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  1. I answered you but forgot to add quote but aswell as my answer below a quick search found this from https://www.udonmap.com/udonthaniforum/prohibited-work-by-foreigners-in-thailand-t3372-30.html and I'm sure if you search you will find other similar stories Post by BKKSTAN » March 20, 2007, 11:43 am 2 individuals in Bangkok,1 swede and 1 Scot were arrested for painting their own house and the Scot for building his own wall,while I lived in Bangkok!The Scot was deported and the Swede warned and fined!The Scot ,I had met and had some small talk prior to his arrest,The Swede was a friend of a friend!
  2. I've a friend who owns a couple of hotels in Jomtien and it was a friend of his who got hauled over the coals for painting his house. It was awhile ago and under a different government but I guess somebody complained and the authorities paid him a visit. Can't remember if he was fined or just harrassed. As I said in my initial post i wouldn't worry about it and doubt it will be an issue unless somebody complains
  3. I've done both the ferry and road but seem to remember the road trip a little longer like closer to 5 hours but it was awhile ago and my memory isn't what it once was. The reason I traveled by road was the ferry to Phuket wasn't running, I thought it was because it was low season but it may have been weather related, again my memory fails me. I go to Ao Nang often but flying from BKK most times as cheap enough or occaisionally overnight train, sleeper 2nd class and bus from Surat Thani I think it is. She wants to do Railay aswell so personally I'd base myself at Ao Nang but I don't like Phuket that much so that's a personel thing.
  4. You are not even allowed to paint your own house. This is work a Thai could be employed to do. If nobody complains you should be sweet. I don't know if posting it on social media is the smartest move.
  5. Do the ferries stop for the wet season? Maybe base some of your time in Phuket and some in Ao Nang which is closer to a lot of the islands
  6. total paranoia is total awareness. 5555. Boy after reading this thread I sure am going through the little valium I have left quickly
  7. they bite me and the itch lasts for the evening but that's all. Ny Thai partner lives in NZ with me and we have sandflies and man does she react to these and lasts about ten days,with swollen bites. Again for me the sandflies itch for the evening and then are gone. Eating marmite stops the sandflies' biting but never tried it for mossies.
  8. maybe, it melts the plastic on my sunglasses
  9. I married my Thai partner who has NZ residency and has lived with me there for the last 4 years. We come to Thailand for about 3 months each year and I've always come on a visa exempt entry but only being able to get one thirty day extension always have had to fly out the country and return. Now we are married what is my best visa option? We haven't registered the marriage yet but have all the paperwork done when we visit her village in the north and will take it to the Mae Fai Luang amphoe and get it registered. Cheers.
  10. order online the Bushman brand spray, very similar to what the Australian military use and great stuff. Think I've just been through dengue, incredible fever for few days, scary bloodshot eyes but it might also just be this poison they put in the cocktails here in Siem Reap. 5555
  11. retoohs

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    I was writing a detailed reply but it crashed so here is my short answer. My Thai wife and I do 10 weeks a year here. We bring 4-500000baht. We party hard both with farang and family, visit the dentist and can often leave 100000 in the bank if we don't go too often to the local karaoke bars in the far north with her brother and his friends. Those nights always cost us a fortune.
  12. you have forgotton what it is like to be young. Bulletproof and risk takers pusgung eaxh other beyond the realms of safe bebaviour. Im not defending them, totally reckless behaviour but the youngs brains are wired differently and rather than being ctnical of friends rash behaviour they will challenge themselves to show their balls are bigger. Its not just people, its all fors of animals and a lot of it is hardwired into young heads full of testosterone. Only the old when theyve lost the high testosterone levels and buy their woman instesd of winning them with courage and feats of daring craziness do tgs kessibs ztart ri cganve life patterns. The young will always behave like the animals we are no matter how much we as humans try to seperate ourselves from animals
  13. my thai wife and i were at Nana BTS the other day. There were two indian looking dudes. One come and asked my wife to take his phito ob his phone. At the time i thought it was s shitty backfround for a photo. A few minutes later we noticed her gold bracelet was gone. I taljed to BTS security avout viewing securiry foitage. So nuch of a hassle with going to the cops and making repirts we let it go