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

    :) David! All the talk about brackets are making my eyes water. What on heaven are they meant for?

    ^_^ Susana, sorry my reply to u somehow got into your quotation, making it look like u talk...
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Yes Khun Don I will buy the dslr as a kit. with d d3300 body n a 18-55 lens, I will be looking at a little less than $700 cos the kit is on sale at d moment :)
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    YY, I look forward to taking this journey along with you. However, I don't think I'll be getting the 55-300 lens right away. :)

    :) me too. I won't be getting any new lens as well until I grow...
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Susana I'm glad that I will have you to exchange tips with once we get our d3300 haha! ��:laughlong
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Thanks Mikeheart, Khun Don and David. Your explanations and advice have all been very helpful in making the choice best for my needs a lot clearer. You guys have very rightly pointed out (explicitly...
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    Re: Billy and the Fat Boys go to Chiang Mai.....

    Hi, I have been reading the posts about the camera with interest. Will be going to Angkor Wat and Sukhothai very soon and because I consider these two places to be my trip of a lifetime, I will...
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    Thai Cooking Classes

    Good noonie,

    I got really curious about Thai cooking classes and Thai food vendors lately. Given the numerous street food vendors in Thailand, does it mean:

    - every Thai citizen with a stove...
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    Re: Dual-pricing is scaring tourists away

    I believe dual pricing is a very widespread practice in Laos, Cambodia n Vietnam too, to the point of being institutionalized too? I do remember having to pay to enter some museums n Buddhist...
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    Re: Dual-pricing is scaring tourists away

    The above article stirs up mixed feelings.

    First of all, many of Thailand's neighbouring countries also practise dual-pricing so why do some tourists single out only Thailand? For example, in...
  10. Re: Lion Air to Plunge Fares to 515 Baht Return Between Phuket and Bangkok

    Lion does not seem to have a good safety record, according to wikipedia
  11. Thread: Phnom Penh.

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    Re: Phnom Penh.

    Billy, this has been a while ago... where did u manage to stay afterall?

    Can't find any guesthouse online by the name of Number1
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    Re: How to say where is the bathroom & hotel.

    Isn't this Thai? Is Thai widely understood in Cambodia?

    QUOTE=SpinDizzy;243460]I say.

    For where is the bathroom:
    Hawng Naam Yuu Tee-Nai.

    For 'where is the hotel'
    Rong Reem Yuu Tee-Nai....
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

    Maybe this is a question that has been explained numerous times before: will it not make more sense for d government to grant pr to foreign spouses? That will mean foreign resources get to stay in n...
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    Phra Buddha Chinnarat temple fair January 2015

    Hi there,

    Anyone with any idea about how to find out when in January would the Phra Buddha Chinnarat festival at Wat Yai, Phitsantulok be held in 2015? Can't find the information online nor on TAT...
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    Re: In Bangkok now looking for teaching position

    I'm just curious: with a working visa is it possible to freelance as a private English tutor? Tuition is a big thing in Singapore n private tutors can often earn more than a teacher employed in a...
  16. Thread: Italian teachers

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    Re: Italian teachers

    If u speak n write in French fluently, hop over to next door Laos n bring ur wife with u. There is the market for French speakers (or so it seems), with many businesses (especially the higher end...
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    Re: Tommy Tang~Chef/Travelogue/Showman/Phenomenon

    I love cooking with peanut oil the most as it gives an authentic taste of food in our region n also stands high hwat well. However d cost of peanut oil outside of Asia may be prohibitive n also...
  18. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    So it is true - Singaporeans entering by land have only 15days of visa-free stay. However we can go to the Singapore Thai embassy to get up to 45 more days (60 minus 15) of stay by applying for a...
  19. Thread: lampang

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    Re: lampang

    Ah Susana so u r a tiger! ^_^
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    Re: lampang

    Many thanks Khun Don. Now I will certainly visit Lamphun, if only to pay respect at this temple. After all, I'm born in the year of a rooster and can certainly do with more luck 555!
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    Re: lampang

