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About laochef

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  • Birthday 11/27/1951

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    Nam Ngum River, Lao

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    Now in Phetchabun, TH
  1. How long will the cold spell last ?

    4 C, yesterday morning, 5 today... Freezing !!! This is 50 clicks North of Petchabun,
  2. A few points... 1. Do NOT send by Courier 2. Regular track-able post 3. Write 'food supplements', 'no commercial value', do not write 'Gift" 4. Only small parcels, enough for 1 month supply, NOT more 5. Total Value MAX US$ 50-60.-, including shipping, per parcel During my 30+ years in TH, I have done every mistake possible... Since, about 10 years, the above points have worked EVERY time... Cheers.
  3. hydro/aquaponic gardening

    Hi All ! Anyone know of a good hydro- and aquaponics shop in Chiang Mai ? Both for equipment, organic liquid nutrients and seeds... I bought from a CM based shop, at the Khon Kaen agro-show a couple of years ago, but have since lost the info... Thanks & Cheers, Chris P.S. Shops in Phetchabun and/or Phitsanulok areas, would also be of high interest.
  4. hydro/aquaponic gardening

    Hi ! Anyone know of a good, full range, aqua- and hydro-ponics company/shop in Chiang Mai, with good quality/service and decent prices. Cheers, Chris
  5. 4W ATV Motorcycles in Chiang Mai

    Thanks a LOT, Dante99. Cheers, Chris
  6. Reasonably priced avocados - where to buy

    Hi ! It could be papaya leaves, ripens most thing, albeit a bit slowly... Also tenderizes meats, when wrapped. Cheers, Chris
  7. Hi All ! I have a few questions about 4W Motorcycles... 1) Can you register a 4W bike legally ? 2) What driving license do you need, bike or car ? 3 Where to buy a bike in CM, and approximate cost, new or 2nd hand ? Would really appreciate any and all recommendations ! Thanks and Cheers, Chris
  8. No limit on bringing THB into TH. Leaving TH max 50,000, unless going to a neighbouring country, then max 500,000. No limit bringing foreign currency into TH. If more than the equivivalent of US$ 20,000, you must declare, that's all.
  9. Thanks, just checked with Lao customs. A bit schocked... You can take out max 2,000 US$ or equivalent... Have worked now in Laos for 7 years, and a LOT of things we buy in TH. Never anyone stopping or asking...
  10. Hi ! According to both Suvanabhumi and Don Muang airport websites, they state that there is NO LIMIT on how much THB you can bring in to TH. Is this true ?
  11. Before moving to Laos, 7 years ago, I worked in TH for 28 years, Although I have an MBA, i NEVER had to submit a copy...as the employer did not request it.
  12. I have never had any problem with AirAsia TH. As I work in Laos and family stays in BKK, I fly at least 20 times R/T a year, I think they are very OK.
  13. When I lived in TH, 7-8 years ago, I used to buy from a Swiss/German importer. Raw, grated, frozen Horseradish in 1 kg tubs. He was located near Bang Na, but now I don't remember the name. or excactly where. Best option would be to talk to a Scandinavian or German Chef. It used a lot in Northern Europe...
  14. Larger bikes - 400 ++ cc, no problem anywhere (with the 'vehicle passport'). Smaller 125 cc etc, see previous poster. Also you need extra insurance for Laos, can be bought at the border, Lao side, plenty of Insurance companies with offices...
  15. In another thread the "Investment Visas" are discussed: