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  1. My favourite place close to where I stay when in BKK is on the corner of 7/1 Sukhumvit. Can't remember the name but rates better than banks and if I take the time to get ny money all in $100 notes I get a better rate than other denominations. I know, it doesn't make sense but that's the way it is
  2. mine is absolutely full of visa exempt and extension stamps. Never had an issue. I just line up at the Thai entry line with my Thai partner and always just pass straight through. I like to keep money in my passport for emergencies or Songkran social club donations. Haha only joking, no need to donate anything. Funny how most passengers on the planes I arrive on are dressed in shorts, t-shirts and jandels. No self respecting Thai flys without some effort to look tidy and maybe its seen as a little disrespectful in many Thais and maybe the immigration officials put up a little show of their displeasure harassing those who disrespect Thai values. After numerous checkins over the years I can honestly say the airport officials treat me always with respect. I've been to numerous immigration offices for extension and always found immigration polite and helpful and always issued a new extension for 1900baht.
  3. I imagine the US was happy to be rid of him. Now they may be permanently rid of him as a loose cannon won't last long the the bkk Hilton.
  4. A long time ago I asked where the best place to buy prescription glasses. I was given a great site but have since lost it. Does anyone know any great cheap sites? Cheers Alan
  5. Hi thanks. I have since been told it has to be done at the embassy in BKK as copies of the embassy's signatures are held at the amphoe. I can believe this is possibly true in BKK but I can't see Mae Fah Luang amphoe having a copy of the signatures of the New Zealand embassy.
  6. Can I get my Single Certificate in New Zealand or am I bettor getting it in Thailand at my embassy?
  7. Surreal

    The banks are supported by paper gold and if everyone that has bought paper gold went to cash in at the same time the banks would collapse because they don't have the money to back up the paper gold they have sold. Fiat currency is running on borrowed time. The other thing is the monetary system we are using is not designed for the digital age and will show more shortcomings in the near future
  8. Surreal

    Crpto to banks is what Amazon is to bookshops and Netflix is to video stores. Alt currency is here to stay and us of the older generation just have problems getting our head around it. Bitcoin https://bitcoin.org/en/ will not survive imho, it is first generation crypto. Etherium https://www.ethereum.org/ is a 2nd gen coin and the platform many of the other coins and tokens are built on. Etherium is likely to survive because so many are reliant on it as a platform. Now we have 3rd gen coins/tokens arriving such as Pillar https://pillarproject.io/ and Veritasium http://veritas.veritaseum.com/ I finally bit the bullet last November, did my research and moved some money out of gold into crypto. Couldn't be happier, already cashed out the amount of my initial investment which is back in gold and now just watching the profits grow
  9. Firstly I apologize in advance for asking a question that I know will have been asked numerous times before. I did search but couldn't find the relevant info. What paperwork do I need to bring to Thailand to marry my Thai partner? I am presuming my birth certificate and proof I am not married. Can this proof be the divorce papers from my ex-farang bitch or do I need to get papers from Internal Affairs to show I am single? Cheers Al
  10. with only 20 baht in his pocket they did him no favours taking him to hospital where he will now have a security guard at his side until he comes up with funds to pay his hospital bill. Should have walked around him as no doubt he would have woke with as the morning noise level rose and stumbled back to his dwelling. Had my drink spiked once in Pattaya and woke up in hospital minus my shoes but still with my money which was enough to pay my bill.
  11. Lifeguards close Phuket beaches

    I've swum lots at these beaches and been told not to by lifeguards I've ignored. They are doing a good job but some of us can actually swim in big waves and know what to do if caught in a rip. There are many who don't and need the protection of these lifeguards. Alan S.B.S.L.S.C.
  12. Beer garden soi 7

    it was a cool bar in the day but never looks inviting these days. Another bar called Garden Bar on Soi 1 I think it is but another sleazy hole. Country Road at the end of Soi Cowboy is great bar with happy hour all day until 9pm. After 9 creep around the corner to a bar same place opens on the street. What out for the hottie that works there, she is as crazy as they come,
  13. Legal firms with Bitcoin experience ?

    Not based in Thailand but I've used this company when in Thailand in the past https://localbitcoins.com/