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  1. FolkGuitar

    Where Have all the Oldies Gone... Long Time Pa.....

    People get tired, people get bored. How many times can one post in a thread about who makes the best burger in Chiang Mai, or where can one find the best English fry-up breakfast before you realize that you've answered the same questions 5 times before. The posting may be interesting for the newbies, but I've been here 17 years now, a member of this forum for 12 years. It's no longer interesting to me. I don't care about the flames... haters are gonna hate... It's the information that has gone stale that causes the migration. Sure, the occasional question comes up, someone looking for XYZ in town, and that sparks a bit of news, but otherwise? If it weren't for current Immigration issue news, I probably wouldn't bother to read this forum more than once every few weeks.
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    Looking for Size AA Lithium Batteries

    Try PhotoBug on Chiang Puak Rd.
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    your favorite yogurt in Chiang Mai ?

    Yolida. We bought it a few times, then began using it as a starter to make our own. Big container of Meiji 100% plus a half cup of yogurt, set in a warm place for a day, and Voila! Thick, creamy yogurt that tastes just like Yolida. We don't even heat up the milk first. Just make sure the containers are clean, mix well, keep warm, and wait a day. Then into the fridge to chill, and we've got enough to last the two of us about three days. Then it's downstairs to buy another bottle of Meiji. Just make sure to save half a cup for the next batch.
  4. The drug runners were IN a pickup truck, stopped at a Police BLOCKADE... The police knew the truck was coming and set up this blockade... which means there must have been more than two or three policemen. Possibly even four or five... with guns. Around a stopped truck. At a blockade. Surrounded by police... with guns. Ready for trouble. And all the drug runners got away? What will happen to the 4.4 million methamphetamine pills and 97 kilograms of crystal meth?
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    Odds Against Us?

    In 17 years here, I've had the GI Blues 2-3 times, but NEVER a case of food poisoning. In 15 years in 'ultra-sanitary' Japan, I had the GI Blues 2-3 times, but NEVER a case of food poisoning In the US, I had the GI Blues 3-4 times in 20 years AND food poisoning twice. You can get the runs anywhere you go, and deal with them easily enough with Immodium or Lomotil. Three fourths of our meals come from foods bought at the local markets, street vendors, and Thai restaurants. Just be aware of the guy behind the counter. If he looks sick, don't buy his foods.
  6. Often 'moist heat' works better than dry. If using a hot water bottle, wrap it in a damp towel. Or, without the hot water bottle, take a fairly damp towel and put it in the microwave for a minute or two to heat it up.
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    Silk Screen Shop

    Wolfman, I just dropped off five shirts this afternoon, so the place is definitely there and open. HOWEVER... you'd never know it to look at it. They don't turn the lights on. There are half a dozen scooters parked up against the glass as if the place is abandoned. I stood in front of it, and wasn't sure it was open until I notice that the doors were slightly ajar.
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    Silk Screen Shop

    Nope. The one I'm using is on Khao Narwarat Rd, just before the turn-off for the bus station. The Google street view is out of date here. There 'used to be' a restaurant there, but it has been the print shop for several years now. It looks like this...
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    Headset for Television

    There is an electric parts shop (similar to Radio Shack) in the small soi off Chang Puak Rd that sells them. The soi is parallel to the one that has the Mercure Hotel and Tops Supermarket, but one block south of that one. โปลีอิเล็กทรอนิกส์ Phong Suwan Alley, Tambon Si Phum, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50200 <iframe src="https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m18!1m12!1m3!1d294.423305510962!2d98.98371270713169!3d18.801334293110703!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x30da3a93a22d4af1%3A0x7bb34a4af89a7d!2z4LmC4Lib4Lil4Li14Lit4Li04LmA4Lil4LmH4LiB4LiX4Lij4Lit4LiZ4Li04LiB4Liq4LmM!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sth!4v1536020730379" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0" style="border:0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    Silk Screen Shop

    Can't say if they do sleeves or hats, but I have my shirt fronts and backs done by a shop on Khao Nawarat Rd, just at the corner before the turn for the bus station. They have recently enlarged their shop to be a double-wide shophouse, and to very nice work.
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    Need a USA Sim Card BEFORE I leave Thailand...How??

    I'm sorry... I should have been more clear. I don't ask the 'rental' agent. I ask the car receiving agents... The ones inside the garage. These guys tend to be mechanics and technicians, and in the two times that I've needed this, came through without a hitch. Of course this only works at airports that don't have a one central receiving hub for all the different companies. I guess I've been lucky with that.
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    Need a USA Sim Card BEFORE I leave Thailand...How??

    If I'm arriving at night, I ask the attendant to enter in my destination for me (I'm not proud,) watching to be sure he/she doesn't send me to Coventry... Hopefully, the next morning, refreshed after a good night's sleep, I can deal with either figuring out the system, or exchanging the car, and finding my own sim card for my iPhone..
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    Need a USA Sim Card BEFORE I leave Thailand...How??

    Virtually all the car rental agencies that have offices at the airport also have offices in the city. You can rent a car with Sat Nav from the airport, and exchange it for a different car a day or two later at one of the city branches. There is no extra charge for this. For one reason or another I've changed cars in the middle of a rental period twice before. No hassle at all from the rental places. In and out in 30 minutes. Just be sure to call ahead so they will have another car for you.
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    Need a USA Sim Card BEFORE I leave Thailand...How??

    Have you considered renting a car WITH a Nav system. They always seem to ask if I want one when I rent in the States. I guess I must look lost...
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    No Plastic Bags at Rimping Today

    Did a 'big shop' today at Rimping. Today is Wednesday-No Plastic Bags today. Every register was busy. Plenty of people shopping. I saw no one complaining but a couple looking surprised. And as an added bonus, the bike parking was almost empty. Makes sense I guess. I have a large Givi rear box on my bike, so shopping isn't usually a problem for me anyway, but I suppose for those without a trunk, a cardboard box would be a small problem... easily solved with bungee cord, but a problem none the less. I took home two large nylon bags of groceries, and had the rest marked for home delivery. Easy day.