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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    On the way down from the forest in the clouds walk, we felt a bit hungry and so we stopped for a low calorie lunch :)

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    This is the restaurant we chose...Very nice food and on your left, on...
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    Re: Airfare Prices - Sky High!

    When are you flying Rick, our flights start to increase in early December from Oz....just in time for the holidays....
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    Re: Coconut!

    Malibu Rum poured into a coconut is very nice indeed....:D...sip sip drink drink...
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    Re: Just love [pineapples]!

    Malibu Rum and pineapple juice is nice....:D
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    :butbut: Good to see Mike, well done, keep it going....and Billy.....where is billy?:shocked:
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Lovely looking tree, one thing I miss, not having a house and land in Thailand, is the garden. There is a weekend market on Sukhumvit road in Pattaya and you can just buy an instant garden, I mean...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    That is looking good Emu, well done....you must be very pleased with the end result. Did the water problem get sorted?
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Hi Khun Don....it is not necessary to move any posts at all....but up to you.....I am happy if they stay.
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Find out what company is selling duty free items at your airport....go online and check the prices and where their city store is located...go in and handle all of their cameras for a perfect...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Hi yy, I also started with an 18-55 kit lens on my first dslr, the canon 350d....it is a great walk around lens and I think it would serve you very well at Angkor Wat. I would love to visit this...
  11. Re: Happy birthday, Billy (Sept.2) and Fileeep (Sept.3) !

    Thank you Marie and Nu for your birthday wishes on my 53rd year...it is getting harder each time to extinguish the flames on the cake!!!:laughlong
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Thanks for that....the thing I really liked about our visit, was, we were 2 of 4 people on the walk, the other two were cleaners, picking up chip packets and cigarette butts out of the...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    [QUOTE=mikeheart;273224]Doi Inthanon is full of wild life and birds largely unseen due to the dense foliage. This is one of the birds we did see. I will for sure revisit this wonderful place and...
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    Thank god for calculators...:laughlong
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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    I was thinking the same....what is wrong with the old way?
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Although the wooden walkway was very wet, it wasn't slippery at all but I would suggest to wear anything other than thongs (flipflops).

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    Just a few more of this amazing trail through...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Mike hired a car and we set off to visit the forest in the clouds, the Ang Ka Nature trail, on Doi Inthanon, about 90km out of Chiang Mai.

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    Not a very...
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    Re: Dual-pricing is scaring tourists away

    Yes, for sure Curt.....I have come across this entering a National Park in Prachuap Kiri Khan, after showing the guy at the gate my license, he just said No! no! no!...waving his hand....you must pay...
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    Re: Dual-pricing is scaring tourists away

    Two days ago, myself and Mikeheart visited the national park on Doi Inthanon in Chiang Mai, I showed my Thai Drivers license at the gate and was charged the Thai price of 40 baht, they charged 30...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    You have a very good eye rijmond, maybe you could be our agent?:D
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Back on the road, we zoomed north on route 118......destination......the Charin Garden Resort, reason for this, was pie.....yes....Pie! Apparently, the pies baked at the Charin Garden Resort are...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    The weigh in was in July and a lot of calories have gone under the bridge since then, we will have another weigh in soon and post.

    In July I wanted to come to Chiang Mai to meet up with the newly...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    No conspiracy happening here Marie, just good old fashioned hard work in order to win.....:D

    As strange as that sounds, I can now see Billy as Mahatma Gandhi.....:laughlong:laughlong
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    My Travel Story: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    One balmy night in Chiang Mai, with a few too many ales under our belts and a dodgy Panaeng Gai screaming to get out, Billy and the Fat boys made a bet....Come mid April 2015, the person who loses...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

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    Not too far from the River Kwae Noi Valley lookout is the Hammer and Tap Cutting. Named after the procedure uses to drill into the rock in order to place explosives.

    Little machinery was...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

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    If you don't have the time to do the whole walk to Hintok Road but you were OK walking to the end of Hellfire pass then a bit further on to the River Kwae Noi Valley lookout may...
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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    Good luck Maxxy, that sounds like a plan.......I have had a few work mates up in Hedland who kept putting off their retirement.....a couple more years they would say......not ready yet......and then...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

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    Here is a map of the trail, (click on it to enlarge) The red dot represents the start of the Hellfire Pass to Compressor Cutting trail.

    The Museum opens at 9am and I arrived at the front...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Walking from Hellfire Pass to Compressor Cutting

    At the end of the Hellfire Pass trail, just past the Remembrance Plaque, the trail continues on.

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    The end of Hellfire Pass (Konyu...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Thanks for the link Khun Don, that does seem to be a very reasonably priced tour for what you get, so I would think, going on Richard's report, the other 5 tours listed should also be worth doing.
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    Re: Hua Hin beach cleanup faces challenge

    Will be interesting to see what they do in Pattaya, Dong Tan and Jomtien....
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Yes, it looks like they used a nail rake on your new slab....but a good surface to stick some tiles on....will they use non-slip tiles?

    But looking good...it is all coming along.

    and just a...
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    Rangers remove dog from home of Gammy couple

    The RSPCA has removed a dog from the home of baby Gammy's biological parents, who have not been seen at their Bunbury home since being named publicly...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    The Mid-morning service goes for about an hour and a half, this is also very moving. April is one of the hottest months in Kanchanaburi, so best to bring along some sun protection, at least a hat,...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Wow Marie, this is the footwear I have been looking for all my life….in the description they say they have Vegetarian friendly design, with a 5 out of 5 on the burn meter for intense fitness effect,...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

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    As with the Dawn Service, the (now former) Australian Governor General was present at the mid-morning service, her Excellency the Honorable Quentin Bryce.

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    Re: How Hot Do You Like Your Thai Food?

    If your nose doesn't start to run.....it's not spicy enough....:laughlong
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    Re: What was your first car?

    Or not.....When driving in Thailand, I have experienced with some of my passengers, they will tell me 'lady inside' (the GPS) is wrong and want to go a different way....I have only taken this advice...
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    Re: What was your first car?

    I think a toy license came with the car so it had to be legal....notice no seat belts....:cool:...in the fast lane and living dangerous...:D
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    Re: What was your first car?

    yes, looks that way...I think we were lost and she wanted me to ask for directions....:laughlong
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Comfortable shoes are a must Marie, the track through Hell Fire Pass is flat but it is covered in a course crushed rock and you end up walking on a lot of the edges of these rocks, some will even...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    Thanks Khun Don for this link http://hellfire-pass.commemoration.gov.au/thai-and-burmese-involvement/thais.php very informative and I have sent this on to a few friends who are very interested in the...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

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    Just before the old exit stairs, at the end of the cut, you will see this plaque in memory of Sir Edward 'Weary' Dunlop....

    ....it reads:

    IN MEMORY OF

    SIR EDWARD 'WEARY' DUNLOP...
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    Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Hi Susana,

    I would like to see the effect linseed oil has on Teak wood, it is a great looking wood.

    This furniture came very lightly varnished and was ready for attention with in a year, I...
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    Re: Happy birthday, Mikeheart!!

    Happy Birthday Mike.....Hope you have a great night at the Check Inn tonight with Billy and the crew.....all the best..
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