    I have just been looking up on lamphun and it seems it is worth visiting, being one of the oldest city in Thailand.
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    Re: lampang

    Hopefully I can indeed find d 2 days to stop over at lampang. Already I'm limited to just one day in ayuthaya n 0.5day in lopburi :( Embroidery sounds lovely n d elephants too. How long did u stay...
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Lucky u, I have never had fresh bamboo shoots. Do they look naturally yellow or is the colour from d preservation process?
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    555 I used lentils which is not thai too ^^. However when I was down in luang prabang early this year, the lao/thai vegetarian curry would usually have oyster mushroom, small eggplants (the size of...
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    Re: Basic Thai Curry Paste Recipes

    Today I attended an entry into rains retreat organized by an overseas Thai Buddhist monastery. The Thai devotees made so many yummy dishes of seemingly mainly isaan dishes, including some...
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    lampang

    Anyone been to lampang? Can't seem to find much traveller's account online n will like to seek opinion on whether it is worthwhile to squeeze two days of visit in an already tight schedule or whether...
  27. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Thanks guys, yup I will be speaking directly with the embassy tomorrow.

    The termination of the visa run is news to me; poor people!!!
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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Thanks everyone.

    Today I discovered something that is very likely to ruin my holiday plans. Citizens of Singapore arriving into Thailand by land (I.e. rail or bus as converse to by air) are only...
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    Re: What's Your Favourite Thai Song?

    Jeroensky frankly that video is the only one here that I am struggling to appreciate. Sorry :(
  30. Thread: hatyai - safe?

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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Hi mods, feel free to delete this post as I have decided now to simply pass through hatyai onward to somewhere more Central. :) thx...
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    Re: Why do Thai ladies mostly look so young?

    I did have a casual chat with one of them about what keeps them looking so young. The only reply I got is a bashful smile and, "You too YY, you look young too!" Hence I never get any close to prying...
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    Fried mealworm
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    Re: hatyai - safe?

    Pagan as to the Muslims. Wrong choice of word maybe?:cry:
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    hatyai - safe?

    A bomb exploded in Hatyai in May this year. While the restive South is still subjected to significant visitor warnings (and some really serious ones), I never thought that Hatyai (being the tourist...
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    Re: Best way to find accomodation

    If it's me, I will just crash in whatever best price and comfortable place I can find online (with the intent to only stay temporarily), then once you arrive in BKK, you have all the time and...
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    Re: Best way to find accomodation

    Have u tried asking ur uni for advice? I'm assuming it's an uni internship. Some years ago I was looking into enrolling with chula uni n noticed that chula has a webpage on room rates n types for...
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    Re: Worried sick about my girlfriend

    Sorry to sound cynical. Yet with all these drama that had unfolded, I can't help wondering how does one ever know that that ex bf u are talking to is indeed d ex bf and not someone who is sympathetic...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    :laughlong

    I think I have a bit of idea what that smell was. I caught a whiff of that on my very first visit to Golden Mile Complex in Singapore where we booked our tickets for my first ever visit...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    Me? What scent? :oops:
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    News: Re: Air bookings to Thailand plunge after coup

    =( oh no fileeep, I wish you had not had to go through all those. They do sound very frustrating. Fortunately I have not yet experienced what you have experienced n I hope never have to! I do agree...
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    News: Re: Air bookings to Thailand plunge after coup

    Fileeep I got curious like Susana and checked the prices from and to a few places recently. Just three days ago one can get a two way air tix via budget airline with stopover in kl n Singapore for...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    :laughlong
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    Susana I must admit I think of you as being a very brave lover who must also have loved this man very dearly. To actually marry someone from a country you have never been before AND relocate to such...
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    Re: Your first trip to Thailand

    One thing strikes me about some of our posts: Even though Thai people, Thai culture has united us in love, our love for Thailand has still remained although that part of us is long history.
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    News: Re: Air bookings to Thailand plunge after coup

    What you said does make sense Curt. At the same time, during all those past times when there were similar political upheavals in Thailand and the flights were being cancelled left and right, I...
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