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  1. I'm sure he would not have actually killed himself. They should have let him have his wish and see how successful he would be at it. I'm curious. This was just an attention ploy. And if not, meh, small loss.
  2. This reminds me of a quote: "The most important thing in the world is integrity. And if you can fake that you've got it made."
  3. Which means? If you're going to type Thai, at least type in Thai script so I can google it!
  4. Thanks for that very helpful post
  5. I found this at the embassy website: https://th.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/local-resources-of-u-s-citizens/driving-in-thailand/
  6. Thanks, I live in the Asok area of Bangkok, right by Terminal 21
  7. OK, maybe I can save a lot of time here. Is this information correct? https://iglu.net/how-to-get-a-thai-driving-license/
  8. I'm a US citizen and wondering if people can sketch out the best way for me to proceed to legally drive in Thailand. I'm about to buy a small motorcycle and will also be driving a friend's car from time to time. I have a 1 year non-immigrant O retirement visa and a US driver license class MC (allowing me to drive both motorcycles and cars). I'm going to visit USA next month and could grab an International Driving Permit easily, which I believe covers me for 90 days under Thai law, but I would like to be legal so I'm covered by insurance if in an accident. I don't really know where to go to get a license. I heard it is difficult, is that true? Thanks for any helpful replies! :-) And yes, I understand that motorcycles in Thailand are dangerous above and beyond what they are in the USA, no need to caution me on that front, thanks.
  9. I'm sitting right now in a 38000 baht per month condo where the door does not hang straight and the toilet does not flush correctly and the lighting is inadequate and there are no dual paned windows. A little foreign know-how would go a long way here. Thais would benefit greatly by at least allowing 20% of these protected occupations to be done nationally by foreigners to provide "salt for the leaven."
  10. I love the crack investigators on thaivisa.com, solving every case without the burden of too much evidence!
  11. Reminds me of home in the good ol' USA
  12. Citation needed. Do you mean that more people are murdered and robbed in Thailand than in America per capita? I think that depends on where you are from. If you are a poor migrant worker from Burma or Laos, you are right, not safe. Of course, it's probably not that safe in those countries either for such people. But if you are American, the chances of you being stabbed for a necklace are lower than if you live in Los Angeles I'd guess. Of course, Thailand being a third world country, it's hard to say what's true because it's hard to measure, but murders per capita is probably easy to track.
  13. What's happening is the Internet, which is driven by getting you to click on scary, provocative and outrageous stories to sell ad space.