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BANGKOK 20 October 2018 04:32


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  1. 1) How long is the courtship process after initial video calls? Depends, I talked with my wife online for about 4 months before going to Thailand to meet her in person. We got married about a year and a half later in the U.S.. Just some advice, you are going to want to bring her over to the U.S. on a fiance visa to get married here. She can hang out in the States for a bit to see how she takes to it, about 30 days. This process can take up to a year, so I used this time to travel to Thailand a few times to spend more time with her. 2) How long should the courtship last before proposal? Up to you, it can be as short or as long as you want it to be. Thai's don't seem to have any hard and fast rules about this. 3) Should a proposal take place before actually meeting or should I travel to Thailand first? Travel to Thailand first. 4) How long after the proposal should the marriage take place. Due to the above visa process it will be about a year. I was told that getting married first and trying to get her a visa for the U.S. will take significantly longer than a fiance visa. It took about 6 months to get my wife's fiance visa. When she is ready to come to the U.S. it is probably best if you go and get her, especially if her English is not great or she hasn't traveled much. Any small snafu, that we can handle quite easily, could have them stuck in a country they have no access to as Thai's and with no money to get home. 5) Any advice on dealing with Sin Sod in this situation so I'm not conned. If she's been married before and has a kid/kids, you shouldn't have to pay anything. It's all negotiable and up to you, whether it's zero or millions of baht. You'll have to see how well off her family is, unfortunately, the more well off, the more money they are going to ask for but like I said, it's negotiable and you can say you'll pay nothing but that probably won't be received very well. Don't pay more than you are comfortable with. 6) Does anybody see any warning signs I might have missed? Hard to spot warning signs until you meet up with them. Good luck and PM me if you have any other questions, I'm happy to help you out.
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    Reflux 80% better in Canada

    Grusa is correct. Acid reflux is generally caused by too little stomach acid, not too much stomach acid. What happens is that you eat food and your stomach does not have enough acid to breakdown the food so your stomach will push the food up, searching for more acid to breakdown the food. This causes the food, with a tiny bit of acid mixed in, to push up against the valve in your esophagus and start the heartburn. His recommendation is also correct. When you get heartburn, drink a small amount of apple cider vinegar in water and you will notice that your heartburn will go away. Antacids are only making the problem worse, so you end up taking a ton of them which is really bad for your health.
  3. Trying to find the limits of your bike on Thailand roads is a death wish that will very likely come true. I road raced motorcycles for many years when I was younger and even pushing the limits on a race track is extremely dangerous. I actually don't like riding motorcycles in Thailand at all since it seems to me that the cars and trucks in Thailand don't really care if they hit a motorcycle.
  4. This is nothing. In America there are plenty of a-holes riding around on motorcycles and cars that are way louder than that. If they did the same thing here you would be deaf with that punishment because the sound would burst your ear drum and you would never hear anything again.
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    Air quality Hua Hin

    Someone posted this on here a while back Pretty interesting stuff: https://www.airvisual.com/earth