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About Maybole

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  1. Excellen,t and a very speedy reply too. Thank you
  2. I have used my non-O visa. I am now applying for an extension of stay due to marriage to a Thai citizen We went to the Ampeu in Chiangmai last week to obtain a KR2 or KR3 or both to support the application. Because the marriage took place outside Thailand, the official would only issue a KR22 which is a confirmation that we have registered a foreign marriage with the Ampeu, She assured us that this KR22 was sufficient for Immigration purposes. I am slightly sceptical. Can any expert on Immigration matters reassure me?
  3. I sold a hoose in Scotland and by the time the money was creditted to my account, I had moved to Chiangmai. The Clydesdale Bank would only accept a postal application via their own downladed form and the postal service took 18 days to deliver a registered letter to my bank. The bank manager telephoned me in Chiangmai to check that I had actually sent it. The money was in Kasikorni Bank HQ in Bangkok within 48 hours. I spoke to the branch manager who telephoned Bangkok and arranged for me to be sent a Foreign Exchange Form by Email. I completed the form, Emailed it back and for good measure took a hard copy to my branch of Kbank. The amount minus a small fee was in my account the next day. Well done Clydesdale and Kasikorn Banks but Nul Pointes to Thai Postal Service.
  4. I have been living in a moban in Nonghoy, Chiangmai for 3 months. During that time only 2 pieces of mail,both addressed to my wife, from UK have been delivered. Email enquires have elicited that my bank has sent me 4 items, my pension administration 3, my brother 11 redirects. Not one has reached me. Conversations with other falang have produced the opinion that Nonghoy Delivery office will only deliver mail addressed in Thai. I want to complain but I cannot find out how. Nonghoy Post Office staff just blanked me
  5. May has become Trump's poodle
  6. I was bitten trying to pull a neighbouring dog off our family pet. One week later that animal is still healthy. I went to Lanna Hosp. where I was quoted Thb 22000 for a course After protesting I was informed that a cheaper serum made from horses was available at Thb 7500 a course. I opted for that and an attempt to dissuade was made because "most people are allergic to it". I insisted and had to pay an extra Thb 1000 for an allergy test, which of course proved negative. I go for my 3rd shot on Friday.
  7. I have been in the back of several pick-ups recently. None of them had seat belts fitted in the back. What is the law in this situation? Also I was in the front of a See-law last week and unable to use a seat belt because it had been cut off!
  8. Thailand is about 1700 km from North to South. Could they be more specific.
  9. That's it exactly.. Wikipedia suggests that is caribean in origin but naturalized in Vietnam.It has now reached Chiangmai. According to Madamme is was plentiful 50 years ago, but in 35 years of visits I only met it yesterday.Thank you.
  10. My wife has given me a fruit which she calls "Chiangmai Apple". It is about the same size as a european apple but much darker being a purplish colour almost overall ,shading to pale green near the stalk. Inside it is pale cream shading to purple near the centre where many black seeds are arranged in a star pattern aroundt the vertical. The flesh is pulpy and has to be scooped out tp eat. It is sweet. . What is the correct name, thai ,latin or any other. Sorry I cannot post a picture, it has been eaten.
  11. Got some now. Thanks to all who replied.
  12. Madamme says, Horapha:- thai basil
  13. I have been to several photo shops . All will make copies of existing photos but not one will help me to make my own. Can any Chiangmai resident point me at an outlet that will sell me glossy Photographic paper. Thank you
  14. Must protect the monopoly!