiday. Possibly a refusal to board by airlines if one cannot produce a valid travel insurance document on...
  11. News: Re: Songkran festival kicks off on Sukhumvit road this evening

    Songkran over 50 years ago, looks as crazy then as it is now, love the old vehicles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wi2s2DKrsQ

    Billy.
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    Re: New Year's Greetings

    Happy New Year to you also Chur,great to see you back in the forums.

    Billy.
  13. News: Re: Sightseeing tower will be country's tallest structure (admission B750 for foreign

    I shall not be paying to go there that's for sure, I have had flights from Bangkok to Chiang Mai cheaper than what they are charging farang!

    Billy.
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    Video: Re: Archive Footage Of Floods In Bangkok In 1942.

    1965 footage from Bangkok, I love all the old cars and Tuk Tuks look pretty much the same, but there are some noticeably older ones in the film.

    It seems the black trousers and white shirts are...
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    News: Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    October 3rd,

    It looks and sounds like things have been started to reclaim the streets, I have seen on the web and been informed that overnight there where huge square concrete pots placed on the...
  16. Pictures: Re: Adorable thieves' in Thailand photographed the moment they stole a woman's watch

    I read that the police have dismissed this case now and the children will be allowed to return to Doi Suthep.

    Billy.
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    News: Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    I have left Bangkok now.on the way back home.but today new signs on Sukhumvit regarding forbiden street selling said it will comence from October 3rd. Lets see.

    Billy
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    News: Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Oh well,

    I just walked back along Sukhumvit, it was just after midnight and yes everything is the same, if not worse, stalls and streetside beer bars every where. I guess it might have been...
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    News: Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    I am back in Bangkok from Vietnam now, i have had a few early nights to bed but tonight i will walk from Nana Soi 4 to Soi 13 to go play some pool. Lets see if the street selling ban has been...
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    Re: Happy birthday, Billyboy!

    Hey, Khun Don,

    I am in Vietnam cellebrating with Mike and Spirit having a great time, still a week left of my holidays, i hope it does not go by too fastly.

    Billy.
  21. Thread: Wilma ?

    by billyboy
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    Re: Wilma ?

    I am good thanks xfiles, just flown into Saigon today ( Thursday) its my birthday tomorow so Mikeheart is with me and also spiritvn, looking forward to a good time.

    Billy.
  22. Thread: Wilma ?

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    Re: Wilma ?

    Hi, xfiles,

    How,s things? Wilma is still around, we keep in touch but not so much here in the forums now.

    Billy
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    News: Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Soi 11 as an example is a crazy place to walk down. Last trip one taxi driver wanted to charge me double the price to go down there because he said it is a dificult drive so have to pay more.he was...
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    News: Re: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Hi Marie,

    I have been informed by Pen that the sign said ( i will post picture of the sign when i get home, i do not know how to do from my phone) it is to make access easier for vehicles to turn...
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    News: Street Vendors Sukhumvit Road.

    Hi,

    In Bangkok today there are signs that have gone up saying that as from September 5th onwards all street sellers from Soi 1, up to Soi 21 will be forbidden to sell or put up there stalls on the...
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    Re: Thai food and sugar.

    Marie,

    A sweet for me would be mango sticky rice, but i do think sugar in main meals has definatly increased over the years here. Tonight for me it will be an Indian vindaloo, i have a craving...
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    Thai food and sugar.

    Hi,

    I am in Thailand again and probably had my two worst meals ever these past couple of days. Both where insanely sweet, one meal was Pad Krao Prawns the other Spaghetti Bolognese. Has any others...
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    Pictures: Re: How to Spend a Weekend in Chiang Rai

    I think also a must see in Chiang Rai is the colour changing clock at the crossroads central Chiang Rai. It was built by the same guy who did The White Temple. It is lit up with changing laser light...
  29. Visitor Warning: Re: Extreme weather warning - Upper Northern Thailand The Andaman Sea & Gulf of Thai

    I am in Mae Hong Son now, today was dry yesterday it rained all day, pretty heavy at times but for me i like the rainy season. All the bugs and insects saught sanctuary indoors, i managed to grab a...
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    Video: Re: Archive Footage Of Floods In Bangkok In 1942.

    Wow nearly one year since I last visited this thread.

    Here is some more old footage of the Chao Phraya in 1974.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsVGO_9jgiE

    I follow Michael Rogge on...
  31. Visitor Warning: Re: Beware of bag snatchers when riding in a Tuk Tuk!

    I had noticed last trip that a good few Tuk Tuks around Nana Asok area had netting on the sides, perhaps this was to try and deter bag thieves.

    Billy.
  32. Thread: Mae Hong Son

    by billyboy
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    Re: Mae Hong Son

    Here are some more pictures from the Bamboo Bridge, I have read that the valley is actually full of running water during the rainy season, I will check that out when I am there in about five weeks...
  33. Thread: Mae Hong Son

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    Re: Mae Hong Son

    Bamboo Bridge.

    This is the bamboo bridge in Mae Hong Son, it is called the Sutongpe Bridge and is reputably the longest bamboo bridge in Thailand. I came across this place when I was looking on...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Sorry, backtracking a bit, I just found a couple of more photographs from the Chiang Mai Royal Horticultural Gardens we visited.

    Billy.
  35. Thread: Mae Hong Son

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    Re: Mae Hong Son

    Thanks Khun Don for opening this link to my Mae Hong Son report from my Thailand/Malaysia 2015/16 thread, I shall continue here if I may with Mae Hong Son and when all my photographs from this and...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Mae Hong Son,

    What can i say about this place except it is so peaceful and quiet after those noisy bars in Bangkok or Chiang Mai, don't get me wrong there is nothing i like better than a few beers...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Here are some pictures off the phone. Definitely a place to revisit if I ever get the chance again.

    Billy.
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Thanks Khun Don,

    I took hundreds of them and this was my best, all worth it in the end.

    Billy.
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Haha, sorry kfchugo, I have more food ones but I will leave them for later. We found a lovely place high in the mountains a drive away from Chiang Mai it was called Mai Jam, I have probably spelt it...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Le Spice Restaurant Chiang Mai,

    This place is where I always head to when in CM for a curry, very inexpensive, you can get a set meal like the one in this photograph for just under 100Baht. We...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Not sure if I have posted this picture before, Myself Mike, Fileep and Tim where in Doi Inthanon Park one day when I noticed this little caterpillar, lucky I did because I would have trodden on him....
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Here are a few more photographs from the gardens. The next destination after Chiang Mai was to visit my favourite place in Thailand, Mae Hong Son.

    Billy.
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    My Travel Story: Re: Malaysia / Thailand 2015/16.

    Apologies for the delay in posting but I have been busy planning my next trip, now that is sorted I will get some pictures posted. As I mentioned earlier in the thread we visited The Royal...
  44. News Update: Re: Central bank prints 70-baht banknotes to celebrate King’s 70th anniversary of acc

    Interesting, I just had a look on E Bay to see if any where up for sale yet and there where none, but, there are 10, 100, 500 and 1000 Baht notes in 24carat gold coverings for sale! would these be...
  45. News Update: Re: Central bank prints 70-baht banknotes to celebrate King’s 70th anniversary of acc

    I would love one of these lovely notes, I have a couple of old Thai 10 Baht notes.

    Billy.
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