BigBadSeattleLad

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  1. Was wondering if anybody knows what's up with True Fitness Asoke. They clearly have a zero-maintenance policy as functional workout machines/apparatus, treadmills, ellipticals, and stationary bikes are rapidly becoming an increasingly rare sight. What are the new best option/s in the same Prompong area?
  2. After slogging through numerous useless voicemail systems reached through numerous numbers provided to torment inquisitive travelers on the official Bkk Immigration website, I finally got through to a REAL PERSON (For future reference: it may take a few tries at 02 209-1100 but persistence will ultimately get one of them to actually answer their phone). The 'official' word on duration of visas received upon arrival: 15 DAYS IF BY LAND, 30 DAYS IF BY AIR (apparently this is how they separate the budget travelers from those with a bit of money to spill).
  3. It's unlikely that any reputable ajarn - and NO temple abbots - will do a custom job according to your carry-in design. Usually, after a brief chat to familiarize themselves with you and your situation (and what concerns and issues you may be having at this point in your life), they will propose a few options (various yant) from a sizable collection that may serve to remedy your concerns and protect you. The example in your photo is a-typical and unlikely to be found in any of their existing collections. If your sole concern is an awesome tattoo, there are dozens of tattoo artists in the Kao Sarn area that will ink you with whatever design you want. The former option is blessed upon completion by the ajarn/abbot and is applied in order to bring luck and protection from various threats (manual bamboo or steel spike application), the latter is purely a cosmetic undertaking (electronic needle application) any any 'blessing' will happen only after a big tip.