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About DonDoRondo

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  1. I've heard that a former U.S. President used his connections to have the Navy Seals do a special ops mission to get her out of there. Waiting for more details. I'm glad she split - should have done it long ago.
  2. Ticket to ride

    I have a valid IDL and use a helmet 100% of the time. I don't get ticketed. I object to getting pulled over daily, sometimes more often. DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS IS OK? SERIOUSLY? Where is anyone complaining about anyone having to wear a helmet? Go back to sleep. BTW - I'm going back to Los Angeles and plan to purchase a PCX to run errands.
  3. Ticket to ride

    Trying to run errands, etc, around the old city and getting stopped at least once a day has become unacceptable for me. After over 4 years here I've purchased a ticket on the midnight KAL flight west back to the homeland. These road blocks, in addition to the year round poor air quality and bad/dangerous traffic are no longer something I'm willing to put up with. It's my understanding that Thai people pay 200 baht for the helmet violation and the farang pays 400. They harass the people on scooters while the vehicles spewing out black exhaust pass through....how about getting the drunks off the road....yada, yada, yada. We need them now more than ever.
  4. I had a thread about Matcha Green Tea and poster Scottiejohn steered me to the Matcha Green Tea Cafe, across from CM Plaza Hotel. I tried out the place and spoke with the owner, who offered to obtain a bamboo whisk for me should I so desire. You might want to give them a try.
  5. Police Check

    Yesterday I was running errands on my scooter and was stopped 3 times in 90 minutes to show my IDL. I am already sick of breathing diesel exhaust and this was last straw for me. It's back to America. When I first came here I rarely had contact with the police. Now it's daily. Each of these operations has 6 - 10 cops and they appear to be a permanent fixture. There is no other police work to be done in Chiang Mai? Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh.
  6. Rich man dies in birthday tryst

    He died Gov. Nelson Rockefeller style.
  7. Full Roast Duck shops

    Reading this thread and the responses is just quacking me up.
  8. Any good Korean restaurants in CM?

    The one on Chiang Mai Land is called Arirang, like the TV station. I used to eat lunch at Jin Mi several times a month but was eventually put off by the number of flies buzzing about.
  9. Rain

    Medium rain / very steady / beginning to overwhelm the drainage system and accumulate in the streets. Maya area. Anyone else up for a little rain talk? It's a turn down day - nothing on my mind - just a turn round day - and I like it.
  10. Santitam accommodation recommendations

    http://www.viangbua.chiangmai-online.com/room_rates.html The above mentioned is closed to new residents until " early next year ". Room renovation. A man's gotta do.....what a man's gotta do.
  11. I would hope they could find a way to accommodate those folks that have the financial means to weather a serious medical crisis without having to take out an insurance policy. Back in the homeland I have very good coverage that unfortunately doesn't cover me here.
  12. Police Check

    The guy that stations himself on the river side of La Kroh has been doing that for several years. He's gotten me twice when I crossed Chang Klan for get to the Iron Bridge. It's really gotten annoying going through those freaking check points 2 or 3 times a day while trying to run errands. I've taken to carrying my IDL in my shirt pocket. They appear to be here to stay. Now if they would start hassling the people driving vehicles that spew out black diesel smoke, I could get behind that. You must try some of my purple berries. I've been eating them for six or seven weeks now. Haven't got sick once.
  13. Chiang Mai Consulate

    If you're talking USA, they no longer take walk-ins. Must make an appointment online. Don't know if that applies to passport but I was turned away once.