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  1. Re: Chiang Mai to open country's longest treetop walkway

    Yipee, another tourist attraction, on top of all the other tourist attractions. I guess the good thing is that it's not illegally encroaching on National Park or Hill Tribe land.
  2. My Travel Story: Re: Bicycle tour Ubon Ratchathani/Si Saket June 2558

    Some more pictures, these from Khao Phra Viharn National Park. This whole bicycle trip in Ubon Ratchthani was amazing in the amount of National Parks to visit, archaeological and natural wonders,...
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    Re: Confusing behavior

    Warning: If this shoe doesn't fit YOU, don't take offense.

    My experience with Thai women over the years has shown me that a good proportion of them, irregardless of age, income or social status,...
  4. My Travel Story: Re: Bicycle tour Ubon Ratchathani/Si Saket June 2558

    These are from Pha Tam National Park, Khong Chiam, Ubon province. 3/6/58

    This was a great park which had 3-4 thousand year old cliff paintings on them. The trails were down along the cliff faces...
  5. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailandís Buddhist monks behaving badly

    I would venture a guess that is caused more by the people who haven't really obtained a solid foundation of spirituality and are interpreting and acting from worldly concerns wrapped in a very...
  6. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailandís Buddhist monks behaving badly

    Hahaha, I dare say that can apply to a number of religions.
  7. My Travel Story: Re: Bicycle tour Ubon Ratchathani/Si Saket June 2558

    Here's another album from my bicycle trip. These are not going to appear in chronological order, but as I edit them, add more pictures and commentary.

    These are from Phu Jongnanyoy National...
  8. Re: Hardliner tries to reform Thailandís Buddhist monks behaving badly

    I wouldn't be to hasty to hang my hat on anything that issues out of Buddha Issara's mouth. He is far from a good example. Buddhism is not a top down institution and The Vinaya provides rules for the...
  9. Visitor Warning: Re: Hardline monks claim victory as Myanmar Muslims face poll exclusion

    I'm betting there's a special place in the lowest Buddhist hell for that wingnut.
  10. Sticky: Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Hahaha, emu. Speaking of missing tools, when I went back to America a few months ago and was deciding which tools to import back to Thailand with me, I too noticed that some of my tools had gone...
  11. My Travel Story: Bicycle tour Ubon Ratchathani/Si Saket June 2558

    Well I hope this works. I'm trying to paste the link to my fb albums of my cycling tours this year because I'm to lazy to sit at my computer and make new albums in another format. :wacko:

    This...
  12. Sticky: Re: The Emu story-Building a Home in Thailand

    Big shout of thanks to emu, Mrs. emu and the Princess for the wonderful hospitality they should me at the end of my last bicycle touring adventure! :party:
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    Re: Riding A Bicycle in Thailand

    Hahaha, dodging them here in BKK emu. Should be heading up to Ubon soon. Around the end of the month and I'll be cycling around while I'm out there. Maybe even ride from Surin to Ubon depending on...
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    Re: Riding A Bicycle in Thailand

    Going after 120 baht + motorcycle tube replacement sounds more realistic than some crank trying to discourage cycling.
  15. Re: Expats in Thailand, Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full..

    As an ex-pat, for the most part, avoiding other ex-pats has been more of a glass half full experience.
    What's the point of living here and rehashing the previous 55 years of life?
    Even to the point...
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    Re: What the Hell is Thai Buddhism?

    I've been trying to resist replying to this post ever since I first read it and it's a losing battle!

    When the Lord Buddha was asked if he could sum up his teachings succinctly, his reply was to...
  17. Sticky: Visitor Warning: Re: URGENT: Everything You Need to Know About the Bangkok Shutdown

    Jeez, would definitely be careful, but I've heard this Rabble Rouser make statements to this effect for the last 4 months. He's starting to sound like one of those Apocalypse proselytizers! I...
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    Re: Paul_au is on the market again.

    I needed this! :laughlong
  19. Thread: Songkran

    by bassai
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    Re: Songkran

    This is my 2nd Songkran in Thailand, but I have participated in Songkran celebrations at Wat Thai's in California for the past 10 years. I have also been fortunate to celebrate in a small village in...
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    Re: online dating question

    br all the advice you are getting to come here and visit first and take your time is most excellent and practical. Advice you have received about researching Thailand, Thai customs and culture on the...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    This has progressed off the original topic, but interesting non the less.

