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  1. Different banks and different provinces all seem to differ on what they will or won't accept. The OP raised a question which I had never given any thought to. Over 30 years and three different passport numbers. All my banks (three different ones) all have my original passport number from 30 years ago. I have used internet banking with two banks since it became available, and never had a problem transferring money or paying bills. Seems a little late for me to tell them now
  2. Unless the system has changed radically, I have never had a problem on booking award flights, and enjoyed maybe a dozen or so over the years. I always go through my regular travel agent as opposed to trying to book with Thai airways direct, as they always get the dates I require. Try an agent and see how you go.
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    Where is the best Bacon Sarnie

    You can't go past Chequers for a good bacon sarnie on Soi 4 http://www.chequersbangkok.com/index.htm
  4. I would have thought that extending the line from Chiangmai to Chiangrai/Chang Kong would have been far more beneficial.
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    Thai business owners who think they own the public road

    The witch's hats are my favourite, I just gently reverse into them and move them further along. For chairs I actually get out of the car and move them onto the pavement. I had a business some years ago in a shophouse, but never placed anything in the road to "reserve" my space. To my mind it's a public road, but there again, I do not have Thai mentality, despite having living here for well over 30 years.
  6. Simple answer......Stop all the idiots selling food.
  7. I bought a brand new one of these with full options, back in '90. Crash bars front and rear and side steps, and all the other goodies. Took it everywhere in the north, even into Myanmar at one time. Bangkok on many occasions too. Yes, not the most comfortable ride, under powered, but a great fun vehicle. Never a problem in all the years I had it. Sold it in pristine condition to a fellow farang for 150,000 baht. He drove it for several years and traded it in at the dealers I bought it from on a new Vitara. The dealer (a friend) kept it for his son, who s still driving it. Your seller is asking way too much, even if it is in good nick.....Keep looking or offer him 100,000 baht
  8. Another "do gooder" NGO feminist blowing things way out of proportion. After 30 plus years if living in Chiangmai, I have never seen any of which this lady refers to. Sure there are loads of gay bars and clubs, and more then likely underage boys as well, but the same can be said about any Thai entertainment establishment. Sensationalist headline grabber!
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    Driving Chiang Mai to Hua Hin

    You shouldn't need "navaps" as it's a pretty straight forward run, and done it many times. Not too far out of Don Mueng airport on highway #1 you will see the massive flyover system for Bangkok ring roads. You make the turn to the eastern ring roday which is highway #9 follow that (good road) all the way round Bangkok till you see highway #35 where you make a right turn. That will take you through Samut Sakhon and Samut Songkhram. Not too far out of Samut Songkhram you will come to a "T" junction with highway #4 turn left and follow the road down to Hua Hin Takes me around 7 plus hours the the ring road turn off and another 3 to Pratchup. Have a safe trip
  10. I see from the video that she managed to taxi up to the traffic lights and then stopped at the red light. Quite incredible!
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    I was only thinking about him the other day, wondering where he was. Sad to hear when one of the old mob departs.
  12. Australia's answer is simple....Fine the driver heavily! Failing to move over when being approached by an emergency vehicle is a Class 2 misdemeanor. There is also a hefty fine of $250.00 plus court costs imposed on someone who is convicted for failing to move over for an emergency vehicle. The penalties are more severe if an emergency vehicle or work is hit or injured. Furthermore, a conviction is considered is a moving violation and counts as 3 points on your license. A conviction is also one insurance points and a conviction will cause at least a 25% insurance surcharge for three years.
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    Tires. What kind of mileage do you get?

    The large Goodyear place that has massive frontage on the Superhighway where the Maejo road intersects. From memory the last set was about 2900 baht per tyre including balancing and front wheel alignment. The speak English there and the service is excellent.
  14. Who died? Who died?