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  1. Breaking News: Re: WEDNESDAY/THURSDAY: APCs & Choppers on Rama IV!/Aftermath

    I can't quite believe it. Its 2yrs this weekend since we left Thailand and to see it on the news as 1st headlines and seeing places that we are familiar with I just don't know what to say. I hope all...
  2. News Update: Re: Thaksin verdict: Follow it live - FINAL VERDICT!

    He's still a very rich man though, an undisclosed sum moved out of Thailand when he left and the court still gave back about B30bn.
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    Re: UK cancels visas of Thaksin and wife

    Wow, now that's a turn up for the books, maybe since the credit crunch and the repeated freezing of Thaksins assets maybe the UK think he is a liability, maybe he put in a claims form for housing...
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    Re: Your Perfect Day in Bangkok

    Well I've been loving reading this thread. I've been back in UK now for nearly 3months and just got a broad band set up so can regularly check such things as this.

    Anyway it reminded me of the...
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    Thailand Most Dangerours for Brits

    I found this on the BEEB website, I've tried to highlight the relevant facts whilst keeping the main body of the story. Anyhow watch out for those holiday mopeds, the roads are dangerous. Read on.......
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    Re: Thaksin seeks political asylum in UK

    What I can't believe is that given his record and the fact that his wife just got jailed for 3yrs that they were actually allowed out of the country!!

    Yeah selling up Man C will probably come...
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    Re: Needing good quotes for tattoo

    Well I've got 4 tats now, they remind me of my time in Thailand. I'm really gutted that I can't make it back in the near future as my 1st child is due to be born in Nov and I want a new tat to mark...
  8. Re: Hotel in Banglamphu away from busy tourist areas

    On Samsen road opposite Soi 2 is a veggie restaurant called May Kai Dee, they have a few rooms out the back. Very cheap 400B for large aircon. The food is great, they also run a veggie cooking class....
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    Re: Last 7 days in the Kingdom

    Thanks everyone. As for the business, well that is on hold for the moment. Starting the next academic year I will be doing a nursing degree, for a bit of stability for my new family. I feel I need to...
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    Last 7 days in the Kingdom

    Well its finally come down to it, our last week in Thailand. If you'd have said 6months ago I would be going home I would have disagreed. However circumstance and providence have conspired to send us...
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    Re: British Jazz / Soul Singer Wants Gigs

    Yup Adhere the 13th is a cracking little venue,small but very friendly. Georgia the singer is unlike any Thai singer I've seen before, and Pong the guitarist has one of the sweetest touches on...
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    Re: Accomodation in Kanchanaburi and Ayutthaya

    I know a cracking little guest house that is very cheap, maybe 100B a night, therefore very basic, but they have always been honest with me and taken me on tours. The actual rooms are floating on the...
  13. Re: Questions on Bangkok and Thailand! please help

    http://www.thailandqa.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5309

    Here's the link for the hassle free trip to Cambodia. I've done it and its about as hassle free as you can expect.
  14. Re: Questions on Bangkok and Thailand! please help

    Can you stay for 6months?? make sure you have the correct visas. 30 day tourist visas are only good for 3 trips, hence 3 months, but I think you can buy a visa in your country, I don't know.

    A...
  15. Re: Songkran: Khao San road revelry to be kept 'in order'

    Yeah right...its carnage as usual. Haven't been to KSR yet, but have eaten along Samsen 1 + 2, we stayed dry, as it was the evening and we were obviously not playing.

    Gonna have a good day at it...
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    Re: New Nancy Chandler map

    Well I found my new one in the hotel my parents just stayed in. I haven't seen it before but its dated Feb 2008.

    It does have a quite hippyish, cartoon appearance, but if you have the time to look...
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    New Nancy Chandler map

    I just noticed the new edition of the Nancy Chandler map of Bangkok. Dated Feb 2008, it is an update from the previous one of 2002, so will include much more info on such places as the Paragon etc. I...
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    Re: AAHH What is this rubbish??

    Its not the VAT issue, its the argument over what constitutes a teacake or biscuit. The fact that there has to be an EU regulation.

    In reality it must have cost much more than 3.5mil, you have to...
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    AAHH What is this rubbish??

    :cry: I don't wanna go, I don't :cry:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7340101.stm

    Thailand can be frustrating, but this really does take the biscuit... literally!!!
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    Re: End of the Suan Lum Night bazaar?

    Yes, I was there just a few days ago and most of the stalls were operating
  21. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Thank you yes NI contributions is what I need to know about. I thought they were the same.

    As for the GP I didn't know that
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    Re: Who Was/Is Don Muang?....