    We're all going to have different needs and goals when acquiring a new language. My ex wife was happy with just getting...
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    Re: online dating question

    Hahaha paul_au, reminds me of a line from a Steve Martin play "Love is a promise delivered already broken."

    br, proceed with extreme caution. Don't be in any hurry to get married you need to take...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Hahaha, Tod-Daniels, your such an egalitarian American! I worked in construction for 30 years and the way I spoke on the construction site was definitely not an appropriate way to speak when I went...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Book learning is tedious, slow and there is quite a bit that's not used often in everyday situations, however my goal is to be able to read and write Thai as well as speak it, so I'm on the slow...
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    Not wanting to pile on or be disrespectful to other interpretation of the phrase in question, but without a doubt it is only encouragement to "fight on, I'm offering moral support". That's the...
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    Re: How I retired at 39 (in beautiful Chiang Mai)

    The key feature there was not marrying early, the next best thing is to marry a frugal woman! ;)
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    Re: speaking with thai woman

    I heartily agree with ian71's assessment of google translate, it's a waste of time and can be wildly inaccurate. I agree with Tod-Daniels that she is offering encouragement to fight on and is...
  28. Thread: Letter in thai

    by bassai
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    Re: Letter in thai

    Good luck with your letter writing adventure.
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    Re: Being "right" and still being wrong.

    This is a pretty interesting topic and I have quite a few thoughts related to it, however it's late and I'm only going to approach it briefly at this time.

    There is definitely a cultural...
  30. My Travel Story: Re: Cycling, drinking and marriages in Ubon Ratchathani

    Some more pictures from the cave Wat. These just don't go any justice to how beautiful it was here. The Wat was on top of a hill and there was rolling country side all around. I didn't see a living...
  31. My Travel Story: Re: Cycling, drinking and marriages in Ubon Ratchathani

    The couple of days after the wedding were pretty relaxed. A couple of times I would ride my bicycle into Pho Sai and meet my friend at a roadside coffee shop. It blows me away how there are coffee...
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    Re: some help with Thai words and meanings

    "While this is off topic, I think what alvinkhoo's friend is saying is NOT ŠĶŤĻ’ť°ŤÕĻĻŤ– (I believe your ears are playin' tricks on you).. It's Š§ŤĻ’ť°ŤÕĻĻŤ– or mostly just Š§ŤĻ’ťĻŤ–."

    OMG!!! Ears...
  33. Sticky: Re: The Emu story.

    Enjoying your saga Emu. The dbl blocking in the bathroom for the plumbing and electric was a good idea. It's nice to know that you just can't walk in to the supply house and buy fittings and pipe...
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    Re: A Bangkok Tuk-Tuk driver

    Hahaha, my first trip to Thailand 10 years ago, I told the driver where I was going, he said ok and I hopped in and off we went. In about 3 minutes, he stopped on the side of some small Soi and...
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    Re: some help with Thai words and meanings

    Be really careful with online translators or translators in general. Keep in mind that they could be totally off base in what they are telling you. I've learned phrases in Thai, that when the words...
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    Re: some help with Thai words and meanings

    I'll go along with alvinkhoo's explanation and for this reason. There ace a lot of cultural differences that are coming into play in this interchange. When I ask my gf the equivalent of this in Thai,...
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    Re: Good Tip for Bangkok Taxis

    My tip for taxis is that if they don't want to use the meter, blow them off, there's always another one. You may have to go through 5 or 6, you just have to be patient and wear a smile. My other idea...
  38. Re: The Eight Precepts for Buddhist lay men and women

    ļ«™™’ĺ√“ňŃ≥ž, buat chii phraam, is what a person does when they go and live in the Wat for a period of time, taking the 8 precepts and wearing white clothes. Depending on your level of interest and...
  39. My Travel Story: Re: Cycling, drinking and marriages in Ubon Ratchathani

    After a good night of drinking, cutting up with Mr Phong and huddling around the fire, it was time for the wedding the next morning. Fortunately, being a guest, I did not have to arise early in the...
  40. Re: Visa collection only for travel to Thailand???????

    Sorry, no offer of solution, only sympathy. it's not any easier dealing with visas in country personally appearing at the immigration office with all required documents in hand! I've had a couple of...
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    Re: Downtown Sukhumvit?

    The restaurant is on Sukhumvit Soi 11, which is between the Nana and Asoke BTS stations. Considering how long Sukhumvit Rd is "downtown Sukhumvit" would loosely refer to the area of Sukhumvit Rd from...
  42. My Travel Story: Cycling, drinking and marriages in Ubon Ratchathani

    I'm lazy, so this thread is a copy of a letter I sent back to my friends and family in America. This trip was just before Christmas 2556.

    This month I didn't attend school with the original...
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    Re: I've just got married in Thailand

    4 years already? Time does fly. Happy to hear things are going well.
  44. Sticky: Visitor Warning: Re: URGENT: Everything You Need to Know About the Bangkok Shutdown

    It was a pleasant surprise to have the intersection at Asoke open to traffic today.
  45. Sticky: Visitor Warning: Re: URGENT: Everything You Need to Know About the Bangkok Shutdown

    This has been a trip living here during the protests. My school is next to the Phloen Chit BTS station. For the most part I'm totally able to avoid any protest activity on my way to and from school....
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