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  1. Yes, sounds reasonable as we only talked about the bridge.
  2. Some days ago i was at the bridge from Chiang Khong (AH 3), with no intend to cross the border at this time. Arrrived at the bridge an immigration officer ask me if i would like to cross the border. I told him it's too expensive to pay for a visa and only cross the border for some hours. After asking for my home country (Germany) he said i could go with the bus and don't pay for visa, only for bus. I did not went to Laos, because it was not planned at this day. Now it seems a little bit more clear what he talked about. But Germany is not listed on the website linked above and not on the website from the Laos Immigration Office. http://www.immigration.gov.la/visas.html
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    Out in border run on O class.

    Your question is answered, i only add my own experience. I'm currently on a NON-O A Visa. Walked over the border in Mae Sai last time at the beginning of April 2017. Very friendly officers at the border point. Ready to guide you for any questions. Tell the Burma officers you want to go straight back and you don't need to go any further then the checkpoint. Only pay them the "entry fee" 500 Baht. With valid visa it's very easy to do.
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    Helmets, bike lanes, and other nanny state dictatoria

    I'm on my bicycle daily. Sometimes only 8 km, sometimes 30 to 50 km, more seldom more than 100 km and more. Most important is to separate the bicycles from the motor traffic. One reason is to avoid possible contacts with the motorised traffic because it's reducing the chance dramatically to have accidents with them. The other reason is, to avoid inhalation of the exhaust fumes. Stay on the traffic light and inhale the black cloud from a diesel truck is not fun and not healthy at all. A good model for bicycle lanes is Denmark and special Copenhagen, Denmark. A little bit more than 50% of the daily traffic to work goes with bicycle. Even they have cold winters and it's more uncomfortable to handle the clothes then. Much more easier in a country with "always summer on", like Thailand. Of course develope a network of bicycle lanes is a project over decades. The safety for the body, like helmet, is a priority for one's own responsibility. For a long time i've ignored the protective function of a helmet. Now i wear always a helmet, even for only some hundreds meter to go. A lot for bicyclist happens special in the last years. Much, much more has to be done in the future to bring more motorist on the bicycle and feel save. Not only for the own healthiness. Much more for our environment.
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    Travel by car through North-Laos. Tips and photos.

    Thank you very much to make a lot effort for sharing your experience from this trip. It's very helpful!
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    Pai Reggae Festival

    The poster say January 2017 instead.
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    Community Events in Chiang Rai

    Seems the poster was not attached. I try again
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    Community Events in Chiang Rai

    jazZ happens!, Jazz Music in Chiang Rai It will happen at the weekend of 7. and 8. February Date: 7 February 7 to 10 p.m. 8. February 7 to 10 p.m. Location: Soi Sankhongluang 11 in Chiang Rai The YouTube Channel from jazZ happens! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_JCi864xfPnd_RnOdNPZZg and the Facebook page with a map https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jazz-Happens-Chiangrai/1409477032618364 Attached the poster from the event (In Thai language)
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    Found a unidentified snake skin on my 8th floor balcony

    My experience is too, birds take the snake skin to build a nest.
  10. I voted for strong addicted, even i stopped since 3 weeks now. Prepare coffee in the morning was always a ceremony for me. The smell from the fresh grinded coffee made me high. A new day without coffee was like impossible.I did drinking a triple cappuccino in the morning and a double cappucino in the afternoon. Daily. I felt, i took to much of coffee. Had some slightly pressure (no pain) in the brain and some other symptomes that made me think about my coffee behaviour. The first three days without coffee were not that easy, especially some headaches, but than i felt better and better. My mind is more free now. Sometimes, like today, i feel a strong demand for coffee. But this one more reason to resist the temptation, because i don't want feel i loose against my demand for coffee. I don't know if i will stop for the whole life. Maybe when i feel i can drink the coffee without be addicted, i will start to drink sometimes a coffee. For now i will stop at least for some more weeks to abstain from coffee.
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    Credit drain

    Go to a service center and tell them. Sometimes there are apps on the phone which can cause expensive calls. Or some special SMS. Let TrueMove stop all advertising to and from your phone. TrueMove is aware of the problem and will help you. That's my experience.
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    House Visit by Mae Sai Immigration

    I can confirm this. Had before 3 years or so an delay of 9 days, because i really forgot it. I had to pay 2 000 Baht. I'd never forgot again ;-)
  13. jim101, these are drug checkpoints. Very usual here around Wiang Chai, i've seen them many times. Yes they are always friendly to me. This nothing about martial law.
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    third kick in few minutes. all last only few seconds but very strong, compaired to the last one. i'm near Wiang Chai. Nothing damged.
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    Thaivisa Calendar 2014/2557

    Thank's a lot Tywais. Appreciate the work of all contributors and your work too..