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  1. She actually performed the turn better than most, she would have been looking to her left checking the vehicle approaching in the middle lane and turned, unfortunately without looking, assuming that the bike would already have moved as the road was clear. She was trying to make the turn tightly into the outside lane but the motorcyclist was waiting to cross all three lanes as didn’t have the confidence to turn and merge safely across to the other side of the road. Sent from my iPad using Thaivisa Connect
  2. Actually I don't live near the party town any more, moved away 3 years ago but that doesn't change the problem those that do live near it experience every year. 10 days of mayhem is too much. Also have experience of living with your traffic near Ikea and getting away from that has improved my health 100%!
  3. No wonder you don’t have a problem with it. Living just outside Bangkok I imagine you celebrate every year as the hordes leave the city to celebrate/kill themselves on the way to their home provinces and leave the usually gridlocked Bangkok streets almost passable. If you lived around the outskirts of Pattaya and needed to venture in every day to work or eat in decent restaurants you might appreciate that it’s not all GOM syndrome, there is a real issue. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. Come on a forum to use ‘of’ instead of ‘have’ to prove how clever(?) you are? I was interested in an answer even if you weren’t. Browsing a forum is a useful way to glean information you don’t necessarily need but might find interesting, rather than search google for something you don’t really need to know anyway. Sent from my iPad using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. gmac

    Considering a Macbook Pro

    MacKeeper? I always thought MacKeeper was a spam/virus program, is your experience with it good? I have recollections of problems with it many years ago and eventually got rid of it. I just looked this site at random about problems with it. https://www.imore.com/avoid-mackeeper
  6. gmac

    Hand held scales

    I think Mr DIY has them, saw them in Bangkok, there are two branches I know of in Pattaya one in Tukcom and one in Soi Khaonoi in the same building as Tops.
  7. Works much better than the old ones, your font size changes automatically as you fill it in so that all your details will fit the fields. Thought my address was far too long but as I continued to type it just shrank to fit.
  8. Thanks, I guessed as much, used to do it that way myself.
  9. Useful update thanks. You mentioned having to hand write 2 copies in the OP, can I ask what sort of extension you applied for, I have only ever been asked for 1 when doing my annual retirement extension.
  10. That's good service, I emailed my application last Thursday and still waiting. I guess it depends on how busy they are on the day your documents hit their desk.
  11. gmac

    Yamaha Aerox 155cc Launch

    Not so worried about saving the fuel just the issue of running out in the middle nowhere. I'm 35kms out of town and fuelling places are few and far between.
  12. gmac

    Yamaha Aerox 155cc Launch

    Nice comparison and useful info. I'm on my 3rd PCX and considering an Aerox as a next change but the fuel consumption and tank capacity really puts me off. The PCX consistently gives me around 39/40 km/L and with the much larger tank I only need to fill up every 250 or so kms. Your indicated 33.6km/L and a tank size of around 4 litres means only half the range and living out in the sticks that could get a little tedious.
  13. If you have a rental agreement or some other proof of your Thailand address like an internet bill you should be able to get the required letter from your local immigration office. Just saw you said 'lived' not 'live' so presume you no longer have these sort of proofs, sorry.
  14. gmac

    Do I have enough money?

    Don't bank on an inheritance, I have always thought I would inherit at some point but parents now reached 91, mother in care home father's health seemingly deteriorating, once he dies the house will go to mother and if she survives another 5/6 years no doubt care home fees will eat the lot.
  15. gmac

    uk immigration

    No guarantees but I would be inclined to recommend they try the UK channel anyway as your son has a UK passport. Much shorter queue and if they are turned away they won't have stood in line for ages before finding out they should be at the other counter. My experience was that they don't split up families so either queue should be acceptable for both of them together.