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  1. Suradit69

    Seeking a decent guide to upcountry provinces

    Kinokuniya would probably be a good resource. This link should open with books about Bangkok, but you can explore/search from there. Also if you email them, they might have, or be able to get, something suitable for you ... or if you're going to start your trip from Bangkok you could visit them. I've always found their staff to be very helpful and knowledgeable. https://thailand.kinokuniya.com/t/books/english-books/travel/asia for example:
  2. I'm sure the initial claim would have had the TV Bar Stool Crime Scene Investigators (BS-CSI) in a fit of righteous indignation. Probably a fair share of the Me-2 "victims" are attention seeking farang losers.
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    MC Taxi Injuries

    I would imagine paying a motorcy taxi driver 10 baht would be risky, but then I can't imagine using one for a ride of a few meters. Probably better for your health if you walked. If you break out in a heavy sweat walking 600 metres, riding on a motorcy taxi isn't the biggest risk you face. Generally my rides are a good deal farther and I've never felt at risk or had any accidents.
  4. A matter of cause and effect. People who choose to live out of their country of birth may be the sort who have a youthful outlook and boundless ambition to begin with ( or possibly their ambition necessitates the need for a country that has no extradition treaty with their home country). In that case, being young in spirit and ambition may be part of the reason they became an expat (or sought asylum ). If someone is a human slug, becoming an expat is unlikely to transform him into a unbound dynamo ... evidence is readily available in numerous locations in Thailand.
  5. Notarized by whom? According to Siam Legal, in Thailand a person who qualifies as "a Notarial Attorney," can do the following which may or may not suit what you require and it comes with a caveat If you plan on having your embassy notarize the bill, you should check with them to see if they would. They might notarize your signature, but with the stipulation that they are not implying verification of the content of the document itself. Using the example of the US Embassy: If you are American and are thinking of using the embassy notary service, you can further check here: https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/notaries-public/ If you are not American there may be a list of services provided by your embassy on their website.
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    Be Warned. Thieving Hookers in Pattaya.

    Maybe "your friend" should take out an ad back in his home town newspaper in farang land relating his experience and warning others that sex tourism in Thailand may be risky. I'm sure that will generate a lot of sympathetic feedback.
  7. Yes, once one gets a Non-imm O-A or an extension of stay based on retirement, the O/P would be free to come and go as he pleases during the first year of the O-A and (as long as he had a re-entry permit), during the year of each extension of stay. In the case of the latter he would just need to be in-country some time during the lead up to the annual renewal of extension of stay. It seems this would be perfectly suitable for his circumstances. If you are from the US you wouldn't be eligible for a visa on arrival. Presumably you mean a visa exempt entry. Again, you're talking about visa exempt entries not visas on arrival and the rule limits you to two visa exempt entries per year BY LAND but that does not apply to those by air The advice you are receiving from your lawyer seems to be a bit misleading. I hope you're not paying him too much for his advice.
  8. A starving man fantasizes that everything looks like a Filet Mignon steak.
  9. Suradit69

    The good old "losing face" debate

    You obviously have paid no attention to what's been going on in Washington recently with the childish tit-for-tat Tweets responding to a perceived loss of face ... or one of the prime motivations that drove Germany to want to dominate the world after they would supposedly win World War 2 Or maybe about the numerous school shootings in the US motivated by hurt feelings or similar mass shootings follow some grievance at a place of work or in personal relationships. And then of course there are all the loss of face rants by TV posters following some problem with a Thai.
  10. Yes, I personally think there will be a massive reckoning eventually because of debt ... personal, corporate and government issued. Ridiculous non-performing mortgage loans were bundled into massive packages which the rating agencies blithely rated AAA leading up to the crisis in 2008. Now, in the US student loans and automobile loans seem to be heading in the same direction. At the governmental level we've seen countries in southern Europe and in South America hitting debt levels they can no longer service without creating chaos. Russia has raised retirement age because it won't have the money to continue paying pensions. And the US government is reliant on other countries continuing to buy its unsustainable debt. Even now China is hitting back regarding the trade war by reducing how much US debt it will hold. At some point the brown stuff is going to hit the rotating blades. Glad I'm old enough to hope I won't be around when it happens.
  11. You mean you came with no visa and wanted to be allowed to enter visa exempt. Pretty sure her teeth were irrelevant to the situation, but obviously you felt a loss of face so you took the opportunity to say spiteful things about her (behind her back, so to speak).
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    Banking coming next month to every 7-eleven

    That will be sorted in the second stage of the program when bank branches will be selling cold drinks and microwaved mini-meals and will help you top up your mobile phone.
  13. Unfortunately a lot of what is available to see and read is complete rubbish. You have to ask yourself what qualification does the author have and what is his/her goal in attempting to sell you what he's writing. Fear mongering is very much a thing these days and it's often designed for political purposes or to try to get you to do something (like to buy gold or Bitcoins, for example).
  14. Sorry, but it's next to impossible to understand what conspiracy you're worried about. Banking crises usually involve problems with liquidity or solvency of individual financial institutions. Systemic financial crises involve widespread failures in solvency or liquidity by a number of the banks deemed "too big to fail." Not sure who you're worried is going to "take your money," the FDIC and Bank of England or the banks themselves. Governments can take your money by taxing you, failing to control inflation, literally or figuratively "printing" more money or borrowing vast amounts that they will never be able to repay. Banks are unlikely to simply "take your money" unless there's a complete collapse of government oversight. Likewise banks couldn't simply take your salary or pension payments. Even understanding what you mean by "money" is difficult. Pieces of colored paper account for a very small part of what we're paid or spend. Most of our financial transactions involve moving numbers around on computers. Uncertain that buying lumps of gold will be useful in a financial crisis. You'd probably still have to trade your lumps of gold for pieces of colored paper if you wanted to buy a loaf of bread at the 7/Eleven. One of the reasons cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin became a thing is because of mistrust of the banking system and of governments, but as has been shown, these cryptocurrencies are as much or more of a gamble than the fiat currencies issued by governments.
  15. Mix the booze with something gross like sauerkraut juice. Sip away.
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