    Actually O'Hare was an French/Irish (Celtic) aviator who settled in Illinois somewhere and reintroduced potatoes to the US and a new way of preparing them, deep fried in oil. They were originally...
  23. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Yeah she is also UK national, and we have some money saved, we're not going back destitute. We still have our registrations with the GP in Bath. Trust us to pick one of the most expensive postcodes...
  24. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Re: Stamp Duty

    Thanks to everyone for all the replies and debate.

    My major concern was going back to England with my pregnant girlfriend and not being able to get any help. But I think we are fine.

    As for the...
  25. Thread: Stamp Duty

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    Stamp Duty

    I'm, just about to get back to the UK after 3yrs and haven't paid any stamp since leaving. How does this affect me? Does anyone know? And what can be done? How much would 3yrs back payment be if...
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    Re: End of the Suan Lum Night bazaar?

    We have thought of that actually. That is one major thing I love about Thailand, after tramping around town all day you can just go and put your feet up and get them pampered for just a couple of...
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    Re: Thai Avocadoes....

    Man they love to put sugar on everything. Thats got to be criminal.:banghead:

    I ate those big avos in Chiang Mai at the Blue Diamond, they were good.:P

    When I shop in Foodland they sell Oz Haas...
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    Re: End of the Suan Lum Night bazaar?

    Yeah I went there last night for the puppet theatre, the whole market was up and running in full flow. But is it just me, or are there way more massage shops now?? It seems that most of the shop...
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    Re: Hassle-free Bangkok to Siem Reap

    This thread is great if only for the link from tales of asia. Our plan is to stay one night in Prachinburi as we used to live there, then get up early and get the mini bus to Aranya. I really don't...
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    Harry Connick Jr Has Bangkok Bug!

    Just got back from Harry Connick Jr concert in Central World, he rocked.

    Sounds like he had great fun having a massage, paid homage to the King by playing one of his numbers, brought his daughters...
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    Re: Dengue hits the country hard

    Hmmm, don't like the sound of Dengue, I know Trat is quite a heavily hit province. One time I was there and a house was cordoned off and being fumigated, 4 bodies had been found in there with...
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    Re: Where can I find Organic Food?

    Given your record of food posts FiP that sounds a bit tongue in cheek.

    I find that Villa Market is the best place for organic food, they have quite a wide range, although Tops is getting a bit...
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    Re: End of the Suan Lum Night bazaar?

    Well I went the other day, in the daytime, to order tickets from Joe Louis Puppet Theatre. They were still operating, and I got tickets for the 30th Mar. Obviously as it was the daytime not much was...
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    Re: kill your cat cruelly

    I know I convinced my vegan cousin you could buy them in JJ market :)

    Sorry just my nature, I must get it from my mum, when there was a rat poison scare in a popular chocolate bar in the 80s my...
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    Re: Baramee Resortel in Phuket Thailand, WARNING

    Sharing a room with 3 Thai people in Jomtien huh, is that how you become an international expert.

    Is that more like it :laughlong
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    Re: kill your cat cruelly

    You should see the bonsai kittens :)
  37. Thread: Noisy Thais

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    Re: Noisy Thais

    Actually we were thinking last night about the people we have met here and we have met some absolute diamonds, and they are some of the nicest people we know.

    I think it can sometimes just get on...
  38. Re: Changes in work permit / nonB visa cancellation

    Oh I understand that, just for the amount of paper we have to sign,this last school were very experienced and our part was over quickly and painlessly
  39. Thread: Noisy Thais

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    Re: Noisy Thais

    Yup so does whisky.

    I'm sure most Thai don't really think much of noise amongst other things. Sometimes we eat next to an 8-lane highway, with another 6-lane highway above it, right next to big...
  40. Re: Changes in work permit / nonB visa cancellation

    Yes I remember last year the school took us down to immigration and the labour dept. and got our non-B organised in a day it was really easy. Hope it works out like that again this year.
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    Re: Baramee Resortel in Phuket Thailand, WARNING

    Yeah but he'd booked 2 rooms already. Obviously not single rooms, were they? But 2 rooms 4 people, booked over the net, there are no extra guests, and no need to sneak others up. I mean you take your...
  42. Re: Changes in work permit / nonB visa cancellation

    So I am now on the market for a new job, I think I have found one. My non-B expires on the 21st Mar, so I have an agreement with the school that I will work until then, the semester finishes on the...
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    Re: End of the Suan Lum Night bazaar?

    Easily the best thing thing in the Bazaar is the Puppet Theatre, I really hope they relocate that somewhere. Do you think it will still be open at the end of March?? My parents are coming over and I...
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    Re: Sending desktop to UK

    Funny you should mention it FiP, I'm going out this very evening to meet a friend who is visiting for 2weeks and lives in the same village back in UK, maybe I'll broach the subject a bit later. Could...
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    Sending desktop to UK

    Does anyone know how much it might be to send a desktop computer and a guitar via someone such as DHL to the UK? Has anyone tried it?
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